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CLOSED DOWN VAC SHOP FINDS!
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Post# 141582   6/30/2011 at 17:48 (4,629 days old) by animebsd ()        

Well my friend duke cam across this vac shop that was closing down, he found me some stuff and took loads of this stuff home. he even found 2 bisons.

heres what i got, p.s. i have the original bag for the premier but it has a tear so he gave me a nos bag for it.


Thanks again duke!


Post# 141583 , Reply# 1   6/30/2011 at 17:48 (4,629 days old) by animebsd ()        
heres a couple from the pile!

there in vertually perfect condish. the only flaw with the premier is a chip above the headlight lens.

Post# 141585 , Reply# 2   6/30/2011 at 17:57 (4,629 days old) by duked ()        

I got a lot of stuff from that place, still sorting it all. Unfortunately most that pile including the Kirbys went to meet their maker. Just too long out in the elements. ill post some of my finds from this place as well.

Post# 141586 , Reply# 3   6/30/2011 at 18:03 (4,629 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow. Looks like some of the stores around here. Lol. Some cool looking stuff in there!

Post# 141600 , Reply# 4   6/30/2011 at 20:19 (4,629 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        

Isn't it just amazing the conditions of some of these places? There is a place in Cathedral City that Victor and I have gone through that is in almost as bad a condition as in this picture.

I think the perfect part time job for any high school kid (or for a collector)would be is to keep the back room clean and tidy. Break down vacuums for parts, or group them by make, etc. Would be perfect for someone with OCD! Parts could be easily accessable, the room would be neat.

I would work for free (well maybe lunch) just for the sheer satisfaction of cleaning the room and making everything orderly and making a mental inventory of what is available.

I mean, talk about a room full of rare or spare parts just ready for ebay. I would think that would help the shop owner as well.

Congrats you guys on your finds!

Marty


Post# 141603 , Reply# 5   6/30/2011 at 20:44 (4,629 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Marty. I have been telling the owners of the local shops the same thing! I'd work for volunteer hours for school by doin that!

Post# 141606 , Reply# 6   6/30/2011 at 21:01 (4,629 days old) by duked ()        

well his building started to go into disrepair about 1984 and parts were just closed off as buisness slowed. these are the areas he just never went into anymore just threw junkers in.

Post# 141609 , Reply# 7   6/30/2011 at 21:26 (4,629 days old) by Real1 ()        
"Closing down"....

or falling down!? Nobody was seriously operating a business associated with that room....correct? I would expect GREAT deals to come from that room....you risk your life walking through it.;-)

Kevin


Post# 141640 , Reply# 8   7/1/2011 at 03:56 (4,629 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

It's so sad to see a lot of vacuums being slung into a room like that, a lot probably would have been repairable had they got the proper treatment (heck, I'm sure Kirby would have rebuilt all those discarded Kirby vacs!!!), honestly it is pretty much a case of hoarding, on a commercial scale... :(

Post# 141668 , Reply# 9   7/1/2011 at 09:52 (4,629 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Seeing pictures like that mades me wonder what kind of business they were running and if it isn't a sign of someone with problems.  It makes me think of the people who live in "garbage houses."  Don't these people know what dumpsters are for?  I think it's very sad.


Post# 141729 , Reply# 10   7/1/2011 at 21:46 (4,628 days old) by whirlsonicmore (South US)        

That room reminds me of the first location of my store. It was an 80+ year old place that had a garage/shack type part to it. Even I had my parts machine room looking better than that.

Post# 141733 , Reply# 11   7/1/2011 at 22:46 (4,628 days old) by atrac ()        

I hope you were wearing Hazmat face masks when you were going through that stuff!


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