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Post# 418383   1/9/2020 at 18:12 (295 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

If I have a new years resolution it is this--MY OLD VAC SHOP LOCATION WILL BE EMPTY AND SOLD DURING 2020!
To briefly review,I have had a life long interest in and growing collection of vacuum cleaners since I vacuumed my grandmothers house with her red,black & chrome Royal tank at age 3 and rescued a 2 motor AirWay from my aunts trash cans at 6.I have worked for Electrolux,bought an existing vac store,gotten vacs from customer trades,DTD dealers,estate sales & other and have visited old vac shops for vintage items until I may have the old vac store you want to visit!I am now in a new location continuing vac sales/service/supplies but also a book store with 1000s of used and rare books.2020 will be the year to spend more time at the old location until empty.
I have Apex,AirWay,Hoover Z and MUCH in between.Please do not keep this a secret and tell your collector friends and internet groups that I do not have time to search for.
If you or someone in your area can make the easy drive to east TN you can pick and choose a truck load.If it is not convenient to travel I can take items the first half mile to UPS or a mile further to USPS.
MANY items can be $0 to $20.Some will be more due to rarity,condition,completeness and typical current values.
Some vacs will be kept for a MUCH smaller collection.
I am starting to sort by make and model.There will be a lot of brands such as Hoover,Kirby,GE,Electrolux and others.With some that I hope to start with such as Bissell,Viking,Regina,Vorwerk and more there will be fewer.There are also some parts,bags and filters both older and newer.
I hope to have lots of pictures and welcome questions,comments,requests,phone calls at 423-268-4841 and visits.

Post# 418387 , Reply# 1   1/9/2020 at 19:22 (295 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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You mentioned you had a 1920s Sears Birtman upright, can you post a pic?

Post# 418392 , Reply# 2   1/9/2020 at 21:07 (295 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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What model Kirbys will be available?
I am on the search for the really old ones.

Post# 418393 , Reply# 3   1/9/2020 at 22:11 (295 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice repost. Still waiting on info on any Cadillac/Clements.

Post# 418395 , Reply# 4   1/9/2020 at 23:08 (295 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        
electrolux and kirby

I would be interested in any Electrolux or kirbys you have

Post# 418396 , Reply# 5   1/9/2020 at 23:10 (295 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        

Were you the one with the Kirby patches for sale?

Post# 418407 , Reply# 6   1/10/2020 at 08:44 (294 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

20s Sears upright-Have not gone through non Hoover 20s,30s uprights.Some storage areas require ladder and extra time.
Kirbys-Probably nothing older than 505 that would be parts machine.Might be 2 dozen 50s/60s Kirbys,a few cloth bags?,VERY many hoses,attachments,boxes,polishers,shampooers,handy butler,etc,ETC.Most Heritage gone but MANY Heritage/Generation hoses,attachments,att caddys,shampooers,etc,ETC.But maybe 1 hair trimmer.Also many Generation for parts,restore or good.
aw at least 2 tanks upstairs with the 2 switches at rear.
Electrolux-Very little older than Mo XXX.There will be CBs,B-8s,Rug Washers,original boxes,original matching hoses,attachments,Power Nozzles from PN 1 with white plastic wand,etc,ETC.

Post# 418410 , Reply# 7   1/10/2020 at 08:49 (294 days old) by RugPileDial ()        

Hey Jimmy,
Thatís nice to read about your history and get to know you a lil more. Also, it was fun talking to you on the phone! Jeff

Post# 418435 , Reply# 8   1/10/2020 at 16:24 (294 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Found a 30s Cadillac upright hiding behind a straight suction Royal today.Is deluxe version with 2 speeds,headlight,revolving brush and good original art deco style bag with"Cadillac Ball Bearing"front and rear.Has good fan but missing carbon brushes and caps for brush holders.

Post# 418462 , Reply# 9   1/10/2020 at 23:02 (294 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        
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I am looking for 505 and older. But if those arenít available. I am also looking for 511, 512, 515, 518, 560 and 562.

Post# 418463 , Reply# 10   1/10/2020 at 23:35 (294 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Well now you've got me interested. Looking forward to pics whenever possible.

rodknock - no, not me.

Post# 418478 , Reply# 11   1/11/2020 at 08:25 (293 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

511 & newer-Some on this list are likely.Hope to have list soon.
pics-Hope to have first of many soon.

Post# 418542 , Reply# 12   1/12/2020 at 17:27 (292 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'll list a few desirables
Pre 1945 royal/hygiene upright
Pa Geier/Royal pre war hand vacs
20-30's Birtman or premier
The old royal tank canisters preferebly blue
This is a Longshot the ABC compact power nozzle
Books are any vacuum related?
Eureka retrovac
Royal power team cannister preferebly blue 12 amp versions
Parts for old royal uprights.

