Thread Number: 43722  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Interstate Compact C7
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Post# 456402   9/1/2022 at 18:47 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a Beige Crackle/Crinkle spray paint? I have some touchup to do on my new machine.

Post# 456405 , Reply# 1   9/1/2022 at 20:10 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Can you post a picture i can see more of it and see witch one would match ?

Post# 456409 , Reply# 2   9/2/2022 at 03:11 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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If I am not mistaken "hammertone" or "hammer finish" would be the texture terminology.

If you mean a finish like below that's on a Hoover 300 where it is actually visibly textured and you can also feel it kind of like a potato chip - I have no idea what that is called. I'd like to know myself.

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Post# 456416 , Reply# 3   9/2/2022 at 11:53 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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In all my years of collecting I've never seen a beige C-7 that was factory original. I have the salmon-colored C5 and C6, but never a C7. They were all turquoise as far as I know. This is my C-7

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Post# 456419 , Reply# 4   9/2/2022 at 12:55 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

It's taupe. Also dusting off my CB to bring inside the house.

So, I am now looking for some light taupe for touch up.

I got the CB eons ago at a Goodwill Auction. Has everything including a package of Electrolux brand paper liner bags.

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Post# 456420 , Reply# 5   9/2/2022 at 13:18 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I had no idea they continued the 'salmon' (Interstate Engineering's word) so far in the '60's. The salmon C5 and C6 models were sold in Vac Shops and were even called "Compact Standard" as opposed to IEC Electra models in turquoise sold door-to-door. You have a rare one.

Post# 456424 , Reply# 6   9/2/2022 at 15:03 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Salmon instead of Taupe. Perhaps now I can find a closer match touchup.

Post# 456428 , Reply# 7   9/2/2022 at 15:59 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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This is a salmon C6.

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Post# 456434 , Reply# 8   9/2/2022 at 18:30 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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I think you're talking about wrinkle finish spray-o-namel paint.

Some of the vacuum supply companies use to sell it. It came in colors like Forest Green, Smoke Silver, Tropical Tan, British Brown, Opel Grey, Neptune Green, French Grey, Jet Black, Celestial Blue and Fire Red.

The Black Rexair model B were done in wrinkle finish.
Compact vacuums were also done in wrinkle finish.
Hoover used a brown wrinkle finish on some of their models.

The Silver Rexair model C were done in Silver Hammertone.

Post# 456450 , Reply# 9   9/3/2022 at 12:33 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Another Salmon/Taupe C7

on Ebay right now.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO fantomfan57's LINK on eBay

Post# 456532 , Reply# 10   9/5/2022 at 17:35 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Going through some tubs I came across a set of clear/gold dust attachments and another turquoise set. I think the upholstery snap in piece is missing for the turquoise set.

I think the gold dust set belongs to the Burgundy Compact, I have yet to clean up. I will look at it to confirm that is the machine if the handle is clear/gold dusted.

As for the turquoise set, I must have got them off Ebay years ago.

Post# 456533 , Reply# 11   9/5/2022 at 18:27 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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If its gold set must be c8 or later for sure yes .
Id love to see your burgundy Compact.

Post# 456536 , Reply# 12   9/5/2022 at 21:35 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Interesting that they call it “salmon”…..

If that’s salmon, then it must be farm-raised, because wild-caught is much darker in color! LOL

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