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Would you believe some guy in Scotland claims to own the 'oldest' vacuum cleaner!
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Post# 98556   5/18/2010 at 18:54 (3,670 days old) by caligula (Benton, Pa)        

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Upon checking the status of my Whirlwind, I found a site that claims a 74 year old man owns the 'worlds oldest' vacuum cleaner. It's an electric tank machine made by Goblin. Nice machine so check it out. As we all know however, it's not the oldest! By the way, I have posted the correction and told them about my whirlwind, which will turn 141 years old a few days after the convention.

Alex Taber

Post# 98608 , Reply# 1   5/18/2010 at 23:54 (3,670 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Alex:

Thats been up for several years. It actually says its the oldest machine in Britain in daily use in the original article. Its a Goblin Triumph and was made in the 1930's


Post# 98627 , Reply# 2   5/19/2010 at 10:48 (3,669 days old) by caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Thanks Doug

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I had just typed in 'worlds oldest vacuum cleaner' expecting to find notes I'd written on my Whirlwind and other historical machines. When I saw this, I found it so funny that I had to share it with the club.

Alex Taber

Post# 98632 , Reply# 3   5/19/2010 at 11:17 (3,669 days old) by joe22 ()        

few weeks back some lady in england had the same claim.

Post# 98639 , Reply# 4   5/19/2010 at 12:14 (3,669 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Here's another claim, from a "vacuum cleaner collector" who, one would think, would know better!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK

Post# 98642 , Reply# 5   5/19/2010 at 13:50 (3,669 days old) by caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Makes you wonder what else is out there.

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Thanks for the info guys. It would be interesting to know what else is out there. When it comes to vacuum cleaners sold on the other side of the big pond, Hoover really did clean up (sorry for the bad pun, I just couldn't resist). The term over there was 'Hoovering'.

As I said, thanks guys.

Alex Taber

Post# 98666 , Reply# 6   5/19/2010 at 23:36 (3,669 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

what a beautiful story,,,, That story warmed my heart... thanks for sharing...

Post# 98690 , Reply# 7   5/20/2010 at 14:20 (3,668 days old) by turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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the term over here still is "hoovering". Both my parents refer to there vacuums as "Oovah's" despite the fact that my mum owns a Lux and my Dad owns a Numatic Henry.

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