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Post# 92269   2/25/2010 at 14:13 (3,654 days old) by kenkart ()        

I am trying to find a Morphy Richards canister, several months back someone had a picture of one posted and I fell in love with it, it looks similar to a Eureka roto matic crossed with a G E , I had never seen one before as European machines are non existant in the south, If anyone knows of one for sale please contact me...Hans Thanks!

Post# 92380 , Reply# 1   2/26/2010 at 22:15 (3,653 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I've never seen a Morphy Richards vacuum in Canada. In fact I'd never even heard of that name up until a couple of years ago and some small appliances started appearing on store shelves. .Made in China stuff actually posing as British made quality stuff.

One day this past fall I was at the library perusing thru the old microfilms of our towns newspaper, the late 1950's and early 60's editions and I saw some small ads for Morphy Richards appliances so I guess at one time back then they were selling stuff here in Canada. I've never run across any in my thrift store haunts.. and I do a lot of thrift store haunting LOL

BTW going thru old microfilms of newspapers at the library is a really interesting. Looking at the old appliance and car ads.

Post# 92422 , Reply# 2   2/27/2010 at 16:50 (3,652 days old) by kenkart ()        

I thought they would have been sold there too, someone has one but I cant remember who, he had pix posted here or on AW a while back, im into any machine that is unusual,not much of a Hoover guy, that is too common, mostly Apex LewytCadillac,and any old canister,I do have Hoovers Eurekas and E Luxes but like odd things my 63 Gem, made in Canada, also sold under the name of Seven and Water Matic.

Post# 92446 , Reply# 3   2/28/2010 at 02:35 (3,652 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
We in the UK would like one too ....

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Rare as hen's teeth here in the UK too, MR cannisters appear to have been based very much on GE Swivel top. They also had an upright bassed, apparantly, on a 1950s Eureka upright - previous to the model that Fred started a thread on recently. I say Eureka as it has what appears to be a "back saver" handle

Post# 92510 , Reply# 4   3/1/2010 at 05:16 (3,650 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Mine was robbed!

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I had a two-tone brown one, which I picked up on the market for about 10. I can't now remember if it had the hose or any attachments...but in any case it disappeared after a garage break-in in 2004..

It was circa 1960s.


Post# 92518 , Reply# 5   3/1/2010 at 07:18 (3,650 days old) by kenkart ()        
Leave it to me!!!!!

To want something impossible to find, it took 20 years to get an Apex Strato Cleaner, 30 to get a 56 KenKart, and over 15 to get a Cadillac quick vac, so I AIN'T giving up!!

Post# 92557 , Reply# 6   3/1/2010 at 17:19 (3,650 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Actually there were two ....

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As well as the "swivel top" MR cleaner there was also a more conventional cannister as well as the picture below shows. The true origin of this cleaner is uncertain, but it is most probably Goblin manufacture. I believe this same cleaner was sold in Australia as an HMV

Post# 92558 , Reply# 7   3/1/2010 at 17:23 (3,650 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
And the swivel top

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Again where is was manufactured is uncertain, but I think it is unlikley to be St Mary Cray (MR headquarters). This cleaner was around from late 1959 - the picture below is 1963

Post# 92603 , Reply# 8   3/2/2010 at 06:47 (3,649 days old) by kenkart ()        

I REALLY want one!

Post# 93635 , Reply# 9   3/16/2010 at 05:19 (3,635 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Morphy Richards

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Hey Hans, it was me who posted on AW, great choice but you`ll have to get in the queue for that one!!! rare as hens teeth as Al says, this was our second family vac, never seen one anywhere and have been avidly looking for years!!!

Very heavy & durable, the hose was grey plastiflex, and had a big rubber cuff near the connector so it wouldnt chaffe, the metal tubes where very long with a curved bit where it clipped on the brush, it had "pip connections" on all attachments, and you could use it as a blower!!! I remember the

It would be useful if you guys could post pics of the inside of a GE and Eureka or Singer as I would be able to recognise who this MR was made by??

Heres the first type, which was grey & burgandy

Post# 93637 , Reply# 10   3/16/2010 at 06:14 (3,635 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Morphy Richards

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Super Suction

Post# 93638 , Reply# 11   3/16/2010 at 06:15 (3,635 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Morphy Richards

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Post# 93639 , Reply# 12   3/16/2010 at 06:18 (3,635 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Morphy Richards

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And...if you need to convince the Husband!!!

Post# 93644 , Reply# 13   3/16/2010 at 07:18 (3,635 days old) by kenkart ()        

This information is great....NOW I REALLY!!!!! WANT ONE!!!!

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