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Post# 395857   7/31/2018 at 12:05 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Pictures first,words later.

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Post# 395861 , Reply# 1   7/31/2018 at 12:55 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
Hey Jimmy!

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I would love to make another trip up to collect some more goodies, do you by chance have a fantom lighting power nozzle? I have a good working unit but pn is shot. I would buy a whole unit if it had a working pn. I also want a constellation and a few convertibles possibly more. Thanks so much!

Post# 395865 , Reply# 2   7/31/2018 at 13:56 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
As my former Electrolux manager would say--

--"Can you read?Read this!!"
This summer and fall MOST of what is in my old & new buildings needs to GO!--I have vacs and MORE from travelling & collecting,DTD dealer trade ins,my trade ins and more including a Dirt Devil Can Vac with power nozzle from a thrift store yesterday.Many are $0 to $5,some $5 to $20 and some are more after considering rarity & condition.--I have moved one block away and am still doing vac sales and service as well as adding a book store with over 2000 feet of shelving to keep stocked.--I also find I am older,tireder,weaker and closer to death with every passing day.And when I am dead please understand that my few remaining relatives will call a discount crematorium and a commercial dumpster.--Some vacs will stay as a much smaller collection,some may be held for future EBay,some are spoken for,some may be held until all parts are located.--I have little time for this.--Shipping will be rare with buyer paying UPS for all packing and shipping.--If you or others in your area are interested it is best to make the easy drive to east TN.I am in the center of Knoxville TN,Roanoke VA & Asheville NC.--I do not do EMail,--I do not know or care if my phone has voice mail.--Speaking of my phone,to speak to me on my phone call 423-268-4841 between 7 AM and whenever I turn it off in the evening.--I can also answer here.--Please understand that the above pictures are NOT EVEN TWO PER CENT of what is here!!--I hope to have more,&better pics soon.

Post# 395866 , Reply# 3   7/31/2018 at 14:11 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Lightning--A few with hoses,wands,nozzles,ONE mini power nozzle,ONE rare storage rack.(Not all in one area.)
Constellation--At least 25.Most hoses in one area.Many with correct wand/nozzle.
Convertible--At least 80 including all 2 digit model numbers.Many hoses.Why have a Convertible if it doesn't convert?Many outer bags.

Post# 395868 , Reply# 4   7/31/2018 at 14:15 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I need one of those 272Eurekas

The handle is broke on mine, I will try to get up in the next week or so

Post# 395870 , Reply# 5   7/31/2018 at 14:29 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
looks like some folks are going to

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have a ball going through that stuff.

Post# 395875 , Reply# 6   7/31/2018 at 15:44 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Do you have any central vac related items?

Post# 395890 , Reply# 7   7/31/2018 at 20:18 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I wish I could get there.
I see one nice looking Celebrity on a shelf, and you probably have more.
I have health issues that prevent me from traveling that far.
And I even have a family member who lives in TN.
But, as is the case with others on here, he's in the wrong end of the state.


Post# 395900 , Reply# 8   7/31/2018 at 23:49 by bnorris938 (Indiana)        
I would love to come down to have a look

Iím in central Indiana, so itís a bit of a drive. But it seems like it would be worth the trip. I always have a running list of parts and pieces I need. Would it be possible to arrange a weekend visit?

Post# 395901 , Reply# 9   8/1/2018 at 00:04 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Kirby D80

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I saw in one of the pictures, a Kirby this accurate? How much? I have family in Knoxville who can pick it up and I can have them ship it to me. Just need to know what you want for it.

Post# 395909 , Reply# 10   8/1/2018 at 03:19 by vacman101 ()        
do you have anything from this list?

-Bissell Power Partner/Pure Air
-Hoover Widepath/Breathe Easy

Post# 395910 , Reply# 11   8/1/2018 at 03:29 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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I had family in Tennessee in the 90s and grew up there for a couple weeks in the summertime every year. I love hokey little hole in the wall places like this, you used to see them a lot down that way back then, I'm sure rent was cheaper and the little man could prosper.

It's such a disorganized and unkempt mess (in the best way of course) that I can picture Mike and Frank from "American Pickers" crawling their way through there. That is a very cool fascia and it would certainly catch my eye!

