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Post# 93946   3/19/2010 at 19:21 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        


Post# 93948 , Reply# 1   3/19/2010 at 19:26 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
how about.......

My birthday present from our own Mr Mike Rogers......given to me on Sept 10 birthday is the Third, That was a week to remember,Roger Proehl,Charles Miller, Mike and I were in Asheville getting ready to go to the Biltmore House on Sept 11 when we heard the bad news.....this is a 1957 20th anniversary Compact...almost NEW.

Post# 93949 , Reply# 2   3/19/2010 at 19:27 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Another picture


Post# 93950 , Reply# 3   3/19/2010 at 19:29 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
another....can you tell this is my most prized possession!


Post# 93953 , Reply# 4   3/19/2010 at 19:31 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Tania found this several years ago,I would not take anything for this one either.

Post# 93954 , Reply# 5   3/19/2010 at 19:32 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
more Air Way


Post# 93955 , Reply# 6   3/19/2010 at 19:33 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Right where it was when it left Toledo!!

Post# 93956 , Reply# 7   3/19/2010 at 19:34 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I am.

Kinda proud of this!

Post# 93958 , Reply# 8   3/19/2010 at 19:42 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
hope you all enjoy.

I hope to dig some more out soon!

Post# 93984 , Reply# 9   3/20/2010 at 02:34 (3,494 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Beautiful Machines Hans!

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You have such a nice collection and I've enjoyed looking at the pics. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Post# 93996 , Reply# 10   3/20/2010 at 06:54 (3,494 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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You should be proud!

The pictures you have shared with us are wonderful. Vacuums in your collection are unusual, in great shape, and simply AWESOME.

It has been great having you back on board. I am not a Compact lover, but that machine looks to be in perfect condition. Does the hose still carry suction? How about the Air-Way?


Post# 94006 , Reply# 11   3/20/2010 at 09:18 (3,494 days old) by luxg ()        

Hans, Just keep them coming!! It has been so fun to see your awesome collection! That Air Way is beautiful!!


Post# 94010 , Reply# 12   3/20/2010 at 09:53 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
The hoses!

The Air Way hose is perfect,just as soft and flexible as new,holds suction perfectly, The Compact is still soft,but does leak some,it is still usable but not perfect.

Post# 94011 , Reply# 13   3/20/2010 at 10:25 (3,494 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Your lovely C4 again brings up the (my) questions about the elimination of the protruding hose receptacle on the bag lid, as on the C2. I'm guessing it was natural design evolution - it certainly imparts a sleeker look to the already streamlined shape.

But there must have been problems with it (cracked lids? bent hose couplers - I've seen a few?) because IEC went back to the previous lid design with the 1959 C5 and subsequent models.

Anyway, I am inspired to get out my C4 this afternoon to do a spring vacuuming of the car after which it will enjoy a full spa treatment and photo posing session. Compacts are legendary for their strong suction and I know this one pulls 68".

Post# 94017 , Reply# 14   3/20/2010 at 14:44 (3,494 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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amen brothere!

Post# 94018 , Reply# 15   3/20/2010 at 15:07 (3,494 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I have heard....

The reason for the flat lid model,was that the sharper angle of the inlet imparted a greater cyclonic action inside the bag,causing better performance as the bag filled,the downside in addition to the problems you mentioned were that the machine was more apt to tip over when pulled and the hose being bent at that greater angle was prone to fail....but the flat lid does retain good airlow even when nearly full.

Post# 94031 , Reply# 16   3/20/2010 at 16:59 (3,494 days old) by airwaylady (Milwaukee, WI)        

Well Hello Hans!

I feel a certain sentiment to these vacuums as I am the one who found them and am so glad you have taken such wonderful care of them! ..Glad to see you back in the saddle with us and hope to see you at this years convention!
P.S. Can you possibly post a picture of the Coral KenKart?
Would love to seeeee it!
Keep Vacuuming!!


Post# 94036 , Reply# 17   3/20/2010 at 18:18 (3,493 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I forgot...

Tania, you did find the Compact also that Mike gave me didnt you!!!

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