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Warehouse clean out-Losing Lease-Vacs WILL GO!!! - PART 2
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Post# 277893   4/23/2014 at 23:11 (1,212 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I'm continuing this great thread in a new one as the old one was getting a big long.

Here is a link to the original thread.


Post# 278082 , Reply# 1   4/24/2014 at 17:03 (1,211 days old) by kevin (USA)        
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While I'm not a Eureka enthusiast, I do support your idea of a Eureka-Williams Museum and encourage you to go after your dream. Where there's a will there's a way! You might begin by contacting the city of Bloomington, Illinois and pitching your idea to them to see if they could provide any financial assistance in terms of grant monies, tax increment financing, et cetera. I also wonder if The Eureka Company, its successor, would be willing to be a financial sponsor for such an undertaking?

Regarding Jimmy's machines, you might be able to make a deal with him regarding machine prices and pay installments. That could also include him or ask another vac collector in the Elizabethton area to move and store the items for you to another storage garage. That person or persons could even become business partners with you.

Just some thoughts for you to consider. I do hope you'll try to make your dream become a reality instead of assuming that your lack of current financial resources is too large of a barrier to keep it from happening. In addition, consider the fact that you may not get another opportunity like Jimmy's sale that would allow you to collect so many Eureka machines at one time.

Best regards,


Post# 278108 , Reply# 2   4/24/2014 at 18:35 (1,211 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Kevin,

Thank you for your kind words of support! I appreciate your sharing that amazing American "can do" spirit with this shy Canadian!

Unfortunately, I am now the sole caregiver of my aging mom and I am in really bad financial shape. But I have always been inspired by dreamers - especially Americans like Walt Disney - and I will for sure keep the dream alive! I am also a great fan of educational exhibits and museums, and so this could be a great hobby to design in my spare time while I make contact with Electrolux and Bloomington officials.

It would be such a shame to let the Eureka vacuum story be forgotten by future generations. "Eureka. The very best in vacuum cleaners."

Thanks so much for these heartwarming words, Kevin. I really appreciate your creative thinking and proposal of great solutions to challenges! It's guys like you and Jimmy who make Vacuumland (like Disneyland) the "happiest place on earth" for cleanerphiles like us.

And to Jimmy: Good luck with your sale of all these goodies!

Post# 278290 , Reply# 3   4/26/2014 at 14:23 (1,209 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Eureka (or any other brand) Museum

A quick thought for every ones weekend before I go back to new,old & older vacs.The simple fact is-- on many models and eras I have the museum but not the building to put it in.As I do not have and not likely to have proper museum area most can GO!!To collectors,scrap yard,dumpster,etc.I have made the decision that they WILL GO!YOU as collectors,vac shop owners or even museum curators can help decide if they go to a good home or bad.My value on most is $1--$20.(This would be more for nicer,rarer and more complete examples in some cases.)As to thoughts of a museum setting in many cases I have vac,original hose & atts,proper bag if upright,bag package if canister,many original instruction booklets and even quite a few original boxes especially with Elux & Kirby.Also replacements parts for many.
So--The scrap yard is texting and prices paid seem to be rising.At least 5 scrap haulers are hovering around and 2 of them took a small(Ford Ranger)truck load last week that included AirWay,Elux,Rexair & more.As to the dumpster for plastic body such as Hoover Dimension & Eureka Rally or the scrap yard for cords & metal vacs it will soon come down to -- If YOU don't care,I don't care or give a proverbial **** ***!!!

Post# 278291 , Reply# 4   4/26/2014 at 14:31 (1,209 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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All the best to you in sorting out which vacuums may be collected and whatnot.


Post# 278367 , Reply# 5   4/27/2014 at 13:20 (1,208 days old) by Paul (MN)        


I didn't realize that you had machine boxes. I am interested in those for the Model R, Model L (all four), Model G (both).

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to purchase your items rather than just scrapping all of them (which would sure be easier for you). I appreciate the time and effort you have put into this!

