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Post# 461855   3/29/2023 at 12:39 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Most will go this spring and summer.
So far this is today's trash and scrap.

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Post# 461863 , Reply# 1   3/29/2023 at 15:27 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Hey, Jimmy,

Wow. That's a lot of Electroluxes that you'd think someone would want to save!
What's the deal with the Kirby G3/G4 nozzles in the cardboard box? Are they pretty beat up? It's hard to tell from the picture.


Post# 461864 , Reply# 2   3/29/2023 at 16:09 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hi Jimmy,

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I think I asked you about \a few items before...boxes, lenses, etc.


But, I can't travel there. :(


Post# 461865 , Reply# 3   3/29/2023 at 16:27 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--you'd think someone would want to save!"---

---If so let me know.That is only 1/4 of Elux that will go.More tomorrow if weather is good.
"-G-3/G-4 nozzles-"They could have been easily cleaned and serviced.Any G-3,4 will GO.Also MANY accessories.
"-a few items-"I will try to group by brand and model and picture items before dumpster.Hoover brooms & Elites are going as soon as time allows.
This year any kept from 2 buildings must fit in 1.I will keep some favorites as a much smaller collection.Some with higher value/better condition will have reasonable price.

Post# 461889 , Reply# 4   3/30/2023 at 15:27 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Thanks, Jimmy.
I forget whether or not you're willing to ship smaller items.
Like John, I'm simply not able to get there. Believe me, if I could, I would.

Post# 461893 , Reply# 5   3/30/2023 at 17:49 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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More rare parts and vacuums gone. I think this website will be done in a few years because there will be no vacuums left to collect because nobody has any parts to fix them anymore. I can't even find parts for vacuums from 10 years ago let alone 40. I've had to hire high school kids that do 3D printing to get a lot of parts made (they ask a lot of money).

Those same Electroluxes in the photos go for $50- $80 all day long on eBay for just the unit alone with nothing else - no hoses - no tools - nothing. The Renaissance units are especially pricey. There's at least $700 in stuff there that sells on eBay all the time.

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Post# 461908 , Reply# 6   3/31/2023 at 08:47 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--willing to ship--"

Yes!UPS is further than the dumpster and closer than the scrap metal yard.$5.00 minimum to me if I have to ship along with possible charge depending on item wanted as well as any UPS charge.
"--$700 in stuff there that sells on EBay--"
If you know an experienced online seller that can handle 100s of items at a commission let me know as I can not find one and have no time for EBay with 2 buildings and a full time book store.You or any here would be welcome to have the previous load or future loads at a reasonable price which would allow you a nice profit or new items in your collection.More hopefully going today and every day as I remove first layers to see what else is here.One example-I just put 15 Compact/TriStar in one area.They will ALL go OUT of my building.To collectors or scrap metal yard???

Post# 462298 , Reply# 7   4/13/2023 at 16:46 by stephaniekoro (Kyiv Ukraine )        
Toy vac

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Do you still have one of these toys ? I'd love to purchase it ?

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Post# 462300 , Reply# 8   4/13/2023 at 18:19 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I believe he said in the other thread all he has for toys are Eureka and Dirt Devil

Post# 462301 , Reply# 9   4/13/2023 at 19:00 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And -


Post# 463241 , Reply# 10   5/20/2023 at 08:13 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Old Vac Shop 2nd floor--

--is where I am sorting more vacs and parts as weather is better and days longer.So far at least 15 Compact,20 plus 50s-60s Kenmore & Powermates,Shetland,AirWay HOOVERS!! and MORE.I will have pictures of what is here and what will go in each weeks trash & scrap.If any want to travel here as other collectors did this week let me know!

Post# 463242 , Reply# 11   5/20/2023 at 09:28 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Only a small sample

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Post# 463243 , Reply# 12   5/20/2023 at 09:34 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Have lux? Want box??

These go in trash Monday

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Post# 463265 , Reply# 13   5/21/2023 at 12:04 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And more

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Post# 463270 , Reply# 14   5/21/2023 at 23:19 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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man. what a shame to lose so many old vacs....for parts at least. but, I understand the OP's plight.....

Post# 463272 , Reply# 15   5/22/2023 at 01:51 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I'll give you a call tomorrow. The Premier Junior and the tan Eureka bag are tempting for sure.

Post# 463278 , Reply# 16   5/22/2023 at 08:15 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hoover 300

Call anytime until phone is off later in evening.This is just the beginning of the 2nd floor at old shop.There is also attic,first floor and storage platforms,back room at book store,back room behind the back room and room beside that.

