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Post# 94174   3/22/2010 at 13:06 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        

Our own AirWay Lady has requested more pix of my 56 Pink Ken here they are!

Post# 94175 , Reply# 1   3/22/2010 at 13:07 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        

Of the Nameplate.

Post# 94176 , Reply# 2   3/22/2010 at 13:08 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        

in glorious PINK!

Post# 94177 , Reply# 3   3/22/2010 at 13:10 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        

The rug and floor tools are different from any other Kenmore,they use a curved lower wand and attach like a Eureka.

Post# 94178 , Reply# 4   3/22/2010 at 13:11 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        
rug tool

bottom plate

Post# 94179 , Reply# 5   3/22/2010 at 13:12 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        

rear view

Post# 94181 , Reply# 6   3/22/2010 at 13:13 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        
floor brush

front view

Post# 94182 , Reply# 7   3/22/2010 at 13:15 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        
rear view

of cleaner with tools and hose stored

Post# 94194 , Reply# 8   3/22/2010 at 15:03 (3,726 days old) by kirbyklassic80 ()        

I have a ken kart but it's not this one I think mine is from the 50's.

Post# 94197 , Reply# 9   3/22/2010 at 15:07 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        
this one is....

a 1956.

Post# 94199 , Reply# 10   3/22/2010 at 15:27 (3,726 days old) by joe22 ()        


Post# 94202 , Reply# 11   3/22/2010 at 15:33 (3,726 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Ohe Unique Machine!

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If I'm not mistaken, this was the ONLY model of the Kenkart where the cart was actually part of the machine, instead of being added on to a tank like the earlier models. And yours is a beauty!
I actually have a copy of the 1956 Fall & Winter Sears Catalog, and this model was priced at $99.95. Two other tanks and four canisters were also offered, but oddly no uprights!

Post# 94204 , Reply# 12   3/22/2010 at 15:58 (3,726 days old) by kenkart ()        
I dont know why????

They didn't advertise uprights, they had them, and they were good!

Post# 94212 , Reply# 13   3/22/2010 at 16:41 (3,726 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Your Guess Is As Good As Mine!

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Possibly they might have listed them in the Spring & Summer Catalog, but not in the Fall & Winter book. Seems strange to me that they didn't. One possibility might be the idea that tanks and canisters were gaining such popularity during that time period that even though the uprights were available, they weren't marketing them that much.

Post# 94266 , Reply# 14   3/23/2010 at 07:00 (3,725 days old) by kenkart ()        
Kenmore uprights..

Birtman built the older Kenmore uprights,they were very good streamlined machines,I have a late 40s model and it cleans as well as anything that was on the market at the time.

Post# 94274 , Reply# 15   3/23/2010 at 12:36 (3,725 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Can some one get me a tissue?

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Hans, Im drooling, I so love Kenmores and that KenKart is in such good condition. Il love it!

Post# 94285 , Reply# 16   3/23/2010 at 17:50 (3,725 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
All your machines...

...are in really wonderful shape, Hans. Do I recognize a Lux cordwinder on the lower part of the cart?? If so, interesting idea for sure!

Post# 94298 , Reply# 17   3/23/2010 at 18:36 (3,725 days old) by kenkart ()        

The cordwinder was a Sears option,looks like a Electrolux,but has a Kenmore molded plug on the cord.

Post# 94663 , Reply# 18   3/27/2010 at 12:17 (3,721 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

Very cool, Hans. Never seen that option, it must be rare. And the Kenmore plug cinches it!! AWESOME!

Post# 94763 , Reply# 19   3/28/2010 at 09:39 (3,720 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
Oooooh Hans.....

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Post# 94775 , Reply# 20   3/28/2010 at 11:43 (3,720 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Were those Kenmore "kart" vacs able to sit safely on stairs? Just the whole concept!

Post# 94781 , Reply# 21   3/28/2010 at 16:12 (3,720 days old) by kenkart ()        

they were good in theory,but not so good in a small house,looks like it would be,but really isn't. I use mine a lot,and it is nice to have everything with you,but it can also be awkward in tight spaces.

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