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Post# 106523   8/20/2010 at 23:47 (3,576 days old) by 1926700 ()        

hey...i have a question for you,

a long time ago i seem to remember you posting a user manual for a Compact C4. there has been controversy between a friend and i about the debut of the ABC power nozzle. can u please post that page of the manual or even tell us if it was indeed the C4 or not ,and any further info like was the ABC discontinued on the C6..and did the C7 have any kind of PN?

thanks for your time..


Post# 106538 , Reply# 1   8/21/2010 at 08:21 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
I said what?

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I've been through my 1958 Compact C-4 Owners Manual and there is no mention or picture of the Always Beauty Clean power nozzle, just the standard accessories, the Magic Disc carpet sweeper and the air-driven Polish-Aire.

I don't have an ABC PN (rats!) and have not seen one in person but I do have these excellent pictures of the turquoise one that was on eBay a few years ago.

Clearly it is a color match for the C-4 and the ABC has a two-pin base socket behind the wand socket for a long cord that plugs into a standard wall socket, (or a two-pin socket if your C-4 was so modified and equipped (?)).

7 pictures coming up...

Post# 106539 , Reply# 2   8/21/2010 at 08:22 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
Always Beauty Clean

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Post# 106540 , Reply# 3   8/21/2010 at 08:22 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Post# 106541 , Reply# 4   8/21/2010 at 08:23 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Post# 106543 , Reply# 5   8/21/2010 at 08:25 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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base plate

Model # 1-1 (?) obviously made by Interstate.

Post# 106544 , Reply# 6   8/21/2010 at 08:26 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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interior layout of components

Post# 106545 , Reply# 7   8/21/2010 at 08:29 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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The seller's two pin extension cord.

Love to have one - the design is so simple and brilliant with a central intake fed from two side channels.

Anyone have one of these pn's?


Post# 106546 , Reply# 8   8/21/2010 at 08:43 (3,575 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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I love the quirky sculpted shape of the magnesium casting. In typical high-quality Interstate way even the wand/power swivel socket is thoughtfully and robustly engineered and it would have been so simple to put a headlight on this design. Motor mounted over the brushroll allowed for excellent airflow (notice the motor cover plate).

The design of this ABC is the equal of the also excellent Lewyt Electronic PN, in that the central debris intake sucks all before it in a direct air path, unlike the standard pns we are used to with their low profile side motors with intake way over on the other side by the brushroll bearings.

Post# 106551 , Reply# 9   8/21/2010 at 09:25 (3,575 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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That's just cool!

Post# 106568 , Reply# 10   8/21/2010 at 14:28 (3,575 days old) by 1926700 ()        
well thank you for ur help....

and it does help.. maybe I'm thinking of a different cleaner manual, who knows. That bi the way is a very cool little PN,
but that brush roll looks like it would really do no damage, and that dirt canal reminds me of a twin-fan upright.

Post# 106570 , Reply# 11   8/21/2010 at 14:37 (3,575 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I seem to remember someone posting pic of a c4 manuel or maybe a c5 a few years ago and it had a young lady demoing the abc but I can't remember who it was. It sounds like Dave might be saying that if you had a c4 you could have it modified to take the abc rather than purchase a new c5 kind of like what lux did with the ae with the af pn. I now the c5 had the abc and last week on ebay there was a c6 with the same plug on the back that was used for the abc. I have never seen a c7 have any kind of plug but I have seen on ebay and in person green compacts with the plug in front like the gold c9. I think the one I saw was a c9 but it was green and I believe it had a green eureka pn. I don't mean the later c80, this was clearly a green c9. Anyone have any info on that.

Post# 106572 , Reply# 12   8/21/2010 at 14:42 (3,575 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I also remember an orange compact but don't know what model it was or if it had a pn. Lastly there was also a pink one in which I was told was sold a little cheaper than the TOP c5 or 6????

Post# 106592 , Reply# 13   8/21/2010 at 19:55 (3,575 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Jason & Phillip...

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This may be the 'old' thread you guys are referring to:

Link is below.

Here it is the old-fashioned way, if the link does not work.

I hope this is of help & what you are/were L@@King for.

Cheers & hagn all,


CLICK HERE TO GO TO a007kirbyman's LINK

Post# 106603 , Reply# 14   8/21/2010 at 22:03 (3,575 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Hi Bill, that wasn't the thread I remembered but it's an awesome one! Thanks for sharing it. Phillip

Post# 106628 , Reply# 15   8/22/2010 at 02:33 (3,574 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Really nice design-that early powernozzle is sure better than the crappy new ones used today-the metal housing would give a little more "weight" on the floor so the nozzle can deep clean better-like a heavy upright-most new powernozzles-being plastic are too light to really deep clean-they just skim over the carpet or rug.The center suction is good as well-better than the side suction.TriStar---Go BACK to this nozzle and DITCH the "Lux design.

Post# 106632 , Reply# 16   8/22/2010 at 08:29 (3,574 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Suction source in power nozzles....

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I know that in many of the bag first uprights, the suction channel is positioned far over to one side of the revolving brush, like the original Dial-a-Nap uprights.

But in all the canister power nozzles I have used, the suction channel is indeed in the centre, not over to the side. The Eureka Roto-Matic (and Express and World Vac) power nozzles and the Kenmore PowerMates all suck up the dirt from the centre, not the ends. Same goes for the WindTunnel power nozzle, if I am not mistaken. True, none of them have the two-sided air intake like this vintage Compact nozzle, but neither do they position the suction intake like a Dial A Nap. Which power nozzles did?

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