Post# 463279 , Reply# 17   5/22/2023 at 08:46 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Boxes in dumpster

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Post# 463280 , Reply# 18   5/22/2023 at 08:47 by Paul (USA)        

Please post more photos of the blue Eureka Roto-Matic PT in Reply #11, photo 16 - including the manufacturer's tag.

Post# 463281 , Reply# 19   5/22/2023 at 10:12 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Got vac, want box? need parts?

These go in Tues trash

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Post# 463282 , Reply# 20   5/22/2023 at 10:18 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

That and other Eureka are nice and near complete.will try to gather parts and get pictures.

Post# 463290 , Reply# 21   5/22/2023 at 16:18 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And more

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Post# 463293 , Reply# 22   5/22/2023 at 17:51 by Paul (USA)        

Thanks, Jimmy.

Are both PTs? What are their model numbers? Do you have any manuals and all OEM cream attachments for them?

How much are you asking for them?

Post# 463297 , Reply# 23   5/22/2023 at 20:16 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

What is pt? should have most attachments as found and have more if manual found with., blue was from estate sale with several quality vacs with low mileage and red was from small clean house.price would be reasonable after checking condition.had a model number pic that disappeared.more Tues.

Post# 463298 , Reply# 24   5/22/2023 at 23:10 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Do you still have that Dirt Devil wet/dry vac filter?

Post# 463299 , Reply# 25   5/23/2023 at 07:58 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Dirt devil filter

Yes.And attachments and other filters for shop vacs that go SOON.

Post# 463300 , Reply# 26   5/23/2023 at 12:09 by Paul (USA)        
Re: Eureka, reply #23

PT is short for Power Team.

Post# 463307 , Reply# 27   5/23/2023 at 18:53 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Trash vacs for Wednesday

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Post# 463308 , Reply# 28   5/23/2023 at 18:54 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

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Post# 463322 , Reply# 29   5/24/2023 at 09:12 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Reply 19 & 27


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Post# 463327 , Reply# 30   5/24/2023 at 10:23 by Paul (USA)        

Thanks for the added pics, Jimmy.

Post# 463331 , Reply# 31   5/24/2023 at 15:02 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I sent you an email.

Post# 463332 , Reply# 32   5/24/2023 at 15:47 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Send me a phone call instead as another collector has done today,423-268-4841

Post# 463333 , Reply# 33   5/24/2023 at 15:50 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
A few more

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Post# 463337 , Reply# 34   5/24/2023 at 18:36 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Waiting for the trash truck

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Post# 463340 , Reply# 35   5/24/2023 at 19:35 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You willing to ship or are you bluffing and going to make people come to Elizabethtown?

Post# 463354 , Reply# 36   5/25/2023 at 08:27 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

To add to what I said in Reply 6 there is much here and if anyone wants vacs or parts there are 2 ways to get them--
--If you are within driving distance as a collector from Maryland was last week call and make the easy 4 lane drive.You would find not only vintage vacs but it could be a nice road trip or family vacation.I am in a historic downtown with great antique shops and food as well as a car show and live music on Sat nights.You would get my full attention and pick and choose whatever your vehicle would hold.Or--
--Call as a collector from Mich has and ask for parts in pics or other and after I get a reasonable price (minimum $5) I can take to UPS where you would pay all shipping,insurance and packing for larger items.I do not have time and supplies for packing.UPS does.I would take vacs to them with parts such as handles removed and explain any special handling.
(If anyone goes to Elizabethtown I don't know what you would find as I am in Elizabethton.)

Post# 463355 , Reply# 37   5/25/2023 at 08:56 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Looks like room in dumpster for Bissell carpet cleaners and Hoover brooms soon!

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Post# 463373 , Reply# 38   5/26/2023 at 02:15 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Do you have any wide track sanitaires or eureka.
IEC tristar/compact power nozzle.

Post# 463374 , Reply# 39   5/26/2023 at 07:06 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

So far just a very used brush and bottom plate with no vac and a nozzle that goes with its vac.

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Post# 463388 , Reply# 40   5/26/2023 at 20:12 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Any chance of getting

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That Hoover binder???

Post# 463390 , Reply# 41   5/26/2023 at 21:26 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'd need the vacuum too. You do have a power nozzle. Thanks for looking.

Post# 463393 , Reply# 42   5/26/2023 at 23:49 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! Iím sure there is a New In Box Eureka vacuum somewhere in Jimmyís Treasure Chest! I would need to drive all the way down Interstate 81 from Ontario to pick it up. I guess itís a two day drive with a sleepover in Harrisberg PA. Might be a worthwhile trip for me! Iíd have to get moving fast as I know the cleanout needs to be completed soon.

Post# 463403 , Reply# 43   5/27/2023 at 18:17 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hoover binder

No.unless I find a duplicate.
Eureka-no new in box just golden in hassock.