Are those green and blue Dysons in the pics UK models? I don't think I've ever seen a Dyson sold here in the USA in any of those colors.

Post# 395914 , Reply# 12   8/1/2018 at 08:27 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

"central vac related"--
No pipe,a few misc valves,maybe a couple of tan atts labeled 'Vacumaid',complete recent Aerus att/hose set,possible misc hose in attic,60s Sears/Whirlpool dry vac unit,brown/copper 2 motor,Black & Decker black/white with slanted lid and Tevis Campbell Intervac with Dust Bubble.

Post# 395916 , Reply# 13   8/1/2018 at 08:53 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

"272 Eureka"--As per phone conversation at least one of mine has broken handle.Most good/very good.
"-folks are going to have a ball-"--You could be one of them!There is MUCH Hoover 1920s-1990s!!
"Celebrity"--There are at least 15 Celebrities ranging from very good/complete to parts machines."-he is in the wrong end of the state(TN)-"--Does that mean I am in the right end??It is close to NC and VA with hills,mountains,rivers,lakes,good climate and easy transportation.People from up north and FLA choose to move here every week.Maybe it is the RIGHT end!
"-arrange a weekend visit-"--After calling me at 423-268-4841 you can visit any day of the week.Hopefully a time with good weather forecast.Weekends are great as we have a downtown cruise in Apr-Oct with 3 to 4 blocks of muscle cars,antiques,classics,motorcycles ,trucks and MORE starting 8 feet from my store.Some just out of a barn,some good enough for Barrett Jackson.
"-D-80-"--There are at least 30 50s,60s,Kirbys,20+ Heritage,20+ Generation,MANY accessories.Phone call would be good here.Hoping for more pictures.
More later.

Post# 395918 , Reply# 14   8/1/2018 at 09:48 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

It sounds like you ARE in the right end of the state!
I simply meant that he's in the opposite end from you, and I wouldn't ask him to make a five+ hour drive to help feed my sickness.
If he was the traveling type, I bet he would enjoy that cruise though.
We have one near us that draws close to 1,000 vehicles on a big night.
And he's the one who introduced us to it, back when he lived up in this part of the country!


Post# 395919 , Reply# 15   8/1/2018 at 10:15 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
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"-anything from this list?--Bissell--Hoover-"--Not sure.The few modern plastic uprights are mostly at old shop with me mostly at new.But some may be better more rare types.Maybe call me and I can walk down and take closer look.The modern uprights and Bissell steamers will be gone SOON.Already talking to scrap guy.
"-family in TN-"How far west?I am only one county away from eastern edge."-green and blue Dyson--UK-?"I think the green was in UK.Someone changed plug before I got it but should have used transformer.

Post# 395921 , Reply# 16   8/1/2018 at 10:49 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I love those Dial a Matics!

Post# 395923 , Reply# 17   8/1/2018 at 12:46 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Dang it nothing like this happens in my home town Canada lucky id have a ball there

Post# 395925 , Reply# 18   8/1/2018 at 13:47 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
"How far west?"

I think he's in Greenbrier?
I googled it, and it said it was just over five hours from Elizabethton.


Post# 395929 , Reply# 19   8/1/2018 at 14:31 by Phaeton (Los Angeles )        
How much is that doggie in the window?

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Hello All,
I am happy for those that will find something that they want and boy am I happy that all those vacuums are nowhere near me.
It seems like a number of members are letting go of some of their cherished vacuums and duplicates that they might have.
Good luck to all you buyers and sellers,

Post# 395931 , Reply# 20   8/1/2018 at 15:48 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
would love to see your items

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I just can't get all the way ro TN right now.. Just too far.:((

Post# 395932 , Reply# 21   8/1/2018 at 16:01 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

"love those Dial A Matics"--You or someone needs to come love the 20 more that are in the attic,some with hose & atts.
"I'd have a ball there"--Yes you would.At least 10 Compacts!
More pictures soon.

Post# 395960 , Reply# 22   8/1/2018 at 21:52 by jmathes1991 (Bourbonnais IL)        

Any bisons forsale? Or old convertibles?

