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Post# 90447   1/31/2010 at 14:00 (3,544 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi, A friend of mine asked me to look out for a picture of a vacuum cleaner from the 60s in the uk....
It was made by vactric but went under the name National. I think thats the spelling lol

Any one know any thing about it?? It was sold door to door and was a tub type machine with chrome body.

I know nothing about them but said i'd ask around for him.

Thanks again.

James:o)





Post# 90508 , Reply# 1   2/1/2010 at 05:37 (3,543 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        

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Hi James,

I think that I may have one of those somewhere and possibly Al has one too.

The machine in question has a red base and a chrome upper body.

I don't think that I have the hose for mine and also it's half buried somewhere in storage, so I'm not sure when it will next see light of day!

Stephen


Post# 90514 , Reply# 2   2/1/2010 at 09:00 (3,543 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
National

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Hello James, this was my parents first vac when they got married, it was the same as the Vactric cylinder and was sold through the Electricity Board shops.....very heavy and little suction by todays standards, but then you wouldnt have known any different!!!

Post# 90520 , Reply# 3   2/1/2010 at 14:28 (3,543 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
Thanks

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Thanks for that people.
Nice of u 2 reply. I like ya pic mike.

Stephen is it possible to take a pic of the national u have in the garage the chrome and red base 1 please as its for a friend who wants a pic of one.

Thanks again.

James


Post# 90523 , Reply# 4   2/1/2010 at 15:15 (3,543 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        

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It is if I can find the machine James but I can't remember where I put it and there are literally hundreds buried in there!

I'm not sure yet when I'll get chance to go down there and even when I do I might have to take out 40 machines before I find it...then I'll have to put them all back again afterwards; that's how bad it is!

You're 800 is still safe cos I've hidden it under a table in my bedromm lol.

As for Mike's National I have a few like that, though not quite so immaculate cos I never get round to cleaning them.

Also, every time I get cylinders, the attachments always seem to get separated from the main cleaner; will I ever learn!

Stephen



Post# 90529 , Reply# 5   2/1/2010 at 15:56 (3,543 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
ummm

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Ummm stephen I think i'll have to come and visit u and your garage!!! ;o)

James


Post# 90558 , Reply# 6   2/1/2010 at 21:53 (3,542 days old) by luxg ()        

Hey Mike, neat picture of your parents first vacuum. Is the tool attached to the wand a floor brush? Looks different from what I am guessing is the rug nozzle.
Terry


Post# 90772 , Reply# 7   2/5/2010 at 07:18 (3,539 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Seeing is believing!

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Well James I'd be quite happy to have you round but it might be best to choose the time carefully eg parents on holiday, summer time, not raining, off work etc!

Stephen



Post# 90790 , Reply# 8   2/5/2010 at 14:34 (3,539 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
Hi stephen

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Ok steven sounds good 2 me. When you getting rid of the parents?? ;o)

Post# 90791 , Reply# 9   2/5/2010 at 15:53 (3,539 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Shhh!

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They could beat me to it and drop dead before I get round to that lol.

I believe that they have another holiday booked but not sure when..but if you like, you can come any time when I'm around for the day. After all, they're not likely to go away that often.

At present I'm working three days on 12 1/4 hours and three off; it's on a rolling pattern, so this week it's Friday, Saturday, Sunday off!

Just give me a call or send me an email!

Stephen





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