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Chase, Kyle, & Davis' Annual Mini Meet!
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Post# 145319   7/30/2011 at 19:15 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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We started our mini meet this morning by going to the vacuum store that has a lot to offer around here, and found quite a bit of parts and a few machines! We also went to another vac shop in Niles. Kyle is good friends with the guy and he is very nice. We got a few machines there too. We also did a little bit of thrifting, so here is our finds so far:

American Lincoln by Kirby, complete Royal Power Tank, Dirt Devil Vax thing, complete Kenmore Power Handle, Singer R2D, Hoover Concept 1 (like new), Hoover Concept 2, brand new Eureka Boss ESP Self Propelled, and tons of miscellaneous parts!


Post# 145320 , Reply# 1   7/30/2011 at 19:21 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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The Concept 1 and 2 both came from Goodwill. The Concept 1 is in MINT condition, and was only $7. The Concept 2 was $15.

Post# 145321 , Reply# 2   7/30/2011 at 19:22 (4,597 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

That Sure is an amazing haul there. Must be super sweeper week. My friend got another one from a store in Norfolk Nebraska.


Do share more pics! Wish I could be there for the fun.


Post# 145322 , Reply# 3   7/30/2011 at 19:24 (4,597 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

I have a Concept One exactly like that one in your pictures

Post# 145323 , Reply# 4   7/30/2011 at 19:29 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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We got a performance edition Rainbow SE hose, Dimension 1000 Electronic, Smart Vac hose and attachments, and some miscellaneous other stuff.

Post# 145324 , Reply# 5   7/30/2011 at 19:30 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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The American Lincoln with the original bag that we found in the garbage!

Post# 145326 , Reply# 6   7/30/2011 at 19:32 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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The Eureka Boss ESP Self Propelled. These are really hard to find, and this is BRAND NEW. The owner of the vac shop had it for sale in his store in the 90's for $269, it still has the original price tag on the handle, and then parted it out the bottom wheels and then put it in the basement. It has literally never been turned on until today. This is Davis'.

Post# 145327 , Reply# 7   7/30/2011 at 19:33 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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The Dirt Devil Vax thing. I have wanted one of these for the longest time.

Post# 145328 , Reply# 8   7/30/2011 at 19:35 (4,597 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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NOS Vacuum Decals. There is approximately 12 of each. We got all of them for $5.

Post# 145417 , Reply# 9   7/31/2011 at 22:45 (4,596 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Today we went to a local flea market and came home with quite the haul! I got a Eureka Cordaway 2 Speed Canned Ham in the first 2 minutes of being there. The only attachments it has are the two wands and the curved wand. It is in amazing condition and will clean up so well. I also got a Rainbow E Series for $50! It has the dusting brush, crevice tool, and inflator/deflator tool. Obviously it has the hose and power nozzle too. This kind of sounds bearingy. I didn't until we got it home. So I plan on getting it fixed since I have wanted one for so long. I got it from the vacuum store in the flea market and the lady that runs it with her husband is seriously the nicest person I have EVER met.

Kyle got a Kenmore Heavy Duty Plus Extra Wide Sweep at that store for $15. It just needs cleaned.

Davis got a rare one I think... I saw a handle out of the corner of my eye and I didn't know what it was, so I looked at it and it was just a Dirt Devil Shampooer, but next to it, buried and backwards was a Eureka/Sanitaire handle! Davis came and pulled it out since he LOVES his F&G's. It turned out to be a white, BOL, Non Self Propelled Eureka Precision! It is all white and VERY basic. Together Davis and I own all of the Eureka Precisions. The red, white, and blue. Unfortunately there is literally nothing left of the fan, it is only about an inch in diameter. But the brushroll is really nice so he is going to get a new fan for it.


