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Post# 3536   11/5/2006 at 14:48 (4,859 days old) by centralvacman ()        

A forest of old vacuums at a sweeper shop on Broadway street in Fort Wayne Indiana ,come find your rare piece!!!!!
Must be over a thousand here!!!!!!!

Post# 3539 , Reply# 1   11/5/2006 at 17:38 (4,859 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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Post# 3540 , Reply# 2   11/5/2006 at 18:04 (4,859 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

Haven't seen this many since I was a kid and vacuum store owner needed to clear his place out before retiring.

Post# 3541 , Reply# 3   11/5/2006 at 18:05 (4,859 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

Haven't seen this many since I was a kid and vacuum store owner needed to clear his place out before retiring.

Post# 3543 , Reply# 4   11/5/2006 at 18:16 (4,859 days old) by bimmer740 (Long Island, New York)        

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OMG! That is amazing! They look like they have a couple of machines I would buy if I were there.
Centralvacman did u buy any machines from them?

Post# 3559 , Reply# 5   11/6/2006 at 09:35 (4,858 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

Oooooh, save the Dial-A-Matics for me!!!!

Post# 3581 , Reply# 6   11/6/2006 at 17:39 (4,858 days old) by charles~richard ()        
In real big letters: "$10"

in real tiny letters: "and up"

That kind of bulls#!t really ticks me off. The guy probably had one (if any) sweeper at $10, then the rest were a lot more.

A couple weeks ago a graphics shop across the street from one of my clients had a big "art sale" -- the large sign across the store in big bold letter "ART PRINTS $19.99" and, you got it, in teeny tiny letters, "and up." I went over to have a look, and gave them a piece of my mind after asking which ones were $19.99 and they could not show me a single one. Most of the stuff they were selling (which was real crap) were $39.99 "and up."

Post# 3588 , Reply# 7   11/6/2006 at 21:20 (4,858 days old) by centralvacman ()        
the owner of this shop

that I took the photo at want the most freindly,I`d give you Guys the vacuums for $2 each if i had them at my home

Post# 3590 , Reply# 8   11/6/2006 at 21:37 (4,858 days old) by talktotravis ()        

Those machines look pretty gruff--at least get a leaf blower if you're going to have a sale! Still, I would be a liar if I said I wouldn't be like a little kid in a candy shop there.

Post# 3599 , Reply# 9   11/7/2006 at 01:36 (4,858 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

What I'm really eager to see is the machines at the back of the pile. There could be treasure back there..... Where are the canisters? Not a single one in the pile!

Post# 3605 , Reply# 10   11/7/2006 at 06:47 (4,857 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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I will pay you and shipping if you can get me that monkey wards/eureka with cord winder behind the store owner and behind the red panasonic....see it???? Let me know!


Post# 3608 , Reply# 11   11/7/2006 at 09:05 (4,857 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

There might even be a Hoover Innovation in the pile. I would love to have one of those....

Post# 3617 , Reply# 12   11/7/2006 at 10:48 (4,857 days old) by dysonman ()        
What a Pile of Junk

The store owner probably bought (buys) the trade in vacs from the Kirby salesmen. These are machines he DOESN'T want to rebuild and sell, since no one (except some club members) wants them. When new Bissell PowerForce, 12 amps with on-board tools, are $39 at Wal-Mart, why would anyone want to buy a Sharp with a broken headlight lens, full of dirt, with a missing front door?

Or a Fantom Fury without the dirt container for $10? Or a Windtunnel without a front door for $10. The only good machine in the entire pile is the Dial and The Eureka with cord winder.

I have lots of friends in the vac business who regularly send these types of machines to the crusher. At our St. Louis Mini Meet, I'll take the group to some vac shops who will GIVE these types of cleaners away.

Post# 3622 , Reply# 13   11/7/2006 at 12:54 (4,857 days old) by hoover1060 ()        
not totally

I would not say its all junk, there may indeed be some diamonds in the rough in that mess, all thats needed is a good EYE to discren whats worth saving, and what should be landfill.

Given all the leaves and stuff around those cleaners, it kinda looks like they have been outside for a while!

And the Sharp's fron door is not missing, its laying right next to that Hoover Convertible.

Post# 3631 , Reply# 14   11/7/2006 at 15:07 (4,857 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Do I see a Concept Two with the mini vac still attached to it?

