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Post# 93579   3/15/2010 at 20:17 (3,730 days old) by kenkart ()        


Post# 93580 , Reply# 1   3/15/2010 at 20:18 (3,730 days old) by kenkart ()        
Silver Knight


Post# 93581 , Reply# 2   3/15/2010 at 20:20 (3,730 days old) by kenkart ()        

THIS heats up and will create a cloud of vapor!!

Post# 93582 , Reply# 3   3/15/2010 at 20:21 (3,730 days old) by kenkart ()        
10 foot braided hose


Post# 93583 , Reply# 4   3/15/2010 at 20:25 (3,730 days old) by kenkart ()        

I just LOVE any swivel top...I found this in Lenoir, a family moved from up North and brought this with them....the date on the motor is Oct 55...Thanks to Tania for the instruction book, dolly and tools, I had never seen one of these or even heard of Thompson and Sons, they were not sold in the south.

Post# 93586 , Reply# 5   3/15/2010 at 20:56 (3,730 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Great Machines!

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Nice Jet 99, and I especially love the Silver Knight! If I remember right it was a more popular priced model that sold next to the TOL Silver King. There actually was a Silver King store in Mansfield when I was a kid and they offered both machines.
I also remember our former next door neighbors who moved to a farm when I was about 4. Shortly after they moved, they bought a new Silver Knight and showed it to us the next time we visited with them. Unfortunately, they lost it and everything else in a house fire a couple years later.

Post# 93602 , Reply# 6   3/15/2010 at 22:01 (3,730 days old) by luxg ()        

Beautiful machine Hans!!! That vaporizer is really interesting. Was this used for medical purposes?


Post# 93647 , Reply# 7   3/16/2010 at 07:25 (3,730 days old) by kenkart ()        

I dont know Terry, but it is a funny contraption,you put oil of whatever...I think eucalyptus on it,plug it in to the outlet on the side of the cleaner,let it get hot,then there is a slot in the side that you turn to the blower,when you do air is forced thru the body and a cloud of vapor comes out,I mean a VISIBLE cloud...everyone who sees it howls with laughter!

Post# 93648 , Reply# 8   3/16/2010 at 08:53 (3,729 days old) by luxg ()        

Thanks for the information Hans. It would seem that maybe it was for medical purposes then. You know like you use to put Vicks in a steam vaporizer. Terry

Post# 93651 , Reply# 9   3/16/2010 at 10:08 (3,729 days old) by kenkart ()        
I bet!!!!!

Tania could tell you,she is the Silver King expert.

Post# 93749 , Reply# 10   3/17/2010 at 01:23 (3,729 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Jet 99 and Silver King look like REALLY nice machines-Isn't Silver King Still around?-A DTD brand.

Post# 93750 , Reply# 11   3/17/2010 at 04:04 (3,729 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I really like the Jet, and the Knight with that vaporizer attachment sure is something.

Post# 93826 , Reply# 12   3/17/2010 at 23:41 (3,728 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Silver King

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Last I knew they were still around and had a website as well. Think it was but I'm not sure. And their plant is no longer in Illinois, but Kansas or Nebraska if I remember right.

Post# 93827 , Reply# 13   3/17/2010 at 23:43 (3,728 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
I must say.....

I'm partial to the Jet99 for some reason........

Thanks for sharing.


Post# 94034 , Reply# 14   3/20/2010 at 17:30 (3,725 days old) by airwaylady (Milwaukee, WI)        

Hello everyone out there in Vacuumland !

This is the "Silver Knight" and "Silver King" expert!
That was a gizmoe called the "Vaporizoer" which was attached to the exhaust port and would send glycol vapor into the air for Purification. It was very effective back in the 1940s'/50s' ...That was Thompson and Sons' invention and they were located in Lyons, IL from 1940-1987 when they sold out to Craig Leerburg in Colorado Springs, CO . "Silver King" is now manufactued there and they only make the Professional model -73B-2....Very Powerful Machine!!

Post# 94035 , Reply# 15   3/20/2010 at 18:15 (3,725 days old) by kenkart ()        
thanks Tania!

I knew you would know!!

Post# 94045 , Reply# 16   3/20/2010 at 21:36 (3,725 days old) by luxg ()        

Very interesting Tania, thanks for sharing.


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