Post# 145526 , Reply# 10   8/1/2011 at 20:14 (4,595 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I am loving the Eurekas you guys found!!! That black Boss is really cool, but I am drooling over the all white Precision - love the design and the colour! That "FastVac" Empress II canister is beautiful - never saw it in that dusty blue colour which Eureka later used on the 1600 series Sweet Sixteens. I see the Fastvac has three suction control "radio station" buttons, so I'm going to take a guess that it is the middle of the line of the three model numbers Eureka had for this series (1880 = 6 buttons, 1860 = three buttons, 1840 = no buttons)....let me know if I am even close!

Post# 145549 , Reply# 11   8/1/2011 at 21:21 (4,595 days old) by luxg ()        

Guys it looks like you found some great machines.  Mini meets are so much fun.  Thanks for sharing with us.  

 

 


Post# 145598 , Reply# 12   8/2/2011 at 01:23 (4,594 days old) by kirbyeureka95 ()        
is the...

kenmore "power handle" rare? i think i saw one for sale on CL in Canton Ohio (i was browsing a sim going on a road trip, and i always look for vacs along the way). attached is the picture from the post

Post# 145599 , Reply# 13   8/2/2011 at 01:24 (4,594 days old) by kirbyeureka95 ()        
and...

those are some awesome finds im glad you guys had such a great time. i wish more collectors lived near me (there is 1) so we could go on outings like that :)

Post# 145622 , Reply# 14   8/2/2011 at 09:59 (4,594 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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It's still not over ;). Whenever Kyle comes over he stays for about a week and Davis only lives 15 minutes away so he just drives here. It really is a great time. We have a few more pictures of some things and some of what some of the vacuums look like after they have been cleaned.

Chase


Post# 145624 , Reply# 15   8/2/2011 at 10:04 (4,594 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Here is the Kenmore. It cleaned up REALLY nicely and literally looks and sounds brand new. These aren't too uncommon. I have 2 and I have seen very many, but they are never in nice shape. I have one like the black one you posted as well, except the switch is in the back of the handle.

Post# 145625 , Reply# 16   8/2/2011 at 10:06 (4,594 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Here is the Power Tank. This model has the Power Handle with the variable speed control and on/off switch. I now have 2 of those, and one with just the power nozzle switch in the handle. These are truly amazing vacuums and have such a long hose and cord. This one cleaned up pretty nicely.



Post# 145626 , Reply# 17   8/2/2011 at 10:17 (4,594 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Let me Know if your Coming to Ohio !

Michael
If you are ever coming to Ohio, let me know. I'm always up for a Mini Meet.
I personally do not have but 20 some vacs these days. But I know a lot of
the collectors in the area. As well as the vacuum shop owners, thirft stores
Just would have to be on a weekend, for the balance of this year. No time off
work left for me, due to my surgery and recovery time. Columbus, Akron, Cleve.
areas are all great places to travel to as well. There are a couple of good col-
lectors in Ashlyn, Mansfield area, and in Cuyhoga Falls.
My Friend Jeff near Mansfield has inherited another collection of Hoovers so he
has aprox. 120 or more now. So yes, there are lots of Hoovers, Kirbys and Luxs
in Ohio.
I still have a bunch of printed litature left over from the 70's and 80's which
will give you a good idea of the line up on the Vacuums that were current then.
Just let me know ahead of time !
Norm


Post# 145627 , Reply# 18   8/2/2011 at 10:22 (4,594 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
I'm having tons of fun...

I finally found the machine that i have been after for a long time!
a Kenmore Heavy Duty Wide Sweep. This one is very nice and i didn't really have to do too much to it when i got it, which is a really nice thing. I got it at the flea market that Davis', Chase, and i went to, and they have a HUGE vacuum section, which is really nice. It has vacuums of all kinds, vintage to new Kirbys.

This Kenmore is amazing and was very worth the wait for how nice this one is.

More pics are to come!


Post# 145628 , Reply# 19   8/2/2011 at 11:32 (4,594 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Let me Know if your Coming to Ohio !

