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Post# 105572   8/10/2010 at 18:19 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Here's another "don't everyone rush in at once" auction...

(but someone should correct his misstatements about Hoover infringements!)

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Post# 105574 , Reply# 1   8/10/2010 at 18:21 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        
And another shocker

I can't believe this went for so little......???

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Post# 105575 , Reply# 2   8/10/2010 at 18:25 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        
And on the other hand...

This stick-vac is up to $255 with an hour to go...

Surely the Atlas was at least as rare and lovely as this...

eBay sure is very very perplexing sometimes!

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Post# 105576 , Reply# 3   8/10/2010 at 18:28 (3,579 days old) by kirbyotronic ()        

I was justing going to post about the Shetland.

Can't believe it's pulling in $250+...

Post# 105577 , Reply# 4   8/10/2010 at 18:35 (3,579 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
Anyone notice the Lewyt lady......

on the nozzle? I wonder if this machine says Lewyt on it anywhere?

It looks great that's for sure....


Post# 105588 , Reply# 5   8/10/2010 at 19:28 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

There must be something about that red logo-lady!

I found a Shetland-Lewyt canister, wow, must have been 10 years ago or more. It was a low-profile, rectangular-shaped canister typical of late 1960s, early '70s canister vacuum cleaners and was off-white with grayish-tan trim.

It had that same lady-logo on it somewhere, I think on the bag chamber latch or maybe was part of some decorative trim-bit or something. It also seems to me that the SCM logo was on it somewhere. (I don't remember for sure now and I don't have any photos of it.)

I didn't have any interest in it so put it on eBay and it absolutely went through the roof, to my utter surprise.

Post# 105600 , Reply# 6   8/10/2010 at 19:57 (3,579 days old) by kirbyotronic ()        


Went back and looked at the pics again and saw it has a brush roll (motorized or air driven?).

But still, holy cow! That's more than I paid my dream machine (that I will be finally picking up on Friday)

Post# 105602 , Reply# 7   8/10/2010 at 20:34 (3,579 days old) by joe22 ()        

i remember seeing a wards branded one of these many years ago at a garage sale, so many things i passed on that i regret, but i was just a kid then

Post# 105604 , Reply# 8   8/10/2010 at 20:44 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

US $455.98


I mean, really ... what am I missing here? What is so special about this thing? Looks like all those gazillion Regina stick vacs. So it has a revolving brush. Does that make it THAT valuable?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing anyone. If it's worth that much to someone who has the money, well good for them. (I'd certainly be thrilled if it was MY machine and it did that well!!) I just don't understand why something like that gorgeous Atlas would go for fifty bucks when this thing would go so high like that.

Post# 105607 , Reply# 9   8/10/2010 at 21:03 (3,579 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
It can't be for real

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I'll bet the seller has a couple friends bidding on it to drive the price up. If somebody puts a real bid on it, then the bidding will stop. I've seen it happen before.

Post# 105613 , Reply# 10   8/10/2010 at 21:22 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Well, that's the amount that it closed for!

Post# 105614 , Reply# 11   8/10/2010 at 21:24 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

As for the Air-Way, I sent the following note to the seller:


Hello, okay, first of all this is NOT the model of Air-Way vacuum for which the Air-Way company was sued by Hoover. It was a completely different model than this one.

Second, Air-Way, which was founded in 1920, remained in business until 2008, when the company was forced to cease production as the rising cost of aluminum and steel made producing the cleaner in America too costly. It was hardly a "fly by night" operation as your listing seems to imply.

Over the years, Air-Way's products were consistently of the highest quality and featured significant innovations -- such as the disposable bag, which Air-Way introduced about 40 years before other manufacturers caught on.

Third, your machine is not worth anywhere $950.00. A tenth of that amount, PERHAPS, if a couple of collectors get into a bidding war. But it is not all that rare, despite its age, and many vintage appliance collectors already have this machine in their collection.

Just a big "FWIW"


I know... "I'm such a bee-atch!" hahaha

Post# 105615 , Reply# 12   8/10/2010 at 21:31 (3,579 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I wonder how many thousands this will go for...

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