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Post# 442491   6/2/2021 at 03:20 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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While digging through old newspaper ads and information on an Oreck XL 9200 I have, I found out that a lot of the ads of the period (1997 was the first time it was referred to as the 9200 by the way) are referring it as the "Hotel Upright".

I am confused as to whether this was just advertising nomenclature or was it officially the name of the vacuum?

The Oreck XL 9200 I have has "Celoc Hypo-Allergenic Filter System" printed across the banner sash.

I don't have a Newspapers.com account so I cannot view the ad in full and up close, but the model in the ad does have a headlight.

The last photo is another ad I found from 1 year later, in 1998.


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Post# 442511 , Reply# 1   6/2/2021 at 22:46 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I mean, it looks like it's being marketed to hotels. The model posing with it is even dressed like a maid. Actually it seems like it's well suited to hotel use.

"Cuts cleaning time in half" - come on, they're selling its time efficiency to hotels.


Post# 442513 , Reply# 2   6/2/2021 at 23:29 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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Do have a nozzle on some similar to Windsor, nisflick hospital vacuums.
I wouldn't buy it but I'm not everybody.


Post# 442543 , Reply# 3   6/3/2021 at 16:38 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Oh OK, so Oreck started out as a commercial company and hyped their vacuums to hotels before they started selling them to the home market?

Post# 442556 , Reply# 4   6/3/2021 at 19:25 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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Started out through dealers. There known for quiet and light. They expanded using a commercial line as their regular vacuums were very successful. Like hoover,Electrolux and aerus build solid consumer base and that opens up commercial and hospital cleaning.

Post# 442563 , Reply# 5   6/4/2021 at 00:15 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Ahh, I see, OK. I didn't know that. I just always thought they did home sales.

Post# 442571 , Reply# 6   6/4/2021 at 08:02 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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huskyvacs

With a simple search on David Oreck. I found this video. I would do a bit of research and draw my own conclusions. Not everything posted on here is fact. Keep that in mind.

MadMan is right the Oreck was first marketed for hotels and commercial settings. Not the other way around.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO Kloveland's LINK


Post# 442580 , Reply# 7   6/4/2021 at 12:16 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Yeah I noticed that on the Oreck site pretty much said similar.

I guess that explains why there are not many of the early Orecks around, they got used to death and pitched out.


Post# 442581 , Reply# 8   6/4/2021 at 12:33 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
Huh

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That model in the last pic is interesting, maybe crossover model? Has the D shaped handle, but if you look closely, the switch is on the base like older models.

I always thought the "hotel uprights" were the red 888 from the 80s, and were replaced by the green no headlight model, and replaced later by the ones they sell now. Just a guess






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