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Post# 461855   3/29/2023 at 12:39 (444 days old) 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 (444 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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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 (443 days old) 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 (443 days old) 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 (443 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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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 (442 days old) 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 (442 days old) 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 (428 days old) by stephaniekoro (Kyiv Ukraine )        
Toy vac

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 (428 days old) 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 (428 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And -


Post# 463241 , Reply# 10   5/20/2023 at 08:13 (392 days old) 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 (392 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Only a small sample

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Post# 463243 , Reply# 12   5/20/2023 at 09:34 (392 days old) 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 (391 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And more

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Post# 463270 , Reply# 14   5/21/2023 at 23:19 (390 days old) 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 (390 days old) 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 (390 days old) 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 (390 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Boxes in dumpster

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Post# 463280 , Reply# 18   5/22/2023 at 08:47 (390 days old) 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 (390 days old) 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 (390 days old) 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 (389 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And more

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Post# 463293 , Reply# 22   5/22/2023 at 17:51 (389 days old) 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 (389 days old) 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 (389 days old) 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 (389 days old) 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 (389 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Re: Eureka, reply #23

PT is short for Power Team.

Post# 463307 , Reply# 27   5/23/2023 at 18:53 (388 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Trash vacs for Wednesday

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Post# 463308 , Reply# 28   5/23/2023 at 18:54 (388 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

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Post# 463322 , Reply# 29   5/24/2023 at 09:12 (388 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Reply 19 & 27


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Post# 463327 , Reply# 30   5/24/2023 at 10:23 (388 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Thanks for the added pics, Jimmy.

Post# 463331 , Reply# 31   5/24/2023 at 15:02 (388 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I sent you an email.

Post# 463332 , Reply# 32   5/24/2023 at 15:47 (388 days old) 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 (388 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
A few more

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Post# 463337 , Reply# 34   5/24/2023 at 18:36 (387 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Waiting for the trash truck

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Post# 463340 , Reply# 35   5/24/2023 at 19:35 (387 days old) 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 (387 days old) 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 (387 days old) 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 (386 days old) 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 (386 days old) 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 (385 days old) 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 (385 days old) 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 (385 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! I’m sure there is a New In Box Eureka vacuum somewhere in Jimmy’s Treasure Chest! I would need to drive all the way down Interstate 81 from Ontario to pick it up. I guess it’s a two day drive with a sleepover in Harrisberg PA. Might be a worthwhile trip for me! I’d 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 (384 days old) 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 (384 days old) 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 (384 days old) 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 (384 days old) 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 (383 days old) 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 (383 days old) 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 (383 days old) 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 (382 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Oh! That’s great news! The Super Roto-Matic lives on!!!! (glad to hear)…..

Post# 463447 , Reply# 51   5/29/2023 at 19:38 (382 days old) 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 (382 days old) 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 (382 days old) 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 (381 days old) 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 (381 days old) 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 (381 days old) 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 (381 days old) 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 (381 days old) 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 (380 days old) 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 (380 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

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Post# 463498 , Reply# 61   5/31/2023 at 22:43 (380 days old) 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 (380 days old) 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 (373 days old) by Vacuumman (California)        
Post# 463492

Is that a Eureka Model M in photo 7 of Post# 463492?

Post# 463690 , Reply# 64   6/7/2023 at 22:17 (373 days old) by Heritage-II_Fan (NY)        
Photo 2

Is that a legend 2 shakeout bag?

Post# 463697 , Reply# 65   6/8/2023 at 08:18 (373 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--Eureka model M--"

I think it is.
"--Legend 2 shakeout bag--"
Just the usual with zipper.
More pictures soon.

Post# 464374 , Reply# 66   7/6/2023 at 17:34 (344 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Hey Jimmy, just checking in to see if you got a shipping quote for me yet or not:)

Post# 464388 , Reply# 67   7/7/2023 at 08:19 (344 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--shipping quote--"

Yes.With USPS I only need $18 and tape on the shipping box to send it your way.