Post# 418584 , Reply# 13   1/13/2020 at 08:49 (291 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
After starting by nearly having-

-a Jack Nicholson wheat toast kind of day at McDonalds I was downstairs in a storage area at the old store until dark.As I have had little time there since moving to the new location it was somewhat like going back into King Tut's tomb.I found-many Rexair/Rainbow accessories including at least 2 'Kaiser'hoses,more Elux tank than I expected there,more GE Swivel Top,more Kirby accs including Miracle Waxer,dealer poster/banners for DDevil,Eureka,Hoover,etc and started on old non Hoover uprights(some Westinghouse & Western Electric)at other side of room.Also gathering 2 brush polishers that need to go SOON.
Royal old UR & hand vac-Yes!(still finding & sorting)
20s,30s Premier-yes " " "
Royal tanks-yes,but very few
ABC nozzle-NEVER had,have only seen 1!
vac related books-a few duplicates such as Don Aslet/Eureka book,home ec type books,etc.
Retrovac-Never had or seen and one of very few I would want!

Post# 418596 , Reply# 14   1/13/2020 at 14:23 (291 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I"d be interested in Royals or Electro Hygiene machine/accessories possibly
Filter queen tools and tool caddy perhaps
maybe old Kirby accessories /attachments


Post# 418602 , Reply# 15   1/13/2020 at 16:35 (291 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        


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Post# 418614 , Reply# 16   1/13/2020 at 18:35 (291 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The interstate attachments I'd be interested in. I'm really liking the royal green circular cannister. I may be calling tommorow to inquire.
Thanks for the pics you have some very cool machines.

Post# 418648 , Reply# 17   1/14/2020 at 03:51 (291 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
Hey Jimmy!

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Even though Iíve already been to your wonderful location and now location(s) twice I never noticed a Hoover elite or Eureka bravo in the box lol, are they just the boxes or the machines actually new in box? If they are actually new in box I would be interested and will drive up to get them and we will get BBQ this time!
Thanks! -Payton

Post# 418650 , Reply# 18   1/14/2020 at 08:52 (290 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Kelton-Royal accs/atts include a few from 70s & newer.FQ accs include clear demo dirt container.Kirby accs/atts-almost none before 1950,some 50s,some more 60s,MUCH 70s,MUCH Heritage & Generation(but often difficult to complete a Legend att set).
Les-Interstate atts will probably match up with dozen or more Compacts upstairs(some very good,some for parts).
Payton-Elite/Bravo boxes(& many similar) are just boxes.May or may not have a matching vac.Great for display or will be in dumpster.(I did find something that goes with items you got previously.)BBQ-Great BBQ is now 3 blocks down street but all things considered Ridgewood is well worth the few extra miles.

Post# 418667 , Reply# 19   1/14/2020 at 20:27 (290 days old) by hg (Ventnor City)        
Hoover Convertible Model 36

If you come across any Hoover Convertible Model 36 outer bags I am interested. Mine is broken and I am finding the search for a replacement difficult.

Thank you for your time.

Post# 418669 , Reply# 20   1/14/2020 at 21:02 (290 days old) by funnynet123 (Maine)        

What do you have for Bissell's and hoovers? Any elites/cleanviews?

Post# 418685 , Reply# 21   1/15/2020 at 08:38 (289 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

The Mo 36,both vac and parts,has been one of the hardest to find for me.Am just now trying the find all Convertible bags.Slight chance of 36 bag.
Hoover-To much to list starting with 1920s uprights,tanks,Constellation,Portable,Slimline,Convertible,shampoo/polishers,Dial A Matic,Concept and MORE.
Elites-Original boxes with color pictures showing vac and features(as above),attachment sets and boxes(before onboard)a very few Elites(both good & for parts),various handles and outer bags,etc,etc.
Bissell-Big green(& similar),Little Green(with box)rectangular style carpet cleaner(with box),CM,the RARE SC,older broom type vac,newer broom type,the RARE trio,bags for older broom,possibly ? more.
Most Bissell and Elite need to GO SOON so that others may GO!As I gather various models together I may post Final Warning and then it will be 50feet to dumpster or if metal a short distance to the scrap yard!!

Post# 418689 , Reply# 22   1/15/2020 at 13:23 (289 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        
Regina Canister Hose and Rug Pile Dial attachment.

Hi Jimmy,

Hope all is well. I have been looking for a good Reginal canister hose and rug pile dail attachment from the 70s. I believe I saw some Regina canisters in past pics you supplied. Any change you have these things I am looking for?

