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Post# 402827   12/18/2018 at 19:55 (188 days old) by Oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

So apparently a lot of old Dirt Devils used GS electric motors. Iím curious to know the history of GS Electric and who they were. Iíve seen that they made motors for treadmills as wel, but does anyone know what happened to them?




Post# 402841 , Reply# 1   12/19/2018 at 07:03 (188 days old) by repairman (Stickney, IL)        

I believe they were bought out in 2001 by Ametek.

Post# 402846 , Reply# 2   12/19/2018 at 12:58 (187 days old) by Oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

It appears as though they were bought by ametek as, if I recall correctly, when I went to this directory website that had listed GS electric, I clicked on the link and was redirected to ametekís website. One eBay listing for a G.S. Electric motor for a treadmill had the motor saying the company was in PA (canít remember where, donít think itíd be one that would be familiar to anyone though). I also am noticing the presence of felt rings glued on to the casings of the motors (all of them seem to be for Dirt Devil), so Iím guessing they were very prone to getting dirt and dust inside. GS electric also made the motors for the Kirby Vacuette and similar hand vacs. Not sure if they did the Vacuettes after being bought by ametek before the machines were discontinued by Kirby.




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