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Post# 462839   5/4/2023 at 09:25 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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One of my good friend Robert's favorite colors is red. Blood red. Kirby red. He rebuilt a Kirby 518 to make it a modern machine. I keep mine natural (like my hair).

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Post# 462840 , Reply# 1   5/4/2023 at 09:26 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Speaking of old things:
The Vacuette Electric is a very interesting machine to work on. Primitive, but very well thought out.


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Post# 462841 , Reply# 2   5/4/2023 at 09:39 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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How appropriate. A Kirby 562, the first Sanitronic.

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Post# 462842 , Reply# 3   5/4/2023 at 10:32 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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A few old Hoovers and an old General Electric.

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Post# 462843 , Reply# 4   5/4/2023 at 10:34 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old friend (and Best Man at my wedding) with a VERY old Hoover.

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Post# 462844 , Reply# 5   5/4/2023 at 10:36 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Hard to believe this old gal is 30 years old now.

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Post# 462845 , Reply# 6   5/4/2023 at 10:37 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The first "filter queen".

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Post# 462846 , Reply# 7   5/4/2023 at 10:39 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The first Filter Queen with a filter cone and cyclonic action, 1939's model 200.

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Post# 462847 , Reply# 8   5/4/2023 at 10:43 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The lovely old Singer with a two-speed motor and an automatic cord winder.

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Post# 462848 , Reply# 9   5/4/2023 at 10:44 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The awesome and lovely Kenmore Bugeye. The oldies were goodies for sure.

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Post# 462849 , Reply# 10   5/4/2023 at 10:46 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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A glam shot of my Air-Way, one of my oldest and most prized possessions.

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Post# 462850 , Reply# 11   5/4/2023 at 10:47 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Health-Mor hand vac set-up. Lovely graphics.

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Post# 462851 , Reply# 12   5/4/2023 at 10:48 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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A few old friends. Searching out dirt wherever they go.

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Post# 462852 , Reply# 13   5/4/2023 at 10:50 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old relics. A Hoover model 65 and a General Electric Mobile Maid with the bow-tie wash impeller.

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Post# 462853 , Reply# 14   5/4/2023 at 10:53 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old C4 flat-top Revelation. It's quiet, powerful, and a joy to clean with. And it has suction control as well.

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Post# 462854 , Reply# 15   5/4/2023 at 10:57 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Who wouldn't want an old Lewyt? And in 'pank'?

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Post# 462855 , Reply# 16   5/4/2023 at 10:59 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Just a lonely old Compact IEC Electra

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Post# 462856 , Reply# 17   5/4/2023 at 11:01 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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A forgotten Filtex, like the classic trains of the 1950's.

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Post# 462857 , Reply# 18   5/4/2023 at 11:03 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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This is what happens when old meets new.

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Post# 462858 , Reply# 19   5/4/2023 at 11:06 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Ohio, made in Canton (on Hoover's doorstep).

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Post# 462859 , Reply# 20   5/4/2023 at 11:08 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The Air-Way Chief and the old Air-Way Zephyr

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Post# 462860 , Reply# 21   5/4/2023 at 11:15 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old 1205 Lux. My favorite in blue.

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Post# 462861 , Reply# 22   5/4/2023 at 11:17 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old General Electric series.

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Post# 462862 , Reply# 23   5/4/2023 at 11:19 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Hard to believe the 70's were more than 50 years ago. Old time vacuum cleaners.

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Post# 462863 , Reply# 24   5/4/2023 at 11:22 (408 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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General Electric's pre-war line up.

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Post# 462874 , Reply# 25   5/4/2023 at 14:47 (407 days old) by hollandvac (Hoogeveen)        

The old filterqukeen is fantastic, great collection


Post# 462875 , Reply# 26   5/4/2023 at 15:01 (407 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Hoover 913. So heavy. But so much suction.

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Post# 462879 , Reply# 27   5/4/2023 at 19:01 (407 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Great photos, Tom!

I have a Hoover 913 in beautiful condition, but I need an original bag for it.


Post# 462885 , Reply# 28   5/4/2023 at 20:22 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Royal tank with the Manta Ray power nozzle.

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Post# 462886 , Reply# 29   5/4/2023 at 20:23 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Hoover can still lift the carpet off the floor.

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Post# 462887 , Reply# 30   5/4/2023 at 20:25 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Lewyt Big Wheel “electronic”.

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Post# 462888 , Reply# 31   5/4/2023 at 20:27 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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More old things

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Post# 462889 , Reply# 32   5/4/2023 at 20:28 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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A number of old Electrolux

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Post# 462890 , Reply# 33   5/4/2023 at 20:29 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Compacts

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Post# 462891 , Reply# 34   5/4/2023 at 20:59 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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I bought this old thing in December 1984. It was a Christmas present to myself. Bernie Vandeveer was the branch office, senior manager, and he sold it to me. The hose was replaced with a vinyl hose about 20 years into its life.

