Thread Number: 35883  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
I think I have my collection honed down to a nice representative level "I Think!"
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Post# 384959   1/28/2018 at 10:02 by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        

16 Pictured vacs from my Grand Mothers 516 Kirby
to my Riccar i just got from KK.

Not pictured is my Oreck XL (stays in my office at work)
Also not pictured, I have a matching Concept 2 that's in "process"



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Post# 384963 , Reply# 1   1/28/2018 at 10:55 by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Ver nice array, larryeddy

It would be great if you could rig up
a strong shelf above the back row's handles
to put the front row vacs on.
That way every unit could be clearly seen.

Post# 384966 , Reply# 2   1/28/2018 at 11:53 by jpsbgt (Oregon )        

Amazing collection I must say ! The Kirbyís in my opinion really out shine them all ! Literally !

Post# 384967 , Reply# 3   1/28/2018 at 11:56 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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They look like they're all in great condition. A nice "array"

Post# 384984 , Reply# 4   1/28/2018 at 14:33 by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        
Thanks Guys!

I would like to a shelf above but this is just an apartment, ill wait until i buy a house to do major construction!

And the 2 Kirby's and the Royal were all restored by Chicago Mikey!

He does such an awesome job!

Thanks again guys!


Post# 384993 , Reply# 5   1/28/2018 at 17:43 by broomvac (N/A)        
Excellent collection!

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I especially like your Hoover "Decade" lineup in the front. I'd say the dust cup model is the star of the show.

I, too, try to keep a relatively small and well-maintained "representative" collection of the machines I like. Based on the machines you posted, I'd say we have similar taste, too: direct-air uprights.

Post# 384997 , Reply# 6   1/28/2018 at 19:22 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I will never

Get my collection pared down to a manageable level,I need to count but I would guess the vacuums alone are near at least 750 or 800, maybe more....

Post# 385020 , Reply# 7   1/29/2018 at 02:30 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Milk crates and some length of board. I think that would be a good, cheap no-damage way to display the back row.

Post# 385022 , Reply# 8   1/29/2018 at 05:21 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Wow thatís one heck of a collection! Gotta love Hoovers n Kirbys!

Post# 385042 , Reply# 9   1/29/2018 at 17:36 by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        
In my zeal..

I forgot to mention JAE in my original post about the restored Gold and White Eureka! He restored it like new shape for me and its awesome!

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