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Post# 374090   6/17/2017 at 21:53 (339 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        

Came across this listing on for a piece of history for sale.
He wants 12-times my offer. But, he'll throw in free shipping.

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Post# 374095 , Reply# 1   6/17/2017 at 23:47 (339 days old) by Dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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I have one of those in the vacuum cleaner museum. It is called a domestic cyclone. Ours works perfectly. And it was free. It was made between 1902 through 1915. Nothing at all to write home about. I would have rather used a broom. Very ineffective, not to mention a lot of work. People who visit the Museum laugh at its unusefulness.

Post# 374099 , Reply# 2   6/18/2017 at 00:53 (339 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Plus two people required to use this vacuum-one to pump it-the other to use the tool and hose.A broom needs only one person to use to do the same job.

Post# 374100 , Reply# 3   6/18/2017 at 00:54 (339 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Thanx for your expertise Dysonman1

I wasn't "sucked in" to his efforts to haggle. Though I am into collecting
non-electrics at the moment. Just a basic starter set: a Feeny plunger vac; a Superior sweeper vac; a Doty upright; and, a Bissel Standard carpet sweeper.

Always on the lookout for a Vac-u-ette, just sayin'.

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Post# 374171 , Reply# 4   6/19/2017 at 17:26 (337 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
The Vacuette

Tom's at the Vacuum museum is pretty cool. It doesn't really matter if it sucks much out of the carpet. It's a unique bridge between plain sweepers and electric vacuums.

Post# 374173 , Reply# 5   6/19/2017 at 18:08 (337 days old) by Dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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And, I uncovered a second one while we were going through the store room on the last day of the vacuum collectors convention. I would have sworn I only have one, but it appears I have two.

Post# 374223 , Reply# 6   6/20/2017 at 11:32 (336 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
Two many

So...uh...does that mean that the "in the way, one too many" Vacuette may be available? My office needs a vacuette to join the Bissell Grand Rapids and Reeves pump vacuum.

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Post# 374226 , Reply# 7   6/20/2017 at 12:33 (336 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Glad to help

Hey dysonman1, whether you mean an extra Domestic Cyclone or an extra
Vac-u-ette, I can give it a good home here. Maybe start my own museum!?

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