1922 Vintage Packard Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
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1922 Vintage Packard Upright Vacuum Cleaner. :
Greetings, today we have a rare item up for offer. This is a genuine early 1920s Packard upright cleaner. I have only seen a few of these in the time I've collected vacuum cleaners among other things. This is a very sturdy little cleaner, it's in good, original condition. The power cord appears to have been replaced with a newer cord probably in the 1980s later. It's white and not original in appearance. My self, I was intending to restore this machine to look new and replace the cord with a more period type. Take a look at the photos and you can see the cord from the handle to the motor is original and is dried up. But, this cleaner still works! I've turned it on and used it before... It actually did a reasonable job for a vacuum cleaner that's 90 years old now. The cloth bag probably is a early 1930s replacement. I doubt it's original to this sweeper, it has a later streamlined design to the print on the bag. Yet, it is a true Packard replacement bag.I know very little about Packard vacuums, I have no idea if they have any connection or affiliation with the auto company. But, the badge resembles the Santa Fe railroad company in design... That's kinda neat.To the buyers: All my antique items are sold "AS IS". Look closely and ask as many questions as you wish! So long as they are not on the final day of the sale. I will pack this very securely, I will remove the handle from the cleaner and pack it separate, I will take the best precautions in shipping this rare piece. Insurance is included in the shipping price.
Thank you and good luck to you!