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Post# 442132   5/23/2021 at 11:45 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Almost looks like a cross between the 1910's Elite, and the Frantz Premier. Anyone out there have one?

Post# 442135 , Reply# 1   5/23/2021 at 16:14 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Was this one one of them?

Post# 442142 , Reply# 2   5/23/2021 at 19:03 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
I wish

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The motor on the Rayvac is horizontal like on a Hoover coffee can, with a large handle fork. Kinda like the Wise-Mcclung America

Post# 442143 , Reply# 3   5/23/2021 at 19:21 by myvacsrock (USA)        

Looks like an Ohio Tuec

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Post# 442144 , Reply# 4   5/23/2021 at 19:23 by myvacsrock (USA)        


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Post# 442146 , Reply# 5   5/23/2021 at 20:54 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
You may be on the right track

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The "diagram" in the ad says the switch is in the grip, while the switch on both the 1911 Ohio and the Tuec were on the base. The 1911 had a pull chain by the motor, and the Tuec had a handle fork operated switch, as shown here:

I'd love to see an example, or even a more descriptive ad for one. Seems pretty rare.

Post# 442148 , Reply# 6   5/23/2021 at 21:56 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Maybe the first pic in this article? I do not see a thumb screw on the front, though.

Post# 442226 , Reply# 7   5/25/2021 at 22:12 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Interesting that they advertise a price for a lot of 3. I wonder if they were aiming it more towards janitorial use or something.

Post# 442242 , Reply# 8   5/26/2021 at 05:39 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"-lot of 3-"

That is probabably a page from the huge catalogs for hardware and other type stores in towns both large and small.

Post# 442243 , Reply# 9   5/26/2021 at 05:40 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"-lot of 3-"

That is probabably a page from the huge catalogs for hardware and other type stores in towns both large and small.

Post# 442258 , Reply# 10   5/26/2021 at 16:28 by dysonman1 (the county)        

The Rayvac is the very first model of Frantz Premier. I got the machine from Stan Kann himself as well as a vintage ad for it. Stan's didn't have a bag so he put one on it from a Cadillac. Very primitive machine.

The video of Stan and his two Ohio cleaners was taken during the convention of the VCA (vacuum collectors association) in 2007. I was there. In fact, tons of my friends were there too. I saw Stan every Sunday then, and scheduled that fun tour of his collection for my friends to experience. He was one of a kind.

Post# 442263 , Reply# 11   5/26/2021 at 18:46 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Do you have any pics of it?

Post# 442295 , Reply# 12   5/27/2021 at 16:43 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Stan Kann's Ohio.

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Post# 442296 , Reply# 13   5/27/2021 at 16:44 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Stan Kann's Frantz Premier. The first model.

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Post# 442298 , Reply# 14   5/27/2021 at 17:36 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
Wow, that is cool

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Looks just like the vac drawn in replies 18 and 19 in this thread, which was made by Clements. Maybe some collaboration went on with Jim Kirby?

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