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Post# 462892 , Reply# 35   5/5/2023 at 00:14 (407 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Oh I love how you have those mixers displayed on the shelf. The colors look so much more striking with that dark shelf.

Also wow, that man baking the cake ad must have been highly controversial for those times!

And are those Lewyt electronics the ones that famously would electrocute people? Fortunately I learned of this problem before I ever found one, or that might be a bad experience. lol


Post# 462895 , Reply# 36   5/5/2023 at 07:45 (407 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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What a great cleaning combination. An old General Electric and an old Hoover.

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Post# 462903 , Reply# 37   5/5/2023 at 18:11 (406 days old) by mjhoshaw (Western PA)        
GE Swivel Tops

Did all the GE swivel tops have a 750-watt, reverse-flow motor? Years ago I had a model V11C65 (centered swivel top) with such a motor. Just wondering.

 

Joel

 


Post# 462906 , Reply# 38   5/5/2023 at 22:00 (406 days old) by Canisterman (Mocksville NC)        
Joel..

The GE swivel tops did have a reverse flow or upside down motor they had 600-750 and 830 watts depending on year 1952-1972 were the years they were built.


Post# 462912 , Reply# 39   5/6/2023 at 09:40 (406 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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A few old Electrolux machines.

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Post# 462913 , Reply# 40   5/6/2023 at 09:42 (406 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Filter Queen.

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Post# 462914 , Reply# 41   5/6/2023 at 09:43 (406 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Compact, such a beautiful machine.

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Post# 462915 , Reply# 42   5/6/2023 at 09:54 (406 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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That pink Lewyt is a blast from my past! That's the first vacuum cleaner I remember as a child. Ours was charcoal gray on the bottom and the motor unit was Pepto-Bismol pink, as were the tools. The only other one I've seen like that was in a photo of Hans Craig's collection. Although I'm feeling kind of overrun with vacuums these days, and not actively seeking to add any more to my collection, a Lewyt like that is one I'd make an exception for.

Post# 462942 , Reply# 43   5/7/2023 at 09:51 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My two old windtunnels.

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Post# 462943 , Reply# 44   5/7/2023 at 10:02 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old 1980 Rainbow. I can’t believe I’ve had it since it was new.

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Post# 462944 , Reply# 45   5/7/2023 at 10:09 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Doesn’t the old Kenmore look fierce? And he can actually clean the rug very well.

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Post# 462945 , Reply# 46   5/7/2023 at 10:11 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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And old man with some old vacuum cleaners.

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Post# 462946 , Reply# 47   5/7/2023 at 10:23 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Just two old Sunbeams.

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Post# 462947 , Reply# 48   5/7/2023 at 10:25 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Premier.

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Post# 462948 , Reply# 49   5/7/2023 at 10:27 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Hoovers from right after World War II. Notice Lucille Ball was doing the advertising for the brand new tank type model.

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Post# 462949 , Reply# 50   5/7/2023 at 10:29 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Electrolux automatic model F. The first Electrolux power nozzle, and the first Electrolux-built cord rewinder.

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Post# 462950 , Reply# 51   5/7/2023 at 10:31 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Hoover constellation. With the switch in the end of the hose.

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Post# 462951 , Reply# 52   5/7/2023 at 10:32 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Lewyt 55. Their first model that used a disposable bag.

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Post# 462952 , Reply# 53   5/7/2023 at 10:34 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Hoover 25

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Post# 462953 , Reply# 54   5/7/2023 at 10:37 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The Lewyt Big Wheel. An old gal that still goes strong.

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Post# 462954 , Reply# 55   5/7/2023 at 11:36 (405 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Air-Way 66 with the optional Wheel-A-Way.

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Post# 462975 , Reply# 56   5/8/2023 at 09:18 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old 1968 model L

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Post# 462977 , Reply# 57   5/8/2023 at 10:21 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Model G. Rebuilt during the early 1980s Olympia One period.

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Post# 462978 , Reply# 58   5/8/2023 at 11:01 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old Lakeside hand pumped model.

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Post# 462979 , Reply# 59   5/8/2023 at 11:02 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old all chrome airway model 88 Mark two

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Post# 462980 , Reply# 60   5/8/2023 at 11:05 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old whirlpool/Kenmore realness

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Post# 462982 , Reply# 61   5/8/2023 at 11:06 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old Eurekas

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Post# 462983 , Reply# 62   5/8/2023 at 11:08 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Electrolux golden J

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Post# 462985 , Reply# 63   5/8/2023 at 11:10 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Rexair model B. With a new battery power nozzle

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Post# 462986 , Reply# 64   5/8/2023 at 11:11 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Delphin with the Electric power nozzle.

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Post# 462987 , Reply# 65   5/8/2023 at 11:12 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Brand new, right out of the box.

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Post# 462988 , Reply# 66   5/8/2023 at 11:14 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Regina. Model 50

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Post# 462989 , Reply# 67   5/8/2023 at 11:15 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Dysons

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Post# 462990 , Reply# 68   5/8/2023 at 11:16 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The Olympia One. 43 years old.

