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Stunning Early 1930's Health Mor Sanitation System Vacuum
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Post# 463155   5/15/2023 at 13:09 (345 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        

Hey everyone, Did you know I'm a senior graduating from High School and for my Graduation gift, Amazingly, I got a early 1930s Health Mor Sanitation system Vacuum. It's from the early or mid 30s because it has a toggle switch, which faces up on the foot switch assembly. The foot switch slides back and forth, compared to earlier models, witch had a toggle switch on the side of the foot switch assembly. My Health mor Also has a 2 rear wheel axle. Early Health mors had a single rear wheel axle. Lastly the vent holes at the rear of the motor housing are different and the handle yoke and locking assembly is different too. The handle yoke and locking mechanism is much like, identical to a more modern royal upright vacuum. Handel yokes for early health mors are much like the ones for early straight suction Royals, but mine is different. Also The nozzle on my Health mor includes the amazing Floating Brush, which has a mechanism which is like a lever. The lever is a bar with a small tab which can be pulled inward and outward, thus raising or making the brush literally float above the carpet or lowering the brush directly onto the surface. Earlier Health Mors just had simple brush strips, that snapped onto the bottom of the straight suction nozzle. I did a complete restoration of my Health Mor. I gave it such an wonderful polishing and a full inspection and tune up of the motor. Gave the motor a good lubrication and oiling. I also gave the front wheels some nice washers because it didn't have them before. I promise and I mean it, pictures of my Stunningly beautiful Health Mor, will come soon.
From Liam


Post# 463171 , Reply# 1   5/16/2023 at 09:01 (344 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Health-Mor uprights were first made by Scott & Fetzer in 1928 and 1929. By 1930, Health-Mor contracted with Royal to make the machine for them. You can tell the difference by the switch.

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Post# 463267 , Reply# 2   5/21/2023 at 19:27 (339 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
Pictures

Here are photos of my restored Health Mor Sanitation System Vacuum. The only thing it needs for its restoration to be complete is a factory original Health Mor bag and the handle top with the wooden handle grip.
From Liam


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Post# 463268 , Reply# 3   5/21/2023 at 21:31 (339 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Good

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Luck with the handle I've not seem one other than a couple collectors on here.
Nice job polishing it.


Post# 463269 , Reply# 4   5/21/2023 at 23:12 (338 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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looks great, congrats!!!!!

Post# 463271 , Reply# 5   5/22/2023 at 00:30 (338 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I compared pics and I have something almost identical to the original grip I would sell. I got it off an old Birtman Energex but they look almost exactly the same. Below is the pic of the original grip, and an Energex grip. Almost identical.

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Post# 463275 , Reply# 6   5/22/2023 at 06:18 (338 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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I'm so glad you all love my Health Mor pics. I literally got done with its restoration job about a week or so ago, except I don't have a factory original bag and handle top with the wooden grip. Quick question, Does someone on vacuumland have a factory original Health Mor sanitation System Bag, that they would be willing to give/sell to me? I am in the process of looking for a factory original bag for my machine and would love to have one, if someone out there has one for me, that would be terrific.
From Liam


Post# 463277 , Reply# 7   5/22/2023 at 07:30 (338 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
very nice

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You did a great job on this old one. Thanks for posting. Nice addition to any collection.

Jim


Post# 463305 , Reply# 8   5/23/2023 at 18:33 (337 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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Quick question, Does someone here, any vacuum collector who has rare antique vacuums have a factory original Health Mor bag? I am looking to find a factory original health Mor bag for my Health Mor Sanitation System vacuum. It needs one badly, so that I can complete my vacuum's restoration project and make it all original. Original bags for Health Mors, were a navy blue herringbone with a red soak screened Health Mor logo near the top of the bag. If someone can please help me with that, that would be great.
From Liam:)


Post# 463306 , Reply# 9   5/23/2023 at 18:43 (337 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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I noticed from another post here that huskyvacs has a Health Mor that he said he got for a bargain of $60. I noticed in one of the pictures that their health mor had the handle top with the wooden grip included. Hello to huskyvacs, Do you happen to have a Health Mor handle top with the wooden handle grip? I noticed from another post that you have a handle top, with the wooden grip, off of a machine you got for $60. Just wondering, do you have this part, for a Health Mor at all?
From Liam


Post# 463314 , Reply# 10   5/23/2023 at 20:26 (337 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Not all that long ago you were in a hot rash about parts for the Kirby 2C. What happened? Did you find those parts??


