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Post# 441955   5/18/2021 at 22:18 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Does anyone know who made this. It clearly isn't Whirlpool with the 208 model prefix. I don't think I've seen one with this shape before.

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Post# 441967 , Reply# 1   5/19/2021 at 07:43 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Turn to page 1257 in the Spring-Summer 1968--

--Sears big catalog and you will see an earlier version of the same RARE shape.It has cordwinder,chrome steel wands,no upholstery or crevice tools,switch on side & braided hose with curved chrome end.It was the lowest priced canister at $29.45 with the Sears Best at $98.95 or $128.95 with Powermate.It would use 20 K 5022 bags and was tan & oyster white.It did not have the white plastic trim piece around hose inlet that the EBay vac has.I remember seeing this shape in another Sears catalog as a shag vac with the shag carpet nozzle.Don't recall seeing the EBay model above.I have had and seen MANY Kenmore vacs and have NEVER found this one.As with some very RARE vacs when one is seen it will be very nice and even have the insrtuction manual as with the above EBay Kenmore!

Post# 441979 , Reply# 2   5/19/2021 at 12:10 by dysonman1 (the county)        

That's a Douglas. Douglas also sold that same machine, under their own name, with a Douglas power nozzle and strap-on hose cord. It was green. I bought one (and then returned it) about 1978. It was terrible at filtration and the suction was not good (cheap one fan motor).

Post# 442004 , Reply# 3   5/19/2021 at 21:27 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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There's a late 70's blue Kenmore canister we had when I was growing up. It was the biggest piece of shiz.

Post# 442074 , Reply# 4   5/21/2021 at 20:41 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Thanks for the information. I knew that Douglas had made some of Kenmore's hand vacs and other smaller models such as the Dynamite, but didn't realize they also made some of their core canister lineup.

Very interesting.

Hadn't heard of the 20 K 5022 bag style either.

Post# 442094 , Reply# 5   5/22/2021 at 09:18 by dysonman1 (the county)        

When Douglas was Kingston, back in the 60's, they made a series of round Kenmore canisters with exhaust holes at the bottom. They were the least expensive Kenmore canisters. Consumer Reports called them out for the plastic hose intake on the machine - they all broke.

Post# 442100 , Reply# 6   5/22/2021 at 11:04 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
wow, Cole

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I remember, when I took over the school in the Philly burbs, there was one of those there. I threw it out. The predecessor was a huge 'Sears" fan.... everything.
There ere broken hoses, etc stored upstairs in the walk up attic.
Who knew?

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