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Post# 412524   8/8/2019 at 23:59 (335 days old) by brian360 (Upstate New York)        

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Finally finished the Kia's break job, now I can start the next project...

It's been quietly sitting there across the room, slowly collecting dust just patiently waiting to get restored.

I picked up this Kenmore earlier this year off of Facebook marketplace (my first successful purchase on there too) for $20, it doesn't have any tools but at least has the hose.

What are the chances of finding tools that match?

(Photos of the Kenmore are from day of pickup)

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Post# 412527 , Reply# 1   8/9/2019 at 00:09 (335 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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It's a pretty cool looking machine.

116 indicates Birtman Electric as the manufacturer.

Post# 412534 , Reply# 2   8/9/2019 at 00:48 (335 days old) by brian360 (Upstate New York)        

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I was wondering why they did the 2 sets of numbers.

Looking it up using 'birtman electric' even pulled up the original US patent for it.


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Post# 412540 , Reply# 3   8/9/2019 at 02:54 (335 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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I almost had one of these a few months back, in blue. Someone sniped me within the last 5 minutes. I intended to use it as a great car vacuum seeing as its already on a pull-around cart.

Post# 412548 , Reply# 4   8/9/2019 at 09:28 (335 days old) by Dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Nice machine. Glad you got the original hose. Now you will just need the attachment holder and the attachments. Kenmore and their Karts are some of my favorite machines.

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