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Simplicity 5000A.
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Post# 453939   6/18/2022 at 20:24 (235 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        

Here is a machine I got today at the thrift store for $8. The wires are wrapped around the handle because the top grip Holder is broken off, but this machine needs some work to it. It needs a spring for the foot release, the belt needs fix, and it needs a top grip for the wires. This machine sounds healthy, but can someone tell me the year on this and what it's capable of and is it rare?

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Post# 453958 , Reply# 1   6/19/2022 at 19:46 (234 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Missing out

You guys are missing out on this rare machine.

Post# 453961 , Reply# 2   6/20/2022 at 04:10 (234 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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I don't know anything about it, I never seen one before.

Post# 453963 , Reply# 3   6/20/2022 at 06:40 (233 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Husky vacs

I did more info on this machine itís from 1994 and yes it is rare because itís the first generation of simplicity.

Post# 453965 , Reply# 4   6/20/2022 at 07:56 (233 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

I am starting to see more and more of these lately.

I had found the Simplicity 4800 last month in a thrift store dumpster - worked fine.
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Noone claimed it so it is now at my friend's thrift store in Plano, joining is 5500B commercial cousin.

Post# 453968 , Reply# 5   6/20/2022 at 08:12 (233 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
I was wrong

My simplicity isnít first gen but still itís cool having a beast from the 90s. What was the first gen simplicity if anyone knows?

Post# 453971 , Reply# 6   6/20/2022 at 09:45 (233 days old) by Ocscott3085 (DMV)        

I'm not sure when the 5000 was made but I know my mom bought the blue brand new 5200 in the summer of 1995. The local vacuum shop pushed this model heavily and it seemed like many houses in my neighborhood transitioned from their canister vacuums/central vacs over to this Simplicity in the mid 90's. By the early 2000's they began pushing Miele canisters. My brother was given the Simplicity when he bought his first house and it lived for a long time there. They cleaned carpeting pretty well and this dealer gave everyone the tool kit with the long hose so you could clean bare floors easily. The only downfall I remember was it didn't have edge cleaning on one side and always smelled musty.

Post# 453988 , Reply# 7   6/21/2022 at 09:07 (232 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I remember when in 1990 The Simplicity line was launched. Tacony had just purchased Riccar. The 5000 was the entry model, with the blue 5200 the next model, the red 5300 with the rug/floor selector, and the grey 5500 was the commercial model. About 1991, the even less expensive 4800 launched as a true entry model.

Post# 453999 , Reply# 8   6/21/2022 at 11:26 (232 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Those were the first generation of Simplicity uprights, way before the 6 Series and the 7 Series.

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