Post# 464390 , Reply# 68   7/7/2023 at 09:02 (344 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Eureka Model M

This one is just base with bad brush and wheels.

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Post# 464411 , Reply# 69   7/7/2023 at 20:45 (343 days old) by vacuumman (California)        
Model M

I would be interested in getting the Model M. I'll give you a call to coordinate details.

Post# 465158 , Reply# 70   8/7/2023 at 13:38 (313 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Hi there again Jimmy, just checking in to see if you got my mail yet or not. I did try to call a couple times, hope that I got your information correct. Thanks!

Post# 465161 , Reply# 71   8/7/2023 at 16:13 (312 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Not yet.
I am having very little time for vintage vacs but DD filter is boxed and ready and Mo M should now have a box that fits for shipping quote.
Phone is 423-268-4841 and will be turned off at some point in evening and back on the next morning.

Post# 465187 , Reply# 72   8/8/2023 at 15:26 (312 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Yeah I just sent you a check a few weeks ago for the filter.

Post# 465188 , Reply# 73   8/8/2023 at 16:34 (311 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I haven't received it.Don't know why but we did have a substitute mailman when I missed one of my electric bills.

Post# 465230 , Reply# 74   8/10/2023 at 17:56 (309 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Maybe that might explain it, this is one of the reasons why I prefer using Paypal instead. Luckily I can cancel it and write you another one. Just in case, I'll need to call again and double check on the address to be certain that it's right.

Post# 465231 , Reply# 75   8/10/2023 at 19:41 (309 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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A certified check.

Post# 465271 , Reply# 76   8/13/2023 at 14:00 (307 days old) by highroller1977 (Lower Burrell,)        
Old Hoover Commercial Uprights

Hey JImmy,

It's Larry from Pittsburgh. Just wondered if you found any old Hoover Commercial Uprights (With pictures)? Thanks Jimmy!!!

Post# 465282 , Reply# 77   8/14/2023 at 08:48 (306 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Should be 6 or 8 in back room behind the back room but with 6 1/2 day a week book store and part time vac sales,service,supplies for long time customers with little help I am having no time for vintage vacs.It looks more and more like I will have to run all this day to day till I die and then a discount crematorium and commercial dumpster.

Post# 465285 , Reply# 78   8/14/2023 at 10:41 (306 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
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What machines are in images two and six? As No. 6 looks like an Australian made Electrolux that Godfreys used to sell

Post# 465291 , Reply# 79   8/14/2023 at 12:58 (306 days old) by highroller1977 (Lower Burrell,)        
Jimmy is running all over the place!!!! lol

Hey Jimmy,

Thank you for the update; I appreciate it. I'll have to get down there this fall to say hello and see what's going on. See you then!


Post# 465297 , Reply# 80   8/14/2023 at 17:09 (305 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
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2-Kent(former Vacuna)in corner
Soot vac for furnaces/fireplaces(seems to later have become Oreck Hotel vac with long hose & power nozzle)
?(will look when upstairs)used by carpet cleaning service in 50s-60s
6-Electrolux from Europe sold in US as Viking(as they already used that name on sewing machines)in mid 80s

Post# 465309 , Reply# 81   8/14/2023 at 23:20 (305 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Oh wow that’s awesome, do you know if they still make bags

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For it?

Post# 465823 , Reply# 82   9/4/2023 at 13:24 (285 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Ken Karts

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Post# 465827 , Reply# 83   9/4/2023 at 17:37 (284 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
2 brush Hoovers

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Post# 465844 , Reply# 84   9/5/2023 at 10:34 (284 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
sadly, they all still probably

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Post# 465867 , Reply# 85   9/5/2023 at 21:19 (283 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Why "sadly"-

-that they could still scrub,buff, polish and shampoo collectors floors? Or that a Convertible could have a companion in a matching color? But it might end sadly if they go to the scrap metal yard. They have enough aluminum to make a lot of Pepsi cans!