Post# 3635 , Reply# 15   11/7/2006 at 15:35 (4,857 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        
dam power drive

i will pay good money plus shipping for that dam power drive!!!let me know how much it is if you get the chance!

Post# 3636 , Reply# 16   11/7/2006 at 15:40 (4,857 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        
Dial-a-matic power drive

I will pay you and shipping if you see how much that power drive dam is up front.

Post# 3640 , Reply# 17   11/7/2006 at 15:57 (4,857 days old) by swingette ()        

i see several Hoover Concept models. the vac dealer may not be able to make a good profit by reselling these, but that doesnt mean they arent fixable and a hell of a cleaner.

Post# 3653 , Reply# 18   11/7/2006 at 19:26 (4,857 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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please central-vacman let us know!!

Post# 3672 , Reply# 19   11/8/2006 at 07:58 (4,856 days old) by centralvacman ()        
a good response to the forest of vacuums

this is a place called allen county sweeper the number is 260-423-6184,this is me pictured in here centralvacman,I`m not the owner,I saw these last spring & thought a photos would be interesting to share

Post# 3756 , Reply# 20   11/10/2006 at 03:20 (4,855 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I would have to say some of those vacs look like refugees rescued from the dumpster.Can't spot any Royals or Kirbys,Dysons in that lineup.

Post# 3803 , Reply# 21   11/11/2006 at 10:26 (4,853 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

I actually did spot a Kirby in the pile. It's in the photo at the top of the page, behind the orange Hoover Convertible (on the far right). All you can see is the handle and the red tip. Looks like a 500 series. Somehow, I don't think they'll be asking $10 for that one....

Post# 4213 , Reply# 22   11/18/2006 at 20:59 (4,846 days old) by centralvacman ()        
in response to the kirby

a shop I went wouldnt buy my running omega at anny price.this & another kirby I found in the trash this summer,he did guve me $20 for a non running self propelled kirby.I keped the UNUSED!!!! shampooer still in the box that was with the two vacuums.


Post# 4232 , Reply# 23   11/19/2006 at 11:39 (4,845 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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I see the 500 series kirby!!!

Post# 4303 , Reply# 24   11/21/2006 at 08:29 (4,843 days old) by centralvacman ()        
I went there this sunday

theres been a change ,the Wards/ ureka cord winder & that suposive kirby wern`t there,maybe some of our members been there LOL

Post# 234566 , Reply# 25   5/30/2013 at 15:30 (2,461 days old) by compamac ()        
There are...

A LOT of Fantoms in that pile it looks like. Counted at least 5 or 6 because you can also see some handles poking up too not all of them are visible. There were a lot of original Fantoms/Thunders and 2 Furys. One Fury looked to have everything except for the attachments. The other one was missing a bin which you will never get ahold of one usually, unless you take it from another Fury. Btw is this store or sale even still here?

Post# 234568 , Reply# 26   5/30/2013 at 16:08 (2,461 days old) by Diabeticdoode (Tulsa, Ok)        

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oh my GOD. That's a dream sale!

Post# 234569 , Reply# 27   5/30/2013 at 16:52 (2,461 days old) by compamac ()        
Does anybody....

Know if this sale is still going on

Post# 234574 , Reply# 28   5/30/2013 at 17:16 (2,461 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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From 7 years ago?

Post# 234588 , Reply# 29   5/30/2013 at 22:08 (2,461 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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The owner of this amazing time capsule Vacuum Store, Allan County Sweeper Co was Dale Skaggs, who recently passed on. I visited there once with Robert Knox and was staggered by the vintage uprights and canisters handing from the ceiling, crowding the floorspace and shelves in the front showroom...and then there was the back room 'warehouse' piles to the ceiling behind the garage bay doors. Took many pictures. The shop, a 1930s Garage/Car Dealership, sat at the edge of the General Electric Factories, now abandoned. Must have been some glory days when the factories were at full tilt.


Anyway, this thread gives all the current information we have at this point...



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Post# 234589 , Reply# 30   5/30/2013 at 22:13 (2,461 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

Economy is so bad now...........the Dust Mites don't even want any part of those Vac's I bet.......:)

Post# 234662 , Reply# 31   5/31/2013 at 16:00 (2,460 days old) by compamac ()        

I see a FANTOM WILDCAT! Its 2 pics up right there smack in the middle. I WANT IT

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