Post# 395976 , Reply# 23   8/1/2018 at 23:43 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I would be interested in early 500 Kirby's or 50s.  I don't know anyone there but I can pay shipping.  I also wonder if you have any royal power tanks.  If shipping is an option or if anyone goes and is willing to ship let me know.


Post# 395994 , Reply# 24   8/2/2018 at 08:47 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Do I have--

"Bisons"--Maybe 2 1/2 and misc accessories.
"Convertibles"--At least 80 starting with Mo 31 & 65.
"500 Kirbys"--Several in maybe 4 areas.Am trying to group together.LOTS of Kirby accessories!!!
"Royal Power Tanks"--Very few Royal tanks but maybe 2 with power nozzle.Possibly separate early PN.
"shipping"--I after I get a reasonable price I can set items on counter at UPS and you pay them for all packing,shipping,insurance.In rare cases I may go to the trouble of packing but I have little time for this.

Post# 395999 , Reply# 25   8/2/2018 at 10:23 by vacuumguy91 (Raleigh NC)        

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You're about 4 hours from Raleigh, husband and I will most likely take a trip on a Saturday; we will call before we venture to your store. Thank you and look forward to this.

Post# 396003 , Reply# 26   8/2/2018 at 11:06 by vacuumguy91 (Raleigh NC)        

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Thank you for taking my call...I'm sure this is overwhelming and appreciate your time. Looking forward to the trip out and will confirm what Saturday with a call prior to coming by and checking out what you have.

Post# 396005 , Reply# 27   8/2/2018 at 11:14 by jmathes1991 (Bourbonnais IL)        
Very interested!

Could you email me so more info, super interested, also if it came to shipping Iíd pay whatever the take is on it. Super interested in a model 65 convertible and a bison!

Post# 396019 , Reply# 28   8/2/2018 at 13:45 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
At new building

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Post# 396036 , Reply# 29   8/2/2018 at 16:36 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"-model 65--bison--"

Will have to check condition of Bisons seen in todays pictures.Should have at least polisher attachment.
I think there are 2 more pink Mo 65s.Will check conditions soon.These involve a ladder.

Post# 396040 , Reply# 30   8/2/2018 at 18:47 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Pic 5 is tradition pic 8 to the right is d80 hose and rug rennovator the suds o gun.  I seen a sentria either brown or blue Kirby brush and a g5 zip brush. I think I seen 3 or 4 royal handles on pic 10 or 11 I could be wrong.  


Post# 396044 , Reply# 31   8/2/2018 at 19:21 by vacuumguy91 (Raleigh NC)        

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Wow, picture 14 shows a Hoover Spirit Box, is there a vacuum with the box or just the box. Would love that along with any other Hoover, Kenmore, Eureka canisters. Can't wait to come visit.

Post# 396070 , Reply# 32   8/2/2018 at 21:25 by jmathes1991 (Bourbonnais IL)        
Thank you much!!!

Thank you much!! Just email if itís easier no rush!! Much appreciated!!!

Post# 396072 , Reply# 33   8/2/2018 at 21:27 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Would you still have dry pickup attachments for a Kenmore Cleaning System? Got the unit but still need the dry vacuuming attachments and upholstery spray nozzle. Have carpet spray nozzle and Power-mate.

Wish I could make it out but too far from FL!

Post# 396074 , Reply# 34   8/2/2018 at 21:32 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I do wish I could make it! With my grandfather's health and my health being what they are at the moment, I don't think it would be adorable for me to travel that distance. This past year has not had the odds in my favor...

Post# 396079 , Reply# 35   8/2/2018 at 21:46 by jmathes1991 (Bourbonnais IL)        

Well, I think Iím going to take a ride out there on Monday and maybe pic some good old vacs up Tuesday if thatís ok. Iím off work with an injury so I can make the ride without having to worry about time. If you could hold the bisons for me and a model 65 maybe even a couple more converts like a 68 or a 66 or any 2 digit convertibles. Would you be able to send me your address via email!!??

