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Post# 129621   3/28/2011 at 23:28 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

First off I would like to thank Doug Smith for all the kindness hey has shown me the last three days.

It all started a few months ago when I joined the vccc and I had posted a thread about who knows what any way doug smith had commented on some pics I had posted. We started talking and one thing led to another and I sent him a few pics of my collection and he sent me some of his and he said that he would love it if I came down to moosejaw to look at his collection and he also said I would be able to look through any vacuums he didnt want and that I could have for FREE.

When I hird that i almost fell off my chair I was soooo excited but there was one problem i had to convince my parents to drive me seven hours to moosejaw to look at some old vacs. And to my surprise when i asked they said yes.

So anyway months passed and Doug and I kept in touch until the day came it was march 26 when we drove to moosejaw to meet Doug.

We rented a big white van because we had no idea how much stuff we would be bringing back with us.

The van

Post# 129622 , Reply# 1   3/28/2011 at 23:29 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

the inside of the van

Post# 129623 , Reply# 2   3/28/2011 at 23:30 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

driving to moose jaw roads were a little icey with lots of blowing wind and snow

Post# 129624 , Reply# 3   3/28/2011 at 23:33 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

This was one place we went to this was a friend of dougs who let us go through his vacuums sorry just a pic of the outside of the building i know it was kinda falling appart

Post# 129625 , Reply# 4   3/28/2011 at 23:34 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and on our way back we had to stop for ice cream some of the best

Post# 129626 , Reply# 5   3/28/2011 at 23:35 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and what we got from the old barn

Post# 129627 , Reply# 6   3/28/2011 at 23:36 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and what I sat next to on the way back to Dougs

Post# 129628 , Reply# 7   3/28/2011 at 23:38 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

here is dougs place where he stores most of his vacs in a rental building he owns

Post# 129629 , Reply# 8   3/28/2011 at 23:39 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and the inside of the basement where the vacs were stored and yes I had free rain on the whole place lol

Post# 129630 , Reply# 9   3/28/2011 at 23:40 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

any another pic

Post# 129631 , Reply# 10   3/28/2011 at 23:42 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and now you all get to see what I was able to get from moosejaw

Post# 129633 , Reply# 11   3/28/2011 at 23:44 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and the rest

Post# 129634 , Reply# 12   3/28/2011 at 23:44 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

and more

Post# 129635 , Reply# 13   3/28/2011 at 23:47 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        

so in conclusion it was a great trip and my vacuum cleaner collection has improved dramatically thaks a million Doug.

Post# 129650 , Reply# 14   3/29/2011 at 01:12 (4,715 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

What fun!! And you certainly have some very tolerant parents!!

Post# 129661 , Reply# 15   3/29/2011 at 05:52 (4,715 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
What a haul!!

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Good for you, good for your parents, and good for Doug! Quite a trip for the snowy north! I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it all!

Post# 129663 , Reply# 16   3/29/2011 at 06:34 (4,715 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Woha, Nice!

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Looks like you got quite a few jems there. Nice Hoover 61, and lots of nice Luxes.
Just shows there are so many good people here in Vacuumland.
like everyone says once you join your collection will multiply like rabbits. Thats one of the biggest hauls ive seen =)

Post# 129664 , Reply# 17   3/29/2011 at 06:35 (4,715 days old) by luxg ()        

Talk about an instant collection!! Good for you. Looks like you are going to be busy for a while.

Post# 129668 , Reply# 18   3/29/2011 at 07:04 (4,715 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


PINK COMPACT! Fantastic! I Have only ever seen one other! What a haul. That might be up in the record books! Absolutely amazing.

Post# 129669 , Reply# 19   3/29/2011 at 07:18 (4,715 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Wow! What a great haul! Congratulations!

Post# 129679 , Reply# 20   3/29/2011 at 09:53 (4,715 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Glad you had fun Zach. It helps me clean out a bit too. What was the final count for vacuum cleaners? I lost track.


Post# 129687 , Reply# 21   3/29/2011 at 10:37 (4,715 days old) by kenkart ()        

That Kenmore!!!!

Post# 129692 , Reply# 22   3/29/2011 at 10:59 (4,715 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

What a haul LOL

Edmonton does like things white.. white van, white pick up, white snow, even one of the main roads is Whitemud Trail

I have a good Edmonton joke from the years we lived in Calgary but can't post it in here

Post# 129696 , Reply# 23   3/29/2011 at 12:33 (4,715 days old) by goadie12 ()        
Final count

The final count was 56 vacuums including floorpollishers and so many powernozzzels and attachments.

Post# 129697 , Reply# 24   3/29/2011 at 12:36 (4,715 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Nice - anyone want to help clean a few more out of the basement?

Post# 129703 , Reply# 25   3/29/2011 at 13:26 (4,715 days old) by kenkart ()        
If it was !!!!

NOT SO FAR AWAY!!! Id sure like to have a Canadian lux! That place is a dream!

Post# 129718 , Reply# 26   3/29/2011 at 15:24 (4,715 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Ditto =) Someday ill see Canada again.

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