Post# 465871 , Reply# 86   9/5/2023 at 21:54 (283 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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Jimmy, if you're so worried about seeing some of these vintage cleaners you have collected over the years go to waste, why not have your friend help you with Ebay? You have some very nice machines there that I am sure you could fetch quite a bit of money for. Even some that are in fair shape, like that Kenmore KenKart Power Mate with the rusty wand and dirty hose, would still be able to be sold to a collector wanting to restore for a reasonable price.

Post# 465879 , Reply# 87   9/6/2023 at 08:00 (283 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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That is what I meant.


Sadly, that they might end up in the dumpster you mention often.


I have every model there.  And, sadly (to some), I couldn't get to your place to see/shop the others.

Post# 465881 , Reply# 88   9/6/2023 at 08:30 (283 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

As my original EBay seller is dead I would welcome a competent,experienced seller but have found only those who think all you do is spend 2 minutes with a smart phone and all is done.I will be talking further with an EBay seller moving to this area next week and remaining hopeful.
I also welcome any collectors who can make the easy 4 lane drive.They would have my full attention which is otherwise focused on my 7 day a week book store.
For today I will be calling a scrap metal guy who can bring a truck to the back door and continue with metal Electrolux,Kirby and more.

Post# 465905 , Reply# 89   9/7/2023 at 14:05 (282 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Got your check for DD part. Was postmarked 3PM Aug 31 in UT and I got 10 minutes ago. Hope to go to post office tomorrow. Thanks

Post# 465966 , Reply# 90   9/8/2023 at 17:38 (280 days old) by Paul (USA)        


Another thought would simply be to create an online store without going through eBay. It would still take time to photo everything; and your items would still need to be stored, but you could take the photos yourself and have someone else (i.e. teenager) create and maintain your webpage, which you could advertise on Vacuumland, Facebook, and Craigslist — to name some.

Just a thought.

Post# 465974 , Reply# 91   9/8/2023 at 23:02 (280 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'm looking for royal/electro hygiene straight suction front and rear axle. I'm also looking for either a straight suction royal/hygiene or eureka front axles?

Is this something you could help me out with.
If so I'll call and get things rolling quickly thanks.

Post# 465975 , Reply# 92   9/8/2023 at 23:05 (280 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Also looking for an original 1950s modern hygiene hose and power switch.

Post# 466042 , Reply# 93   9/10/2023 at 22:55 (278 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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So hopefully my questions can be answered.

Post# 466054 , Reply# 94   9/11/2023 at 10:01 (278 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

NOS DD filter went to USPS today to be delivered Fri which would be quicker than they moved your check.
Great idea with the right person which I have not found after 10 plus attempts.Do any here know anyone who would sell 100s of items at a commission?Just today I have been to bank,city hall,post office and have to change Generation fan for long time customer and fill 40 plus feet of new shelf space at my antique mall booth which is mostly used,rare,out of print books but will add small chrome/vintage kitchen appliances and cookbooks.No extra time!Vac store needs to be empty.Should I wait for collectors who don't come or the scrap metal guys who will come?
I have had very few straight suction vacs and no separate parts.Probably nothing now.I think all MH and parts are gone.

Post# 466058 , Reply# 95   9/11/2023 at 10:55 (278 days old) by Mivintagevacs (Royal Oak MI)        

Hi, do you have any Eureka 200 series parts machines with an intact headlamp lens? This is the lens I'm looking for. Thanks!

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Post# 466072 , Reply# 96   9/11/2023 at 12:30 (278 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I have a nice S-246 but it is different hood and one of the few I want to keep.

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Post# 466087 , Reply# 97   9/11/2023 at 21:50 (277 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have a vacuette electric. I don't have an axle. Do you have any axles that would fit a vacuette electric.

Post# 466132 , Reply# 98   9/13/2023 at 08:26 (276 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        


Post# 466148 , Reply# 99   9/13/2023 at 15:44 (276 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The filter came today, thanks Jimmy!

Post# 467269 , Reply# 100   11/3/2023 at 17:59 (224 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
More vacs gone !

To repeat most vacs need to go out of my store. A scrap metal guy was here one hour after being called. Would any here even call within an hour of seeing what needs to go? I think Roy Clark once said - What a beautiful sight, smoke around the taillights, thank God and red truck they're gone.

