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Post# 94475   3/25/2010 at 19:42 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        

Just another Westinghouse....1955 One Stroke Cleaner!

Post# 94476 , Reply# 1   3/25/2010 at 19:44 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        
I made this out of 2 disasters!

Weird but cleans well.

Post# 94477 , Reply# 2   3/25/2010 at 19:45 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        
side view

You Can Be Sure!!!

Post# 94478 , Reply# 3   3/25/2010 at 19:48 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        

strange,,kind of like a Singer...but not exactly.

Post# 94479 , Reply# 4   3/25/2010 at 19:51 (3,721 days old) by a1945 ()        

that is one funky vacuum

Post# 94480 , Reply# 5   3/25/2010 at 19:57 (3,721 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Simply amazing, Hans, the rarely seen vacuums you so casually plop down in these threads. It's thrilling! Please don't stop.

You give all us vintage nuts hope.

When are you hosting a mini meet? Hint - mid November through mid January would suit me fine. :-)

Post# 94481 , Reply# 6   3/25/2010 at 20:03 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        
We have been talking about that....

Then I would get to cook for MOST favorite thing to do!

Post# 94489 , Reply# 7   3/25/2010 at 20:51 (3,721 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Strange and Funky Both Sum It Up!

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That's definitely one unusual machine. I must admit it was never my favorite Westinghouse model, but the more I look at the pics of yours, the more I like it! Do you know if they might have private labeled some of that model for Monkey Wards? I'm pretty sure that I remember seeing a machine that was identical except for color (it was green if I remember right) with the Wards name or logo on it when I was a kid.

Post# 94504 , Reply# 8   3/25/2010 at 21:46 (3,721 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I love it! So streamlined. I seen one on the bay a while back but it went way out of my price range!
I also have a heater like yours. Keeps me toasty in the winter when Im not using wood.
Keep uo the awsum work Hans =)

Post# 94506 , Reply# 9   3/25/2010 at 21:51 (3,721 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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The One-Stroke just happens to be Picture #1 in the POD series.

Post# 94518 , Reply# 10   3/25/2010 at 22:09 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        
Hose Adapte.r

I dont have atachments but I do have the hose and hose adapter

Post# 94524 , Reply# 11   3/25/2010 at 22:22 (3,721 days old) by joe22 ()        

it looks like a 1955 car !!!

Post# 94526 , Reply# 12   3/25/2010 at 22:24 (3,721 days old) by joe22 ()        

looks like a car

Post# 94553 , Reply# 13   3/26/2010 at 02:41 (3,721 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

It's so hideously over the top that it's fabulous -- I've heard one of these beasts run, and it was I believe the loudest vacuum cleaner I've ever heard!

Post# 94559 , Reply# 14   3/26/2010 at 08:41 (3,721 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
It looks like a 1955 car

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The Futura

Post# 94565 , Reply# 15   3/26/2010 at 11:22 (3,721 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

This, I'd be willing to guess, is a splendid example of hiring a brilliant industrial designer to come up with a new look vs. "design by committee" with said committee formed of in-house people none of whom really understand the concept of form and function or industrial aesthetics.

Compare this monstrosity with any of the machines by Dreyfuss, Loewy, Guild, et al, and you'll see what I mean.

Check this out, which I just found -- scroll down the page a ways to see the most stunning Panasonic ever!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK

Post# 94567 , Reply# 16   3/26/2010 at 11:23 (3,721 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

And how about a see-thru Lewyt!? (You can zoom in on the Lewyt by using the slider tool at the top of the photo.)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK

Post# 94572 , Reply# 17   3/26/2010 at 13:16 (3,721 days old) by kenkart ()        

This vacuum does have some merits, it is fairly low so it goes under furniture easily,it is much easier to push than Hoovers and Eurekas of the same time frame and remarkably it cleans well.

Post# 94577 , Reply# 18   3/26/2010 at 16:44 (3,720 days old) by xraytech ()        

I love it,

I think one of the most fabulously styled cleaners of the 1950's.
Oh how I wish I could find one

Post# 94600 , Reply# 19   3/26/2010 at 22:21 (3,720 days old) by luxg ()        

Hans, that is such an unusual machine. If you are able to come to the convention this year it would be great if you could bring it. I am sure this is one that most if not all have never seen before.


Post# 94629 , Reply# 20   3/27/2010 at 05:13 (3,720 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
ok Kenkart..

How about a nice video of that beautiful Westinghouse?? Pleeeze??

Thanks.. Brad.

Post# 94646 , Reply# 21   3/27/2010 at 09:29 (3,720 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Hans & your collection...

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Hans, you have some unusual & unique machines in your collection. Congrats, to you!

Their condition radiates the pride you take in the restoration & care of them.

Again, congratulations!

hagr8wknd all.



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