Thread Number: 13007
A rather nice unexpected addition.....
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Post# 138669   6/6/2011 at 05:44 (4,651 days old) by SeamusUK (Dover Kent UK)        

Hey Guys
A former workmate brought this from a customer he called on thinking I might take it off his hands- I handed over the 15 without too much hesitation lol.....
P.s I couldnt rotate the pic because of the size :(

Post# 138670 , Reply# 1   6/6/2011 at 05:46 (4,651 days old) by SeamusUK (Dover Kent UK)        
Rating plate-

1354A Dirtsearcher Junior- left Perivale in November 1973 making it 9 months younger than me!

Post# 138671 , Reply# 2   6/6/2011 at 05:48 (4,651 days old) by SeamusUK (Dover Kent UK)        
Hardly used tool kit..

And 70s/80s spare belts

Post# 138672 , Reply# 3   6/6/2011 at 05:51 (4,651 days old) by SeamusUK (Dover Kent UK)        

Unfilled Guarantee card and Debenhams store card receipt. I guess it wasnt in stock long as it was only made the month previous.......

Post# 138678 , Reply# 4   6/6/2011 at 07:34 (4,651 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Looks good, and the headlight lens hasn't yellowed as bad as some I've seen on ebay (and even on TV, one was shown in "The secret life of the National Grid" on BBC4), I've thought about getting a 1354 cos I like vacs with headlights... :)

Oh, and to rotate pictures, just open them up in MS Paint and rotate them in there, and save... :)

Post# 138688 , Reply# 5   6/6/2011 at 08:47 (4,651 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
WOW Great Find

A collectors delight. in great shape, made at Perivale, with attachments
and hand written bill, too. Seamus, you got a piece of Vacuum history !

Post# 138697 , Reply# 6   6/6/2011 at 11:35 (4,651 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

That's fabulous!  And just fell in your lap!  :-)  The unexpected finds are always the best!  I remember playing with Jeff's Dirtsearcher, and always thought it was such a cute little machine.  I absolutely love how you take the headlight off to use the tools.. And with the tools, no less!


Thanks for sharing!



Post# 138708 , Reply# 7   6/6/2011 at 13:45 (4,651 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Very nice Seamus!

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Whilst there's still quite a few 1354A machines around they rarely turn up in such nice clean little-used condition as this one!

I bet you won't want to scratch will you be using it much or putting it on show?


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