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Post# 467383 , Reply# 101   11/7/2023 at 13:51 (221 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Re: Reply #96


The vacuum cleaner on the left in reply #95 is either a model S-250 or S-250-A (I'm unsure of the differences).

In case you're interested, here's the link to a YouTube video of the Model S-246.

Also, here's the link to VL thread 38104 that contains the 1950 users manual of the Model S-246:

Post# 467400 , Reply# 102   11/8/2023 at 08:23 (220 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Vacs are GOING!

I have deadlines approaching and vacs will GO to collectors,dumpster or scrap yard as with big red truck.Next to go are many Generation Kirbys(probably this week),then plastic base Hoover Convertibles,MANY power nozzles for Sears,Eureka,Elux,etc,2 brush Hoover polishers and more and MORE.If collectors are interested it is NOW or NEVER with these!
Jimmy Martin

Post# 467403 , Reply# 103   11/8/2023 at 14:02 (220 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Hey Jimmy
Here's the style eureka 1400 series I would like part doners for.
Btw any color will work as long as the hood and lens is the same shape as this 1.

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Post# 467414 , Reply# 104   11/9/2023 at 07:06 (219 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Big red truck -

_comes back today. Probably taking Kirby,Elux CB and commercial vacs.

Post# 467415 , Reply# 105   11/9/2023 at 08:11 (219 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Thanks for the information.That style Eureka is one of the few I want to keep.
Most Eurekas that are left are more deluxe with different hood but I will look after Kirby accessories GO and I sort other brands.

Post# 467418 , Reply# 106   11/9/2023 at 10:02 (219 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
A few Eurekas

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Post# 467423 , Reply# 107   11/9/2023 at 14:07 (219 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Return of the big red truck

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Post# 467833 , Reply# 108   12/2/2023 at 07:57 (196 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello Larry,goodbye vacs

A dealer/collector came down this week and left with an assortment of vintage and modern uprights,commercial vacs,hand vacs and small canisters including Electrolux,Hoover,Oreck,Sharp & Windsor.There is much more for any wanting to make the easy drive OR call and arrange shipping with nearby UPS.More Generations up to Sentria were just found hiding in a corner.They will GO as deadlines approach!Will it be to dealers,collectors,scrap guy or dumpster??

Post# 468083 , Reply# 109   12/13/2023 at 11:00 (185 days old) by highroller1977 (Lower Burrell,)        
A great time with Jimmy in Elizabethton!

Dear all....I wanted to thank Jimmy for his hospitality and all the vacuums I got from him! There is a lot to be ready to do some digging! For me, I got to find my favorite U7037 Hoover Commercial Uprights, Oreck canisters and old time Dirt Devil hand vacs. I wished I could have taken Kirby's, but hopefully next time. There are a lot of small head Kirby's as well as Kirby power drives, great Eureka F&G uprights (Easily 25 each) and tons more. If you have a chance, go down; it's a great time!

Post# 468104 , Reply# 110   12/14/2023 at 12:24 (184 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

As much as I wanted to take a pilgrimage over there, being halfway across the country and working a stubborn job makes it very difficult.
By time I could go (like next year), everything would be gone. I would also feel compelled to fill up my truck without a place to put the stuff at home.

So Jimmy, since you mentioned you would ship, here is my vac parts Christmas list for projects I have that need completion:

All need to be as best quality as you may have (except for the old grey cloth bag).
The G5 stuff needs to be able to be cleaned up (I will do) and look almost new.

Let me know what you have and I will make it worth your time to look through your stock. I have liquidated a lot of vac parts and I know how time consuming it is.
Also I am not in a hurry, so take your time. We can talk later when you have a list of questions. I am willing to fill up a regular Kirby box.
Thank you...