Michael
If you are ever coming to Ohio, let me know. I'm always up for a Mini Meet.
I personally do not have but 20 some vacs these days. But I know a lot of
the collectors in the area. As well as the vacuum shop owners, thirft stores
Just would have to be on a weekend, for the balance of this year. No time off
work left for me, due to my surgery and recovery time. Columbus, Akron, Cleve.
areas are all great places to travel to as well. There are a couple of good col-
lectors in Ashlyn, Mansfield area, and in Cuyhoga Falls.
My Friend Jeff near Mansfield has inherited another collection of Hoovers so he
has aprox. 120 or more now. So yes, there are lots of Hoovers, Kirbys and Luxs
in Ohio.
I still have a bunch of printed litature left over from the 70's and 80's which
will give you a good idea of the line up on the Vacuums that were current then.
Just let me know ahead of time !
Norm


Post# 145680 , Reply# 20   8/2/2011 at 22:07 (4,594 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Today we stopped at a Vac Shop in Valpo and we each found something.

I got a very nice Simplicity 7 Series for $50.
Kyle got a nice Sharp Twin Energy for $30.
Davis got an Electrolux Legacy upright for $50.
And we got that Panasonic Jet Flo for free.


Post# 145683 , Reply# 21   8/2/2011 at 22:40 (4,594 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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How did you get that Simplicity for $50? That's a current high end model and I'm surprised a vacuum shop let you have it for $50.

Post# 145685 , Reply# 22   8/2/2011 at 22:49 (4,594 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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They stopped making the 7 Series 6-8 months ago. He just wanted it out and he is a very nice guy. It runs great, and has all of the attachments.

Post# 145748 , Reply# 23   8/3/2011 at 14:51 (4,593 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Here is my Concept 2 all cleaned up and ready to clean. I have this same exact one except it is a non self propelled model. But they are both the same colors, etc. So I have both of the Concept 2's of that kind.

Post# 145788 , Reply# 24   8/3/2011 at 20:37 (4,593 days old) by hoover1 ()        

my concept one is not nearly as good as yours.

Post# 145795 , Reply# 25   8/3/2011 at 21:11 (4,593 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow that concept two looks amazing.

I have a similar one. I think it's what replaced your model. Note the new style handle.


Mine doesn't run unfortunately.


Post# 145877 , Reply# 26   8/4/2011 at 18:22 (4,592 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
Well, all fun things must end..

i finally arrived home today, and boy did i bring quite a hall!
Here is all of the machines i either bought or traded for (not pictured Kenmore Glide)

I ended up with:
Eureka Smart Vac
Kenmore Progressive (yellow)
Regina Housekeeper
Panasonic PowerWave
Kenmore Widesweep Power Plus
Panasonic Jet Flo mini
Singer PowerAmp
Sharp Twin Energy

Chase- Thank you so much for putting up with me for the 5 days, it sure was fun, hopefully we'll have this mini meet one last time next year before i'm graduated and gone. Be nice to my Oreck, Dyson, and Singer i left you!

Davis- It was great to see you again! Enjoy that Concept One :)


Post# 145990 , Reply# 27   8/5/2011 at 22:06 (4,591 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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Michael, the Power Handle Kenmore canister has the electronic touchpad in the handle, that one pictured looks like a Whispertone 21485 from 1991

 

Chase, is there not one split or crack in that hose?  If so, treat it like fine crystal, replacement hose bodies are scarce.

 

Kyle, I am drooling over that 39164 HD Wide Sweep, that has to be made in early 1989 but I don't have the serial number for a full blown analysis. I went to a sale in the hood a few weeks back and they had one that was NFS as it was the help's primary vacuum but the bag was PACKED.


Post# 145993 , Reply# 28   8/5/2011 at 22:10 (4,591 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        
Alex

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The Kenmore hose is actually perfect! Which is hard to find for me. This one was rarely used. But thanks for the tip for future machines!


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