Thanks for your time.


Post# 418694 , Reply# 23   1/15/2020 at 16:23 (289 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I should have 4 nice Regina canisters moved to new shop but probably very little in extra parts.I did see a Regina canister shag nozzle recently and am gathering Reg Brooms,etc in one area.I do have 2 of the 90s broom power nozzle.

Post# 418707 , Reply# 24   1/16/2020 at 08:13 (288 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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If you have any shag carpet nozzles I can use some. Also, any unclaimed big greens and if you have any bottles for the box little greens I need the type bottle which you hook a tube to. I'll send you a picture of the type bottle I'm looking for.
And I want to be offered anything before the scrap or dumpster if no one else wants them.
My number is 989,277,2093.

Post# 418708 , Reply# 25   1/16/2020 at 08:42 (288 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

shag nozzles-I have seen some generic fit all and may have Hoover shag nozzle in its box.Prices starting at $2.
offered-before-scrap or dumpster--All can see and have chance to call me at 423-268-4841.I want a $5 minimum to deal with shipped items and they MUST BE GONE at that time with buyer paying actual shipping fee.With dumpster they are gone in 60 seconds and at scrap yard they pay for metal.

Post# 418710 , Reply# 26   1/16/2020 at 14:04 (288 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        


Thanks for letting me know about the Regina parts. Are you looking to sell any of the machines you referenced? Any pics of what you might sell would be appreciated. I am thinking these are full set machines and attachments?

Thanks again Jimmy!

Post# 418714 , Reply# 27   1/16/2020 at 16:44 (288 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Most vacs in pictures are or could be available.Reginas other than full size canisters need to go SOON.The 4 canisters should be orange(average),2 tone green,yellow/gray,yellow/chrome(these 3 more deluxe and NICE).Most with matching hoses,many atts.But before them I need MUCH gone at old store.Should also be 1 hand vac based on Regina broom.

Post# 418721 , Reply# 28   1/16/2020 at 21:40 (288 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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Your store sounds like a treasure trove. It sounds like you'd be good with an auctioneer who could take pictures of everything and list them.

Might be quicker and require less energy on your part.

Post# 418722 , Reply# 29   1/16/2020 at 22:22 (288 days old) by ge1969 (Jefferson, GA)        

Hey Jimmy! would you happen to have a lime green and taupe Hoover Constellation in there? Toby G.

Post# 418724 , Reply# 30   1/17/2020 at 08:37 (287 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

"--auctioneer--"---If this was rare & valuable pottery that recently filled a local auction house with high bidders or a house next to the golf course with a mix of furniture,antiques,art,clothes,kitchen items,china,tools,vintage toys,etc that draws large crowds almost every week in our region it would be simpler.But this is vacuums.Most somewhat rare and collectible from 1920s to modern with a limited amount of collectors scattered over the country.I would welcome a fast fingered EBay seller with good feedback.I again ask that those here do not keep this a secret.I am beginning to search for groups of Kirby,Hoover and other collectors.But I still have to sort items and match,hoses,attachments,parts,bags & literature when available.I welcome any suggestions and look forward to the 2 collectors that are planning trips.
"--lime green and taupe--"---I have counted as many as 14 color combinations among my Constellations but have never found lime green.Do have several Slimline(maybe green) and many Portables with even more pretty colors.

Post# 418729 , Reply# 31   1/17/2020 at 13:47 (287 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        


Thanks for the reply on the Regina canisters. I am pretty sure I bought some really nice things from you in the past when the lady who's name escapes me was listing items for you on eBay. She was very nice and it was a pleasure doing business with her.

I understand you need to empty the old spot out as a priority. I would be interested in the deluxe models in the future.

Take care Jimmy!

Post# 418732 , Reply# 32   1/17/2020 at 15:33 (287 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
more pictures

Much here large & small---

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Post# 418828 , Reply# 33   1/20/2020 at 19:12 (284 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        


I noticed a Electrolux straight suction hose in photo 13 of your latiest pic number 6 over from left to right. Do you know if that hose is still air tight? The hose looks to be in good condition. I have been looking for one that is air tight.

Thanks much!

Post# 418869 , Reply# 34   1/21/2020 at 08:44 (283 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I have those and many more original hoses to match various Elux.I would not expect them to be air tight but would be good for display to complete an original att set or to attempt repair of inner lining OR most will go in dumpster SOON.

Post# 418937 , Reply# 35   1/22/2020 at 08:35 (282 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Was good to talk to you.I do have matching shampooer & crevice tool for Legend.They look to be very good.Will be looking for other items when I am in those areas.

