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Post# 95154   4/3/2010 at 06:44 (3,614 days old) by kirbyklassic80 ()        

Mine are the kirby 1C, the tradition, and the golden omega.

Post# 95155 , Reply# 1   4/3/2010 at 06:56 (3,614 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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LOL 2 many to list.....
Lets see.....

(Kirby wise) The Ezee,Aer Rotor, Kirby model 4R.
Other vacuum cleaner wise....
Electrolux models z80,z100,z1600(Elite)

Goblin Commeander soft bag.
Hoover master U5078, Hoover Sensotronic later 100seris, Hoover Vouge White version,

That should be good 4 now lol;o)


Post# 95159 , Reply# 2   4/3/2010 at 07:53 (3,614 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        
Most Wanted

1. Electrolux Hospital G (turquoise)
2. Electrolux Hospital G (tan)
3. early turquoise Model G with front power nozzle plug
4. Electrolux 83
5. Electrolux 86 (1st version)
6. Electrolux 87
7. Electrolux 88 (1st version)

Post# 95168 , Reply# 3   4/3/2010 at 09:07 (3,614 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
in no particular order of Want - Need - Gotahave.

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16. Lewyt Big Wheels.
37. Electrolux 83.
11. Hoover 150 - oh please, and if it could be the Canadian one with the blue Maple Leaf. Wow!
39. Singer Golden Glide 'ham' canister with the chevron fin shape across the top & sides.
10. Singer S1/2/3 Loewy uprights - various color combinations.
74. Hoover Portable Cleaning Center with the built-in cordwinder- any color.
14. The POD GE upright that's similar to the Singer S.
83. Garland Green floor nozzle for the Constellation 87.
43. genuine Roll-Easy hose.
88. The Westinghouse Big Wheel that's similar to the Roll-Easy that was among the NC57 motherload. Toby has them, I think. :-)
12. tools, wands and hose for the Haleys Comet. Not too scarce!
25. Westinghouse Convert-o-vac upright like Kyle has.
56. Hose stock in every color of the rainbow so I can match 'em to the colored vacuums and set aside those beige Fits-All plastic replacement hoses.


107. The GE cylinder like Fred Stachnik has:
that 'tied' for first place with Crevitool's Universal. LOL

Post# 95170 , Reply# 4   4/3/2010 at 09:12 (3,614 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
But wait, there's more

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13. This magazine ad full size un-cropped and the three Westinghouse vacuums in the center circle. please. Especially that blue cylinder, if it ever existed...or was this design a pie-in-the-sky teaser fantasy that didn't make it to the finishing line?


Post# 95173 , Reply# 5   4/3/2010 at 09:18 (3,614 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
Just found one!!!

Mine is the princess 3 all I need is a original gray power nozzle and she will be complete. I am selling my Kirby G6 to make room for my new toy.

Post# 95174 , Reply# 6   4/3/2010 at 09:21 (3,614 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
The GE cylinder like Fred Stachnik has: that 'tied'

I'm glad someone remembers! :-)

Post# 95183 , Reply# 7   4/3/2010 at 11:35 (3,614 days old) by joe22 ()        

royal pony, royal 231 swivel top

Post# 95189 , Reply# 8   4/3/2010 at 13:01 (3,614 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        
Here's my "Old Testament" list

1.) Air-Way DirtMasteR
2.) early Frantz Premier
3.) early Ohio (with pull-chain switch)
4.) G.E. model 111 (with the brushroll that turns backwards)
5.) A complete Kirby "R" series machine
6.) either a Royal Standard or Super Royal
7.) Avocado green Bison Mark ?
8.) Montgomery Ward's branded Hoover Dial-A-Matic
9.) Hoover Commercial 961
10.) Hoover Constellation 87
11.) Hoover Innovation
12.) Hoover 50th anniversary Convertible
13.) Hoover 80th anniversary Elite
14.) Air-Way 80th Anniversary Tom Gasko signature edition
15.) Universal tank cleaner (like the one Rick just acquired)
16.) Hoover Model "O" (I know, keep dreaming....)
17.) Compact model C1
18.) Kirby ComVac
19.) American Lincoln Super Sweep (in red, white & blue)
20.) Kirby Utility

Okay, I'm getting down off my soapbox now....

Post# 95195 , Reply# 9   4/3/2010 at 15:18 (3,614 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
In no paticular order

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Kenmores-92ish "powerCenter" upright(Elite look a like)In blue,gray, or purple pleese;).any 80's canister front hose especially,Any color (blue of corse perferred) 88-91 Kenmore baged Singer its the vacuum seen twards the end of Roseanne's birthday episode,season2.

