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Post# 103402   7/15/2010 at 21:41 (3,378 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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When i was really little i went to a very small daycare and there they had a Regina Housekeeper, i remember always wanting one of my own, but i wanted one my size, and often wondered if they made a toy one. Which i now know they did not, but being a rather creative 5 year old i saw the box in the corner one day at the day care and decided to cut out the picture on the side of the box, because it was about my size, and i had help bending the "nozzle" so it would "stand up" in a way, and i remember coloring in the headlight on the box, and writing "Regina" on the front, and in a way that was my Regina toy vacuum.

Well i happen to run into a picture of it taken way back when and thought i would share...sure makes me chuckle! =)





Post# 103451 , Reply# 1   7/16/2010 at 17:54 (3,377 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

One time I made an Electrolux out of an empty Clorox bottle, a roller skate for wheels, twine for the cord, paper lunch bag for the dirt bag, wands out of Christmas wrapping paper tubes, and attachments out of wire coat hangers bent into shape and covered with socks. I was about 6 years old.



Post# 103457 , Reply# 2   7/16/2010 at 18:46 (3,377 days old) by thunderhexed (Edmond, OK)        
I used to..

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find any plastic bag I could, and cut the top of it to resemble that of the Kirby Classic III or Tradition, tape it shut, and put it on my battery powered Eureka toy vac.. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Goood memories..

Post# 103463 , Reply# 3   7/16/2010 at 19:32 (3,377 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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I used to do the same thing with the vacuum boxes of my mom's new vacuums when I was younger. I used to make little vacuums out of paper to

Post# 103464 , Reply# 4   7/16/2010 at 19:38 (3,377 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I made a canister vacuum out of a kitchen canister and a piece of string. I don't remember what I made the tools out of.

Post# 103495 , Reply# 5   7/16/2010 at 23:53 (3,377 days old) by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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I once made a kenmore canister out of a lincoln logs box and a jump rope for the hose. for attachments I used the attachments on the Dirt devil we had at the time. I was 3-4 yrs old

Post# 103499 , Reply# 6   7/17/2010 at 02:50 (3,377 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I made a Kenmore canister to once. Surprise surprise lol. It was a cardboard box with a fan, an old hose from a kenmore and a napkin for the filter. I tried to cut and shape and tape it into the older Kenmore style canister. I sealed it as good as O could with duct tape. It did pick up some dust and dog hairs I was surprised it did that lol.

Post# 103593 , Reply# 7   7/17/2010 at 22:09 (3,376 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
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Although I got a toy Hoover 63 for Christmas when I was 2 1/2, I also used to build vacuums with Tinkertoys and mold them with modeling clay or Playdough. Also used to cut them out of catalogs (after the new one came out and before Mom threw the old one away). Used to build lawnmowers and movie projectors with Tinkertoys and cut pix of them out of the catalogs, too.
Jeff


Post# 103632 , Reply# 8   7/18/2010 at 14:44 (3,375 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
My toy version of Mom's Eureka upright....

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When I was a toddler, somehow, I got my father or mother to buy me a toy carpet sweeper. I am amazed that this ever happened considering how embarassed my father was that his little boy was acting like a girl. What amazes me even more, was that at some point I connected a skipping rope to the top of the sweeper's handle in order to have an "electric cord," and Dad at some point installed two hooks into the wooden handle of the sweeper so that I could wrap up the "cord" for storage!!!!!

In my imagination, if the skipping rope could work as a fake electric cord, it could also work as a fake hose! So I used another rope as a tool hose and used to jam it into the hole on top of the toy sweeper just like the real Eureka's hose! I remember pretending to use a baton as a "wand+dusting brush" because it connected quite nicely with the end of the rope and the round end of the baton looked a bit like a round dusting brush.

Carpet sweeper, jump rope, twirling baton....hmmmm...how the hell did these toys make it into the toy closet of a little boy with no sisters? I guess my mother really wanted a daughter after all.... :-)


Post# 103685 , Reply# 9   7/19/2010 at 06:50 (3,374 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        
Didnt make one, but

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My Mums Vax 121 often came in handy in the garage when me and my sisters pedal driven Go Karts needed a top up of fuel.
It was really like having our own garage.

Either one of us would pretend to be a petrol attendant and fill eachother up. Then once we had done that we would go racing down the street like maniacs.

When it was time to come back in we always used to stop to re fuel then pretend vac out the cars seats with the dusting brush on.





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