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FOR SALE: Replacement Bag Gaskets for Royal Prince Hand Vacuums & Other Royal Vacuums
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Post# 441283   4/29/2021 at 02:14 (422 days old) by Ubergreenguru (Chicago, Illinois )        

I was originally hoping to have an official "For Sale" thread posted for this sooner - so I sincerely apologize to everyone for the delay!


If you're not familiar with my quest to find Replacement Bag Gaskets for my Royal Prince m501 & m5000 Hand Vacuums -- Please read my original thread here:


Essentially, I have found a supplier who carries AN EXACT OEM REPLACEMENT FOAM GASKET MATERIAL that is *IDENTICAL* to the original bag ring gaskets used on Royal Prince m501 & m5000 hand vacuums. -- Thanks to a fellow VacuumLand member, it has been brought to my attention that a number of other Royal Vacuum Models also used this same style of foam gasket material as well.




To re-cap the information in my original Royal Prince Bag Gasket thread:


In my quest to find an "improved" bag gasket for Royal Prince m501/m5000 Hand Vacuums, I have tried three different sizes of this adhesive-backed foam gasket material:

>> [1/4" Wide × 1/4" Thick]

>> [3/8" Wide × 1/4" Thick]

>> [3/8" Wide × 5/16" Thick]


... After much trial-and-error (and money spent) I have reached the conclusion that the [3/8" Wide x 1/4" Thick] Foam Gasket Material is the overall best possible sealing solution for the bag ring on Royal Prince m501/m5000 Hand Vacuums.


Here’s a summary of my findings that led me to this conclusion:


>> In comparison to the factory [1/4" x 1/4"] bag gasket, the [3/8" × 1/4"] gasket material provides an improved seal between the Bag Ring & Housing.


>> The "improved" [3/8" × 1/4"] bag gasket maintains *full compatibility* with the use of Royal 'Type H' paper bags.


>> The "improved" [3/8" × 1/4"] gasket material minimizes the force necessary to remove & replace the bag assembly when used with 'Type H' paper bags. - With this gasket, it is no more difficult to remove & replace the bag assembly than it is with the original bag gasket.


>> In contrast, the thicker [3/8" × 5/16"] gasket material made the bag assembly substantially more difficult to remove & replace. (Due to the additional force required to compress the thicker 5/16" foam.) -- IMHO, the [3/8" Wide × 5/16" Thick] gasket provides an even better seal than the [3/8" Wide × 1/4" Thick] gasket. - But the added thickness simply makes it too difficult for the average user to remove & replace the bag assembly; thus making it less practical for real-world use.


Overall, I'm extremely happy to have found a reliable source for replacement bag gaskets for Royal Prince Hand Vacuums that are an *exact match* to the factory/OEM Royal bag gasket material. -- Plus! It's been 25 Years since the production of Royal Prince Hand Vacuums has ended, and I'm seemingly the first individual to have successfully found "A Better Royal Prince Bag Gasket" that fits properly & provides improved sealing capability over the factory bag gaskets, which have long been notorious for leaking dirt.




So, as promised - I am making this same Natural Foam Rubber Bag Gasket material w/ Adhesive Backing available to Members!




>> [1/4" Wide × 1/4" Thick] - This size is an *EXACT* OEM replacement for Royal Part #1-501409 and is *IDENTICAL* to the factory bag ring gasket on Royal Prince hand vacuums.


>> [3/8" Wide × 1/4" Thick] - This size is the "Improved/Upgraded" bag ring gasket that I found to work best on Royal Prince hand vacuums - which improves sealing capability over the factory bag gasket & maintains full compatibility with Royal 'Type H' paper bags.


>> [3/8" Wide × 5/16" Thick] - This size is the "Overkill/Ultimate Seal" bag ring gasket that provides the *best possible seal* on Royal Prince hand vacuums & still works with Royal 'Type H' paper bags - BUT! The added thickness of this gasket material makes it more difficult to remove & replace the bag assembly on Royal Prince hand vacuums when used in combination w/ 'Type H' paper bags. (IT WILL WORK & CAN BE DONE! - It's just more difficult to compress the thicker gasket in order to lock the bag assembly in-place.)





