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Post# 387527   3/8/2018 at 16:54 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

It's still three months away, but already getting excited about the vacuum collectors convention at the museum in St. James Missouri, June 14, 15, and 16. This will be my third one, hopefully we will have a good turn out. For those who are coming, are you going to bring anything? I plan on bringing several of my water vacs, the Quantum if Tom does not have one by then, the Hyla GST, the Ritello and the Roboclean which I am hoping to receive tomorrow! Perhaps we can have a cleaning comparison with all of the water vacs, that would be awesome. It's like vacuum paradise for those few days. I've invited a distributor for the Hyla and Vivenso as well since those water vacs are not as well known as the Rainbow, the Vivenso is an awesome machine.

Post# 387542 , Reply# 1   3/8/2018 at 22:54 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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If I was able to go I'd bring my Air-Way, oldest vac I have.

Post# 387550 , Reply# 2   3/9/2018 at 00:02 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Missouri mainly branson is museum capital of us if not world.
I'd love to be close to all those museums. I wonder if people load u hauls to bring vacuums or how it works.
What does convention have reps from main distributors of vacuums bring models for people to try. Im guessing it's at tti museum. If anyone could fill me in it would be appreciated.

Post# 387570 , Reply# 3   3/9/2018 at 10:43 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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The Vacuum Cleaner Museum is located at #3 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9-5. Admission is free.

The Vacuum Collectors Convention this year is June 14, 15, and 16. Since the Vacuum Museum has over 600 vacuums in its collection, most people only bring one special cleaner to show everyone.

We have TWO themes this year. One is the Water Vacuum displays. In addition to Mike's awesome collection of water vacs, we have all the rest. Delphin, Sirene, Big Power, etc.

Our other theme this year is Stan Kann's collection. The Vacuum Museum was recently given Stan Kann's entire collection for display. We have special tags on the machines that were Stan's. If you don't know who Stan Kann was, look him up on Youtube. Every collector should know his name, he was the grandfather of the vacuum collecting hobby.

It's always a great time at the Conventions each year. Good food, good friends, and lots of humor are the trade-marks. The convention has no fee to join a club and no 'fee' to be paid by convention-goers.

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Post# 387589 , Reply# 4   3/9/2018 at 14:42 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
stan's collection

How many vacuums did Stan actually have, canisters, uprights, or both? I know we did some things with the water vacs last year but we can expand on that this year. I should get my Roboclean today, so excited.

Post# 387709 , Reply# 5   3/10/2018 at 14:09 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Stan Kann had almost 100 vacuums. After he died, some unsavory types of people took a few of his machines (like his Kenmore Bugeye and Singer R1), but the vast majority are still here. His Hoover 425 with the Silver Jubilee bag is stunning, as is his Aunt Cora's MINT Hoover 541. He had a few canisters, to clean the cloth bags with, but the majority were pre-world-war-II uprights. I'm so lucky to be able to display his beautiful collection to the world.

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