Post# 278493 , Reply# 6   4/28/2014 at 09:55 (1,207 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--didn't realise that you had------"

I'm not sure that any of you (or even myself) know what is here!!When I say much unseen that is what I mean.Also vac,hose,att,etc,etc can be stored in different areas and would make a complete museum quality vacuum even if not all seen at once.More later.Back to a Gen Kirby repair.

Post# 278533 , Reply# 7   4/28/2014 at 12:47 (1,207 days old) by Paul (MN)        


If you would be interested in opening another vacuum cleaner museum maybe you could get financial support from the VCCC and Vacuumlanders. As long as you have the artifacts anyway it's worth consideration.

Post# 278588 , Reply# 8   4/28/2014 at 19:04 (1,207 days old) by floor-a-matic (New Rochester/Pemberville OH)        

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I also need the following:

  • Compact/TriStar
    • Genuine white upholstery tool with removable grille
    • Genuine white crevice tool
    • Genuine white dusting brush
    • Rug tool with white bumper (Pic courtesy Compactelectra)
    • Genuine clear/glitter crevice tool (NO holes on tip)
    • Cyclonic Turbinette (Pic courtesy Compactelectra)
    • Always Beauty Clean power nozzle (Pic courtesy aelioandave)
    • Genuine Button locking wands (without cord channel guide)

Post# 278601 , Reply# 9   4/28/2014 at 20:32 (1,207 days old) by smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        

do you by chance have a hood like this and bumperguard this color possibly?

Post# 278607 , Reply# 10   4/28/2014 at 21:52 (1,207 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Do you still have the remains of any 1979 Kirby Traditions (specifically those models with the headlight switch)? At least the motor assembly? I hope those will find a buyer in the VCCC/VL communities.


Post# 278609 , Reply# 11   4/28/2014 at 21:58 (1,207 days old) by smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        

here is the other sweeper i asked you about if you had one?

Post# 278629 , Reply# 12   4/29/2014 at 09:39 (1,206 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
warehouse vacs

F-A-M--Compacts are now mostly in 2 areas.Not sure if there will be extra atts after putting sets with the best vacs.Never have had Turbinette or ABC.
smow69-Many F-G style.The above are possible but always somewhat rare.
kirbyclassicIII-I think I have had 2 motors units and 1 hose and polisher for L Out switch at headlight.Have found 1 motor unit and will be sorting more between Santronic & Heritage after dealing with 505--DS 80.(If no interest from collectors every time I take metal or aluminum items to nearby scrap yard I hear-"Thank you Mr. Martin.Here is your ticket showing pounds of scrap.If you scan it at ATM and push button it will dispence your cash."--Very soon-"If you don't care,I don't care."--Hello dumpster,hello scrap yard!

Post# 279023 , Reply# 13   5/2/2014 at 17:00 (1,203 days old) by kirbyduh (South Central Kentucky )        
I made the trip

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I went to Elizabethton today to Jimmy's shop. He was very fair and I got tons of Lux and Rainbow stuff. He had pretty much everything that I have been needing for my machines. I got several machines and parts for good deals. Jimmy still has tons left!! I couldn't even tell that I had taken anything!!!! I recommend anyone to make the trip. We had a day with beautiful weather and I couldn't be more pleased.

Post# 279061 , Reply# 14   5/2/2014 at 22:13 (1,203 days old) by Jaker15 (Meridian, ID)        
Okay, I would like

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An Electrolux Model G, and a Regina Electrikbroom. I would really like to save some of these machines before they all disappear. Please let me know ASAP whether or not you still have one or both of these available!! Thanks so much!


Post# 279063 , Reply# 15   5/2/2014 at 22:14 (1,203 days old) by Jaker15 (Meridian, ID)        
Ooh, before I forget

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Could you throw in a Kirby Heritage II hose for me as well? I'd love a metal-ended one.

Post# 279139 , Reply# 16   5/3/2014 at 11:03 (1,202 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello Lane,Goodbye Vacs

Lane was here ,as above, and filled both an SUV and gaps in his collection(mostly Elux vacs & polishers & Rexair)with a Lewyt and Airway mixed in.Who will be next!?!.

jaker15-Lots of Kirby hoses(but not all at warehouse),should be a Regina left and lots of Elux.With other vacs and usual problems of vac store Elux is hardly touched at this point.Some blue G & a few tan.Many hoses & atts but in different locations.When I am somewhat caught up on other things we will figure a reasonable cost of vacs and full cost of shipping.(Some of this weekend will be spent carefully packing the remainder of 2 orders that are paid and will be going northward.)

Post# 279145 , Reply# 17   5/3/2014 at 11:44 (1,202 days old) by Jaker15 (Meridian, ID)        
Thank you!

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Let me know when you get some time. Don't worry about digging out tools for an Elux, all I need is the canister. I have a few combination tools and several sets of wands, as well as more hoses than I know what to do with. The one hose I do not have is the Heritage II. When you get to the Luxes, I'd prefer a blue model G, but a decent tan one would do just as nicely. What style of Regina brooms do you have left? I've seen one or two before with PN's, but I think a straight-suction model would be better. If you get a chance, please email me at

Thanks again!

Post# 279162 , Reply# 18   5/3/2014 at 14:03 (1,202 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Would you have any light blue Royal attachments in your stash? If so, these are the following six tools I need to complete my 880's attachment set, as I already have the two extension wands.

1. Hose connector adapter for metal uprights
2. 7' hose assembly, light blue
3. 10" floor brush complete, light blue
4. 6" upholstery tool complete, light blue
5. Round dusting brush complete, light blue
6. Crevice tool, light blue

Thank you,

Benjamin "Ben" Edge

Post# 279351 , Reply# 19   5/4/2014 at 22:28 (1,201 days old) by dialanap (Woodstock, IL)        

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Would you happen to still have the Eureka on the left side of this photo with the red plastic base and white hood with headlight? I am interested!

Post# 279352 , Reply# 20   5/4/2014 at 22:40 (1,201 days old) by dialanap (Woodstock, IL)        

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would you still have the the second Eureka up from the bottom of this pic on the right side (the one with the chrome hood with white rocker switch on the hood and the blue vinyl bag and blue handle grip)I think it is a model 260? (model number doesnt matter though) Thanks for your time! I will call you if either of these vacs are available. I would need them shipped. Let me know. Thanks!!

Post# 279384 , Reply# 21   5/5/2014 at 09:40 (1,200 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Red/white spoken for,most others available.
More later.

Post# 280273 , Reply# 22   5/12/2014 at 18:42 (1,193 days old) by vacuumman206 (Eastpointe, MI)        

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If the vacuums and parts are still plentiful, I would be highly interested in taking a trip to your warehouse. Particularly interested in Kirby sanitronic and Filter queen attachments, vax carpet machines and hoover innovation I saw in the part #1 thread.

Post# 280330 , Reply# 23   5/13/2014 at 09:45 (1,192 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--vacuums and parts are still plentiful--"??

YES!!!Maybe only 10% gone.7 more on EBay today and some set aside to hold or ship.But many vacs such as Elux CB still not uncovered.Final clearance soon as possible on Hoover,Eureka,Sears canisters both metal and plastic.Come on down maybe with others nearby or on way.If here on Sat and you tire of looking at vacs you can walk one block and see downtown filled with cars(& trucks & hot rods & more & more) when weather is nice for weekly cruise in.Always at 423-297-6918.,Jimmy

Post# 280337 , Reply# 24   5/13/2014 at 11:42 (1,192 days old) by Paul (MN)        


I am thinking about coming down soon if things work out.

Also, do you have a gold-colored CB or a tan B-8? If so, please post pics of them when you can. Those seem to be the most rare.

Post# 280420 , Reply# 25   5/13/2014 at 23:44 (1,192 days old) by vacuumman206 (Eastpointe, MI)        

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It would take me nearly a day to come down to you, but I'm going to start planning and hopefully have a trip put together real soon! I have to take my car though but I'll pack it.

Post# 280506 , Reply# 26   5/14/2014 at 15:42 (1,191 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Trip to warehouse--

Paul and Jordan AND ???--Get a tank of gas and map and come on down.Lots of vacs,hoses,parts,attachments,bags and MORE!Easy trip at least at this end.As you get a plan together PUTPACM.(pick up the phone and call me---423-297-6918)

Post# 280535 , Reply# 27   5/14/2014 at 19:16 (1,191 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'm looking for a furniture brush and crevice tool for a lime Hoover Slimline I just found and was wondering if you would have any? They are the tannish gray color.

Also I still may be interested in a green Kenmore canister with Power Mate.

Post# 280573 , Reply# 28   5/15/2014 at 10:04 (1,190 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
fan or fans

I have a box of later style from conv/concpt att kits in white that would fit and work and maybe very few of the original.Both should be at store in attic.
Plastic Sears are GOING soon.Hope to group together for picture and final warning before dumster and scrap yard.

Post# 280786 , Reply# 29   5/16/2014 at 20:10 (1,189 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Do you have any more information on a metal bodied Electrolux with hose, a floating hoover constellation preferably with the original hose and suction vent and a singer/Kenmore twin fan upright bottom plate for tool free belt change models that I inquired about?

Thank you once again.


Post# 280809 , Reply# 30   5/16/2014 at 23:40 (1,189 days old) by vacuumman206 (Eastpointe, MI)        

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Looks like I'm a-go for being down there Tuesday for some fun! I plan on arriving in the morning if that's convenient for you.

Post# 280839 , Reply# 31   5/17/2014 at 10:11 (1,188 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
warehouse vacs

Damien,Still sorting 100s Elux,dozens hoses,several twin fans,moving plastic shelf units Connstellation are on and more in addition the everyday 'routine' problems.Will know more soon or tell 5 local scrap guys who are nagging me to take it ALL away!!(From recent packing and shipping I would guess cost to you might be $25.-$30. each vac plus reasonable cost of vac.)
Jordan,Should be good.Call at least once more before trip to update route,time,weather,etc.,Jimmy 423-297-6918

Post# 280856 , Reply# 32   5/17/2014 at 15:24 (1,188 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Did I say twin fan? I meant just it's plastic rug plate.

Thanks again.


P.S. being just the rug plate will that lower the cost of shipping for that?

Post# 281424 , Reply# 33   5/22/2014 at 10:43 (1,183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello post office,Goodbye vacs-

-3 uprights that are part of a larger order went out this week with more to follow.

Post# 281427 , Reply# 34   5/22/2014 at 10:46 (1,183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello again Jake,goodbye again vacs-

-Jake from the local area came yesterday and proved that his 2 tone green 1979 Ford truck not only looks good in the Sat night cruise-in but can haul a full load of mostly Hoover Convertibles and have room for a few more Kirby Heritage.

Post# 281431 , Reply# 35   5/22/2014 at 10:58 (1,183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
FINAL WARNING!!! End of Month!!! All will GO!!!!

It has now come that all must be out at the end of THIS month!!If you have mentioned sonething or called me (423-297-6918) I am probably holding items mentioned with you in mind.If you have PAID (money order from mailman at 2 PM daily at Vac Shop-520 East E St.-Elizabethton TN 37643) items are probably carefully packed and shipped or waiting to ship.I you are thinking about trip here DO IT NOW or wish you had LATER!
If I have mentioned that items are at store,upstairs or attic they are not at warehouse being emptied.Some items such as older PN 1,Sanitronic and older Kirby,deluxe FG Eureka,etc have already been moved to store.
So--I will keep a few as personal collection,a few for future EBay and others WILL GO to collectors,folk artist with welder,scrap yard or dumpster.
More later here or possible new thread.

Post# 281449 , Reply# 36   5/22/2014 at 14:04 (1,183 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Hi Jimmy, check your Vacuumland message box...


Post# 281484 , Reply# 37   5/22/2014 at 18:08 (1,183 days old) by Paul (MN)        


Will you be around on Memorial Day weekend (Friday or Saturday)?

Post# 281488 , Reply# 38   5/22/2014 at 18:48 (1,183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

"(Friday or Saturday)"?YES
--and Sun,Mon,Teus,Wed and Thurs!,
Jimmy (423-297-6918)

Post# 336620 , Reply# 39   10/31/2015 at 10:18 (656 days old) by maestrohenn (New York City)        
Gold crown hose!!

I Am in need of an original green woven hose for my eureka gold crown! Thanks, Frank

Post# 336628 , Reply# 40   10/31/2015 at 13:20 (656 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
Baby Blue Eureka F&G Upright

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I was wondering if you still had any of Eurekas that are all baby blue (bag, handle, hood, base, cord, all of it). The model I'm thinking of doesn't have a headlight and the 2 height Dial-A-Nap.

Post# 336633 , Reply# 41   10/31/2015 at 14:12 (656 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Yes,but and Yes

Golden Crown hose--I should have one but with a nice,complete vac that is waiting its turn on EBay.
Blue Eurekas--Almost every stair step going upstairs has a Eureka UR on it.Most blue.Includes private labels,basic models as well as chrome hoods and cord winders.(The blue Eureka bags seem to be the worst for losing teeth on zippers.Could be a problem on some.)

Post# 336651 , Reply# 42   10/31/2015 at 16:44 (656 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        

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Very nice! I'd love to see pics of some of the blue Eurekas. Btw, I Finally finished my resto of the chrome hooded Eureka I bought from you off eBay. It is now one of my favourite machines & daily drivers!! Also, I would still be interested in the taupe GE Silhouette upright if you still have that too.

Post# 337243 , Reply# 43   11/10/2015 at 15:11 (646 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Is the warehouse clean out still on going?

I tried the phone number and sent an email. Neither seem to work.

Apparently, though, he is still at that location.

Post# 337263 , Reply# 44   11/10/2015 at 16:47 (646 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
clean out ? -- phone number ?

Much still here!Much needs to go!!
New phone number (due to problems with old phone) is 423-268-4841.

Post# 337276 , Reply# 45   11/10/2015 at 20:09 (646 days old) by titaniciscool (Nampa, ID)        

I would be interested in a Fantom Lightning or a Fury if you have any around, and how much? I wouldn't mind paying shipping at all! If you have any Fantom Brush rolls or other misc parts that would be awesome also!

Post# 337281 , Reply# 46   11/10/2015 at 20:56 (646 days old) by bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        

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Do you have a hose for a Bison Centurion 2?

Post# 337485 , Reply# 47   11/14/2015 at 09:31 (642 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Do I have ?

Fantom--Very little for uprights but have canisters,wands,hoses,large & small power nozzles but not certain what is where.As I am mostly trying to organise the upstairs these will be later.
Bison--Most of the few Bison parts will be green.Some are in line for EBay soon.

Post# 337519 , Reply# 48   11/14/2015 at 20:26 (642 days old) by titaniciscool (Nampa, ID)        

Awesome, I'm sure you'll let us know when you get the upstairs cleaned up. I would love to take a Lightning off your hands!

Post# 339586 , Reply# 49   12/18/2015 at 15:58 (608 days old) by defleppard11 (richmond va)        

What vacuums and spare attachments you got left? Particularly looking for Lectric-Lux models with power brush, but just let me know if you don't have any Lectric-Luxes I can use other vacuums. Will pay for shipping to Providence Forge, VA and if no objection can pay you thru paypal if you can give me an estimate would be great.

Post# 339588 , Reply# 50   12/18/2015 at 16:51 (608 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
What vacuums---attachments ????

To much to list.But there WILL be LESS & LESS!!As close as I come to a New Year resolution is that they are GOING! daily and steadily to customers,collectors,scrap yard or dumpster.I just sold a collectible GE swivel top cheap to a local customer who loves it.A truck load including brown Filter Queen and MORE went to a local vac guy.10 bagless uprights are out in the rain waiting to be walked to the dumpster.Next group for EBay includes-early Elux UR,Fantom Fury(gold trim),OLD Hamilton beach & Premier,old & modern hand vacs,2 polishers(one a MW).Best way to see and acquire is personal visit(easy 4 lane drive).I rarely have time to spare for packing,shipping.This is done for me on EBay vacs and other items.I have been distracted with out of state death of both parents this year & holidays but will soon make more & more go faster & faster!!Hope to have new pictures as brands become grouped together.(Am finding MANY Compacts! and others.)Call 423-268-4841(before I turn phone off)with any questions.,Jimmy

Post# 339595 , Reply# 51   12/18/2015 at 20:31 (608 days old) by defleppard11 (richmond va)        

Sorry bout ur parents. I can't come in person. I'm in Virginia.

Post# 366498 , Reply# 52   2/10/2017 at 11:58 (188 days old) by leviwhite1985 (Davidson, NC)        

Hello, Are these vacuums still available?

Post# 366512 , Reply# 53   2/10/2017 at 15:11 (188 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Hi Jimmy

Sorry you are having troubles, I will try to get up there sometime soon, Since Dec we have had 6 deaths among family and friends so I know kind of the mess you are in..

Post# 366513 , Reply# 54   2/10/2017 at 15:13 (188 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"vacuums still available"?

YES!MANY!!Sorting and scrapping has continued with the latest being a move from my current vac store building to a new location that will continue vacuums and add 1000s of books and a few antiques & some art.Closer to spring there will be a clean out of current long time location as I finish moving.Much more later and separately.
Call anytime423-268-4841(turned off at some point in the evening,back on next morning)I will have little if any time for packing/shipping.Best to visit in person.Very easy drive from Charlotte.(
Just drive up the 4 lane to Boone and take a left at the 2 story Wendys.)

Post# 366792 , Reply# 55   2/14/2017 at 19:33 (184 days old) by vacuumboy23 (California )        

Hi! Do you have any elites? I might be interested.

Post# 366794 , Reply# 56   2/14/2017 at 19:49 (184 days old) by vacuumboy23 (California )        

if not, then any older eurekas or some hoover concept ones?

Post# 366809 , Reply# 57   2/15/2017 at 08:25 (183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"do you have"?

Elites--Very few as these would sell as good,basic used uprights.I think there are still good cloth bags and handles in attic.Also hoses and converters and a couple of original boxes with color panels.
Concept--Almost nothing but hoses and converters.
Older Eurekas--Yes.20s through 70s.Including blue from 60s and deluxe with chrome and cordwinder from 70s.

Post# 366851 , Reply# 58   2/15/2017 at 16:53 (183 days old) by vacuumboy23 (California )        

Alright, can you possibly get some pictures of any of the 70s Eureka's? I'd love to have an older Eureka of that age.

Post# 366893 , Reply# 59   2/16/2017 at 08:32 (182 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Most in reply 19 above are still there.

Post# 366894 , Reply# 60   2/16/2017 at 08:33 (182 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Most in reply 19 above are still there.

Post# 366902 , Reply# 61   2/16/2017 at 09:50 (182 days old) by myvacsrock (Dayton, OH)        

I can email you privately, but I am currently looking for a hose for this machine. I noticed you had a few of these in orange in some older warehouse pictures, so I figured I would ask. Let me know if you think you might have one of these. Thanks!

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Post# 366922 , Reply# 62   2/16/2017 at 15:27 (182 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

I have no money, so I might take any ones that are free. Especially ones that don't run. I love a good project!

contact me at

Post# 366940 , Reply# 63   2/16/2017 at 18:03 (182 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I have had 6-8 orange Vikings but only 2 white over the years.Most gone but should still have attachments,etc and maybe this hose.Haven't seen recently but will be sorting though everything soon.
Only some are free and ONLY if you pick up in person.East TN is an easy drive and nice area if you have family or friends planning a trip or vacation.There will also be MANY hoses,wands,attachments,parts,POWER NOZZLES,bags,some filters and MORE.

Post# 366959 , Reply# 64   2/17/2017 at 06:19 (181 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
And if you go!

The BEST barbecue on earth is less than 10 miles away!!!The RIDGEWOOD!

Post# 366996 , Reply# 65   2/17/2017 at 13:41 (181 days old) by vinvac1977 (San Antonio)        

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I am interested in the red and white and also the blue eureka in the picture in post #19 if they are still available. I am also looking for some parts for a Hoover Model 27, mainly the motor hood. Please let me know. Thanks, Charlie.

