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Post# 113743   11/6/2010 at 20:55 (3,390 days old) by kirby16 ()        

Just out of curiostity, how rare would it be to find a pre-1940 vacuum at a thrift shop? Just wonderin.

Post# 113751 , Reply# 1   11/6/2010 at 21:49 (3,390 days old) by vintagecanister ()        
In my area.......

thrift store are more likely to have dilapitaded Dirt Devil's and Bissell's. I have been running into Fantom's lately.

Anything pre- 1970 would more than likely be found in an antique store, rather than the thrift stores.

I'm sure this is may be a territorial thing as well. I'm the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

Post# 113758 , Reply# 2   11/6/2010 at 22:23 (3,390 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        

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I think vintagecanister may be right in that the venue could hold the key. By that, I mean old, long established and conservative states, where folks hold on to things. Examples: PA, VA, New England States, etc. I've had good luck junking in these areas - hope this may help you.

Post# 113820 , Reply# 3   11/7/2010 at 09:38 (3,389 days old) by kirby16 ()        

Thanks for your help, guys. I have been looking at thrift stores a lot for vacuums, and i havnt found anything made before 1950. Although i did find a mid-60's hoover convertible, ut it was a POC so i ddnt get it.

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