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Post# 463154   5/15/2023 at 13:03 (377 days old) by ColoradoMarine (Vancouver)        

Hello all,
I have a Duntley vacuum that
I can't find any information on
And I've tried googling it
But all I can find is a old advertisement

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Post# 463156 , Reply# 1   5/15/2023 at 13:33 (377 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Rare little guy right there.... I've only seen a couple

On another note, is that a Eureka Model M? If yes, do you have any other old Eurekas?

Post# 463158 , Reply# 2   5/15/2023 at 16:19 (376 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        
Even rarer,

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are the two non-electrics. The brown thing that looks like a banjo on the left is called a 'Little Witch,' and dates to the late 1800's, I believe it was made in England. The other on the upper right is a 'Star' circa 1905 and was sold through the Sears & Robuck catalog.

As for the 'Duntley,' the company was originally 'Santo and Duntley,' though I don't have dates, but believe it was in the early 1900's.

Post# 463160 , Reply# 3   5/15/2023 at 16:36 (376 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        
The following info might help.

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The 'Santo' was made by the Keller Manufacturing company, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania in 1910. This most likely is also the Santo Duntley. There's a picture of it at Christmas of that year on Ebay. Go to Wikipedia and type in 'Santo' it will take you there.

Good luck in your search.

Post# 463162 , Reply# 4   5/15/2023 at 19:19 (376 days old) by ColoradoMarine (Vancouver)        
Sunto vacuum

I have a sunto also and two of the " little witch" I acquired these at a museum sell in Oregon. I'm just trying to figure out if I should keep them

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Post# 463163 , Reply# 5   5/15/2023 at 21:31 (376 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        
Great picture.

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Ah, Stark's in Portland, I know it well.

Post# 463164 , Reply# 6   5/15/2023 at 21:57 (376 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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The Santo is a twin to the Lux Model I other than the difference in the logo. There must be a connection here with Electrolux.

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Post# 463165 , Reply# 7   5/15/2023 at 22:41 (376 days old) by vacuumman (California)        

I was under the impression that the Lux Model I was basically an improved knockoff of the Santo, but I'm not totally sure how accurate that is.

Post# 463214 , Reply# 8   5/18/2023 at 19:36 (373 days old) by Centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        
Very cool!!

I would love to see and hear those working.

Santo also made a built-in vacuum, the "Santo Duplex" which used a diaphragm pump to create suction. Like a really large aquarium air pump. I can't imagine it worked very well.

Your units are ones I would keep, but of course if they don't do anything for you then I am sure there are others out there who would be glad to adopt them and pay for the privilege.


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