G5 original hose (burgundy color ends)

G5 original cord (burgundy color)

G5 original nozzle bumper (burgundy color) (only if very good)

G5 zip brush (In box preferably) (burgundy color)

G5 turbo sander (In box preferably) (burgundy color)

G5 hard floor plate (this clips onto big floor nozzle, not G5 specific)

G5 owners manual book (service manual also if available)

G5 nozzle belt lifter decal (only if new)

Any old grey Kirby cloth bag with hanger top for 514 ('good usable' condition)

Grey or red square wide body emtor bottom for 514, good usable condition.

Classic III red bag ring (bag guard) (2)

Tradition blue emtor and bag assembly
Tradition blue cord

Heritage emtor and bag assy
Heritage II mini emtor and bag assy

505 style attachment set with box (less hose & couplers, which I have)

any NEW OEM motor bearings for new or old Kirbys?

Thank you!!

Post# 468117 , Reply# 111   12/14/2023 at 18:17 (183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Glad you could make the easy drive(&the shorter drive to Ridgewood Barbecue)and leave with a full SUV.Happy Hoovering!
I have much G-5 but few small repair parts,no 505 and lots in between.Will start looking as time allows.

Post# 468120 , Reply# 112   12/14/2023 at 18:47 (183 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Thanks Jimmy, no rush.
And I meant to say attachments that will FIT on a 505's hose couplers, red/gray color.
My 505 is not stock - it has all red trim. The grey bag I seek will go on it to replace its brown one.

Post# 468137 , Reply# 113   12/15/2023 at 08:00 (183 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Kirby attachments

I should have many gray & red attachments from the 50s.

Post# 468154 , Reply# 114   12/15/2023 at 20:10 (182 days old) by Paul (USA)        


What model numbers are the periwinkle & scarlet Eureka F & Gs in Reply #106? Do they have their original bag jackets? Do you have others? Any tool sets? Any owner guides?

Post# 468155 , Reply# 115   12/16/2023 at 08:38 (182 days old) by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Reply 106 serial number and bags,top to bottom --1940A,1489A,2087A, same --yes, no, no, yes torn at bottom. There is much literature in a box somewhere. Most of these should be easy to service/repair under the layer of dust. Other Eurekas were not ready for their close up.

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Post# 468177 , Reply# 116   12/19/2023 at 20:35 by Paul (USA)        

Thanks, Jimmy.

Do you have any other brandywine uprights (Model 2087 color) with a Rugulator (see ad - not sure of the model number)?

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Post# 468203 , Reply# 117   12/21/2023 at 07:48 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

-but with round height knob.Picture soon.

Post# 468217 , Reply# 118   12/21/2023 at 18:21 by Paul (USA)        

Take your time. I won't be checking back till after Christmas.

Post# 468224 , Reply# 119   12/22/2023 at 02:01 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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With the recent discussion of Eurekas on this thread, I was wondering if you would have attachment sets for my old Eurekas. I have a 260, a G-2, and (I think) a model 10. Also a nozzle latch for the 10. The one on it is broken and I tried to replace it with a latch from a 505-515 Kirby but it didn't fit. Here are pictures of them. Thanks,

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Post# 468225 , Reply# 120   12/22/2023 at 07:58 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

The nozzle latch is NO.The upright attachment sets are MAYBE.There should be some from 60s & 50s with cardboard caddys and possibly 30s with long flat box.I have several things from your above list but so far no hose.

Post# 468226 , Reply# 121   12/22/2023 at 08:03 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello FedEx,goodby parts

Some rare vac accessories are out of my building and heading west in a FedEx truck.Which truck is next--your truck?,UPS truck?,FedEx truck? or scrap metal guys big red truck??

Post# 468358 , Reply# 122   12/29/2023 at 16:34 by beevac (Kewanee)        
Kenmore Ken Karts

I have 5 of these in my collection. All of mine are complete with original attachments & they all run like a top. I was saddened to see all of those ones from A1 going for scrap. Could have used 2-3 of those to cannibalize for spare parts before they went to scrap. the armatures in these excepting the 2 1959-60 wide track at the extreme right never become shorted because Birtman Electric used military grade varnish on the windings. Thans Rugsucker for taking those 5 pictures

Post# 468374 , Reply# 123   12/30/2023 at 14:12 by Paul (USA)        

Please post your 260 photo & a photo of its data plate on thread 44972. Does it have a square or round handle?