Post# 418995 , Reply# 36   1/23/2020 at 14:05 (281 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

These just came down from attic.Does not include Kirbys on stairs in previous pic.Missing nozzles,etc are probably here as are a few MORE.Only 2 of these are generic bags.I am not an expert if the genuine bags are correct for each model.At least 2 are not.

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Post# 419001 , Reply# 37   1/23/2020 at 15:07 (281 days old) by dandagreer (Nashville, TN)        

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Hi, Jimmy.

Do you wish to keep the bags with the units, are are you willing to part with the original bags alone? Specifically the 511, 517, 560, D50 ones? And how much would you want, if you were willing to part with them :)
-- David

Post# 419005 , Reply# 38   1/23/2020 at 17:28 (281 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Would probably try to keep the nicer Kirbys complete.Am still finding Kirby parts.Should be a box of older Kirby cloth bags and a NOS orange Heritage bag.Will try to keep prices reasonable after considering condition.A couple of bags today had problems but most seem good or very good.

Post# 419016 , Reply# 39   1/23/2020 at 19:19 (281 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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I keep thinking how fun it would be to rummage through this store.  


There must be a movie that could be made of this.  The stories that go along with how it all came to be is just as interesting.


You're like a 7 hour drive one way.....


Post# 419029 , Reply# 40   1/23/2020 at 22:33 (281 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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How much for the Kirby I circled??
I am interested in that one.

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Post# 419030 , Reply# 41   1/23/2020 at 22:36 (281 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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Please email me at or call/text me at (614) 537-2415.
I am trying to get machines like this one. So please let me know if we can make a deal. Thank you very much.

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Post# 419031 , Reply# 42   1/23/2020 at 23:37 (281 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Much interested in the Hoover Z you have feel free to send me an email.

Post# 419037 , Reply# 43   1/24/2020 at 08:53 (280 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

7 hour drive--Yes,just over the mountain from Asheville NC.If you have the time is a great region to visit.Just ask your FLA neighbors who have discovered our mountains and lakes!
kirbycollector--I will try to call or call me.Phone is on at 6 AM and off between 5-9PM.(Last night maybe 7:30)Have MANY more Kirby accs and should have big box with matching ser no for at least one 50s Kirby.
vacuumdevil--Hoover Z is white which I think was standard version.May not be in perfect condition BUT were they ever?!I first saw the Z in Sears.Perhaps an omen?

Post# 419068 , Reply# 44   1/24/2020 at 18:19 (280 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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I got your call but accidentally hung up. Please feel free to call back.

Post# 419074 , Reply# 45   1/24/2020 at 20:31 (280 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I called today at work. I'll keep in touch. No rush it's not like you have slot to do.

Post# 419097 , Reply# 46   1/25/2020 at 08:43 (279 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Should be no problem talking this weekend.
So far good news on the green Royal tank.Runs well with strong suction,minor bearing noise,some scuffs/scratches/minor surface rust,no bag or cover.Also have a bigger but shorter red/black tank.Will try to check by Sunday.

Post# 419113 , Reply# 47   1/25/2020 at 20:17 (279 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I just seen your post. I'll call tommorow. I was wondering if I could get all the items at once because shipping is going up on Monday I guess. With a royal cannister, compact attachments, 1 or 2 Kirby bags and or machines and perhaps a old royal or p a geir handvac.
I'll call tommorow touch base again. The royal sounds great. Bearings are easily fixed.

Post# 419121 , Reply# 48   1/26/2020 at 00:25 (279 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Jimmy, you're KILLING me with these Cadillacs! I want the tanks, but I don't really have room. Or money. Will think about it.

Post# 419168 , Reply# 49   1/26/2020 at 23:42 (278 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I worked on my rainbows, worked on my 515 green machine, changed belt
On 880 played halo, slept and drove an hour to get a large shelving unit to put all my vacuum items and here I am.
I spaced today. I see you didn't post either. Your always busy I bet.

Post# 419172 , Reply# 50   1/27/2020 at 08:39 (277 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I will get some items moving your way but not all are found or ready.Did not see the red/black Royal where I thought it was but found a full size blue/chrome Royalaire tank.Should have 1 or 2 straight suction Royal hand vacs.Also have 2 local customers wanting modern rebuilt vacs and 3 Rainbows to service.
Looks like possibly 6 Cadillac tanks but most are private label.All similar but different handle style,nameplates,colors,etc.

Post# 419207 , Reply# 51   1/27/2020 at 23:00 (277 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The royal tank, handvac, compact attachments Kirby and or Kirby bags, with a straight suction royal I would not need a red and black royal upright I have one I just have to assemble.
I'd like it all at once if possible. Sorry busy at work were working underground in a tunnel running plumbing I don't get service.
I will try tommorow. If the least I'll email you.

