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Post# 94439   3/25/2010 at 16:09 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        


Post# 94440 , Reply# 1   3/25/2010 at 16:12 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        
The First All non metal vacuum....Bakelite!

And plastic!

Post# 94442 , Reply# 2   3/25/2010 at 16:12 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        
Front view


Post# 94443 , Reply# 3   3/25/2010 at 16:13 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        

Looks like a bug!!

Post# 94446 , Reply# 4   3/25/2010 at 16:14 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        

going away

Post# 94448 , Reply# 5   3/25/2010 at 16:15 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        
front cover

up close

Post# 94451 , Reply# 6   3/25/2010 at 16:18 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        
Hope these help!!

With your cleaner, this is a F-6, I think about 1947,variations of this were made thru 54 when the One Stroke Cleaner came out,I will post pictures of it also!!

Post# 94459 , Reply# 7   3/25/2010 at 16:37 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        
oh yeah!!!


Post# 94465 , Reply# 8   3/25/2010 at 17:41 (3,716 days old) by kirbyklassic80 ()        
Awsome vac!!!

I have only seen a few of these, I'm glad their is still a working one in good condition out there.

Post# 94488 , Reply# 9   3/25/2010 at 20:35 (3,716 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Love That Westinghouse!

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I think yours is a bit newer than mine, as mine still has the metal nozzle, and it's a model F1-46. Also has the metal belt cover, and the bag hangs in front of the nozzle instead of next to it.
Love your banner, too! Reminds me of the big, lighted Westinghouse sign that used to be on the top of the east side of their plant in Mansfield. Whenever we went out of town and came home on 42 North, 30 East, or 39 South, the first glimpse of the Westinghouse sign meant "we're home!"
And here's my F1-46, with the attachments.

Post# 94496 , Reply# 10   3/25/2010 at 21:22 (3,716 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

First, thank you for the timely manor in which you answered my request for assistance. Thank you too for the pictures. If I could impose on you in the near future (when I'm not working 14-16 hours a day)... I'm a thinkin' a four hour trip to North Carolina might be in order. I need to bring you some things anyway!

In the mean time a the top of that cover angled back toward the metal plate? It appears so in the pictures. Also yours appears gold in color, the one (most complete) that I have is silver. I have to see that machine!!! There must have been different series or model/year changes.

Thanks, and what a fine looking machine.


Post# 94500 , Reply# 11   3/25/2010 at 21:35 (3,716 days old) by kenkart ()        
Rick !!

I will put up some pix of just the plate,as that machine was made in various versions from about 47 till 54 im sure there were a lot of differences,you are welcome to come visit anytime,im off 2 weekends a month so im sure we can workout a time. and yes the top is angled slightly .

Post# 94510 , Reply# 12   3/25/2010 at 22:00 (3,716 days old) by luxg ()        

Hans thanks so much for posting those fantastic pictures. Your collection must just be amazing and I too hope to see it one day soon.

Post# 94512 , Reply# 13   3/25/2010 at 22:00 (3,716 days old) by luxg ()        

Hans thanks so much for posting those fantastic pictures. Your collection must just be amazing and I too hope to see it one day soon.

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