~ Because this natural foam rubber readily bounces back to shape after compression, it’s a good choice for repetitive sealing applications, such as on door frames.

~ These foam strips stand up to wear caused by rubbing & scraping.

~ These foam strips have an open-cell construction, which allows air, water, & gases to permeate the material.

~ These foam strips have a crisscross texture which provides a non-slip gripping surface.

~ These foam strips have an Adhesive Backing which utilizes an Acrylic Adhesive.

~ Acrylic adhesives provide good resistance to oxidation, yellowing, solvents, and UV.  They also bond to a large number of substrates including many difficult-to-bond-to materials.

~ Both the foam strips & adhesive backing are UV-Resistant & are suitable for Outdoor Use.

~ These foam strips & their adhesive backing have a Temperature Range of -20°F -to- 160°F.



I will be selling these Replacement Bag Gaskets in Pre-Cut 14" Lengths for use in the Bag Rings of Royal Prince Hand Vacuums.

The original Royal Prince Bag Gaskets measure anywhere from 13-1/8" -to- 13-5/8" in length. - Thus, you will receive an oversize length of 14" so that you, the customer, can cut your replacement bag gasket to-size during installation, for the best possible fit.  NOTE: These 14" Lengths of adhesive-backed gasket material will be cut with a Maximum Length Tolerance of  +0.500" / -0.000" - which means that you will receive a bag gasket that is a bare minimum of 14" long; up to a maximum of 14-1/2" long.


If you order two of the same-size bag gaskets, you will receive two separate 14" lengths, unless otherwise requested.

Upon request, I can provide multiple quantities as one continuous length of 28" / 42" / etc.





>> [1/4" Wide × 1/4" Thick]  =  $6.00 Per 14" Length


>> [3/8" Wide × 1/4" Thick]  =  $7.00 Per 14" Length


>> [3/8" Wide × 5/16" Thick]  =  $7.50 Per 14" Length


PLEASE NOTE:  Shipping *IS NOT* included in the prices listed above.




All Shipping will be done through USPS, as the local Post Office is within walking distance of my house.


>> USPS Priority Mail, Small Flat-Rate Box = $8.45

-- or --

>> USPS First-Class Package Service, 1oz -to- 4oz = $4.45

>> USPS First-Class Package Service, 5oz -to- 9oz = $5.20

>> USPS First-Class Package Service, 10oz -to- 12oz = $5.95

>> USPS First-Class Package Service, Up To 13oz = $6.75

**According to USPS's website: Tracking is included at no charge for First-Class Package Service and Priority Mail Flat-Rate Boxes.**




>> Zelle

>> PayPal

>>  USPS Money Order




Please feel free to post any questions or comments here in this thread.  --  For orders, I made a separate e-mail account specifically so I can keep track of correspondence & orders for these replacement bag gaskets.

>> Please E-Mail Me At:




>> I have attached photographs below showing & comparing the three separate sizes of bag gaskets that I have available.

>> In the following posts, I have also attached photos showing different size bag gaskets that have been installed in the bag rings of my Royal Prince m501 & m5000 Hand Vacuums.



I hope these replacement bag gaskets will be of help to some of my fellow VacuumLand Members and Royal Prince m501/m5000 Owners! 


Thank You Very Much For Looking!



~Justin in Chicago

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Post# 441284 , Reply# 1   4/29/2021 at 02:20 (422 days old) by Ubergreenguru (Chicago, Illinois )        
More Photos!

Here are some photos showing the [3/8" Wide x 1/4" Thick] Bag Gasket installed on the Bag Ring of my Royal Prince M5000 Hand Vacuum.

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Post# 441285 , Reply# 2   4/29/2021 at 02:35 (422 days old) by Ubergreenguru (Chicago, Illinois )        
Even More Photos!

Here are some photos showing the [3/8" Wide x 5/16" Thick] Bag Gasket installed on the Bag Ring of my Royal Prince M501 Hand Vacuum.


