Thread Number: 40922  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
1949-1954, Interstate Eng Corp, Revelation, Carbon Brush
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Post# 434660   11/6/2020 at 17:51 by carrlot (Iowa)        

I'm looking to replace the brushes on a very old Ametek-Lamb motor that is in my vintage Revelation (Compact) vacuum. Does anyone know where to get compatible carbon brushes?

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Post# 434661 , Reply# 1   11/6/2020 at 18:09 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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id say ebay should have em .

Post# 434662 , Reply# 2   11/6/2020 at 18:27 by carrlot (Iowa)        

I've checked EBAY. Can't really find a match based on the way my brushes look. I can't find the model of my motor, it's not printed anywhere that I can find. Not having that model number makes finding a brush match a crap shoot.

Post# 434663 , Reply# 3   11/6/2020 at 18:35 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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You could try putting a more powerfull compact c8 motor maybe ?
Or look forcarbon brush for ameteck motor.

Post# 434669 , Reply# 4   11/6/2020 at 23:57 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Bet if you got carbon brushes from An electrolux or filter queen brushes could be similar.

Post# 434671 , Reply# 5   11/7/2020 at 05:52 by Centralvacs1928 (Oak Brook, IL)        

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Here you go:

These brushes are the same as used in many central vac motors, still available thankfully.

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Post# 434675 , Reply# 6   11/7/2020 at 12:02 by carrlot (Iowa)        

Thanks everyone for your input. If I can get those brushes and get my machine running again, I'll be a happy guy. I enjoy the idea that I can put to use, on a regular basis, a 70 year old machine. It's a testament to how durable these products were once made.

Post# 434680 , Reply# 7   11/7/2020 at 14:12 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Putting in new brushes will keep your Compact revelation humming fora nother 70 years tehy are so simple!!

I love Iec compact i have a c9 anda cxl they are marvels of the industry so simple .Motor filter bag housing hsoe switch voila simple no fuss .

Post# 436392 , Reply# 8   12/17/2020 at 12:36 by carrlot (Iowa)        

Update on this Revelation!

Replaced the brushes. Replaced the switch. Took a while to gather these parts but the old machine is up and running again. Thanks to all for tips/suggestions. Next up for fixing...a broken down early sixties Rexair Rainbow.

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Post# 436393 , Reply# 9   12/17/2020 at 13:16 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice work!

Post# 436440 , Reply# 10   12/18/2020 at 16:22 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Nice work looks good do you have all the tools ???More pic?

Post# 436520 , Reply# 11   12/20/2020 at 15:44 by carrlot (Iowa)        

Here are some tool pictures. Tool caddy isn't original, my wife is pretty handy with a sewing machine so she made a new one. It was modeled on the original and pretty much looks spot on. Same color scheme. A couple of the tools aren't original (newer plastic floor tool and crevice tool) The hose is a replacement but the metal hose ends I believe are original. Love to get a hold of an original cloth covered hose.

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Post# 436526 , Reply# 12   12/20/2020 at 22:30 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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That's a very nice attachment bag, I would give her major props!

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