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Post# 89020   1/16/2010 at 10:40 (3,793 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Happy Happy Happy - Another Goblin has appeared for my collection. This time it was the post war version of the Goblin Clean Sweep (model 23) which completes my 1945-50 Goblin Cannister set. Unfortunately the wands, dusting brush, sprayer and book were missing. Hopefully they will turn up somewhere.


Post# 89021 , Reply# 1   1/16/2010 at 10:43 (3,793 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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The Goblin Cannister line for 1945-50. Ace model 55, Truimph model 46 and Clean Sweep model 23

Post# 89022 , Reply# 2   1/16/2010 at 10:45 (3,793 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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The Pre War and Post War versions of the Clean Sweep. The only real difference being the change from sleighs to wheels. (and a different hose - not shown).

Post# 89024 , Reply# 3   1/16/2010 at 11:45 (3,793 days old) by joe22 ()        

love them ! congrats

Post# 89034 , Reply# 4   1/16/2010 at 15:02 (3,793 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        

Hi Doug Very nice collection 1945 the year i was born ( i am old. Very well built machines what a shame they dont do that any more. I am basicly a Kirby man. What do you think of Kirby Doug

Post# 89039 , Reply# 5   1/16/2010 at 15:56 (3,793 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Doug:

OWWWW - thats a trap question....To be quite honest I'm not a real Kirby fan (But I do have a fair collection of them) They were a nice looking machine and came with some really neat accessorys but in use I found them heavy and clumsy (The Classic and up). The nozzle was to big for most homes unless you had a very large expanse of carpeting. (The older ones I've found were much more convenient). The best use I've found for mine has been with the handi butler as they do an excellent job of buffing out metal.

Post# 89061 , Reply# 6   1/16/2010 at 19:57 (3,793 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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I know how much you love the Goblins!


Post# 89065 , Reply# 7   1/16/2010 at 22:48 (3,793 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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How wonderful, Doug! I know that feeling ya get when an elusive model comes my way...

And in such splendid cosmetic condition. I remember well the day those nice ladies in St Marys presented me with the pristine Constellation 82 - my previous bashed up blue 82 was already on its way to the parts bin and indeed gave up it's upper rubber motor gasket and blue cord for the good of the 'new' one. :-)


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