Post# 468422 , Reply# 124   1/2/2024 at 08:12 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello Chris,goodby vacs-

-Chris made a return trip to the Vac Shop(& a return trip to Ridgewood Barbecue)and left with Reginas,Royal,Viking,Sanitaire,Singer and MORE leaving MUCH for those to follow or wait for the UPS truck.Having a first layer removed helps to see what is in the next layer.Who will be next?!?

Post# 469383 , Reply# 125   2/8/2024 at 10:39 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hello red truck, Hello Chris --

--goodby vacs!

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Post# 469385 , Reply# 126   2/8/2024 at 11:31 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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I love the colors of those two DAMs in the last picture! Especially, the green!
You definitely have some neat, unusual machines.
Believe me when I say, it would be impossible for me to get to your store. I simply can’t travel that far. But, if I could, I’d probably need a U-haul! (And, a new place to live, because I’d get thrown out!) LOL

Post# 469412 , Reply# 127   2/8/2024 at 22:35 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Do you have blue widetracks in any model?

Post# 469416 , Reply# 128   2/9/2024 at 07:59 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

There are more, better DAMs in attic in many pretty colors.The Power Drives were shipped in one piece.The handle can be removed on non PD for easier shipping.
I have had very few wide tracks.All are gone but may have a brush and bottom plate.

Post# 469417 , Reply# 129   2/9/2024 at 09:54 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Hey Jimmy,
Just checking to see if you got a chance to see if you had anything on my list from 12-14.
No rush of course; just wanted to make sure I was not forgotten in your mass cleaning efforts.

Post# 469444 , Reply# 130   2/10/2024 at 08:05 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

You are not forgotten.Looks like I will have half or more on your list including near perfect G-5 hose.

Post# 469488 , Reply# 131   2/11/2024 at 00:42 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        

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Post# 469902 , Reply# 132   2/29/2024 at 18:08 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Thanks for the update Jimmy (wow I am late to respond!)
As mentioned, no rush. Glad you are finding some stuff though.
Completeness of the list and clearing out your stash are the important things.
Great news on the G5 hose - hope you have some other nice G5 stuff I need.

Post# 469913 , Reply# 133   3/1/2024 at 11:44 by thatwasherguy (Kentucky )        
You wouldn’t happen to have...

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A self propelled Eureka victory or a eureka cordaway upright, would you?

Post# 469922 , Reply# 134   3/2/2024 at 08:14 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Self propelled Victory--

--No.Only ever had 1.
Eureka(& Montgomery Ward)Cordaway upright(s)--YES!More & pictures soon.

Post# 470159 , Reply# 135   3/15/2024 at 20:13 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
And more for the big red truck

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Post# 470160 , Reply# 136   3/15/2024 at 20:29 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Old straight suction machine usually a wood with bristles placed bind the nozzle.
You have any old vacuum outer bags not on machines?

Post# 470167 , Reply# 137   3/16/2024 at 08:09 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Very few if any straight suction uprights.There will be bags and parts but only after more vacuums are out of the building and out of the way of much more to go.

Post# 470182 , Reply# 138   3/18/2024 at 08:08 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I had asked the same thing

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lenses, bags, etc.

Guess those things show when you least expect it.  Part of the fum right?

Post# 470184 , Reply# 139   3/18/2024 at 08:13 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

There will be several Convertible and other bags but need to get more vacs and Kirby parts out of way.

Post# 470741 , Reply# 140   4/17/2024 at 17:25 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
Is donating working machines an option?

I can’t help but see you are throwing away machines. Not sure if you have a Goodwill or Salvation Army or other thrift stores nearby. Often they will take working items even if they are old. I never see vacuums sitting around in thrift shops too long…they usually sell and might be an alternative option to dispose of some of this stuff. I get it though… it really is overwhelming. I was “given plenty three Electrolux canisters I didn’t want and a tub of parts and attachments I didn’t even want when I bought one Elux upright from a local collector. I finally was able to pass the items on to other collectors for the cost of shipping only but had to deal with getting boxes, packing paper, etc and then packing and shipping took some time. Hence I’m limiting myself and constantly downsizing to what I really want and will enjoy.

