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Post# 461327   3/15/2023 at 13:56 by Hornet (Canada)        

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I was looking around on eBay Canada and came across a very old vacuum motor, if your are missing or restoring an old vacuum take a look, the motor looks like itís from the 1920ís.
Just type in Antique Continental Electric company, and you shall find it.
Hope this helps someone with their vacuum restoration.
No sure which vacuum this motor goes to ? If anyone could shed light on what model this would fit? That would be great to share.
He isnít asking very much for it.

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Post# 461332 , Reply# 1   3/15/2023 at 14:29 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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It goes to a very old Royal.

Post# 461333 , Reply# 2   3/15/2023 at 14:38 by MIVintageVacs (Royal Oak MI)        

Thanks for posting, Iím considering buying for the wheel and potentially other extra parts for the Royal Iím restoring. Although I think this one is a little bit later than mine.

Post# 461361 , Reply# 3   3/16/2023 at 02:26 by Hornet (Canada)        

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Yeah I seen it online and thought that motor needed to go to the right people, I seen someone bought it.
If itís not that bad might be better to restore it than tear it apart?

Post# 461362 , Reply# 4   3/16/2023 at 04:20 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Continental Electric Co. was some sort of private label brand for the Canadian market. Pretty rare vacuums. That would be not something to tear up.

There's another CEC vacuum on eBay but the shipping is stupidly high. This definitely was a diverse vacuum cleaner brand but there's next to no information online about them. A collector from Canada that has seen them in person likely would probably know more.

If it is actually a rebadged Royal than it could perhaps be fixed/rebuilt with Royal parts and they would fit.

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Post# 461363 , Reply# 5   3/16/2023 at 05:22 by MIVintageVacs (Royal Oak MI)        

I ended up buying it. I donít plan to tear it apart, but I do plan to use the wheel on my 1925 Royal restoration. Itís the same wheel that my vacuum uses and one of mine is broken. If another member has parts to complete it I would happily sell it to them or would be interested in buying another parts machine to complete it.

Post# 461434 , Reply# 6   3/18/2023 at 10:53 by Hornet (Canada)        

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Glad you were able to get the motor, I will keep my eyes open on finding a body to fit that motor , Iím in Canada so might be able to search one out? If I find one I will post it.

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