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Old Pumper on eBay gets vigorous bidding!
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Post# 96891   4/23/2010 at 13:22 (3,802 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

A few old pumper vacuums have elicited very agressive bidding recently. The hot-and-heavy action on this one really surprised me, considering the machine is imcomplete.

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Post# 96902 , Reply# 1   4/23/2010 at 15:27 (3,802 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

wholly doodle that's way more than I'd have expected it to go for. I'll bet had they put a BIN price $300 they wouldn't have even got a bite for it the odd way things work on Ebay sometimes.

Post# 96903 , Reply# 2   4/23/2010 at 16:55 (3,802 days old) by electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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all can say is that the seller is not to far from me. maybe like 2 hrs but DANG!!!! that pumper went for a lot. hope someone resores it seeing that he paid $660 or it

Post# 96911 , Reply# 3   4/23/2010 at 19:54 (3,802 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
The Kotten....

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is an extremely rare example of early bellows-pumping-action machines. The Hoover Company had one of the few remaining ones left in their collection, as I recall. You might very well be looking at a piece of Hoover No. Canton history being sold. It wouldn't surprise me. Or it might still be in the Historical Center, if that's where it was residing.

Post# 96955 , Reply# 4   4/24/2010 at 17:33 (3,801 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

Hoover had one completely remade actually. I want to say they just reproduced it, while keeping the original on display. And you can actually hop on and get a workout while trying it in the Historical Center.. Or have another person do the pumping, another person do the vacuuming.

Post# 96958 , Reply# 5   4/24/2010 at 18:17 (3,801 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Yes, The Hoover Historical Center has an original 1910 Kotten. The second one was copied in every detail right down to the fittings and decals, and built in the North Canton Shops as a demonstrator.

Post# 96959 , Reply# 6   4/24/2010 at 18:18 (3,801 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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The info plaque.

Post# 96960 , Reply# 7   4/24/2010 at 18:21 (3,801 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Anne, or any docent leading a tour, takes mischievous delight coaxing visitors to hop on and give it a try... this is hard work on the legs...if you can keep your balance while wielding the wand. I'm sure in practice this was a two-staff job, as Fred says.

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