Post# 463320 , Reply# 11   5/24/2023 at 06:24 (336 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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To electrolux137, I just had to put my Kirby 2C project on hold, until I can find all the parts I need to finish its restoration. I did find another Kirby 2C on eBay that has all the parts I need except for the headlight hood trim. Unfortunately, its selling for more than $600 plus $85 for shipping, if I were to buy it immediately. I don't know if I have all the money in the world to buy it right now, but I will try to save up enough money to get it maybe one day.
From Liam


Post# 463321 , Reply# 12   5/24/2023 at 06:38 (336 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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To electrolux137, Do you happen to have a factory original Health Mor bag to a Health Mor Sanitation System, by any chance? They were navy blue in color and had a red Health Mor logo soak screened onto the cloth. The logo was like a ribbon like font. If you have a Health Mor bag, please let me know soon, if not then please let me know where I can find one or direct me to someone on Vacuumland that actually has one.
From Liam


Post# 463323 , Reply# 13   5/24/2023 at 09:34 (336 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I highly doubt anyone has a spare factory original bag just lying around. You could dye the bag and have someone skilled at graphic design(like a t shirt printing shop) screen print a Health Mor logo. Idk how much that would cost.

Post# 463381 , Reply# 14   5/26/2023 at 12:02 (334 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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To dysonman1, Do you happen to have a factory original Health Mor bag for a Health Mor sanitation system vacuum? They were blue in color and had a ribbon like Health Mor logo near the top. I'm on the look out for one and want to know if you have one. If not then please tell me where I can find one or direct me to someone who has one.
From Liam


Post# 463394 , Reply# 15   5/27/2023 at 05:01 (333 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Liam,

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Congrats on your graduation from high school and getting the Health-Mor as a gift! As for the bag, I would recommend getting a "generic" bag from Vac Parts Plus or Steel City, dying it blue (they are usually grey), and having the logo screen printed on it. I would not dye the bag that's on it now, as it is a nice original Royal bag which is also hard to find, but not as hard to find as the Health-Mor.
Here are a couple pics of my Health-Mor. The previous owner got the grey generic bag like I mentioned, and had the logo embroidered on by a seamstress. Unfortunately, he didn't dye the bag before he had it done, but I'm happy with it as is. I do need to polish it sometime soon.
Jeff


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Post# 463397 , Reply# 16   5/27/2023 at 10:08 (333 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Here's a good shot of the logo from the small bag with the Health-Mor. I bet Michael Balda would be able to silk screen that logo for you.

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Post# 463405 , Reply# 17   5/27/2023 at 19:35 (333 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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Does Michael Balda have a factory original Health Mor bag to a Health Mor Sanitation System vacuum? If not, does he have a navy blue aftermarket Royal Upright Vacuum outer bag? Does he even have a navy blue factory original Royal upright vacuum bag from the 1920's? If not, Can he make a reproduction of a factory original Health Mor bag from scratch, meaning getting the proper cloth for the bag, cut it out into the exact shape, sew it all together and then silk screen an original Health Mor logo, onto the fabric/cloth?
From Liam


Post# 463406 , Reply# 18   5/27/2023 at 19:43 (333 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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To Michael Balda, Do you have a factory original Health Mor bag? If not then can you make a reproduction of a factory original Health Mor bag, from scratch, meaning getting the proper cloth/fabric material, cutting it out into the exact shape, sewing it all together then silk screen a factory original Health Mor logo, onto the bag? Can you do that for me please if you don't already have a factory original Health Mor bag?
From Liam


