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Post# 91063   2/8/2010 at 18:37 (3,663 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        

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In the job of Webmaster, I get many emails, mostly asking what the beat up old vacuum in the basement is worth. Sometimes I get a heartwarming one that makes me feel good to answer. Here's one from today:
I found your vacuum cleaner club web page and wonder if you might be able to help me. My grandmother just passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 99. She would have been 100 on Feb. 14. I am trying to write a poem in her memory and I want to use the name of the vaccuum sweeper she used for so many years in my poem. I cannot remember the name of the sweeper.

It was a canister model, and the canister was brown. It came with a full set of attachments (brushes, wands, etc) and an extension or two. The base of the unit was a round container that held water. You would then "clip" the brown part (the shell) of the unit onto the water container; then unclip it after vacuuming and empty the dirty water out of the water container. This sweeper would have been used in the 60s--possibly part of the 50s as well. From what I can remember, I want to think that the brand started with an "O," but It was not an Oreck. I believe it was an off-brand. I do not know where it was purchased. She lived in Ohio.

I do not have any photos. Do you have any idea what brand of sweeper this might have been?

Thank you for your time,

Of course, that would have been a Rainbow. I supplied her with some information and a link to the Rainbow history page where she could find the exact machine.


Post# 91065 , Reply# 1   2/8/2010 at 18:51 (3,663 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
She'll have a glorious time rhyming up Rexair and Rainbo

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Awwwww, that's sweet and doubly so because her sincere appeal provided all you needed to peg the brand for her.

Inquiries and solutions like this episode must help in washing away the stink of some of the emails you must deal with. As Webmaster you are our public voice of diplomacy and I can see we wre more than ably represented, Fred.

Thanks for all you do.


Post# 91224 , Reply# 2   2/10/2010 at 17:19 (3,661 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Fred, emails, assistance (& everything else related)...

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Thank you Fred, for all your efforts as the Webmaster.

Thank you also goes out to everyone else who is 'behind the scenes' of the VCCC club. I appreciate it very much.

cheerio & hagd all


Post# 91271 , Reply# 3   2/10/2010 at 20:04 (3,661 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
Just Got This Back

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Thank you so much for everything! That is indeed the unit I remember.

Post# 91333 , Reply# 4   2/11/2010 at 10:52 (3,661 days old) by luxg ()        

Fred thanks so much for sharing this with us. Things like this make us all feel so good. Thanks too for all that you do!! Details like this are such a great positive view of our club!


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