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Offline AL_as_needed

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"New" Vacuum, Royal 880
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:20:14 PM »
For several years I have been using a Hoover bag-less upright for cleaning duty. It worked very well with the carpets and the hand tools are quite convenient. About a month ago it was having regular issues with it's carpet brush after running for a few minutes, causing the brush and brush motor to stop altogether. Naturally fixing it was more involved than buying a new vacuum....but who said it had to be "new"?

In classic collector spirit, it was off  to ebay and a week later a near mint Royal 880 arrived at my door. Once the new belt was installed for the brush, it was off to the races. This thing is like a tank! It pulls the rug up off the floor as it goes over it and reward the user with a nice metallic ring when it finds nice hidden bits about the room.
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Re: "New" Vacuum, Royal 880
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 03:18:00 PM »
That's quite a piece of artillery!
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Offline andre_janew

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Re: "New" Vacuum, Royal 880
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 05:36:08 PM »
Too bad you don't have a picture of it!

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Re: "New" Vacuum, Royal 880
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 06:55:04 PM »
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
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Re: "New" Vacuum, Royal 880
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 09:57:02 PM »
Modern vacs just don't hold a candle to well-designed traditional vacs, one of my past collecting obsessions was vacuum cleaners, mostly Kirbys, I love the simplicity of the designs, the longevity of them, and of course the ease of repair... :)

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Re: "New" Vacuum, Royal 880
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 03:58:52 PM »
I will post pictures as soon as I get a chance, finally found a way to display all my phones aka bought a house. Amazing to see how much stuff you have when you need to pack it, load it into a truck, unload it, (loose it for a few weeks), and try to find new spots for it all.... Should have sold it all and moved into a Yurt!  ::)
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