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Post# 431549   9/9/2020 at 15:18 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


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Post# 431554 , Reply# 1   9/9/2020 at 16:59 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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lovely you must be dreaming its trash needs paint motor bag hsoer casters ect geez

Post# 431556 , Reply# 2   9/9/2020 at 17:59 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Yuck! I saw that on eBay. I had one just like that from next door when I was a kid, it wasn't even that rusty, but the side had a hole rusted through it!

Post# 431560 , Reply# 3   9/9/2020 at 18:39 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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"Ran when parked"

Post# 431568 , Reply# 4   9/9/2020 at 22:28 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Power spray the disgusting off. Let it dry, sandblast it and primer it, then paint. When you spray off clean the hose.
It's more of a makeover instead of spa treatment. It's not the vacuum's fault his owner is lazy and negligent.

Post# 431569 , Reply# 5   9/9/2020 at 22:48 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

1. I can't even imagine why anyone would have even listed that vacuum for sale.

2.It is no secret we are a ambitious group when it come to reviving vintage machines. How ever I can't imagine any of us are that crazy.

Post# 431571 , Reply# 6   9/9/2020 at 23:43 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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"No lowballers, I know what I have!"

Post# 431579 , Reply# 7   9/10/2020 at 08:04 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Maybe, bad hose? lol

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However, looking at the work of some in here, someone COULD bring that back to life.. if so desired.

Post# 431629 , Reply# 8   9/11/2020 at 09:02 by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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It was a low end, bottom of the line machine when it was new. It should be sent to the crusher. GE made millions of those, they are not rare in any way.

Post# 431665 , Reply# 9   9/12/2020 at 03:01 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Dredged from the bottom of the sea!!!THROW IT BACK!!!!You could find a better one for free from a dumpster!

Post# 431678 , Reply# 10   9/12/2020 at 13:27 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I think some of that rust is more than just surface rust. You'd have to use a lot of Bondo to smooth that out. And I think some of that rust will likely break through if you sandblasted it. "Not worth messing with" IMO.

Post# 431681 , Reply# 11   9/12/2020 at 14:50 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Melt the metal recycle the hose. It's going to clog up a landfill. Im optimistic but I'm not a glutton for punishment.
This thread is giving this vacuum more attention than it had its entire existence.

Post# 431723 , Reply# 12   9/13/2020 at 04:05 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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"It was a low end, bottom of the line machine when it was new. It should be sent to the crusher. GE made millions of those, they are not rare in any way. "

That was 60 years ago. The more people throw them out, the rarer they become. Same reason why Shetland vacuums are hard to find. Same reason even why the Hoover Z-series are so rare, because Hoover threw all the parts away. Nobody could fix theirs so all the people that bought them on clearance for $50-$80, eventually just threw them out.

Post# 431740 , Reply# 13   9/13/2020 at 12:17 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Well, it also has to do with build quality. Shetland from what I've heard used PLASTIC suction fans, and alot of companies cheaped out using sleeve bearings versus ball bearings. I would love to add a nice Kenmore Duo-Power upright to go with my Dial-A-Matic collection but they're rarer than hen's teeth nowadays because I'm sure the build quality was nowhere near as good. The ONLY vintage vacs I see with any frequency come into our shop are Electroluxes and Kirbys. Once in a blue I may see an old Hoover Convertible or a Concept One.

Post# 431757 , Reply# 14   9/14/2020 at 00:53 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Was this plastic fan in a canister suction motor?This would be a first.

Post# 431763 , Reply# 15   9/14/2020 at 07:36 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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This is the Shetland-Lewyt I'm referring to (and no this not my video hope that's okay).


Post# 431819 , Reply# 16   9/15/2020 at 00:22 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

After seeing the "demo" review of that Shetland vacuum-the sound of its motor during spindown-the imperfection of the plastic fan.Never seen that in a canister before.Must be a single stage fan system.Bet you could reveal a lot by taking the screws out of the top of the motor.I wonder if this little vacuum could be "pimpted" by refitting it with a better dual stage or modern taper fan motor?In its own sort of way a cool little vacuum-just needs a better motor-fan system.This is for sure the basic of basic.Would probably do for folks with all hard floors.The single layer paper bags are for sure going to let a lot of fines into the motor-and into the air you are breathing-YOU are the final filter for this machine.Its just humble and cool in its little way.Sort of sad the "big wheel" lewyts went down to this!

Post# 433446 , Reply# 17   10/13/2020 at 02:58 by johnkavita (Miami)        

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Post# 434187 , Reply# 18   10/25/2020 at 16:35 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Here's another rust bucket, this time in blue.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO fan-of-fans's LINK on eBay

Post# 434188 , Reply# 19   10/25/2020 at 16:36 by fan-of-fans (USA)        
Oops try this link

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Post# 434210 , Reply# 20   10/25/2020 at 19:48 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Well, might not be worth as much as they're asking, but at least the price is realistic.

Post# 434212 , Reply# 21   10/25/2020 at 19:58 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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I'm shocked it still works!

Post# 434215 , Reply# 22   10/25/2020 at 20:42 by sirlollipopman (los angeles, ca)        

it sold last week

Post# 434216 , Reply# 23   10/25/2020 at 20:45 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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The new one Fan-of-fans just posted, says it works fine.

Post# 434219 , Reply# 24   10/25/2020 at 22:46 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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One fanoffans posted isn't bad. Its something you Could actually fix up.

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