Well, hopefully you can donate some that work and make it an easy way to dispose of them.


Post# 470822 , Reply# 141   4/23/2024 at 09:53 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You do realize he has 10s of thousands of vacs. He could donate half the state with vacuums and still have a metric @$$ ton.

Post# 470937 , Reply# 142   4/27/2024 at 18:59 by thatwasherguy (Kentucky )        
I'd like to officially throw my hat into the ring...

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And create a list as well. I apologize in advance, as it's pretty long.
Here goes:

Eureka 2070-D attachments, hose, and owner's manual

Eureka 613-A attachments, wands, and owner's manual

Electrolux 1401 super J floor head, dusting brush, crevice tool, and owner's manual.

Electrolux 1205 dusting brush clip, dusting brush, crevice tool and floor head

Electrolux G (early turquoise version) dusting brush and crevice tool

Hoover U-4423 outer bag

Kirby Classic III (2-CB) attachments, hose, shampooer, floor buffer, outer bag with EmTor, and owner's manual

Hoover brush vac (model S-1083) filters and belts

Wards 703 (hoover Helpmate rebrand) spare motor, filters, crevice tool, and owner's manual.

Hoover celebrity 4 deluxe (model S-3139) attachments, hose, owner's manual, and complete plastic top assembly with cord winder and tool holder

Hoover Celebrity 4 powermatic power nozzle (matching to S-3139) complete plastic housing, spare motor, and hose/plastic cuff assembly.

Hoover portapower (model S-1015-030) owner's manual, attachments, and wheel cart

Dirt devil model 103 owner's manual

Wards ESP cordaway upright with attachments and owner's manual (self propelled if possible).

Eureka ESP cordaway upright with owner's manual and attachments (self propelled if possible)

Kenmore progressive (model 116.22812201) owner's manual and pre-motor filters

Also, If you have any brochures or other literature for the Eureka Victory, or for the 1970's/80's Eureka and Hoover lineup that you'd like to sell, I'd be interested in those as well.

That's everything I can think of that I'm looking for at the moment. No rush on anything, and no big deal if you don't have it.
Thanks in advance,

Post# 470945 , Reply# 143   4/28/2024 at 06:06 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

I'm very familiar with nearby thrift stores. My most recent purchase was all 7 seasons of Columbo. To donate a 1954 Lewyt or 70s Hoovers or 60s Shetlands would probably add one more step between me and the dumpster. At least with big red truck the metal is recycled.--Les, vacs may only be 100s but at my book store books are 1000s and this takes almost all my time.--Washerguy, I probably have most on your list. Very little time for vacs and not even close to looking at boxes of paper. Kirby stuff needs to go first. Are you close enough for trip here when parts are sorted by models?

Post# 470980 , Reply# 144   4/29/2024 at 17:17 by DoraTheExplorer (Virginia, USA)        
Hey Jimmy,

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You wouldn't happen to have any Eureka Bravo II style machines with headlights would you? If not, that's okay!

Post# 470990 , Reply# 145   4/30/2024 at 08:02 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Bravo II ?

Probably not but might have a very few parts and original box with color pictures.

Post# 471033 , Reply# 146   5/3/2024 at 07:40 by thatwasherguy (Kentucky )        
I'm only about 4 and a half hours away...

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So yes, I should be able to make a trip whenever you're ready.
Thanks again,

Post# 471395 , Reply# 147   5/21/2024 at 17:57 by Paul (USA)        
Re: Reply #116

Hey Jimmy,

Hope all is well.

Fyi, I discovered that the Brandywine Eureka in the ad is a Model-Type 676-A—sold at Kmart and other discount department stores.

I would also be interested in a Bicentennial Eureka upright with the Early American bag cover design and with a headlight. There are several models. Attached below is Eurekaboy's non-headlight Model 1414.

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