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Title: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: Dyson Tech on September 20, 2010, 04:17:40 PM
Dyson model numbers have never been entirely logical; nor do they tend to run in sequence. We have a Dyson Model Number Index (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/dyson-model-numbers-index.html) you can peruse if you want to brush up.

Some Dysons were never released (or never properly released) though. The DC06 is such an example. The DC06 was actually built; it was a robotic vacuum cleaner. Apparently, it was briefly released but taken off the market due to its very high price tag (imagine that?). You can see a video of the DC06 in action here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ2M1Xsym-Y). Rumour has it there is the odd one around still. If you have one, and want to sell it, get in touch with us.  :icon_nod:

The DC09 was never released at all. It was feared that this model name would cause confusion with the DC-9 aircraft. (What they really meant was they could not get high on Google with the term "DC09", and that's bad for marketing!)

The DC10, similarly, was never released. The DC-10 is also an aircraft. Too much potential confusion there they seem to have decided.

The DC13 was another model never made. The reason? Fear of bad luck it seems.  :underchair:

Here is what Dyson UK said about the DC09, the DC10 and the DC13's that were never made:

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We never made a DC09 or DC10 as the names are more commonly associated with aerospace manufacturer McDonnell Douglas (now part of The Boeing Company). And, just in case, we avoided DC13.
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: beko1987 on February 04, 2016, 02:44:48 PM
Wow, Dyson had a DC06 page in 2000
http://web.archive.org/web/20000511182753/http://dc06.dyson.com/solution1.htm
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 04, 2016, 09:09:17 PM
Let's see if we cant archive some screenshots of the pages that still load.

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Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 04, 2016, 09:16:00 PM
Let's see if my tech skills work making the gif work...........

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Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: beko1987 on February 04, 2016, 09:59:33 PM
Brilliant!

Think how faded they would be now though, being made of DC02 plastic!
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 04, 2016, 10:10:40 PM
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Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 04, 2016, 10:12:03 PM
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Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 04, 2016, 11:18:20 PM
WTF!! A DC06 would have had a stair cleaning hose! Wow I'm impressed
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 04, 2016, 11:55:43 PM
WTF!! A DC06 would have had a stair cleaning hose! Wow I'm impressed

Yes, I never knew that either.
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 05, 2016, 12:05:27 AM
I wonder if their new robot will have a stair cleaning hose, it will be launched in America this year ;D
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 05, 2016, 12:12:51 AM
I wonder if their new robot will have a stair cleaning hose, it will be launched in America this year ;D

It has been out in Japan for months. People already have them on eBay, 220-240v, @ circa 800 with UK delivery.
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 05, 2016, 12:20:20 AM
Lol they always get all the Dysons first! :(
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: beko1987 on February 05, 2016, 10:40:42 AM
A stair cleaning hose? Brilliant but what if the robot decides to do one when your on the top step?

Do we reckon any DC06's were ever made? I know Dyson had everything destroyed, but surely they got to the stage where a few were made. Does Q have one?
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 05, 2016, 10:54:47 AM
A stair cleaning hose? Brilliant but what if the robot decides to do one when your on the top step?
LMAO :))
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 05, 2016, 11:00:36 AM
Do we reckon any DC06's were ever made? I know Dyson had everything destroyed, but surely they got to the stage where a few were made. Does Q have one?

They were made.


There were other videos, one of James Dyson explaining why they never went into full production that have since been pulled down.

Q hasn't got one I am aware of.
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: beko1987 on February 05, 2016, 11:05:36 AM
I've seen that video. Fair play to James, at least he knew it wouldn't work and stopped there. What tech would he have had then? It would have been a re-designed DC05 but heavier... Those tools look like DC05 with a stupid long hose

I'd love to be interested in the new Dyson robot, especially with the digital motors, but at that price, nah, I'll buy a broken one for 40 in 3 years on ebay...
Title: Re: The Dysons That Never Were: DC06, DC09, DC10 and DC13
Post by: MVacs on February 05, 2016, 09:09:14 PM
I'd love to be interested in the new Dyson robot, especially with the digital motors, but at that price, nah, I'll buy a broken one for 40 in 3 years on ebay...

I want one, but will need a UK warranty on it. I'll get one at trade when they go on offer 6 months after launch. I suspect I'll need the guarantee.