Post# 419243 , Reply# 52   1/28/2020 at 14:16 (276 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
A very little more--

--of much,much MORE!

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Post# 419250 , Reply# 53   1/28/2020 at 15:29 (276 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Any news about the Constellation

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Post# 419251 , Reply# 54   1/28/2020 at 15:32 (276 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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That elite is AWESOME!

Post# 419258 , Reply# 55   1/28/2020 at 18:28 (276 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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A singer and Kenmore cannisters.
I have never heard of a wizard it looks like a private label kenmore.
The elite vacuum company vacuum looks like it's from 1910s. I've never heard of that manufacturer before.

Post# 419273 , Reply# 56   1/29/2020 at 08:35 (275 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Constellation box--

--I have several original vac boxes.Some can be put back with the vac that matches serial number on box,other will be put with same model to have the vac as complete as possible(hose,attachments,original bag package,owners manual,etc).
Elite--One of my very few OLD vacs.A flea market dealer that was a customer called and said she found a "really old"vac at an estate sale at an old farm house.I asked what it was and she said "Elite".This was when Hoover Elite was in all dept stores and I thought you think this is an old vac!!Then I think it could be a Hoover Convertible Elite from 70s.So that weekend I go to flea mkt an she says that vacuum is on the seat in van.She was right.It WAS "really old"!
Wizard--Is the style introduced by Eureka in early 50s.Later labeled for Western Auto.

Post# 419452 , Reply# 57   2/3/2020 at 09:45 (270 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
This weekend was--

--mostly in the attic.
Found that one of the Kirbys hiding in the corner is 516 with gray cord/red ends and probably original bag.
Coming soon if any are interested(& GOING SOON if any are not)will be--
Regina,Viking,Vorwerk,Bissell,Shetland broom & hand vac,Hoover Convertible hoods and Elite upper bodies,hoods,outer bags and then more & MORE.

Post# 419465 , Reply# 58   2/3/2020 at 19:34 (270 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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I am still interested in the Kirby I circled above. But I might also like the original 516 you found depending on the price for both.

Post# 419474 , Reply# 59   2/3/2020 at 22:38 (270 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Ya I want that 509 too. I have all original 509 missing only the bag. I have zero 508-512 bags. I have a few vacuums I'm selling.

Post# 419494 , Reply# 60   2/4/2020 at 08:27 (269 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And another!--

--Mo 511 and another that I haven't looked at nameplate.Hope to soon have a final list of models and conditions.

Post# 419554 , Reply# 61   2/5/2020 at 23:32 (268 days old) by vacman101 ()        
I got a long list 😅

If you can ship, i'm interested in the following machines:

-the Douglas upright
-the Sunbeam Challenger
-the Bissell Sweepmaster and space-vac
-the JCPenney stick vac
-the Black &Decker canister vac
-the Dazey Vacuum
-the Shop-Vac hippo
-and lastly, one of the GE/Premier uprights with the cord reel.

I'm definitely interested to see the Viking and Bissell stuff!


Post# 419567 , Reply# 62   2/6/2020 at 08:49 (267 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

This is already taking a lot of time from my book store and local vac customers.Pictures so far have not even shown 10% of what is here!!When I can locate items,agree on a reasonable price and shipper(UPS & USPS are close)things can move your way.You and others may want to consider the easy drive.This is a great area to visit for vacation if any have time in the spring.
Douglas UR-Only have 1,should have bags.
Challenger-Probably more that haven't been pictured.Should have most attachments and bags.
Bissell Sweepmaster-Again some both good and for parts have not been shown.Have bags.
JCPenney stick vac-Has problems and should have nozzle.Also other JCP items.
B & D canister-Is spoken for.May have extra power nozzle and misc.We once had a furniture store that sold these in 90s.
Dazey-Only 1.Should be good.(Most here not tested recently.)
Hippo-Also another upstairs,one labeled as Dayton complete in box & bags.
GE/Premier UR w/cordwinder-Probably another downstairs.
Viking/Bissel-Few if any complete Viking vacs but many hoses,atts,etc.Much Bissell(also non electric sweepers)boxes,nozzles,etc.

Post# 419768 , Reply# 63   2/10/2020 at 02:59 (264 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Do you have a rubber access port plug for a Hoover Z700 (Z400 and Z700 used the same one) in there somewhere and could you ship it? It's so light it would probably only cost $2-$3.

When I bought mine off eBay the seller was trying to be helpful and washed it before selling it and he lost the plug in his yard I guess, I couldn't ask for a refund because when it arrived, UPS busted the handle and I had to get a partial refund.

