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1974 Royal 880 on eBay
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Post# 107836   9/7/2010 at 01:16 (3,560 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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On eBay, there is a 1974 Royal 880. The seller lists the model as being a 1969 model, but the serial # on it reads 37J-A-77361.

The "37J" code breaks down as:
3 = calendar year 1973
7 = calendar year decade (1970s)
J = calendar month October (or September if "I" is skipped)

I am wondering if, because of the serial #, this vacuum belonged to Jeff Schroff (hygiene903) at one time. If so, this could be his opportunity to reclaim it.


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Post# 107840 , Reply# 1   9/7/2010 at 01:47 (3,560 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Not Mine!

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I still have the only 880 I have ever owned, which was a gift from my good friend Jim Barnhart. However, it is almmost identical to this one and the serial #'s are close--mine is 37JA-77827, indicating they could have possibly been built the same day or week, only 466 between them! Here's mine.

Post# 107841 , Reply# 2   9/7/2010 at 01:53 (3,560 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Looks like a newer bag and AOR plate, both appear to have been replaced sometime after 1978 but before about 1985.

AOR = Adjust-O-Rite


Post# 107843 , Reply# 3   9/7/2010 at 02:06 (3,560 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Well, the adjust-o-rite may have been replaced, but I have no doubt that the bag is original, first because it is the same as the bag on the one in your ebay link, and also because I started selling Electro-Hygienes about 3 months after this one was built, and that's the bag I remember seeing on the 880 Royals at that time.

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