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Auction Find!!!! 1962 Kenmore 75!!!
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Post# 108649   9/18/2010 at 17:34 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        

Lookie at this, nasty but all there, even the paperwork!!!

Post# 108650 , Reply# 1   9/18/2010 at 17:36 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        
I think it will clean up well!


Post# 108651 , Reply# 2   9/18/2010 at 17:37 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        
All paperwork

In a folder with several packs of genuine Kenmore 5009 bags

Post# 108653 , Reply# 3   9/18/2010 at 17:38 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        

Kenmore clean!

Post# 108654 , Reply# 4   9/18/2010 at 17:40 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        
Best of all!!!!

The book shows the Kenmore 90 Whispertone WITH the deluxe L shaped powerhead and pistol grip hose...THE FIRST PISTOL GRIP EVER!

Post# 108655 , Reply# 5   9/18/2010 at 17:42 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        
Best of all!!!!!!!!!

No one had visions of grandeur!!! 10.00, About what it is worth!

Post# 108656 , Reply# 6   9/18/2010 at 17:42 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        
I will post more!

When I get it all cleaned up!!

Post# 108657 , Reply# 7   9/18/2010 at 17:43 (3,446 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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That looks like it will clean up real well! You don't see these too often!

Lucky you!


Post# 108658 , Reply# 8   9/18/2010 at 17:44 (3,446 days old) by joe22 ()        

awesome find !!!

Post# 108659 , Reply# 9   9/18/2010 at 18:24 (3,446 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Very cool, but I wonder why there is not a curved handle on the hose where it attaches to the wands. I remember seeing other machines like that as a kid and never understood that.

Post# 108666 , Reply# 10   9/18/2010 at 21:01 (3,446 days old) by kenkart ()        
Curved wand!!

Charles, like a lot of other old Kenmores, this one does have the curved wand...they just kept turning the hose till it threaded itself all the way to the suction relief, when I get it fixed I will post more pics, the picture of the deluxe powerhead in the book, is the first pistol grip ever made,as far as I know, and the L shaped powerhead and electrified hose were way ahead of everyone else! The Whispertone with this setup is my all time dream machine, I would trade about anything I have for one!

Post# 108667 , Reply# 11   9/18/2010 at 21:50 (3,446 days old) by luxg ()        

Great find Hans!! I love the color of that machine. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Post# 108675 , Reply# 12   9/19/2010 at 00:13 (3,446 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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That's a looker there!

Post# 108689 , Reply# 13   9/19/2010 at 07:25 (3,445 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
Oh, Joy Unbound! Oh, Rapture Unforseen!!!

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Seriously, I mean it Hans - this is the sort of Happy Vacuum Collecting Happenstance that far out-shadows any of those pesky annoying 'Ones That Got Away aka $355 KENMORE WHISPERTONE 90' incidents that feebly attempt to clog our path to vacuum Bliss. The Fates were surely smilin' down upon you, Hans.

Sears always did provide the most complete documentation and after-sale service for anything they sold and I love the implied inherent belief that the owner was fully capable of doing their own repairs. To this day I know I can call up Sears Service and obtain the 21 year old parts for my snowblower. I wonder what SEARS' official cut-off date is for warehousing spare parts? wouldn't be at all surprised that somewhere in the SEARS Central Warehouse on some long forgotten dusty shelf there are 48 year old replacement parts including a complete De Luxe Power Mate pn, unless 40 years is the cut-off date rather than 50.
Ah well, one will surely find its way to you one day, you have the most spectacular Luck. :-)


Post# 108797 , Reply# 14   9/19/2010 at 17:21 (3,445 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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Hans, that is a spiffy machine and like you I want the Lady Kenmore Whispertone bad. I just came across a Sears newspaper ad from the 12/7/60 Bakersfield Californian and it had that Lady Kenmore with the L-shaped powerhead and pistol grip hose for $159.95.

Post# 108798 , Reply# 15   9/19/2010 at 17:31 (3,445 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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And is that a Bradford model on the bottom?

Post# 108803 , Reply# 16   9/19/2010 at 18:35 (3,445 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

@Hans - "Curved wand!!" ... I see. But there were some canister and tank machines that did not have a curved handle. I don't remember now which ones but do remember seeing them, and thinking it was dumb that there was no handle!

Post# 108806 , Reply# 17   9/19/2010 at 19:22 (3,445 days old) by kenkart ()        
ALEXB !!!!!

Thanks so much for posting that ad, I didnt realize that the Whispertone was made 2 years,I have seen that powerhead in pink though, but couldnt get it, Jimmy Martin in Tenn. has it,when that one came up recently I was puzzled because it was called a Whispertone 90, and looked to be a blue green color, evidently the 61 model was called Lady Kenmore Whispertone, and the 62 was just Whispertone 90. Thanks for the info!!!

Post# 108952 , Reply# 18   9/21/2010 at 16:54 (3,443 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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No problem Hans, I have many more newspaper scans and I may have to go to the SLU library and do some research on the 60-62 series.

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