Thread Number: 37864  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
1955 called. They want their Lewyt back.
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Post# 403628   1/6/2019 at 12:00 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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No way am I giving it back. This one is perfect and complete. Including the optional tool rack and swivel caster for the back of the machine, and the wall rack to store the hose and extension poles.

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Post# 403629 , Reply# 1   1/6/2019 at 12:01 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The perfect 1955 American housewife. Something most vacuum collectors aspire to be.

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Post# 403630 , Reply# 2   1/6/2019 at 12:03 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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They even had pine deodorizing tablets. Your house could smell like Christmas 365 days of the year. Oh joy.

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Post# 403631 , Reply# 3   1/6/2019 at 12:05 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The world famous Speed Sak.

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Post# 403632 , Reply# 4   1/6/2019 at 12:06 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The optional wall rack. Allowed you to store your machine completely assembled, ready to be rolled into action at a moments notice.

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Post# 403633 , Reply# 5   1/6/2019 at 12:07 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The hubcap on the big wheel. Do you think Mercedes Benz may have minded?

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Post# 403635 , Reply# 6   1/6/2019 at 12:09 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The optional “papoose” attachment carrier. This one also includes the optional swivel wheel. Yes, that is the correct color of the attachments. Plastic injection molding was in its early stages.

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Post# 403636 , Reply# 7   1/6/2019 at 12:12 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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1950s realness. They even told you where the switch was. They engraved the serial number into the edge of the switch pedal.

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Post# 403638 , Reply# 8   1/6/2019 at 12:14 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Apparently, so you will never forget, they had to tell you it was a “vacuum cleaner”. Gotta love 1950s design.

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Post# 403639 , Reply# 9   1/6/2019 at 12:16 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The face of the rug tool showing the comb valve in the OPEN position.

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Post# 403640 , Reply# 10   1/6/2019 at 12:17 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Showing the comb valve in the closed position.

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Post# 403641 , Reply# 11   1/6/2019 at 12:18 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Both style, and substance.

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Post# 403642 , Reply# 12   1/6/2019 at 12:19 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The number 80 carpet nozzle

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Post# 403644 , Reply# 13   1/6/2019 at 12:19 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Post# 403656 , Reply# 14   1/6/2019 at 17:17 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Why were the bags called Speed Saks?

Gary


Post# 403657 , Reply# 15   1/6/2019 at 17:56 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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For some reason, the first vacuum cleaners other than airway that used disposable bags, didn’t really call them “bags”. Hoover called them Hygienasacs. Electrolux called them rappers. It makes sense that a self-contained bag that did not sit in a cloth bag, as most machines of the time did, would call the bag a sak.

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Post# 403663 , Reply# 16   1/6/2019 at 19:41 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
nice machine

That machine sounds awesome, and I bet it used a nice sounding Lamb electric motor, probably the one from the early 1950's, still pretty powerful. Lewyt definitely was making great vacuums until they made the zappers.
Mike


Post# 403671 , Reply# 17   1/6/2019 at 20:34 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Hey

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That machine is a beauty. I know lewyt packed alot of punch. The styling is better than most. The speed sac and the papoose are great names. I do like the vacuum thanks for sharing.
Les


Post# 403677 , Reply# 18   1/6/2019 at 21:44 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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WOW! You really do it with lewyt!

Post# 403696 , Reply# 19   1/7/2019 at 00:33 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Liked the "switch","vacuum cleaner" markings!Want one!!!fun to use it with a Volt powernozzle.Yes,our transmitters are marked "250Kw SW transmitter on the nameplate-Another is "radio transmitting equipment"Maybe that vacuum should be marked vacuum cleaning equipment!

Post# 403706 , Reply# 20   1/7/2019 at 13:48 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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notice how the model in the photo has the hose wrapped around her instead of in front of her...

Post# 403732 , Reply# 21   1/7/2019 at 21:16 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Sak I understand but why a 'speed' sak? What is special about changing the bag?

Gary


Post# 403739 , Reply# 22   1/7/2019 at 23:07 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I would think the fact that it can be pulled and pitched easily. No rolling a rubber band or a spring and pinching to hold the dirt. Just drop it in the trash and pop on a new one with ease.




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