Vacuum Door #92001164

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Post# 419770 , Reply# 64   2/10/2020 at 08:40 (263 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hoover Z

Only have 1 white Z and probably no parts.
(Nice house with great windows,colors,landscaping. 70s?)

Post# 419801 , Reply# 65   2/10/2020 at 13:57 (263 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Probably late 70's or 80's - that's the seller's photos he had in the eBay auction.

Post# 420048 , Reply# 66   2/15/2020 at 22:41 (258 days old) by goldencrafter (Cleveland, OH)        
My list

I'm new to collecting vacuums so the list seems very common but I hope you have some of these still in boxes near mint.

The list:
Hoover Constellation
Electrolux LX
General Electric V13C3
Hoover 575
Hoover 28

Post# 420069 , Reply# 67   2/16/2020 at 14:52 (257 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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"I hope you have some of these still in boxes near mint.

He probably has them out of boxes, but keep dreaming on that...

Post# 420161 , Reply# 68   2/18/2020 at 08:58 (255 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
'--still in boxes--"

Sorry,no.Good condition with a box for that model,in some cases-yes.Will know more as I continue sorting.

Post# 420793 , Reply# 69   2/28/2020 at 15:40 (245 days old) by luxz80 (Bournemouth ,England Then Florida and back to England)        

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Hi Jim. Hope you are well. I still wish I could have worked in the shop with you instead of being here. Maybe if I had been there you would not be closing the shop.


Post# 420825 , Reply# 70   2/29/2020 at 08:42 (244 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Good to hear from you.I am well but older,tireder,weaker and closer to death with every passing day which is one reason these need to GO.It would be different if you had been here.My book store,new vac store and now emptying the old vac store are each full time jobs with only part time help that really doesn't care or understand the vacs.Call sometime!

Post# 420835 , Reply# 71   2/29/2020 at 16:46 (244 days old) by luxz80 (Bournemouth ,England Then Florida and back to England)        

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I will soon. Lots going on as my flat is for sale . Trying to move to liverpool as I can buy a 2 bed house there.

Post# 420838 , Reply# 72   2/29/2020 at 18:46 (244 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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We are all closer to dying than yesterday. It made me remember Shashank redemption quote"Get busy living, or get busy dying."

Post# 420864 , Reply# 73   3/1/2020 at 09:59 (243 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Personally, I think my demise would

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please too many people... well, a few, at least.
So, I plan to either: linger, or live a very long time. So far, so good.
The best revenge, I'm told, is to live a great life. Live well!!

Post# 421153 , Reply# 74   3/5/2020 at 18:37 (239 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Is this one still available?

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Post# 421167 , Reply# 75   3/6/2020 at 08:14 (238 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--still available?"

Yes and probably have more attachments.Also it's big brother and matching upright.

Post# 421176 , Reply# 76   3/6/2020 at 10:32 (238 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Do you have any old Electrolux, Kirby, Compact, or Royal vacuums? I'm also looking for a 1920's Hoover as well.

Post# 421177 , Reply# 77   3/6/2020 at 13:00 (238 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
'Do you have---?"

Yes,Yes,Yes & Yes!

Post# 421178 , Reply# 78   3/6/2020 at 13:18 (238 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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I am still interested in that early 500 series Kirby with the original bag if itís still available.

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Post# 421183 , Reply# 79   3/6/2020 at 16:18 (238 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--still available?"

Yes.As days get longer I hope to have more time to check condition,agree on reasonable prices and ship or schedule time for collector visits such as the one for next weekend.

Post# 421187 , Reply# 80   3/6/2020 at 18:16 (238 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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When's the cutoff date for pickup? I'm in Lexington, KY, so not too far of a drive. Maybe I can come down sometime during April or May.

Post# 421189 , Reply# 81   3/6/2020 at 19:40 (238 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Mat I call you this weekend to discuss some Hoover items?

Post# 421224 , Reply# 82   3/7/2020 at 09:01 (237 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

April or May should be good.In addition to VACS this is a nice area to visit and every Sat evening(Apr-Oct)is a downtown car cruise in with 3-4 block of antique,classic,hot rod & muscle cars as well as motorcycles and trucks.Some barn find,some as good as Barrett Jackson.
You and any interested may call 423-268-4841 for Hoover and MUCH MORE.Hoover includes kitchen items,irons and yellow small dryer(missing motor and drum but would make a great laundry room cabinet!).Depending on my day phone is off between 5-9 PM,back on at 6 AM.

