Thread Number: 38784  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
The Grandfather of Toy Vacuums
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Post# 412066   7/26/2019 at 21:00 (185 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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I found a few pics of this online. I would love some info as I am currently looking at one online. I do know they are electric and they have fans, but nothing else. Does anyone have one of these? Do they work well? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Post# 412079 , Reply# 1   7/27/2019 at 03:22 (184 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Wondering if it is a salesman's sample rather than a toy?

Post# 412084 , Reply# 2   7/27/2019 at 06:29 (184 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Wouldn't the salesman use a REAL full sized machine as a demonstrator as opposed to the smaller "toy" vacuum?After all the REAL vacuum is the one the prospect will buy to clean with-the smaller one would go to a child as a gift or something like that.And notice its plug in and not battery powered as kid vacuums usually are.

Post# 412085 , Reply# 3   7/27/2019 at 08:35 (184 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--salesmans sample--'

Salesmen of this era would be visiting town after distant town when only dependable transportation would be by train.Many items would be small exact copies to be easily carried from train to hardware store to country store to 'drummers hotel'and back to train day after day.

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