Thread Number: 43734  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 456504   9/4/2022 at 19:39 (276 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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My father worked for Filter Queen back in the day and this is just a little something I thought I would share.


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Post# 456521 , Reply# 1   9/5/2022 at 12:02 (275 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
Pictures of mom and pop at the Filter Queen event

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Oh, how I miss them. My father warmly congratulating my mom for winning a spectacular diamond and sapphire gold wristwatch.

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Post# 456540 , Reply# 2   9/6/2022 at 08:52 (274 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Very cool, Jim - the ephemera and your love for your parents. It's hard to believe that those items are nearly 50 years old. Thanks for sharing.

Post# 456541 , Reply# 3   9/6/2022 at 08:53 (274 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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This is the vacuum he would have been selling. My 50th Anniversary 1978 Filter Queen. I took it out of the box for the picture. Congrats on the wonderful memories.

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Post# 456544 , Reply# 4   9/6/2022 at 10:43 (274 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Very nice Filter Queen thanks so much for posting the picture. I don't have any canister vacuums in my collection, but if I ever get the opportunity to get that model, I'll have to jump on it, it is beautiful what model number is that one? Thanks again!


Post# 456545 , Reply# 5   9/6/2022 at 10:57 (274 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Hey Jim:
It's a model 31. The first use of the heat shield on top launched with the 1978 50th Anniversary model. This machine could also be ordered in chrome and chocolate brown, but most distributors did not since that color combination cost more and most people didn't know what a Filter Queen was anyway when they saw it. The brown/chrome model was ordered if the distributor was in a heavy Rainbow area, since the Rainbow had just launched their brown/chrome model the same year.

Post# 456546 , Reply# 6   9/6/2022 at 11:23 (274 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Thank you, Tom,

I'll start keeping an eye out for one. Yours has the power nozzle very nice indeed. Do you remember the cardboard suitcases the attachments came in?


Post# 456549 , Reply# 7   9/6/2022 at 16:12 (274 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Yes I do. I have the cardboard boxes for both my cleaner as well as the Pow-R-Kleen up team.

Post# 456552 , Reply# 8   9/6/2022 at 17:00 (274 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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My mom bought another FQ in the early 70s. It was a brownie model but the optional power nozzle and hose was in the salmon colour. Very strange to have the different colour combination.


Post# 456667 , Reply# 9   9/10/2022 at 15:49 (270 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Oh my,

This was a really great thread you posted here. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all that was printed about the companies future plans and the festivities in the 'city of angels' planned. How fun was that? Investing in and supporting your employees is a winning strategy proven time and again.

Your parents look to be a fun couple. They look so much like mine did and the vibe I'm getting has me thinking that if they had ever met they would have hit it off and become good friends. Those five words you said, Oh, how I miss them" had me reaching for a Kleenex as I of course miss my parents too. My eyes needed a good rinsing out anyway so thanks for that too! If I ever see a model 31 in good shape I'll certainly bring it to your attention.

Post# 456685 , Reply# 10   9/11/2022 at 09:42 (269 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Thank you for your kind words and comments. Here are a few more pics from the event.

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