Thread Number: 8875
Vintage Vacuuming-GE Swivel Top Question
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 98414   5/16/2010 at 08:53 (3,439 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

arh1953's profile picture
Since "The Big Change", my friends Karen and her daughter Whitney and I have been hitting the high spots in this place, after three years in an interrupted life. I decided to use my wonderful Swivel Top Cord-Reel without the extra helpers to hit the things popping up that the kitties and I track around. I'm sure you've noticed how horrible floor vacuuming in tight places is, with that unyeilding hose. That's not really that much of a problem, the machine performs flawlessly. I'm curious, what's the lift on that canister when measured by the vacuum Suckometer? Can't think of the real name.




Post# 98439 , Reply# 1   5/17/2010 at 05:18 (3,438 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

arh1953's profile picture
Mom was happy with her BOL Swivel Top for fourteen years and it kept this little box clean until she got her Model L Electrolux. It certainly seems to get the job done.

Post# 98445 , Reply# 2   5/17/2010 at 09:09 (3,438 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I couldn't tell you but I'm sure Dave can

Post# 98479 , Reply# 3   5/17/2010 at 18:42 (3,437 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

aeoliandave's profile picture
Way back in the furthest reaches of vacuum Lounge Siberia. Took a bit of gingerly clambering but anything for youse guys!

Notes and Disclaimers
*Deer were in a pre-existing condition of taxidermic paralysis in the accomplishment of this photo survey*

*No Davys were gored by antlers while falling over on to them when tripped up by Rainbow hoses*

Notes to self
*Remember next time to first toss, lariat-style, long orange extension cord in a cowboy calf-roping manner BEFORE making hunched way back with Vac-u-tronic tester case to where the GEs are stored* *On return trip to retrieve said cord remember that there are long sharp bony spikes to be avoided when backing up to prevent head from banging into low hanging rafters*


Post# 98480 , Reply# 4   5/17/2010 at 18:44 (3,437 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

aeoliandave's profile picture
At great risk to life, limb and exposed bald noggin I burrowed my way to the furthest back corner of the attic eaves where the GE Roll-Arounds and Swivel-tops vacuums are (were) essentially inaccessible.

Taking into account that because of the notch and button leaks inherent in the design of the GE's turret-top hose inlet, I took readings from the hoses - which have all been latexed tight - and the results are as shown. I did not attempt to turn the vacuums over to record their model numbers, in that cramped crouched position. :-)

determined and due diligenced Dave



Post# 98481 , Reply# 5   5/17/2010 at 18:46 (3,437 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

aeoliandave's profile picture
The Vac-U-Tronic tester has a list dated 1952 that gives suggested and expected readings for many vacuums of the day.

Post# 98482 , Reply# 6   5/17/2010 at 18:58 (3,437 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

aeoliandave's profile picture
Proof that these tests did take place.


General Electric Green Model VC1A , 115V, 5.3A, 600 W
Year: 1953-1954
Reading: 52"


Post# 98510 , Reply# 7   5/17/2010 at 21:59 (3,437 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

suckolux's profile picture
That just looks like lots of fun there Davy!

Post# 98524 , Reply# 8   5/18/2010 at 06:15 (3,437 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Vac-u-tronic

arh1953's profile picture
Thanks Dave, I would have believed you! My GE is similar to the one you are pictured testing. I'm pretty sure I need a new hose, I can blow air out fine, but pickup was lousy the last time I tried. It wouldn't pick up cat litter for anything. I finished up with my Hoover Tempo that has the hard plastic hose.




Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


automaticwasher.org home
Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy