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Post# 372938   5/30/2017 at 21:27 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Believe it or not, I'm still looking for a few...Topping my most wanted list..
A Royal swivel top with the chromed wire dolly
A Kingston tank with wheels.
A Kingston swivel top canister.
A set of attachments for a Regina canister from the early 70s.
A Hamilton Beach Hatbox complete.
A Cadillac Upright.
And since the 61 Lady Kenmore Whispertone I bought was supposedly lost and has disappeared in the UPS office....I still want one.
This is a short list ,I am willing to trade some rare machines for any of these.Or buy them outright.

Post# 372940 , Reply# 1   5/30/2017 at 21:45 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Hmm wanted list food idea.
I'd love to find
the commercial hoover concept
Commercial convertible 334
Royal swivel top with rug master pn
Royal pony power team with manta ray pn
Electrolux s
Turquoise Whirlpool imperial powerteam
Airway mark V in the Grey speckle finish with matching rug master pn
Original bags for Kirby 508 509 510 and 512
Grey Kenmore canister like the Saturn but basic grey machine. I have the optional power nozzle for this machine
Original bag for convertible 564(gold and says convertible special) and 574( red and says convertible special)
A green convertible 584 bag
That's a good start

Post# 372941 , Reply# 2   5/30/2017 at 21:46 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Good idea, grrr auto correct

Post# 372943 , Reply# 3   5/30/2017 at 22:03 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
My Turn!

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My list of most-wanted vacuums for 2017:

Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50

Kirby Classic 1CR

Kirby Tradition 3CB (with 10-blade metal fan)

Royal 311 Heavy Duty Commercial (series H or I / 5.4 amp)

Royal 606 Heavy Duty Commercial (series H or I / 5.4 amp)

Royal 608 Heavy Duty Commercial (series G or H / 5.4 amp)

Royal 611 Heavy Duty Commercial (series I / 5.4 amp)

Royal 618 Heavy Duty Commercial

Royal 620 Heavy Duty Commercial

Royal 660 Heavy Duty Commercial

Royal 662 Heavy Duty Commercial 

Royal 680 Heavy Duty Commercial

Royal 682 Heavy Duty Commercial

Royal 888 Prestige (series F or G / 5.4 amp)

Electro-Hygiene 980 (series F or G / 5.4 amp)

Galaxie Prestige 990 (series F or G / 5.4 amp)



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Post# 372946 , Reply# 4   5/30/2017 at 22:45 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Hey Phil give me a call, I saw an S for sale at one of the local shops. Can get it pretty cheap if you want.

Post# 372948 , Reply# 5   5/31/2017 at 00:07 by luxflairguy (Sumas)        

All I wish for is the attachment carrier for the Hoover Dialamatic or PortaPower that clipped onto the hose. Anyone? Greg

Post# 372950 , Reply# 6   5/31/2017 at 01:43 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Was wondering if this should be on the SuperMarket part??But here goes for my requests or wants.
Cadillac Upright
Certified Pile Lifter-Real one not an imitation.
Pacific Steamex M1 clone.
NSS Bronco Ext filter Wet-Dry vacuum-a machine like the present Tornado ext filter WD vacuum-have one of those.
Will think of others as time goes on.

Post# 372983 , Reply# 7   5/31/2017 at 12:04 by Gsohoover (Greensboro, NC)        
Top Wanted

1958 RCA Whirlpool Imperial Mark XII 

1956 Kenmore Kenkart 

Apex Strato, Aero, Dyno etc.

Sunbeam Dual Deluxe 

GE 111, Singer R1 and the Premier Grand would be nice :)

Hoover 150

1960s RCA Whirlpool Celoc and Super Celoc

Air-Way with a nice Rugmaster

Air-Way Super Chief, Zephyr and DirtMasteR.


A very tall order for most of these machines.

Hope everyone finds what they are looking for.


Post# 372991 , Reply# 8   5/31/2017 at 14:36 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Well, here goes with my list...


PARTS, ACCESSORIES, ATTACHMENTS, etc. (I don't need any more vacuum cleaners!)


- Hoover Dial-A-Matic Model 1110 bottom plate. (I discovered when I started looking over the one I just got that the bottom plate is missing.)

- Hoover Dial-A-Matic Model 1110attachments

- Hoover 26 -- original bag (or a 28 bag will do)

- Hoover 28 -- original bag

- Hoover 91 / 913 / 918 etc. -- original bag

- Kirby Model C -- brass front plate

- Kirby 562 -- copper-colored vinyl bag top collar, other copper trim as available

- Electrolux 1453 -- brown plastic halo & off-white standard cord

- Electrolux -- Instruction manuals for Model V, XI

- Eureka Model M -- handle grip (top part only)

- Eureka vacuum (1421,668) -- off-white cord strain relief, oyster white vinyl bag

- G.E. green & chrome Swivel Top -- bare floor tool (the darker green color, not lime-green)

- Lewyt Model 44 Carpet Sweeper Attachment

Thanks!!  :)

Post# 373011 , Reply# 9   5/31/2017 at 16:59 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
vacuums I want

My list is actually pretty short, since I'm not a fan of uprights, that removes quite a bit. I want a vacuum that uses a particular Ametek motor that was very common in the 1950's and 1960's and I think even in to the 1970's, and thanks to Tom, I will soon have one, will hopefully be getting a Compact C6, this motor was also used in several other brands such as Eureka, Lewyt, Airway, and several others. I love the sound of that motor, very pleasant compared to all the screaming jet low quality motors we have today. Actually, the Electrolux 1205 motor sounds similar to this Ametek motor, same tone and same pitch. I'd love to find some power teams from the 1970's, I think Eureka made a top of the line power team in the canned ham form factor at that time, and maybe a Kenmore power team from that time period, weren't they called magic cord's? So, those are the vacuums I would love to find, oh, and an Airway Sanitizor would be a great vacuum to have too.

Post# 373016 , Reply# 10   5/31/2017 at 17:07 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Sunbeam Courier

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is the one I have always wanted. I already have a challenger. I have some Sunbeam Appliances.

Post# 373026 , Reply# 11   5/31/2017 at 20:28 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Hoover Celebrity power matic IV on the air ride body whit wheels
Compact Tristar cxl red 2 speed
Electrolux super j and Olympia one
Kenmore whisper tone 116 whit hand held control black vacuum grey hose whit hayden Panasonic power head 1990 eara
Kirby classic 3
filter queen brown dark brown whit power head
rainbow d2 chrome
eureka roto matic green canister whit eureka power head whit head light
first compact and c6 abc compact
think thats it oh oh yes Shop vac 8 gallon no blower port whit tool cady my uncle had one

Post# 373031 , Reply# 12   5/31/2017 at 21:12 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Greg...I've got a NOS Hoover DAM tool holder for you. I had a few some time ago...they must have gone when I was sending out a bunch of parts last year. Anyways Email me if you want it.

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Post# 373033 , Reply# 13   5/31/2017 at 21:50 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        
My Want List

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Air Way DirtMasteR
Regina Brush N Beat upright
Electrolux model V
Frantz Premier upright
Montgomery Ward Dial-A-Matic
Hoover Constellation 87 (with the switch in the hose)
Compact C1
Kirby "R" series
Sunbeam Dual Deluxe hatbox canister

and of course EVERYONE'S dream machine the elusive Hoover Model O!

Post# 373036 , Reply# 14   5/31/2017 at 22:32 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Hi Folks! Try giving our own Chris Szewejk (Hoover28) a call at his Vac Shop...CS Vacuum
124 Madison St, Oneida, NY 13421
He has about 5000 machines, so I'm sure he can help at least some of you out on your dream machines!

Post# 373045 , Reply# 15   6/1/2017 at 07:57 by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        
My list

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Wireless Vacuette
Vacuette Electric
Scott & Fetzer Sanitation System
Kirby C/R Series
Kirby Utility Handvac
Kirby 505
Kirby 509
Kirby 511-515
Kirby 517
Kirby 518
Kirby 560-Sanitronic VII

Aerus Electrolux:

Electrolux Model LX
Electrolux Model E
Electrolux Model L
Electrolux 1205
Electrolux Olympia One
Lux Classic
Lux Legacy
Lux Guardian Platinum


Anything I can get.


Any older Royal Upright, Canister, and Handvac.

Post# 373061 , Reply# 16   6/1/2017 at 10:35 by Toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
My teeny list

One of three:

Hoover 541


Hoover 543.


Hoover 800

Post# 373090 , Reply# 17   6/1/2017 at 23:23 by bnorris938 (Indiana)        

I'm looking for some tools and a power nozzle for two celebrities I recently purchased off eBay.

Hoover Celebrity II S3061 Elite Power Nozzle and white attachments
Hoover Celebrity S3001? Floor nozzle and white attachments

I'd love to buy a Hoover Powermax U3745 (babysitter had one and I was fascinated by it)

and the long shot of all long shots...

Hoover Innovation U5049 - I saw one in the corner of our local vac shop 20 years ago and should've bought it! Shop owner talked me out of it saying it was "British and a pain in the ass to work on" so I left it. I regret it, daily.

I've included some google images of the vacuums I mentioned.

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Post# 373111 , Reply# 18   6/2/2017 at 14:04 by KirbyKleanKarpet (Florida )        
My List

I would love to have:

Kirby Legend II
Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition
1979 Kirby Tradition with the 10-Blade Metal Fan and the older attachment box
Kirby Model 2C-4C
Kirby Model 505
Kirby Classic III
Kirby Avalir

Filter Queen (preferably a Triple Crown)

Rainbow (any model will do.)

Royal 662

All Kirby Tradition parts that I don't have, including:
Crevice Tool
Straight Wand Piece
Utility Tool
Rug Renovator System

I suppose I'm needy! LOL!


Post# 373131 , Reply# 19   6/2/2017 at 22:54 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        

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I still got like about 150+ vacuums that I would like to get. However, this time I'm just sharing about what I saw recently and what I really want to get.

First one is this Simplicity Symmetry Premium with No Tools onboard. One of the first and rarest symmetry models that were ever made. Love that green color and I like the fact that this does not have a telescoping wand which I'm not a fan of.

And last is this Sharp Twin Energy which is just like my blue one but with no electronics on this. This one I didn't really want to get but this one caught my attention because I didn't know Sharp made this model in this particular color and now I wonder if there are anymore Sharps that were also green because I'm still figuring out what Sharp vacuum it was from our old cabin.

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Post# 373159 , Reply# 20   6/3/2017 at 14:36 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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You know what, even though there are a lot of cool vacuum cleaners out there, examples of which I do not own, I have to face reality. I have a very small house with only two carpeted rooms and Persian rugs in a couple of others, yet I own 16 vacuum cleaners. What time does that Vacuholics Anonymous meeting start? I really can't justify acquiring any more machines and ideally, I should get rid of some that I presently have. With that in mind, I have decided that I won't be acquiring any additional machines unless:

1. It's such a stupidly good deal that I just can't force myself to pass it up (like the Electrolux Diamond J I got at Goodwill for $10 last fall) and;

2. I part with at least one machine that I presently own in order to make room for it.

Short of that, I'll just have to content myself playing with the toys I already have. What's really scary is that this insanity has really come over me in the past three years.

Post# 373185 , Reply# 21   6/4/2017 at 00:37 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I haven't bought any vacuums lately-but appliances "related" to vacuums---How bout two sewing machines?A Bernina and a Jukie.Like them a lot-they work really well!You can even use the Jukie without the foot pedal-there is a speed control fader and stop-start button on the control panel-works surprisingly well.The Jukie can cut the threads at the end of a sewing run.NICE!!!

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