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A-1 Vacuum Closing in Crest Hill, Illinois
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Post# 461799   3/28/2023 at 01:24 (250 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

A-1 Vacuum in Crest Hill is coming to an end after almost 40 years of service since the owner and his wife are retiring. They have the be out of the building by April 30th.

Many parts and units are being thrown in the dumpster as I'm writing this. Paul has lots older parts for brands such as Hoover, Rexair, Eureka, Royal, and many more.

There is also an attic with 30-40 various D series Rainbow canisters. Mostly chrome domes and D3 units along with some D4 canisters. Pre G-Series Kirby vacuums such as Heritage, Classic Omega, Classic III, and more. There's also a bunch of Hoover units there as well.

There are also some gems in his front window like an Electrolux XXX.

The address is 2220 Plainfield Rd, Crest Hill, IL 60403

Post# 461808 , Reply# 1   3/28/2023 at 09:31 (250 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thank you for posting this!

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It was VERY thoughtful and considerate.  I hope some people can benefit from this.  Too bad I'm so far away.  Is anyone planning to go?   "...being tossed as I write this".  YIKES !!!!!

Post# 461812 , Reply# 2   3/28/2023 at 09:47 (250 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Wow - deja vu all over again!

I hope someone will follow in my footsteps from the Plano Kirby store cleanout back in 2019 and save some (or most) of them...

Post# 461820 , Reply# 3   3/28/2023 at 10:59 (250 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

John. Is there anything specific you are on the lookout for?

Post# 461836 , Reply# 4   3/28/2023 at 21:35 (249 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Looking for something is not likely.

Post# 461838 , Reply# 5   3/28/2023 at 22:49 (249 days old) by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, I phoned today

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The greeting was missed. I heard, "hello"? I asked if this was a1 vacuums. He replied, "that's how I answered the phone". I told him I collected hoover. Do you have any hoover machines or parts? He replied, .ost was tossed.... sorry, can't really help.

Post# 461845 , Reply# 6   3/29/2023 at 08:12 (249 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"Do you have any Hoover machines or parts?"

There is still time to call here before most go in summer and building is to be empty by years end.Hoovers here include-20s-30s uprights,tanks,Constellations,DAM,Floor Washer,Celebritys,Convertibles,Concepts and MORE.First to go will be brooms using E,F & G bags,Floor Washers,Elites,plastic base Convertibles & steam cleaner parts.Prices start at $0.00 to $5.00.Plan an easy trip,arrange shipping or see pics in dumpster.

Post# 461883 , Reply# 7   3/30/2023 at 13:37 (248 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I was possibly searching for things like outer jackets, Convertible lenses, that sort of thing.Thanks, so much, for asking.

  He was not very helpful (or interested) at all.

Post# 461884 , Reply# 8   3/30/2023 at 13:38 (248 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, Jimmy,

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I've been looking for a pink Slimline, some Convertible  or any Hoover boxes, etc.

  I don't think you have any of those things anymore.


Post# 461900 , Reply# 9   3/30/2023 at 23:21 (247 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

Didn't realize that was you who called. I was there that day and he didn't get a response when he greeted you with, "A1 Vacuum, this is Paul". That's why he said what he said. I also didn't realize how much was already gone since the last time I made this post. I can assure you that Paul is a good guy and would have gladly sent you parts had they not gone to the dumpster.

Post# 461906 , Reply# 10   3/31/2023 at 08:29 (247 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--don't think you have--"

You have no idea what I have.I know because I have very little idea of what I have!!As I group brand and models together I will picture and explain which are next for dumpster.I have many outer bags as well as Hoover boxes for at least Mo 33 & 707,Cleaning Tool boxes from 30s,Constellation,Slimline,Portapower and more.Some I will match with the same or exact Hoover model to keep or offer later at a higher price(higher than $0-5 but less than 'EBay price').

Post# 461917 , Reply# 11   3/31/2023 at 14:57 (247 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

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