Hoover- Citation(pipe dream lol) Bicentennial Convertible,Demention any.Hoover HP Verty in blue, Sears exclusive 1988-90.Blue Celebrity, Non PowerDrive DAM, Electronic Concept.

Eureka- Mighty Mite w/mini Powernozzle, Express,Ironside, Ultra, or Rally.

Misc. Whestinghouse upright like Lisa Douglas used on the front porch.
Universal upright that looks a bit Hooverish.
Universal tank with the Tattle Tail light(unheard of in this part of the globe I think)

I think that about covers it for now lol.

Post# 95196 , Reply# 10   4/3/2010 at 15:18 (3,614 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Oh I forgot

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An Elite or 2 and a Spirit

Post# 95197 , Reply# 11   4/3/2010 at 15:39 (3,614 days old) by junior1975 ()        
My most wanted list.

Well, everyone can dream can't they?

U4003, UK edition.

Any 1960'/70's US convertible.

Early 912 commercial.


Any european Dialmatic/convertible.

A man of simple pleasures.


Post# 95198 , Reply# 12   4/3/2010 at 15:40 (3,614 days old) by kirbyklassic80 ()        

I have another one, it's a pencrest (any model). I had one once but it didn't have the bag so I thought it was junk and foolishly through it away, at the time I didn't know how rare they were.

Post# 95201 , Reply# 13   4/3/2010 at 16:49 (3,614 days old) by xraytech ()        

Well, having just recentluy aquired one of the dream machines on my list it is shorter than usual:

-Hoover 50th Anniversary Convertible
-Bicentennial Convertible
-Hoover 61
-Hoover 150
-Hoover Concept One model U4203
-Concept Two
-anything from the 1980 Eureka Brandywine models
-Singer Golden Powermaster
-Electrolux Diamond Jubilee
-Westinghouse Upright(the crazy looking 1950's one)

And Mostly any private label Hoover carrying the JCPenney/Penncrest name(the 5 I have is not enough)


BTW, Kenny Just yesterday I stopped in a little vac shop and there was a purple Kenmore Power Center there, wasnt too expensive(under $20)

Post# 95223 , Reply# 14   4/3/2010 at 19:40 (3,614 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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1.)any Filter Queen with a power nozzle
2.)Any Hoover upright model 28 or older
3.)TOL Hoover convertible
4.)Hoover Dial a Matic
5.)Kirby DS 80 or Heritage II legend
6.)Dyson DC07 animal
these are not in any order of want, they are just the ones that I want but have never had!

Post# 95230 , Reply# 15   4/3/2010 at 21:52 (3,614 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
My List

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Already have most of the machines I want, but there are a few I would like to add. They include:
1. Galaxie Prestige 990
2. Royal or Electro-Hygiene swiveltop canister
3. Hoover 150
4. Hoover 825
5. Westinghouse big wheel canister
6. Westinghouse tank
7. Silver King--don't know the model #, but it's a green one
8. Silver Knight
9. Pre-war Electro-Hygiene tank (similar to Royal 186)
10. And more important than any of the machines listed above, are parts, attachments, accessories, or literature to complete machines I have that are not already complete.

Post# 95238 , Reply# 16   4/3/2010 at 23:00 (3,614 days old) by kenkart ()        
MY Wish List...

A set of attachments for my Cadillac Quick Vac
Apex Strato Cleaner model 5555....All Chrome with red trim
G.E. Roll Easy
First Westinghouse canister...The pinkish colored one, I gave mine to a friend who had wanted one for years, but never could find another.
Original G E avc815 canister with everything...G E s first canister and the first vacuum mom ever bought.
G E upright from about 1960 that is a pinkish beige and has one flat wheel in back.

Post# 95239 , Reply# 17   4/3/2010 at 23:08 (3,614 days old) by briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Wow,,,these lists amaze me,, how cool, i hope we all get our dream machines someday!,,some of these machines ive never heard of. Id be perfectly happy with any color Hospital G,,would definatly be a dream machine,,I do have or have had in my posession most every machine id really like. Have never seen a golden Classic Omega,,that would be awsome,,,does anybody have a pic of one?
I did see a red white and blue Super Sweep/American Lincoln in action one time,,was being used in a university library building on the KU campus,,was probablly around 1976/77. Were'nt those vacs made in those colors to comemorate the Bicentennial? Seems like i heard that once.

Post# 95241 , Reply# 18   4/4/2010 at 00:06 (3,614 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

NSS Bronco
Kirby 511
Lewyt Big Wheel
Air Way Fireplug machines.

