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Post# 394682   7/11/2018 at 10:46 by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

About 96 percent of the machines are here

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Post# 394683 , Reply# 1   7/11/2018 at 11:25 by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        

Speechless. What a fantastic collection!

Post# 394685 , Reply# 2   7/11/2018 at 13:04 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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So happy to see it all up on the shelves. Looks awesome.

Post# 394689 , Reply# 3   7/11/2018 at 13:48 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
its about

to do me in with the heat, my back and shoulder are some better

Post# 394716 , Reply# 4   7/11/2018 at 20:57 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
My childhood Lewyt!!!

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The pink and gray Lewyt in the first and last photos is just like the one we had when I was little! It was the first vacuum cleaner I ever used. You didn't happen to pick it up in Raleigh, did you? Mom and Dad donated their Lewyt like that to the Vietnam veterans' thrift store in about 1996. I've never seen another one like it.

Post# 394717 , Reply# 5   7/11/2018 at 21:33 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

That is an overwhelming collection sir! Congrats to you for having the energy and stamina to make it happen! I get to the point I can't even keep mine dusted.

Edgar, I have one of those pink/gray Lewyts as well, those must've been made after the heavier gray ones and before the big wheel models.

Post# 394722 , Reply# 6   7/11/2018 at 22:07 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Best of luck in moving the uprights in place...canisters are looking great!

Post# 394728 , Reply# 7   7/11/2018 at 23:48 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
The uprights are

In the other building with the mixers, The pink Lewyt came from a big house in Myers Park , in Charlotte, it was a lower priced model made about the time of the Electronic, 59-69-61.

Post# 394779 , Reply# 8   7/12/2018 at 19:48 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow. Just wow. Congratulations on a job well done!

Now that is a real treasure-trove of vacuum cleaner history! Charge $5 for admission and youíll have some nice spare change in your pocket.

Iím still dying to see a solo-shot of that unique Eureka/Wards/JCPenney Princess with the front to back handle. The only time Iíve seen that design was a photo on a pack of bojack Style H bags. It looks like the very unique revised design sold by the Mexican Koblenz company. Itís another rare bird in your vacuum menagerie!

Post# 394785 , Reply# 9   7/12/2018 at 21:44 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Front to back handle????

Im trying to figure out which one it is, I only have one Eureka Princess....Just wait until I get thru, I hauled 4 pickup loads of stuff today, mostly tool caddies, boxes of attachments etc, only a few vacuums left,but we are getting there!

Post# 394791 , Reply# 10   7/13/2018 at 00:47 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Amazing Collection Hans!

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And so well organized! I can see you've put a lot of work into it, and have done an excellent job!

Post# 394799 , Reply# 11   7/13/2018 at 06:39 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Not to worry Hans...whenever you have time and after a well-deserved rest!!!

it was in one of your very first photos....on one of the higher shelves between two other canisters. Most square-shaped Eureka Princesses had the standard handle jutting out from the front edge of the cleaner. The one I am referring to has an odd, large handle on the very top of the unit - in front of the Tool Pak located toward the rear of the hood. Something tells me it may be a rebranded Eureka (Wards or Wizard or JCPenney).

Post# 394803 , Reply# 12   7/13/2018 at 09:58 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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You've built/comprised a vacuum museum of your own there! People will gasp when they see the machine that "we had when I was little", lol.
Your efforts have paid off. A true labor of love there.
KUDOS to you!

Post# 394806 , Reply# 13   7/13/2018 at 10:40 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Yes Brian

For some reason I drew a blank, That came from Fred Stachnick its got the cordwinder too, I wish I could find some of the genuine Eureka donout gaskets for the bag seal, those go bad and you can not get anything but the cheap foam ones which leak dust like a sifter!

Post# 394809 , Reply# 14   7/13/2018 at 11:42 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Wouldn't it be cool to have the next Vacuum Collectors Convention in North Carolina instead of the Vacuum Cleaner Museum? Your collection is so amazing, I know all our friends will love it. I know time only moves forward, but how wonderful would it have been to have a collectors meeting like we used to have? When Clay and Mike and everyone could be there again. Maybe we can get Annette Dubner to come from Denver one day, she would love all your uprights.

Post# 394831 , Reply# 15   7/13/2018 at 15:36 by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Tom. You might have an idea I really hope to thin out the uprights. Maybe keep 20 or so. I hope we can have some kind of meeting here. I would love to get to cook for a crowd

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Post# 394876 , Reply# 16   7/14/2018 at 00:23 by portable (Tucson, AZ)        

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What a beautiful collection, Hans. I know the heat whoops your behind, so take a rest. It looks fantastic!

Post# 394921 , Reply# 17   7/14/2018 at 12:49 by Royalfan (Chicago)        

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What a delightful collection!

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