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Lewyt Big Wheel Vacuum Tri-Star Model 97
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Post# 392164   5/21/2018 at 08:43 by spacepig (Florida's Emerald Coast)        

Being sold by Goodwill via E-bay. Starting bid is 9.99, but shipping may get expensive depending on location. It looks like it was repainted white.

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Post# 392168 , Reply# 1   5/21/2018 at 11:15 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


That's a sad waste of two perfectly good vacuum cleaners. While I am entirely in favor of found-item art, including vacuum cleaners and parts, there should be artistic merit in the end product. Take the work of Jimmy Descant, for example (see photos). This "vac toilet" is just stupid and ugly.

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Post# 392174 , Reply# 2   5/21/2018 at 14:45 by spacepig (Florida's Emerald Coast)        

Agreed. I really like the works of Descant that you shared. Not sure what they were going for with those poor vacuums.

Post# 392191 , Reply# 3   5/22/2018 at 00:52 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

What is the point of that "thing"? would rather have BOTH vacuums in useable condition.Completely STUPID piece.What a WASTE of two good vacuums!!!And the "thing" looks like a DIRTY toilet!!!Who would want that?

Post# 392197 , Reply# 4   5/22/2018 at 09:13 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Vac-toilet!!! I didn't even notice that's what it looked like.
Yes this is a waste. I too am all for repurposing a vintage vacuum if it's beyond repair but make it count.

Post# 392204 , Reply# 5   5/22/2018 at 15:10 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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Gosh, I thought it looked like a Lewyt humping a Tri-Star..............

Post# 392215 , Reply# 6   5/22/2018 at 21:38 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Wonder what

Kind of offspring they will have...LOL

Post# 392235 , Reply# 7   5/23/2018 at 09:08 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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To bad it's not the electronic model.... It would be a "shocking" experience for the Tri-Star. hahahaha

Post# 392311 , Reply# 8   5/25/2018 at 10:19 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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I don't know why but I can't stop looking at this thing, albeit with a slight tilt of the head

I really want to get my hands on it for just a minute, but be able to put it right back where it is. Would be worth the $10, certainly not $110 (to me)~

Thanks for sharing this contraption!

Post# 392378 , Reply# 9   5/26/2018 at 14:54 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Likely some idiot seen something on Pinterest and made it and then realized what a tacky pile of crap it was and got rid of it. The damage doesn't look to intrusive, I am sure they can be put back into working order assuming they have not been gutted like a kipper.

Post# 392956 , Reply# 10   6/7/2018 at 15:19 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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Who bought it?

Raise your hand ~

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