Thread Number: 40960  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Polar Cub hand vac mod?
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Post# 434952   11/13/2020 at 15:13 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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This is so cool. I don't know if it is original or not, but the shortened pipe on the back and wheels say it is.
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Post# 434956 , Reply# 1   11/13/2020 at 18:06 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Looks too rough and slobbed together to be a salesmans sample. Likely a failed prototype as a proof of concept type of idea. There was another company that made a hand vac that could be converted into an upright, I forgot who. But it had a stick and a metal plate that looked like a clothes iron shape.

Back then there was no small or large vacuums, so if your house was too small for say....a big clunky Hoover 700, you were out of luck.


Post# 434957 , Reply# 2   11/13/2020 at 18:10 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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I thought it was a toy, maybe something a dealer threw in with the upright. The companies that did that were Premier(for a short time) and Westinghouse.

Post# 434959 , Reply# 3   11/13/2020 at 18:52 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
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Is this westinghouse what you were thinking of?

That polar cub is interesting it's so tiny!


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Post# 434988 , Reply# 4   11/14/2020 at 02:32 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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I think it might be, I remember seeing one in an eBay auction and I seem to remember it had a solid metal bottom plate. But don't know if I saved the photo. I actually have that same little Westinghouse hand vac now too. If I could ever find the stick attachment that would be cool to have.

Post# 434991 , Reply# 5   11/14/2020 at 05:05 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Never seen them

They are so cool looking. Definitely from the "Rocket Age"




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