Thread Number: 44378  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Trip to Hooverland in Dunmore PA
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Post# 461940   4/1/2023 at 18:17 by vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        

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I had such a wonderful time meeting a fellow collector and friend John Gregory just had to share some of the neat photos of his beautiful shop. John is such a sweetheart and helped me with my vintage Hoover by adding a light, new rebuilt brush roll, and new old stock upper bearing. John has such a wonderful knowledge of the Hoover history and his own story is incredible how he started repairing Hoovers as a young boy and now owes a thriving business being one of the last Hoover Dealers anywhere. Also thank you John for being so kind and gifting me the beautiful Hoover model 28 for my collection I will cherish it always. Fyi If you ever want a good servicing John is your guy he brings any machine back to factory quality.

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Post# 461941 , Reply# 1   4/1/2023 at 18:19 by vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        

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Post# 461942 , Reply# 2   4/1/2023 at 18:20 by vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        

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Post# 461968 , Reply# 3   4/2/2023 at 16:52 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Looks like a great shop!

Post# 461970 , Reply# 4   4/2/2023 at 18:58 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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I had an opportunity to visit John's store several years ago when I was doing a motor tour of the northeast with my sister. We were both enthralled with his collection and stories of repairs. My sister is a twin so we bought each other a birthday gift that was a Hoover cordless stick vac that was remarkable.

If you are ever in the area, do yourself a favor and stop in! John is a wonderful host and a wealth of Hoover information. And his collection is something to behold.

Post# 461977 , Reply# 5   4/2/2023 at 22:36 by vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        
Hoover Video

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Post# 461978 , Reply# 6   4/2/2023 at 22:39 by vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        

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Post# 461989 , Reply# 7   4/3/2023 at 08:18 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
As if Monk had a Hoover store.

I mean this in the very best way.(I watched a few Monk episodes recently.)Clean,neat,orderly,full line of Hoovers and supplies,great historic displays & awards and someone with skill & knowledge!!Beautiful,beautiful store!!!
One item there that we didn't need here this winter.A snow shovel.Did I see a Eureka dust brush??

Post# 461993 , Reply# 8   4/3/2023 at 09:52 by Hooverhurst (northwest pennsylvania)        

John did a great job in building a brushroll for my Hoover Citation! He is so knowledgeable and generous to a fault. The photos of the store look beautiful!

Post# 461995 , Reply# 9   4/3/2023 at 10:36 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

They do!

Post# 462023 , Reply# 10   4/3/2023 at 22:19 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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I think John did a rebuild on the two Hoovers in the above video but he did not get the honest credit for his work and knowledge. I believe they belong to another member who is a frequent poster here and that poster led the readers to believe another person did the work. That is not the case.

Post# 462036 , Reply# 11   4/4/2023 at 12:35 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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John Gregory is my Hoover guru. He has the actual skill to work on Hoovers. And he'll share his knowledge with almost anyone. What a wonderful man and a great friend.

Post# 462116 , Reply# 12   4/7/2023 at 21:14 by convertible18 (utica, ny USA)        

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sam, that is a great shop. I think that if i ever went in there, i dont think i would come out alive

Post# 462239 , Reply# 13   4/12/2023 at 08:54 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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We are planning a trip to see John Gregory and his wonderful Vacuum Store this summer Maybe we could put together a mini-meet in Dunmore? I have lots of mutual friends with John and it would be great to see them all.

Post# 462251 , Reply# 14   4/12/2023 at 16:05 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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If you can arrange with John Gregory a mini-meet in Dunmore, I will make a concerted effort to be there. The drive is only about 6/7 hours from where I live and I would love to see you and John again!

I might even bring a few Hoovers to play with!

Post# 462264 , Reply# 15   4/12/2023 at 19:33 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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Maybe we could even persuade Tania into coming.

Post# 462308 , Reply# 16   4/14/2023 at 08:58 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I would love to see Tania again. I first met her decades ago at the old VCCC meeting in St. Louis. I have a Rexair she wants.

Post# 462314 , Reply# 17   4/14/2023 at 12:51 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Be sure and take lots of pictures!

Would love to see more!

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Post# 462331 , Reply# 18   4/15/2023 at 11:19 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Can't wait to visit John's Sweeper Central. I'm going to take my Hoover Senior (1910) with me. I'll get lots of pictures. This pic is John in his store.

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Post# 462358 , Reply# 19   4/16/2023 at 18:25 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
where is Dunmore?

Where is the possible mini meet going to be held? I can't drive because of a visual impairment but sounds like fun, perhaps I can get there another way such as the train.

Post# 462384 , Reply# 20   4/17/2023 at 23:47 by vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        
Please let me know if the mini meet is happening

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Please let me know if the mini meet is happening I would love to come😊

Post# 462418 , Reply# 21   4/19/2023 at 15:06 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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We are putting it all together now. Hope Greg and the New York guys can all get together at John Gregory's shop when we get there. What a good time and we won't have to pull the vacuums out of heaps in unused rooms with cobwebs ready to swoop down. Greg and I are working out all the details now.

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Post# 462420 , Reply# 22   4/19/2023 at 16:06 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Sounds like a fun time!

Johnís store is on my bucket list.

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Post# 462432 , Reply# 23   4/20/2023 at 08:55 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I can't wait to go. Now that I have an employee, I can take time off for traveling. And this is the year to go see John Gregory, the Hoover guru. I have so many questions for him. John said we could drive around some nearby towns and he'll show us the sights. All the dilapidated "mansions". I'll get some pictures when we stop at a stop sign.

Post# 462433 , Reply# 24   4/20/2023 at 09:45 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
"dilapidated" LOL!

Things can be treacherous out there! Please be careful if you happen to find a hoard-pile of Hoovers, or a Steam-Vac box with a.......nevermind. I just can't say it! LOL!

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