Post# 367180 , Reply# 66   2/19/2017 at 20:08 by reo580 (Holland, Michigan)        

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I am interested in the all chrome Filter Queen 450/ 500 you had in the pic on the other thread.
Also, do you have any good condition or NOS BROWN filter queen wand seal/ cuffs?
thank you,

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Post# 367200 , Reply# 67   2/20/2017 at 07:37 by leviwhite1985 (Davidson, NC)        
GE Roll Easy

Hello, I saw in one of your photos you had a GE Roll easy vacuum. I would like to purchase that, and a few constellations (I have the Orange and yellow), Hoover Suitcase, Electrolux Model AE & Model R. If you have any? I appreciate it! Thank you!

Post# 367202 , Reply# 68   2/20/2017 at 08:55 by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Hans, I agree completely! Hands-down Ridgewood is the absolute BEST BBQ I have eaten EVER! Jimmy treated me to a trip there when I visited him last July and I was absolutely floored at how good the place is! I plan to make a return trip this year (to see Jimmy, AND visit Ridgewood!) and I absolutely CANNOT wait! Both places are well worth the drive!!!


Post# 367267 , Reply# 69   2/21/2017 at 08:46 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Do I have ?--

vinvac1977-Most Eurekas are still as pictured.Prefer pick up in person but might take to UPS after I get a reasonable price if you will then pay all packing,shipping,etc.Very little for Hoover 27.
reo580-I think FQs are still on shelf but are now behind GE Swivel Tops and MORE.Will be sorting soon.Slight chance of cuffs.
leviwhite1985-Have at least 6 Roll-Easy but extras may not be complete but can use Swivel Top hose/atts.Many Constellation but most extras are yellow-yellow/tan.Have found at least 4 original blue non floating.Many Portable(& Slimline)but now behind older Hoover uprights.Most Portable complete or nearly so.Many Electrolux from XXX and later but few Rs.
Ridgewood-Great & nearby.I don't have to be
asked twice to take any of you there!
Vac store clean out-More later and separately.Pictures soon.

Post# 368160 , Reply# 70   3/9/2017 at 15:49 by compactone (Bainbridge island wa)        
kirby 560 bag

Jimmy, I'm looking for a new or nearly new Kirby 560 original bag. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mark

Post# 368196 , Reply# 71   3/10/2017 at 08:32 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I have at least 20 Kirbys before the Omega style.Many boxes,att boxes,hoses,attachments,polishers,HandyButlers,shampooers & more & more, some parts such as rubber trim and a few cloth bags.Only ones that might be new would be Heritage era.Older used bags are probably fair to good.Much is in a box somewhere but will be sorted soon as I continue to move.

Post# 368203 , Reply# 72   3/10/2017 at 11:03 by compactone (Bainbridge island wa)        
thank you

Jimmy, thank you I'm interested in a good used one as you go through stuff please keep me in mind. Thanks again Mark

Post# 368224 , Reply# 73   3/10/2017 at 17:29 by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        


Would you by chance have any Hoover 105, 700, or 725 parts - rear wheels - bags - brush roll or other misc stuff? Thanks. Todd.

Post# 368237 , Reply# 74   3/11/2017 at 08:27 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I have LOTS of Convertibles,several of the 63 & 28 styles and then much less of the older models(mostly complete,a few with original bags).But very few parts unless some become parts machines.I have started by moving the Convertibles and then will move older & older models.I will keep several myself.Others available later.

Post# 368240 , Reply# 75   3/11/2017 at 09:07 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Say Jimmy I still need 2 Convertible Armatures that are decent, as well as a blue outer bag for a 70 (off another 70, a 719, or a u4005)

Post# 368253 , Reply# 76   3/11/2017 at 14:38 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Nice stuff there.

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Good luck with it all.
I have 5 70s, 3 719s and, I believe I even may have a spare outer bag.

Post# 371200 , Reply# 77   4/21/2017 at 11:25 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Hi Jimmy I don't know if you got very busy or what happened but I am getting concerned being that I can't get a hold of you. My phone number is 989 277 2093 call me when you're free.
Thank you very much for everything that you do.