Post# 421588 , Reply# 83   3/14/2020 at 09:04 (230 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello Jonathan,Goodbye Vacs

Jonathan,a young collector who knows old vacs,took an interesting mix of Hoover,Eureka,Rexair,GE & more & more from 20s to mid 60s to their new home in SC.But as he didn't have a UHaul there is LOTS more for all!Who will be next??

Post# 421607 , Reply# 84   3/14/2020 at 14:07 (230 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"Who will be next?"

It's hoover300 from KY to look at oldest of the oldies and Kirby parts.

Post# 421612 , Reply# 85   3/14/2020 at 14:33 (230 days old) by Tonie (Texas)        

Do you have any hoover convertible attachments?

Post# 421632 , Reply# 86   3/14/2020 at 20:32 (230 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I really want to come down there! I might come down there and pick up a few machines for my birthday, which is in May. Would that be ok?

Post# 421682 , Reply# 87   3/15/2020 at 18:53 (229 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I sent you an email.

Post# 421723 , Reply# 88   3/16/2020 at 09:19 (228 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        
Highly recommended...

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Found some real beauties, thread coming soon. Also, lots of Coffee cans, although most of what I saw looked like Hoover rebuilds.

Post# 421724 , Reply# 89   3/16/2020 at 09:20 (228 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Convertible attachments--YES!!!
come down.OK?--YES!!!
sent an email--that I do not use and did not get.If I were that much a part of the modern world I would tell you to get a Roomba & Dyson!!
423-268-4841(These numbers allow voice communication as with the 2 collectors who loaded SUVs this weekend.Call anytime.If phone is off try again.)

Post# 421727 , Reply# 90   3/16/2020 at 09:48 (228 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Ah, ok. I'll use a different phone, as mine is not working correctly. Would it be possible to come down in May?

Post# 421749 , Reply# 91   3/16/2020 at 14:28 (228 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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What month do you want everything gone by? I might be able to come down during April or May and pick up 10-20 vacuums. I also have a budget of $100. I will attach a list of wanted vacuums. An asterisk means that it is one that I really want. I would appreciate it if you could get back with me on how many of these I could get for $100 or so.
*Aerus Electrolux Upright (Discovery II or newer)
*Royal Metal upright (any model)
*Compact C8 or C9 with Power Nozzle
*Kirby DS80
*Kirby Tradition or Heritage
*Kirby G3
*Eureka F&G style upright (any model)
Electrolux Diamond Jubilee compatible electric hose
Electrolux PN5, PN6, or PN7 (any color)
Oreck XL Classic (any model)
*Hoover "coffee can" upright (any model)
Electrolux Model XXX (canister only)
*Electrolux Model L (gold or white, machine only)
Electrolux PN1
Bissell Lift-Off Revolution
Bissell PowerForce and CleanView parts machines

Post# 421750 , Reply# 92   3/16/2020 at 14:32 (228 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I forgot to mention that I'm not picky when it comes to condition or completeness. As long as the motor runs and it is functional or can be made functional with minor repairs, I'm happy. I don't mind aftermarket hoses, bags, cords, etc.

Post# 421756 , Reply# 93   3/16/2020 at 17:08 (228 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Gone?--Sooner the better but will go into the summer at least.Come when you can.Is nice area to visit and car show(3-4 blocks)every Sat,Apr-Oct.Some vacs can be $5-$20 other nicer,rarer could be more.
Elux UR-Most parts vacs gone.Very few Disc or older.
Royal metal UR-a few 20s-70s.
Compact-Several but almost none with PN.
DS80-Very few.Almost ready with list of older Kirby.
Trad & Her (&Legend)-Almost all gone.
G3-Many parts machines & parts.
F-G UR-Very few.Some parts machines.
DJ Elect hose-Have original & matching (but may leak).
PN 5,6,7(&4)-yes
Oreck UR-very few.
Hoover'coffee can'-Many,various conditions.
XXX-Several,various conditions.
Mo L-Very few,maybe parts vacs.Most sold or used by me.
PN-1-Yes.White & blue.
Bissell Lift Off-Only original style for parts.
Bissell URs-Most gone.
ALSO-Bissell steam cleaners,old hand vacs,bags & filters(original & generic) & more & MORE!

Post# 421757 , Reply# 94   3/16/2020 at 17:13 (228 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        
Contact me

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Whenever a good time is available. About the original 500 series Kirby. Thank you.