Post# 396099 , Reply# 36   8/3/2018 at 08:38 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Tradition is very nice & complete including paperwork with early lockout switch.
Royals are mostly in attic and not'ready for their close up'.
Spirit box is only box.Most Hoover canisters are Constellation & Celebrity with a few others including Dimension.
Have box and atts for Cleaning System in attic.Need to sort more on second floor,then bring items down from attic.
Even with 2nd set of pics you HAVE NOT SEEN 10% of what is here.

Post# 396100 , Reply# 37   8/3/2018 at 08:46 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

423-268-4841--Yes.As at least 6 others have found just call.Monday may be good but call first for information and to see if items you may want can be easily located at this time.

Post# 396101 , Reply# 38   8/3/2018 at 08:52 by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Not only am I hoping to get up there to see you sometime this fall before your big clean-out is over, I have ulterior motives for coming as well.....I don't know about you, BUT I am absolutely itching for a good trip to Ridgewood again! For those of you that haven't been to see Jimmy or the Elizabethton area, there is a small, hole-in-the-wall type bbq place called Ridgewood is utterly AMAZING, and just to prove how popular it is, if you get there during the lunch prepared to wait a LONG TIME! It really is THAT GOOD, and worth the wait! I'm going to check with the boss (aka, the wife) and see when she's not on-call, or has something planned with her mom and make a day trip to see you! This time though, dinner's on me Jimmy! :)

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Post# 396110 , Reply# 39   8/3/2018 at 12:03 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Tevis Campbell Intervac with Dust Bubble?? Well I have no idea what we're talking about, but you have my undivided attention on this one! 

Post# 396125 , Reply# 40   8/3/2018 at 13:29 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Its a WIERD thing that

Purpoets to be a central, the motor is in the wall, but the dust collector is a bubble looking thing on the hose end, if its what im thinking he is talking about really strange

Post# 396127 , Reply# 41   8/3/2018 at 13:34 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Re Vacuumguy

If you want to stop by my place on the way, feel free to call me, im 2 miles off I40 near Mocksville, 336-407-9351, we are moving but I have most everything done vacuum wise,

Post# 396138 , Reply# 42   8/3/2018 at 16:35 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

"Ridgewood"--Closed Sunday.VERY busy Fri,Sat and closed 2:30-4:30 to get ready for next crowd,Mon-Thur short wait time.The food guy at college just wrote book on Ridgewood history since 1948.
"-Tevis Campell-"--The Intervac motor and fan unit mounts on wall with a white front cover to insert long hose(tan/pink color)that connects to 'dust bubble' that looks like a flattened egg shape with built in handle on top and door to hold paper bag on bottom and then wand with 2 male ends and attachments.Label has Los Angeles address.

Post# 396184 , Reply# 43   8/4/2018 at 14:01 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And another central vac hiding in the back room,--

--the CV from Central Vacuum Corporation of LA 23,CA.Round,gray plastic bucket with motor under and flat lid on top.

Post# 396212 , Reply# 44   8/4/2018 at 18:49 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        

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This is Chris... I called you the other day about the D80s, Iím the one from Florida. I sent you a text earlier today, I know you are hugely busy, but I just donít want to miss out... I did check my attachments, and whatever you may have for a D80 in addition to the D80 itself would be wonderful! Contact me 601-479-7003 and we can go over things once more.

Thank you!!!

Post# 396316 , Reply# 45   8/6/2018 at 08:23 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

As I texted back I found 2 partial green sets.Should be able to find enough to make complete set.I have LOTS of Kirby stuff from 50s to Heritage(& much Heritage &Generation)but the D80 accessories are probably the most rare.Busy today as I am expecting a collector from a northern direction but call anytime.

Post# 396371 , Reply# 46   8/7/2018 at 08:28 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello Justin,goodbye vacs

Justin came down and chose quality over quantity with some nice original uprights with correct bags going to their new home.And guess where we chose to dine.Who will be next?!?

