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Old Vacs as Art Sculpture
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Post# 129822   3/30/2011 at 00:09 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

The following pics were taken at The Vac Shop, in the Georgetown District of Seattle. This place has been in biz for many years. The owner, Jim, is very friendly and remembers a face after seeing it just once. His advertising gimmick is the collection of old vacs out in front of his place that has been turned into a form of consumer product art sculpture.

This first one is an old Kenmore canister turned into a depiction of an airplane.

Post# 129823 , Reply# 1   3/30/2011 at 00:10 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

This next one is a train of old Electroluxes.

Post# 129824 , Reply# 2   3/30/2011 at 00:11 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

He's got several "animals" out there made from old vacs and various components/attachments.

Post# 129825 , Reply# 3   3/30/2011 at 00:12 (4,722 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        
More pictures

More pictures please.

Post# 129826 , Reply# 4   3/30/2011 at 00:13 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

This one pretty much speaks for itself and defines the term "hose nose."

Post# 129827 , Reply# 5   3/30/2011 at 00:15 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Here is a robot or android made out of I believe a Fantom upright with the head being a Dustbuster or similar.

Post# 129828 , Reply# 6   3/30/2011 at 00:16 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

The design here seems to be some kind of monster, with the teeth present. It's made out of a couple of later model plasti-vacs.

Post# 129829 , Reply# 7   3/30/2011 at 00:18 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Here is a strange fellow with a long neck. The mouth is made of a pair of Kirby handles and you can probably identify some of the other components.

Post# 129830 , Reply# 8   3/30/2011 at 00:20 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

This picture shows the side of the shop along 4th Ave. South, with a mural of Seattle and the Space Needle left over from the 1964 World's Fair. Note the "Free Bibles" offer on the sign board.

This shop is a dealer for Miele, Sebo, and Riccar so not totally shabby.

Post# 129831 , Reply# 9   3/30/2011 at 00:21 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

This is one of the sculptures by the front door, and I can see a Hoover Celebrity in it.

Post# 129832 , Reply# 10   3/30/2011 at 00:23 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

This robot has a Shop Vac for a body, two bagless canisters for legs, and a Compact or Tristar for a head.

Post# 129833 , Reply# 11   3/30/2011 at 00:26 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

One one side of the front porch, there are two sculptures. The more interesting one is a rendition of the Space Needle. To make this, they used six Kirby handles and a couple of round canisters of some sort. The smaller piece to the left of the Needle is something made out of a Hoover Constellation. I couldn't figure this one out. The Constellation body is sitting atop a Filter Queen filter holder. Maybe this is supposed to be Pac Man?

Post# 129834 , Reply# 12   3/30/2011 at 00:27 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

On the other side of the porch is this clever elephant design. The head I believe is made from one of those weird Fantom canisters.

Post# 129835 , Reply# 13   3/30/2011 at 00:28 (4,722 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

On the roof, an ant-like creature (without enough legs) oversees all. Or is it a deer??

Post# 129838 , Reply# 14   3/30/2011 at 01:37 (4,722 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

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Post# 129847 , Reply# 17   3/30/2011 at 04:21 (4,722 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Thanks for showing these thing off, that's quite a talent that I've always admired. There is another individual who used to post here who made such incredible and well thought out pieces of art too.

Post# 129854 , Reply# 18   3/30/2011 at 07:11 (4,722 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        
I think you are referring to...

Mark Goodall.

I have been to his office several times. Each time its a new experience! Its never ending, and always entertaining. He has a story for everything!


Post# 129872 , Reply# 19   3/30/2011 at 10:36 (4,721 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        

Looks cool.

My dad told me about this place once, but never took me...

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