Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Health-Mor Vibrator: More uses for your vacuum cleaner in the Sixties!






If you bought one in the Sixties, I'd say you were hosed.  Yet it's still today available from Filter Queen!

3 comments:

Tom Gaspick said...

Obliquely related --

In the 1950s, Electrolux had an HVLP spray painting attachment that operated off the exhaust end of their vacuum cleaners. There are photos at this link:

http://smithcollection.altervista.org/electrolux-canada.html

(It's the glass jar thing with a nozzle on its lid.)

It did work. I can recall my dad painting bedroom furniture in the backyard with one. He was applying some sort of grey 'flecktone' finish, which I imagine was thought to be quite stylish at the time.

The Duke said...

That's what those glass appliances are for! I've seen them before, but never knew their function! Thanks for this. BTW, that's quite the website. Quite the collection, even though vacuum cleaners suck!

Steve said...

Vibrators, glass appliances? I thought you'd need to go through the bead curtain at the back of the store for those items LOL!!
That Electrolux website is pretty cool - I think we have had a few of those models years ago. I also vaguely remember another machine, probably in the 60's (a Hoover maybe?) that didn't have any wheels on it at all - it ran on a cushion of air, like a hovercraft.