Posted 3 years ago
Hi CW Gang:
Vintage Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner, Made in Canada with its Atomic streamlined shape. It is a turquoise blue color, and you will notice on the one side it has some Flowers on it - from the flower Power days. Still in working order. These things are TOUGH!! They can take a beating getting banged around and still work. Notice the handle on the Vacuum cleaner, as it is (was) clear at one time, with sparkles in it. The handle here has started to yellow over the years. Still super shape. **Tri-State and Compact are the same, but I think the name compact was used more in Canada.
Interesting thing about these I found was:
""The Compact vacuums were originally made by the Interstate Engineering Corporation to clean Howard Hughes Corporation aircraft in the 1940's. The first Compact had two rear wheels and two front skids. It had a hose with several attachments so that custodians could easily clean under the seats and the overhead compartments. It was very likely women employees who cleaned the aircraft because Howard Hughes' Corporation employed many of the "Rosie The Riveters" that you've probably heard about working to support World War II.""
Thanks for LOOKING // LOVING !!
~ Rose ~