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What's your childhood vacuum?
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Post# 453798   6/14/2022 at 12:06 by Vackid1243 (Chatsworth, Georgia )        

Hello! I am a new vacuum land member and I am happy to say that I can make threads and share my ideas on others. Now, my childhood vacuum!

The first childhood vacuum I will mention is a 2000's Bissell powerforce, along side a brown Bissell carpet washer. The other vacuum I will mention is a 2000's dirt devil Featherlite bagged, which was and still is my personal favorite vacuum. Now then, let's hear about your childhood vacs!

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Post# 453800 , Reply# 1   6/14/2022 at 12:49 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
My childhood machine

My childhood vacuum is a 2005 bissell powerforce bagged 3522-3. But the one I got now is a 2002 Bissell PowerForce bag 3522.

Post# 453801 , Reply# 2   6/14/2022 at 13:27 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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My childhood  vacuum is my moms   Hoover Celebrity   IV  Powermatic blue  i used it  soo much   for the house and  our old  car .  And my  grand mother  old  compact  blue with the flowers  . 

I  change the filter on it  and bags used it every day  probably why im a iec  compact nuts  .

Post# 453803 , Reply# 3   6/14/2022 at 14:34 by Kirbyg6 (York)        

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My childhood vacuum was an red Electrolux canister it was good until the motor decide it had enough

Post# 453804 , Reply# 4   6/14/2022 at 14:57 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Pink and Gray Lewyt...

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My response technically belongs in the 'Vintage' forum, but be that as it may, my first childhood vacuum was a late '50s model pink and gray Lewyt canister. At the age of about four, it was the first vacuum I ever learned how to useóturn off and on, swap out the tools, open up and change the bag. That thing hung around the house until my parents moved in about 1997.

Post# 453807 , Reply# 5   6/14/2022 at 16:28 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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One of my childhood vacuums is what used to be my mother's Electrolux model G (it's now mine).

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Post# 453821 , Reply# 6   6/14/2022 at 21:30 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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A 1950's brown Air-Flo cylinder cleaner made by Canadian General Electric plus a 1960 Eureka Super Automatic 260 upright in Lagoon Blue (including matching blue attachments in a blue cardboard tool caddy).

Post# 453825 , Reply# 7   6/15/2022 at 04:23 by Vackid1243 (Chatsworth, Georgia )        

Thank you for the responses! It's interesting to see what vacuum cleaners you had when you were kids!

Post# 453827 , Reply# 8   6/15/2022 at 07:45 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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A blue 59 Compact, still have it!

Post# 453831 , Reply# 9   6/15/2022 at 10:12 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
WE had a Hoover Convertible

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model 67 (fawn color)

 It's been used hard.  I still have it, along with 2 other model 67s.

Post# 453844 , Reply# 10   6/15/2022 at 14:18 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
We had a Compac C-2

and a Kirby DS-50 and a GE Swivel Vac. The Kirby and GE are still in the family!

Post# 453851 , Reply# 11   6/15/2022 at 21:53 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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My mom had a 1950s Filter Queen. Then when we had wall to wall carpeting installed around 1970 she got a Regina V480 (picture credit goes to Doug Smith's vacuum website) did not have a power nozzle. Somehow she thought it would clean better on the new carpeting than her Filter Queen. She also had a Regina electric broom. A couple of years later (around 1972) she bought another Filter Queen (brownie) with power nozzle.

My grandmother had a Belltower Electro (pic also from Doug Smith's website) which my mom had given to her after she got her first Filter Queen). Then in the mid 60s my mom bought her a Hoover Constellation and a Hoover Handivac.


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Post# 453855 , Reply# 12   6/16/2022 at 07:24 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
My mum had a vintage green Electrolux Pretty similar to this

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But then when my dad moved back to Perth, he took it with him and he is the use as his vacuum until after that the motor burned out then it was replaced by a hoover, but the motor on that one burnt out as well and then he got a hoover concept one with power drive, and then that was replaced by A DC07, which he still has Unless that got replaced

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Post# 453943 , Reply# 13   6/18/2022 at 22:30 by cam2s (Nebraska)        

We had a red Hoover Elite when I was very little. When I was middle school, we went to the hardware store and got an orange Hoover EmPower. Not a special machine, but itís still with my grandmas stuff.

Post# 453947 , Reply# 14   6/18/2022 at 23:56 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

As a kid-used a Kirby 510or 511 from my Dad.Canister vacuum was a Kenmore "wheelbarrow"that Stepmom had.Liked cleaning with them.

Post# 453952 , Reply# 15   6/19/2022 at 08:10 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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My parents bought it brand new back in the day. In the late 2000s I traded them a G3 (later replaced by a sentria) and this has become a permanent part of my collection. I had it polished by a local shop a few years back. It's currently in storage.

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Post# 453997 , Reply# 16   6/21/2022 at 11:21 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Panasonic MC-V7387

Post# 454038 , Reply# 17   6/22/2022 at 18:19 by RoyalFan103 (Washington)        

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Mine was a red Hoover Fold Away..

Post# 454116 , Reply# 18   6/26/2022 at 16:44 by mjhoshaw (Western PA)        

An early-postwar (I think) Electrolux XXX (475 watts, saloon exhaust doors), and a late Electrolux model E with a cordwinder and an AE-style anti-tip piece on the swivel caster.

Post# 454129 , Reply# 19   6/27/2022 at 09:40 by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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Mine was my parent's Rainbow D4C with the PE Power Nozzle, they also had a black Dirt Devil Swivel Glide that I wish I had kept. Aside from those my Great-Grandparents gave me my green and brown Hoover Slimline that my mom had thrown away as she wasn't supportive of my hobby then. She still isn't but my my dad's side of the family has always been supportive of it. I would love to find that model of Slimline once more as it was the first vacuum I could call mine.

Post# 454854 , Reply# 20   7/14/2022 at 16:09 by VacuumInfo (AZ)        
3 Dirt Devil Dynamites

The first ones got destroyed (its a long story) but I have found 2 out of 3 of them, (having a hard time finding the same blue one) I will include a picture of the other 2, and a picture of what the blue one looked like

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Post# 454856 , Reply# 21   7/14/2022 at 16:42 by RoyalFan103 (Washington)        

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The Hoover Fold Away. I could remember going up to it and turning it on.

Post# 455487 , Reply# 22   8/5/2022 at 12:28 by Vacummatt4886 (USA)        

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As a kid, I technically had a lot of childhood vacuums because my mom cleaned houses, but My childhood vacuum was my moms Dyson dc14 Plus.

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Post# 455518 , Reply# 23   8/6/2022 at 15:27 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

The earliest vacuum I remember from my childhood was a gold (yellow?) Hoover Portable.
Actually, there were two. My mom also had a blue Hoover Lark for light clean-ups.


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