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Post# 92011   2/21/2010 at 12:36 (3,749 days old) by joe22 ()        

anyone know anything about this vac. pics are from ebay listing. has a belt lifter and removable head like a kirby. one long time royal collector has not heard of it.

thank joe

Post# 92035 , Reply# 1   2/21/2010 at 21:06 (3,749 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Hey Joe,

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Now that I see the pic, it looks like a Royal 888 with a different bag. And as I told you before, if you've got a chance to get it, GO FOR IT!!
Good luck,

Post# 92040 , Reply# 2   2/21/2010 at 21:35 (3,749 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Shows how little I know about Royals -- I didn't know there was ever a model with a removeable nozzle. I remember that the Electro-Hygienes at the vac shop where I worked when I was in high school had a second brush roll for floor polishing, but it had to be installed in the nozzle in place of the agitator brush.

I'd like to see some photos of that model Royal with the nozzle off and the hose in place if anyone has any piccies handy.

Post# 92046 , Reply# 3   2/21/2010 at 22:26 (3,749 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Go to this thread. I have pictures of both my Royal and Electro-Hygienes there. They are truly awesome machines.


Thread# 8112 My Newest Royal and the Family Reunion!
Originally Posted: 1/29/2010-16:31 by vinvac
Number of Replies: 39 -- Last Reply by vinvac, at 2/5/2010-07:26

Post# 92058 , Reply# 4   2/22/2010 at 12:01 (3,748 days old) by kenkart ()        
I would bet!!!

Mike Rogers at the Henry Company could tell you all about it.

Post# 92110 , Reply# 5   2/23/2010 at 08:58 (3,747 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Need website info..

Could someone please post Mike Roger's company website please?

Post# 92123 , Reply# 6   2/23/2010 at 19:26 (3,747 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Thanks for the reference, Morgan. The removeable-nozzle Royal looks really cool with the hose. How's the suction?

Post# 92124 , Reply# 7   2/23/2010 at 19:44 (3,747 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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I would say it is much better than a Kirby of the same time frame. Plus I like the Royal tools better than Kirby.


Post# 92144 , Reply# 8   2/23/2010 at 23:48 (3,747 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I've never heard of that imprint before. Whenever I see any badge-engineered Royal uprights and canisters like this (cf. Stark, Alva, et al) I learn something new everyday.


Post# 92151 , Reply# 9   2/24/2010 at 00:24 (3,747 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
I Agree, Morgan!

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Really powerful to begin with, and yes, the tools are much better made. The hose for instance, is practically indestructable--you can stretch it, twist it, step on it, bend it, tie it in knots, run over it with the car, and it just keeps bouncing back into shape. Then you have the wands, gracefully curved steel wands with vinyl ends that make it so much easier to get to the high and low spots than straight wands, and the attachments themselves having vinyl heads and steel shanks.
When I was selling Electro-Hygiene, the attachments were a big part of the demo. I banged the wands together and bounced the attachments off the floor to show how durable they were in addition to showing how much easier they made cleaning tasks.
Now don't get me wrong, I do love Kirbys too, but when a prospective customer would bring them up back in the day, I would always ask them as I was banging the wands, bouncing the tools, and stomping on the hose, what would happen if they did the same thing with Kirby tools. And I was always quick to point out that the Electro-Hygiene was as powerful and durable as the Kirby with the same warranty, better attachments, disposable bags, and more maneuverable, at about 1/3 the price.

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