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My next big project ! ( vacuette , model C)
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Post# 465638   8/29/2023 at 09:05 by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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My next big project ! Wish me luck these are in pretty bad shape although the bag on the none-electric Vacuette is in good condition . What you see here is a model C from 1934-1935 ish and The new Vac-u-ette ( none electric) from 1925

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Post# 465640 , Reply# 1   8/29/2023 at 10:28 by MIVintageVacs (Royal Oak MI)        

Nice! I look forward to seeing your progress! Id love to find a model c someday!

Post# 465641 , Reply# 2   8/29/2023 at 10:43 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
Very cool!

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David,

I have no doubt they will both look better than new when your done. Take lots of pictures as you go. I would love to know the serial number of your model C, as it appears to be set up the same as mine. Pictured is my ID tag serial number 124242

Jim


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Post# 465642 , Reply# 3   8/29/2023 at 12:19 by kwalsh97214 (Portland)        

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How many different upright Vacuette models (non-electric and electric) were produced and sold? (Vacuumland postings mention a model C and a model J.)

What was the most popular Vacuette model?

Thanks.


Post# 465643 , Reply# 4   8/29/2023 at 13:01 by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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Ben,
Thank you!

Jim,
Of course! I will make sure to post images here next week when I am done with the restoration . I will include an image of the ID plate.

and finally Kevin,

There were a few different Vacuette (none electric models) here are the main ones :
-1919 Model B
-1921-1925 Model C and improved Model C
-1925-1930
"The New Vac-u-ette" and "The wireless Vac-u-ette)
there were at least 6 different bag designs.

As for "The Vacuette Electric" . these were the 2 main models:

Model E.L : Door to Door model with the foot toggle switch and a wide array of attachments.
Model (E.L) J. : Retail model with the switch on the handle and limited optional attachments sold seperatly.

I can go more in detail later of the differences between each model ..

I hope i was able to answer your questions.

Thanks

David





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Post# 465646 , Reply# 5   8/29/2023 at 13:17 by kwalsh97214 (Portland)        

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Thanks for your help. That is a good overview.

Post# 465651 , Reply# 6   8/29/2023 at 16:36 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old vacuum parts catalogs from the late 1930's list the 'Keystone' as a retail Kirby version. I'm sure it was a 'great depression' kind of machine like a Hoover "Norca".

Post# 465654 , Reply# 7   8/29/2023 at 17:28 by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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It was a line of vacuums S&F produced . Very beautiful line ! ( Im aware of at least 5 models )

If anyone has a keystone for sale I would love to purchase it . :)






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Post# 465655 , Reply# 8   8/29/2023 at 17:48 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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Model
EL J


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Post# 465659 , Reply# 9   8/29/2023 at 18:04 by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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Nice , its a model J with switch on the handle 😎

Post# 465745 , Reply# 10   9/1/2023 at 20:22 by Bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        
Odavid123

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I'm glad you got them (also happy I sold them)! I'm looking forward to seeing the restores!

Post# 465802 , Reply# 11   9/3/2023 at 18:00 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
These two will look fantastic

when completed. They already look pretty good for vacuums being 89ish and 98 yrs.old!

Better than a lot of what we see pulled out of attics,basements and barns. Can't wait

to see them at the finish line! Billy


Post# 465803 , Reply# 12   9/3/2023 at 18:19 by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        
The New Vacuette , Restored!

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Hi I have an update !
The new Vacuette is fully restored and here is how it turned out . The C model is in the final stages and should be ready sometimes next week :)
Let me know how I did on the Vacuette




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Post# 465835 , Reply# 13   9/5/2023 at 08:26 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
WOW!!

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David,

She looks fantastic just like new. You do wonderful work. I hope to add one of these in my collection someday. They do come up for sale from time to time. Thanks for sharing!

Jim




Post# 465840 , Reply# 14   9/5/2023 at 09:53 by Mivintagevacs (Royal Oak MI)        

Fantastic work it looks beautiful! That was a quick turnaround too!


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