Thread Number: 44142  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Johnson floor polisher
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Post# 459694   1/23/2023 at 14:01 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Th I s pas t Saturday, while at a. Antique store ,I saw looks to be in greT shape. I've heard some of ye mentioning this. Anyone interested?

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Post# 459696 , Reply# 1   1/23/2023 at 15:16 by Caligula (Nutrioso, Arizona)        

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Yes, very interested. You know this is exactly the kind of thing I collect. Pictured in the far upper right, left of the Regina is it's younger brother. Did you get a price? Send me an email. If it's in the budget, then I want it.

Still stuck in Arizona, but if all goes well will be in Connecticut by fall. Fingers crossed.

Alex Taber.

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Post# 459698 , Reply# 2   1/23/2023 at 16:16 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I can check again.

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I believe it was 100.

Post# 459700 , Reply# 3   1/23/2023 at 16:39 by Caligula (Nutrioso, Arizona)        

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I get paid on the 3rd. If I send you a money order then, could you hold it till I get to Pennsylvania to clear out the storage unit?

Post# 459701 , Reply# 4   1/23/2023 at 17:42 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Are you OK? You seem to be having trouble typing in your first post.

Post# 459708 , Reply# 5   1/23/2023 at 21:26 by Caligula (Nutrioso, Arizona)        

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No, I'm fine, what did I say wrong?

Post# 459709 , Reply# 6   1/23/2023 at 21:29 by Caligula (Nutrioso, Arizona)        

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Oh, not me. Got it, now I know what you mean.

Post# 459719 , Reply# 7   1/24/2023 at 09:37 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm fine, thanks.

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It's trying to get the spoken words typed correctly.  This phone.........................   right into the river!!!

Post# 459723 , Reply# 8   1/24/2023 at 11:07 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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I wasn't sure if you were having a stroke or just trying to get a point across about the bad grammar, spelling, etc. that you run across on this site.

Glad you're OK

Post# 459748 , Reply# 9   1/25/2023 at 17:31 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
That horizontal brush design is quite peculiarÖ

Itís also quite reminiscent of the horizontal brush machine from Racine Corporation, aka Host Carpet Cleaner. I wonder if itís more than a coincidence, since both companies are in Racine Wisconsin.

Post# 460423 , Reply# 10   2/18/2023 at 13:01 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)        

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We can't buy Johnson's Floor Wax for domestic use here in the UK anymore. There were just too many accidents in the home on newly-polished floors, followed by visits to A & E for broken bones. So the government banned it.
I think it's still available in liquid form for commercial use though.

Post# 460429 , Reply# 11   2/18/2023 at 17:20 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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I believe I have a Sears clone of one of these. It's very old. Back when Sears used their "world largest store" moniker.

You don't see many collectors pursuing floor polishers. I think they are neat little "toys", if I see one cheap I add it into my collection just for novelty.

I got a junky GE one from the 1950s to scrub and wash my concrete basement floor with, granted that was not it's intended purpose (it was already run down anyway with the brushes flat-spotted so it can't hurt it) and wow what a difference it made!

These old ones here though I believe you can still use them on sealed or unsealed floors with blocks of paste wax (if you can find anyone that sells it).

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Post# 460463 , Reply# 12   2/20/2023 at 10:27 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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the one!

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