Post# 396428 , Reply# 47   8/8/2018 at 12:34 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Kevin,Chris(& all),

I sometimes spend lunch break at a thrift store every week or 2.Among a few items that followed me home today are--
--a VERY NICE gray & maroon Hoover Spirit with cordwinder,chrome wands,floor brush and Quadraflex nozzle.
--a box with NICE pretty green parts that turned out to be a D80 rug nozzle(with
worn brush),polisher,shampooer & a few small attachments(no hose,wand or vac).
All still in car.Will look closer later.

Post# 396481 , Reply# 48   8/9/2018 at 00:30 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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In the picture with the Fairfax, is that a red preco nozzle for the Fairfax?

Post# 396492 , Reply# 49   8/9/2018 at 08:45 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Yes,labeled for Fairfax.Also have early polished electric nozzle as also seen on some Royals.Also P
reco nozzle labeled for deluxe Westinghouse.
The pictures so far are what the Titanic saw.Only the tip of the iceberg!!

Post# 396523 , Reply# 50   8/9/2018 at 21:57 by fan-of-fans (USA)        
Kenmore Cleanmore tools

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I'd like to have the Cleanmore attachments, and I also would like some beige (greige?) attachments for my lime green Hoover Slimline (I need the furniture nozzle brush and crevice tool) but I can't make it up. It'd be a great trip if I had the time. Would like to see the area. Too far to me to drive from FL and not enough free time. lol

Post# 396566 , Reply# 51   8/10/2018 at 14:08 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Haven't been in attic lately but need to at least get Convertible hoses down.Call this weekend and I will try to know more on attachments.Small items would take less time and trouble to pack and ship.

Post# 396570 , Reply# 52   8/10/2018 at 16:47 by matty0033 (New Brunswick, Canada)        
Hi, are these vacuum for sale?

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Hi there, are these vacuums for sales from the pics up on the first post? If so who would I email to get a price on a certain vacuum if it still for sale and shipping to Canada if possible.

Thanks :-)

Post# 396604 , Reply# 53   8/11/2018 at 10:07 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

As I said in my first post here MOST in pictures need to GO.Pictures so far have shown little of what is here.I pulled 2 Hoover Dimensions with 3 hoses and a big Black & Decker canister out of one of the back rooms last night.As I also said leave message here or call 423-268-4841.

Post# 396622 , Reply# 54   8/11/2018 at 16:43 by matty0033 (New Brunswick, Canada)        

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Hi Rugsucker,

Ok in one picture you see a Regina Powerteam hanging . is it still available and how much?. Is there anymore Electrikbrooms?

Post# 396694 , Reply# 55   8/13/2018 at 08:45 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Yes,the tan one needs a new home.I think it has at least a hose with it.Very little for Electrikbroom but I do have an original box,shag rake and some misc parts such as fans.Will take a closer look soon.
I do have full size Regina canisters and maybe the 'hand vac'version of the broom.

Post# 396710 , Reply# 56   8/13/2018 at 15:58 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Hi Jimmy, I would be interested in any full canister's you might have. I am also looking for a replacement rug pile dial tool ( White with the dial in the middle that goes to the canister) I have been looking for this machine for years. A holy grail childhood machine. If you have any of the above please let me know.

Have always enjoyed your posts on this cite! Hope all is well Jimmy!

Best, Richard.

Post# 396719 , Reply# 57   8/13/2018 at 18:53 by matty0033 (New Brunswick, Canada)        
Hi Jimmy

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I just sent you a private email to the addy that is on your profile here, if its not valid please let me know and I will send another one.

Post# 396747 , Reply# 58   8/14/2018 at 08:43 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

As above I do not do email.I do answer the telephone(before it is turned off in evening)at 423-268-4841.The tan broom is one that was found with cord cut off but seems to be complete and in good condition for age and model.Should have hose and I may have attachment set in box.Would be a lower price.Also have an early Regina housekeeper and original box of then optional attachments.
I should have at least 4 Regina canisters(none with power nozzle)in mostly complete and at least good condition.A very nice green,2 yellows(one with chrome lid)an orange and ??Most with deluxe suction control.

Post# 396759 , Reply# 59   8/14/2018 at 15:22 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Hi jimmy!

Thanks for the information on the Regina canisters! I am very interested. I know you are very busy. Just please let me know when you locate them. I would love to get me hands on one!

Best, Richard.

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