** In comparison with the [3/8" Wide x 1/4" Thick] Bag Gasket shown in my previous post... Notice the difference in how thick the gasket material is in relation to the bottom of the twist-lock slot / twist-lock notch in the Bag Ring between the [3/8" x 5/16"] thick gasket in this post -versus- the [3/8" x 1/4"] thick gasket in my previous post. **

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Post# 442369 , Reply# 3   5/29/2021 at 15:57 (392 days old) by drew15401 (McClellandtown)        
Bag gasket

SO HAPPY I found this site and was able to find a suitable new bag gasket for my Royal Prince. I purchased my machine over 30 years ago at the sadly departed Joseph Horne Company in downtown Pittsburgh. I was in college when I first saw this sturdy machine but the price was way over my budget. Luckily it did go on sale and I figured I could give up a couple beers and pizza to get it. Over the years the gasket wore down, with dust and cat hair billowing out the sides.

Iíve had several email contacts with Justin purchasing the replacement gaskets. This purchase has been an absolutely stellar experience. Justin promptly replies to emails, thoroughly explains how to install the gasket and provides updates/tracking for the order. I was pleasantly surprised to see how nicely packaged the gaskets wereó very professional! Definitely recommended!

Posted here is the original, disintegrated gasket and the new 3/8 inch one!

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Post# 443122 , Reply# 4   6/20/2021 at 16:44 (370 days old) by Ubergreenguru (Chicago, Illinois )        
BUMP! 🆙🔝

Does anyone else need a Bag Gasket for their Royal Prince M501 or M5000 Hand Vacuum?

I have over a hundred feet of OEM Royal gasket material in-stock & ready to ship! 😁👍

Thanks For Looking!

~Justin in Chicago

Post# 445696 , Reply# 5   9/6/2021 at 17:59 (292 days old) by Centralvacs1928 (Oak Brook, IL)        

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I ordered several of these bag gaskets a couple of months ago, and they arrived promptly and well-packed. Only now am I getting around to replacing the worn and leaking gaskets on my Royal 501 and 5000 hand cleaners.

Along with the three vacuums' worth of 1/4" gasket material I ordered (enough for my two plus a spare) Justin kindly sent a sample of the thicker 5/16" gasket. So, I decided to use that on my burgundy 5000 machine. As Justin said in the description and the note he included, the thicker gasket does seal extremely well, but makes the bag quite difficult to attach and remove.

I am sharing some pictures of the gaskets, as well as my two Princes!

(After uploading I see the photos are displaying in the reverse order from the way I wanted them, as it appears they default to showing newest to oldest. Not sure how to fix that, so please start at the last one)

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Post# 450417 , Reply# 6   2/27/2022 at 15:34 by themaritimegirl (New Brunswick, Canada)        
No more sales?

Hi Justin - about a month ago I emailed you inquiring about the gaskets, and I never heard back. Are you not selling the gaskets anymore?

Post# 450425 , Reply# 7   2/27/2022 at 21:48 by Ubergreenguru (Chicago, Illinois )        
I'm Still Alive & Bag Gaskets Are Still For Sale

TheMaritimeGirl - I must truly & sincerely apologize for not responding to your e-mail sooner!!


I must admit I dropped the ball here. - I started a new job in December and have been trying to acclimate to my "new normal"... which has had the unintended consequence of significantly reducing the amount of spare time I have to work on vacuum cleaners & respond to messages in my inbox.


I'm keenly aware I haven't been very active on VacuumLand lately - But I'm here now & I will be making an increased effort to engage with these forums on a more frequent basis from here on forth.



As far as Bag Gaskets go:


Yes, I am still selling Repacement Bag Gaskets for Royal Vacuums!


Yes, I have all 3 sizes of Bag Gaskets in-stock & ready to ship.


Yes, I will ship to Canada & all other international destinations - as long as the buyer covers the cost of shipping.

(Shipping costs for international orders will be calculated on an individual basis.)



Please contact me here on the VacuumLand forums or e-mail me at if you would like to place an order or have any further questions.




Thank You For Your Understanding!



~Justin aka UberGreenGuru

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