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Post# 462991 , Reply# 69   5/8/2023 at 11:25 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Richmond. That thing sure does have some suction.

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Post# 462992 , Reply# 70   5/8/2023 at 11:28 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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All the old water vacuums, including the “Ocean blue“, which is now being sold as the “prolux”.

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Post# 462993 , Reply# 71   5/8/2023 at 11:29 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Tri-Stars. I love them all.

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Post# 462994 , Reply# 72   5/8/2023 at 11:31 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old hand pumped dust killer. Notice the observation glass where the hose connects to the vacuum so the person pumping can see the flow of dust.

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Post# 462995 , Reply# 73   5/8/2023 at 11:32 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Roll Easy. It doesn’t.

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Post# 462996 , Reply# 74   5/8/2023 at 11:34 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My prized old Model G

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Post# 462997 , Reply# 75   5/8/2023 at 11:36 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Hoover Decade 80

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Post# 462998 , Reply# 76   5/8/2023 at 11:38 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Hoover Commercial and an old friend.

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Post# 462999 , Reply# 77   5/8/2023 at 11:39 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Panasonic. New dog.

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Post# 463000 , Reply# 78   5/8/2023 at 11:42 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old TriStar to the rescue

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Post# 463002 , Reply# 79   5/8/2023 at 11:44 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Dial-A-Matic and an old friend.

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Post# 463003 , Reply# 80   5/8/2023 at 11:45 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Fantoms. Hard to believe 30 years has gone by already.

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Post# 463004 , Reply# 81   5/8/2023 at 11:47 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old Hoover 725

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Post# 463005 , Reply# 82   5/8/2023 at 11:50 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Lucy should’ve never bought that old vacuum cleaner. But I’m glad I have one.

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Post# 463006 , Reply# 83   5/8/2023 at 11:51 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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And old tug of war. Who will win?

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Post# 463007 , Reply# 84   5/8/2023 at 11:53 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The very end of the model 30s. An old machine indeed.

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Post# 463008 , Reply# 85   5/8/2023 at 11:55 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old but Modern Hygiene

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Post# 463009 , Reply# 86   5/8/2023 at 11:56 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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June Cleaver stole my old general electric vacuum cleaner.

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Post# 463010 , Reply# 87   5/8/2023 at 11:58 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old Kirbys in front of my fireplace

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Post# 463011 , Reply# 88   5/8/2023 at 11:59 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Hoover is a vision of loveliness

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Post# 463012 , Reply# 89   5/8/2023 at 12:08 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old red Eurekas

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Post# 463013 , Reply# 90   5/8/2023 at 12:10 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Baby

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Post# 463014 , Reply# 91   5/8/2023 at 12:12 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Old bags were packed in bags

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Post# 463015 , Reply# 92   5/8/2023 at 12:13 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old AF

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Post# 463016 , Reply# 93   5/8/2023 at 13:47 (404 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The old Eureka model 9. They sold 1 million of them.

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Post# 463018 , Reply# 94   5/8/2023 at 14:44 (403 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Love it. Pre 1 million and post 1 million model 9s have some small differences; primarily the pre 1 million model 9s have a handle that is about 3 inches longer.

Post# 463020 , Reply# 95   5/8/2023 at 15:04 (403 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old Fairfax.

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Post# 463036 , Reply# 96   5/8/2023 at 20:50 (403 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Nice

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The 2 airways I k ow one is earlier than the other but what are some of the other differences.
I'm adding a version they say is a 1922 but it's bag is different and around the nozzle there's a few slight differences.
I have the same eureka imperial with ST bag setup. It was just as powerful as my sanitaire blue line.


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Post# 463053 , Reply# 97   5/9/2023 at 12:04 (403 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        
Les

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The one in your picture does not have its front wheels on the nozzle. The rear wheels have been turned around and it's incorrect. The original outer bag that accepted the disposable bag has been removed and a cloth shake out bag has replaced it.

Post# 463057 , Reply# 98   5/9/2023 at 16:35 (402 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        
roll easy

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i found out from marc turbyfill, spray silicone spray in the wheels where the two metal rings make contact and itll roll wonderfully. you have to pull the exhuast air plug on the one end and lift the handle on the other to access the area. one light spray will do it. clean up the excess that leaks out.

Post# 463069 , Reply# 99   5/10/2023 at 13:48 (402 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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An old Kirby becomes an old lamp.

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Post# 463070 , Reply# 100   5/10/2023 at 17:07 (401 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Seen these pictures of the vacuum cleaner museum and wonderful pieces of History just warms my heart and reminds me of my visit there .







Post# 463100 , Reply# 101   5/12/2023 at 08:47 (400 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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People really should visit the Museum. It's open for free tours every Saturday. Even this first Heavy Duty Electrolux upright from the Super J era says: "Come on".

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Post# 463453 , Reply# 102   5/30/2023 at 08:52 (382 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Very old 'dust killer". From the Stan Kann collection on display at the Museum.

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