Post# 95275 , Reply# 19   4/4/2010 at 09:36 (3,613 days old) by ge1969 (Jefferson, GA)        

Hey Guys! Here's my list: 1: Red and White Hoover Constellation, not sure of the model # # 2: G.E. Swivel-Top w/ power nozzle, model C-100 3: Hamilton Beech Swivel-Top 4:Electrolux model 20 {xx} 5: Apex Strato-Cleaner. Oh Well, maybey someday. Later, Trg

Post# 95280 , Reply# 20   4/4/2010 at 10:21 (3,613 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        
American Lincoln Super Sweep

Yes, I've only seen one or two of the red, white & blue American Lincoln Super Sweeps. I recall seeing one in a vacuum shop not far from where I live around 1986 when my father had just acquired a green American Lincoln Super Sweep (which I still have) ala curbside. Right after 9/11 Oreck produced an XL-2800 upright in red, white & blue with a matching blue compact canister. I'd like to have the Oreck XL-2800 "RadioVac" with the radio built into the handle. I have a Universal tank with the "tattle tale" light. In fact, it even came with a letter, dated 1947 where the original owner wrote Landers, Frary & Clark complaining that the tattle tale light flickered on and off intermittently. It still does it, so I guess they never bothered getting it fixed....

Post# 95285 , Reply# 21   4/4/2010 at 10:53 (3,613 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
I have been so fortunate.....

that I have acquired dream machines without even knowing they were dream machines! My "ultimate" dream machine, one that I never thought I would even see again, let alone own - I've had for two years now. New dream machines keep showing up for me!

Having said that, here is my new list:




Post# 95286 , Reply# 22   4/4/2010 at 10:55 (3,613 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

I didn't even know we had a Fred Stachnik in the club.

Welcome to the club Fred. You'll like it here!


Post# 95298 , Reply# 23   4/4/2010 at 12:48 (3,613 days old) by thunderhexed (Edmond, OK)        
i just want..

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a bison...

Post# 95299 , Reply# 24   4/4/2010 at 13:39 (3,613 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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A Bison
A Early Panasonic Jet-Flo
A Dial-a-matic 1100
A green Hoover Slimline(like the one i had when was 5)
A Lux Super J
A Kirby D50
and any Singer Twin Fan

Post# 95314 , Reply# 25   4/4/2010 at 16:22 (3,613 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Hey Sam

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Is your number the same? Ill have to give you a call Id love to get that vac if it is still there!.

Post# 95413 , Reply# 26   4/5/2010 at 17:50 (3,612 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
My Hot Sheet of Wanted Vacuums

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My hot sheet of wanted vacuums:

Kirby 515
Kirby 516
Kirby 560
Kirby Sanitronic 562
Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50
Kirby Dual Sanitronic 80
Kirby Classic 1-CR
Kirby Classic Omega 1-CB
Kirby Tradition 3-CB (with recalled safety switch and metal fan)


Post# 95422 , Reply# 27   4/5/2010 at 19:23 (3,612 days old) by a1945 ()        
I have 6

Hoover Model 800
The Original Eureka Whirlwind Bagless
Kirby Heritage II Legend
TOL Royal Powercast Upright
Dyson DC15 Animal
Hoover WindTunnel

(Then again I don't have any of my own machines) lol

Post# 95424 , Reply# 28   4/5/2010 at 19:28 (3,612 days old) by electroluxdude1 ()        

A Vintage ELECTROLUX Super J

Post# 95450 , Reply# 29   4/5/2010 at 21:22 (3,612 days old) by kirbytradition7 (Denver (Aurora), CO, USA)        

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To add to my small Kirby collection (which is a Classic III and a Tradition), I would love a Dual Sanitronic 80--because green is my favourite colour!

Post# 95457 , Reply# 30   4/5/2010 at 22:41 (3,612 days old) by 1926700 ()        
mine are

1. a 1973 golden Eureka vangaurd cordaway upright
2. any earley (1973 - 1980) Eureka rotomatc power team canisters
3.Eureka princess canister with powerhead.
4.a mint and complete working Regina brush n beat upright.
5.the first edition wards or Eureka canned-ham cannister with woodgrained power head,

Post# 95582 , Reply# 31   4/7/2010 at 15:40 (3,610 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        
Mine Are

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A Hoover Citation 64
A Hoover Convertible Golden 65
I think that's about it as far as DREAM machines

Post# 95688 , Reply# 32   4/8/2010 at 23:39 (3,609 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Nampa, ID)        

Dirt Devil Broom Vac
Dirt Devil Lite/Lite Plus
Dirt Devil Deluxe
Dirt Devil MVP
Kirby Heritage II Legend
Hoover Concept I/Concept II
Eureka Boss