Post# 463412 , Reply# 19   5/28/2023 at 10:04 (332 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
quick question

Is Michael Balda a member on Vacuumland? If not, then can someone please tell me how to get in contact with him, like getting his email?
From Liam


Post# 463481 , Reply# 20   5/31/2023 at 07:09 (329 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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Can someone on vacuumland make a replica of a factory original Health Mor Bag? They are navy blue and the logo was a red ribbon like font. Does someone on vacuumland have a factory original Health Mor bag that the would be willing to sell to me? Or can someone please help me find a place or someone, that may have one? I may consider making a bag for my Health Mor myself, but that would be a little hard to do. All that work and the whole bag made from scratch, I'm a little unsure if I should go ahead with that or not.
From Liam


Post# 463789 , Reply# 21   6/11/2023 at 10:41 (318 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
Health Mor Manual

Amazingly, I also have an original manual for my Health Mor Sanitation System Vacuum. The manual is for my particular version of Health Mor, It's for a early 1930's Version, which is what I have and told about in an earlier post. Here are photos of all the pages and one of the pages has a depiction of what a factory original bag looks like. If someone has a factory original Health Mor bag or if someone can make an exact replica for me, that would be awesome. I would love to have one even if it's not in mint condition.
From Liam


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Post# 463790 , Reply# 22   6/11/2023 at 13:20 (318 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Very nice manual.

I don't think anybody has a spare Health Mor bag in any condition. You might get lucky on eBay at some point, I know someone parted one out on there about a year ago.

However if your Electro Hygiene you mentioned a few threads ago needs a bag, I do have a really nice blue spare shake out Electro Hygiene bag I would sell.


Post# 463796 , Reply# 23   6/12/2023 at 01:27 (317 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
I Agree With Hoover 300

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It's doubtful if anyone here has an extra Health-Mor bag. I would recommend checking ebay from time to time and maybe one might turn up. Most importantly, be patient! There have been times that I've waited a couple years to find something I'm looking for. Being anxious won't get you what you need any sooner.
I also agree that's a nice manual indeed! However, page 8 is missing, page 3 & 4 are out of order, and the page with the picture of the building that says "Foreword" looks like it is also out of order. But thank you for sharing it with us.
Jeff


Post# 463803 , Reply# 24   6/12/2023 at 09:54 (317 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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I wonder, does someone out there have a factory original navy blue Royal, upright Vacuum shake out bag, from the 1920s or 1930s, that's a spare. If someone has a spare 20s or 30s navy blue royal upright vacuum shake out bag, please let me know soon. I'd be happy to get it for my health Mor vacuum, It doesn't need to be in mint condition. If no one does then who here is able to manufacture a replica of a factory original Health Mor bag? I can always have a made from scratch Health Mor replica bag. They would need to get the proper material, cut it out into the exact shape, sew it all together then soak screen or embroider an original Health Mor logo onto the bag. Remember the color of material needs to be a nice navy blue.
From Liam


Post# 463804 , Reply# 25   6/12/2023 at 09:57 (317 days old) by VacuumHeaven05 (Frederick, MD)        
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I think but don't know for sure that someone here was also able to make replicas of factory original Kirby bags and even old shake out Hoover coffee can bags, like for a model, 541, 700, etc.

Post# 463805 , Reply# 26   6/12/2023 at 10:33 (317 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Its been quite awhile since I've heard from either of those members.

My EH bag looks like this, but mine has more of a vibrant logo on it.


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Post# 463816 , Reply# 27   6/13/2023 at 00:49 (316 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Hoover 300,

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That picture looks a lot like my oldest Electro-Hygiene 285. Does the bag you have look more like the one on my 2-230 pictured here?
Jeff


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