Post# 371389 , Reply# 78   4/26/2017 at 07:04 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Hi Jimmy I thought I'd send you a picture of my vacuum that's needs the eureka 800 series rotomatic to repair it. I also have a Hoover dial a matic power drive that needs a back motor cover.
Thanks again for all you do.

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Post# 372837 , Reply# 79   5/28/2017 at 17:31 by vonn52 (TN)        
electrolux CB2000

Hi Jimmy,
Was wondering if you might have the cloth filter and possibly a motor for the electrolux CB2000 or know where i might be able to get one?

Post# 372963 , Reply# 80   5/31/2017 at 08:29 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
CB 2000

The only CB 2000 I have had in recent years was worn and dirty and went to scrapper.I have several metal CBs but not all with cloth filter.I would use the paper filter under the cloth with any of these.I should have some'in a box somewhere.'I do have a rare box a CB 200 was shipped in.The motor should be same as Diamond Jubilee and could be easily changed or repaired with newer genuine repair kit.

Post# 372966 , Reply# 81   5/31/2017 at 08:36 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

Please don't scrap those nice old vacs! Only scrap the new bagless crap. Give the rest to a vac shop, I'm sure they will take it.

Post# 372969 , Reply# 82   5/31/2017 at 08:47 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"don't scrap -- old vacs"

When will you(& others??)be here to get some?!?!?!
I an moving from one building to another that will mostly be a book store with 600 feet of shelving to stock that is taking most of my time.I have more vacs and parts from 1920s on than you can imagine that WILL GO.
I can walk through town and find 6 scrappers that can be here tomorrow with trucks.
Again, when will you and other collectors come and collect?!?!?!

Post# 372982 , Reply# 83   5/31/2017 at 11:31 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I would LOVE to................

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But, I cannot get to TN :(

Post# 372995 , Reply# 84   5/31/2017 at 15:43 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

Sell some on EBay. Don't want to see 20's-80's vacs get ravaged by scrappers.

Post# 373027 , Reply# 85   5/31/2017 at 20:41 by Jukeman48 (Springdale, AR)        

Hi Jimmy, A fellow forum member just connected me with your warehouse wonderland. I'm after a few machines (just getting started with the hobby) and am HOPING to find some nice, clean, all original examples.

Hoover 26
Hoover 28
704 Convertible (been searching forever for one, found a few but have all been way too rough)
70 Convertible
Any other Dreyfuss-era models I'm forgetting to mention
Filter Queen 200

The nice examples on my list bring a pretty penny. That's what I'm willing to pay for the right ones.

Can you help with any of these? Thanks!!

Post# 373048 , Reply# 86   6/1/2017 at 08:40 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Vac Shop cleanout

"cannot get to TN"--The last time I checked I-81 goes at least as far as Penn and our new president has announced no plans for a wall at the Mason-Dixon line.
"Sell some on EBay."--I sold many vacs and parts as well as a few other items with a long time EBay seller with a high satisfaction rating for the last couple of years.She was an older lady who became ill and died.I now have little time to find,check and describe items.If you or anyone want to come set up an EBay department let me know!!.There are 100s if not 1000s of items here!

Post# 373053 , Reply# 87   6/1/2017 at 09:28 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Vac Shop cleanout

"Hoovers wanted"--There is MUCH here that needs to go.I will keep some and hold others for possible future EBay.I have NO time for packing and shipping.Any are welcome to make the easy 4 lane drive and bring a large vehicle and an amount of money that will match the rarity and condition of what you choose.(2 here visited very recently with another expected soon.)There are AT LEAST 100 Covertibles(with at least 1 of every 2 digit Mo number),30 Constellations,25 Slimline & Portable,5 floor washers,15 Dial-A-Matics,6 Swingette style,12 Celebritys,etc. & AT LEAST 20 FQ(few 200s),30 70s & older Kenmore,10 Compacts,10 Sunbeam,15 Lewyt,6 Roll Easy,20 swivel Tops & more & MORE! & MORE!!
set your GPS for-Elizabethton,TN 37643
entering the following numbers in an electronic device will allow voice communication-423-268-4841

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