Post# 295349 , Reply# 33   8/25/2014 at 10:52 (2,009 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Electrolux hospital G (aqua or tan)
Aqua model G with original hose & PN only (I already have the combo tools, rug washer & crevice tool)
75th anniversary Epic 8000/Guardian
Old style upright (Super J/Olympia era)
75th anniversary Epic upright

Glad to have a 1956 thrift model T with the box; although the box is in poor shape

Post# 295350 , Reply# 34   8/25/2014 at 12:05 (2,009 days old) by DesertTortoise ()        

Douglas Deluxe Twin Vac Canister with Powered Brush (ok this one is an obscure oddball)
Douglas Hydro Flow Home Cleaning Unit (box shaped wet/dry canister vac/shampooer on wheels), jack of all trades and even more obscure)
Hoover Dimension 1000
Kenmore badged Hoover Dimension 1000 (yes such a vac existed and are very rare indeed)
The Holy Grail of pristine 1983 Kenmore 4.1 canisters (last year of the square 5023 bagged machines) with infinitely variable motor speed and the off/on/floor switch on a perfect hose with the correct brown tools in their tray on the lid. Ok we can dream, right?
A square Kenmore 5023 bagged Frankenvac made from one of those old square plastic Kenmore bodies, a modern high suction and high airflow Ametek Lamb Advantek series motor, a ten foot hose with the off/on/floor control on a gas pump style nozzle from the home central vacuum industry and the correct wand to attach this to a Wessel-Werk EBK-360 floor brush. The body would be modified in back to accept a modern HEPA exhaust filter (not as hard to do as you might imagine) and a foam layer applied to the access panel to prevent leakage and force the exhaust out the exhaust filter and suppress sound, again something the is very doable. It would use HEPA bags for Numatic or Riccar vacs, with the Numatic bag having more capacity but requiring you to fold over the cardboard end a little to make it fit.
First gen Kenmore 5055 bagged machine with infinitely variable motor speed.
Kenmore Whispertone canister with infinitely variable motor speed (Kenmores of that era with infinitely variable motor speed are pretty rare, as are their hoses)
TOL Panasonic Jet Flo canister with adjustable motor speed and that vacs powered floor brush (not the same as the Panasonic brush sold to Kenmore, Hayden, Centec, Nutone, etc.)
Singer DLC 400 with the correct powered floor brush

Oreck Dutch Tech canister vac

Post# 295363 , Reply# 35   8/25/2014 at 13:32 (2,009 days old) by CompactC9Guy (Bathurst NB)        
dream vacs

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Mine would be a Hoover Celebrity IV Power matic
Electrolux Z89 Green whit power head
Hoover Dialamatic Upright whit power drive
Eureka ESP Self Propel
Electrolux Olympia One
Electrolux Super Jubilee aka super j
Filter Queen triple crown majestic
Kirby G6 self Propell
Kirby Classic 3
Electrolux CB 2000
Kenmore Whispertone Black 5,1 variable speed handle whit haydn power mate
and Hoover Celebrity Quiet Series whit Quadra flex power head
Hoover Dimension 1000
Panasonic Jet flow upright
Royal Canister with variable speed motor in red whit power head

Post# 295365 , Reply# 36   8/25/2014 at 13:57 (2,009 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I have the ones I wanted, I think. Wish my Compact was in better shape and had tools as I remember as a child, but its ok.

Post# 295371 , Reply# 37   8/25/2014 at 15:53 (2,009 days old) by kenkart ()        
I can add a few...

1961 Lady Kenmore Whispertone, Apex Dyno Cleaner, Westinghouse Mobile Aire, Eureka 260, and a 58 or 59 Lady Kenmore on the cart.oh yeah, a Kingston Germitron canister, a Kingston tank with wheels, and a Eureka Emperess..

Post# 334220 , Reply# 38   9/18/2015 at 19:55 (1,620 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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My hot sheet of wanted vacuums (updated 9/18/2015):

Kirby 515
Kirby 516
Kirby 560
Kirby Sanitronic 562
Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50
Kirby Classic 1-CR
Kirby Tradition 3-CB (with metal fan - serial no. F500000-F749999)
Kirby Heritage 1-HD-13 (with both 13" nozzle and reusable bag system)
Kirby Heritage II 2-HD (with early style 16" nozzle and reusable bag system)
Kirby Heritage II 2-HD-13 (with 13" nozzle and reusable bag system)


Post# 334251 , Reply# 39   9/19/2015 at 08:14 (1,619 days old) by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Seeing how the thread has been rehashed I might as well have my input.

My number one is a Turbomaster U5096

Second is my grandma's Electrolux (don't know its model number.)

Post# 334300 , Reply# 40   9/19/2015 at 19:14 (1,619 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        

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Electrolux C-A, the first comercial model, it was the only one that was a wet/dry. Almost had one but it got away.

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