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Post# 463407 , Reply# 44   5/27/2023 at 20:59 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
So, the HOover binder

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Is NotFor sale?

Post# 463408 , Reply# 45   5/27/2023 at 21:04 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Ok, then

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Thanks for your time.

Post# 463410 , Reply# 46   5/28/2023 at 08:54 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow...a Golden 50th Anniversary Eureka Williams Super Rotomatic....if I lived closer, I would consider rescuing it from the dumpster....thanks anyways Jimmy!

Post# 463419 , Reply# 47   5/28/2023 at 18:04 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Golden rotomatic

There may be many for scrap and dumpster but not this one.

Post# 463430 , Reply# 48   5/29/2023 at 14:49 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's a shame

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You see. To be showing some items that really aren't going.

Post# 463431 , Reply# 49   5/29/2023 at 14:50 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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You're free to do that, I suppose.

Post# 463439 , Reply# 50   5/29/2023 at 17:56 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Oh! Thatís great news! The Super Roto-Matic lives on!!!! (glad to hear)Ö..

Post# 463447 , Reply# 51   5/29/2023 at 19:38 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"it's a shame"--

--that my meaning was not understood.vacs here will go out of my building.The golden rotomatic Eureka with original hassock and attachments is too good for scrap or trash.It can wait for a reasonable offer or be part of my much smaller collections.Vacs here range from scrap, parts vacs,easy restoration, good and very good.If collectors have a need or want I am posting here as I hope I am "free to do".

Post# 463449 , Reply# 52   5/29/2023 at 21:15 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Yes, you most certainly are free to do whatever you like. I was not being mean. Please know that. Best of luck with your liquidation. But, none of us needs any attitude.

Post# 463450 , Reply# 53   5/29/2023 at 21:15 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I should not inquire about any other of your items

Post# 463461 , Reply# 54   5/30/2023 at 16:08 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I understand about the store clean-out. I do that once a year for the Convention, and anything no one wants, goes out.

Will be nice to see your much smaller collection once all is moved.

Post# 463482 , Reply# 55   5/31/2023 at 07:30 by Chris (WV)        

Do you still have celebrity QS electronic? I might be interested in that one instead. If you have time and can get to it easily could you please post some pictures? Thanks

Post# 463483 , Reply# 56   5/31/2023 at 08:28 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

You,more than some,would understand that in addition to being a collector having a vac store includes getting trade ins from DTD dealers,customer trades,abandoned repairs,etc some of which sell quickly,some trashed,some for NLA parts and the more interesting kept.After several years in one location this adds up.I now find as I group brands together many good and complete vacs,many for scrap and many in between.Most are available to collectors.For me a smaller collection would include 50s,60s canisters,Electrolux XXX,G & others,various Eureka F&G styles,Hoovers of different decades and a few others.Many could be complete including original boxes and bags.If you know serious Kirby collectors there is MUCH from 50s,60s,70s that MUST GO soon to make room to sort others.
I have been mostly working in the front of the upstairs.When I move to the middle there will be many Hoovers including Celebrity.The Electronic is in the back room of new store and not easily found.

Post# 463489 , Reply# 57   5/31/2023 at 14:02 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
If no one wants --

--these are in trash tomorrow.

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Post# 463490 , Reply# 58   5/31/2023 at 14:40 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I have a blue one of those Quickdraw vacs. TERRIBLE hose design, no support and the hose sags down into a complete 180 degree bend that worsens over time. Very easy to clog.

Post# 463491 , Reply# 59   5/31/2023 at 15:53 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Yes,these are much better with no on board(Mo 5190?) and deluxe attachments that are very easy to use.

Post# 463492 , Reply# 60   5/31/2023 at 16:04 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

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Post# 463498 , Reply# 61   5/31/2023 at 22:43 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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That the sunbeam that sucks the wallpaper off the wall and it's air turbo nozzle a few pics before it?

Post# 463508 , Reply# 62   6/1/2023 at 08:53 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Not the Dual Deluxe which was the first and ultimate Sunbeam.I have only had 2 with one turbine nozzle.Nozzle was sold and there may be one vac downstairs.They later had a good,better,best line up and added the different shapes and styles.Even though they added features such as cord winder,tool storage and magnet lids they were never as good as the Dual Deluxe.

Post# 463683 , Reply# 63   6/7/2023 at 18:21 by Vacuumman (California)        
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Is that a Eureka Model M in photo 7 of Post# 463492?

Post# 463690 , Reply# 64   6/7/2023 at 22:17 by Heritage-II_Fan (NY)        
Photo 2

Is that a legend 2 shakeout bag?

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