Post# 421777 , Reply# 95   3/16/2020 at 23:12 (228 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I have a few newer vacs that I'm looking for and forgot to mention.
Very BOL Hoover Elite or Runabout
Hoover Quik-Broom
Eureka SmartVac

Post# 421790 , Reply# 96   3/17/2020 at 08:41 (227 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Elite-Very few complete.Might be a standard white.Some for parts & many handles & bags(both cloth & hard case).
Quick Broom-Using E,F,G bags-Yes.90s-I hope not.Maybe fans for 90s version.
Smart Vac-Probably not,but bags & filters for many models.
What I do have are things you may have never seen or heard of.If you make the easy drive you might learn more in 1 day than 1 year of internet,dept stores,average vac stores,etc.(Not bragging,just facts.)With longer days it will GO faster & faster until GONE!

Post# 421829 , Reply# 97   3/17/2020 at 22:14 (227 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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If it's not too much trouble, would you mind taking pics of some of the machines I've mentioned? There's a collector in Indiana selling some vacs too and I'm trying to decide if I want to go to Tennessee or Indiana. You have some really cool stuff, but the other guy has some cool stuff too. I would like to make sure that you'll have what I'm looking for? I really want a Kirby DS80, Kirby G3, coffee can Hoover, F&G Eureka, Royal metal upright, Electrolux AE, AF, R, S, G, or L, and a style U Electrolux upright. These are vacs that I've been looking for and I'd like to find at least 3 of them. I would like to have a Compact with PN, BOL Hoover Elite, Eureka Roto-Matic, and another Electrolux Model XXX, but I won't be heartbroken if you don't have those. I'm not picky on completeness or condition.

Post# 421830 , Reply# 98   3/17/2020 at 22:20 (227 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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My dad has a huge Honda Pilot, so I have the capacity to take 15 or so machines. Would it be possible for you to hold on to some until I can get them? If you don't, I completely understand.

Post# 421840 , Reply# 99   3/18/2020 at 08:52 (226 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--TN or IN--"

Might be good if you could do both.Those are great vacs in pics above from IN(if not already sold).I see a rare Bissell Trio that should have floor nozzle(I have 1 but no nozzle)There is a better selection of F-G Eurekas(a great,classic UR),Elux UR(I do have plastic tool caddy & electric hose,etc for Elux UR) & Dirt Devil than I have.And there is MUCH here.You need to call me at 423-268-4841.

Post# 421841 , Reply# 100   3/18/2020 at 09:10 (226 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Here in my Mayberry like town I walk across the street from my old shop to a great library(in the 1935 Post Office building)and use their computer and read their paper.This keeps my life simpler UNTIL they decide to close for the virus from 3-18 until ???.I also have not bothered to fix my laptop.SO any vac questions or arrangements for payment & shipping or to schedule visits can be made by phone at 423-268-4841.(It is off at some point in evenings & back on next morning.)

Post# 421958 , Reply# 101   3/20/2020 at 18:19 (224 days old) by Jo (Dallas,TX)        


Iím looking for an Electrolux pigtail electric hose to use with my model G in the newer rubber. Also a tool caddy for an Electrolux XXX as my Grandmother never bought that but Iíd like to have one for it now as I use attachments a lot...and finally an Electrolux or Aerus wall mount tool caddy usually used for the central systems. Iíd pay the purchase and shipping for these of course.


Post# 422580 , Reply# 102   4/1/2020 at 13:48 (212 days old) by highroller (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)        
Old Hoover Commercial Vacuums

By any chance, do you have any old Hoover Commercial Vacuums (with the big rubber bumper on them) with pictures by any chance?!?!? And, do you have any N.O.S. Kirby trim parts? Thank you!!!

Post# 422950 , Reply# 103   4/7/2020 at 18:07 (206 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I'm kind of bummed that I have to wait until this Coronavirus thing dies down so I can come get some vacuums.

Post# 422955 , Reply# 104   4/7/2020 at 18:58 (206 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You get to go to vacuum land. I know you may be anxious but I'm in no situation to go.
Patience my young padiwan patience.

Post# 425036 , Reply# 105   5/7/2020 at 12:36 by KestinFox (Renton/Washington)        
Kirby and Eureka?

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I was curious if there were any green, maroon, or dark red Kirbys left? I'm a new vacuum guy and I'm not super good on model numbers just yet - but I know what I like! I saw the DS80 - I believe? - in one of your pics and I didn't know Kirby did any colors besides blue, red, and tan!
I'm also super interested in your Eurekas, I love the mid-century Eureka models and wanted to know if you had any green models or bags from the 50's to late 70's?
Any information you or anyone has on these would be wonderful.


Post# 425134 , Reply# 106   5/8/2020 at 21:53 by RegularRett69 (San Clemente California, USA)        
When you come back...

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Could you tell me if you have any 90's and early 2000's Dirt Devils? Will you ship? Could you send some pictures if so?

Thanks, Rett

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