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Post# 506248   3/23/2011 at 20:31 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Vacuums,to irons to pots and pans!

Post# 506250 , Reply# 1   3/23/2011 at 20:32 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

The lighting isnt great...but!

Post# 506251 , Reply# 2   3/23/2011 at 20:33 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

of about 20 or so pics

Post# 506252 , Reply# 3   3/23/2011 at 20:34 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506254 , Reply# 4   3/23/2011 at 20:35 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

I cant believe I have this much junk!

Post# 506255 , Reply# 5   3/23/2011 at 20:36 (4,336 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
oo boy

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I could spend hours in there! Post more please.

Post# 506256 , Reply# 6   3/23/2011 at 20:36 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506258 , Reply# 7   3/23/2011 at 20:37 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506259 , Reply# 8   3/23/2011 at 20:38 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506260 , Reply# 9   3/23/2011 at 20:38 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506261 , Reply# 10   3/23/2011 at 20:39 (4,336 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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wo!!  Uhh, do you  ever rotate some of those pots and pans out of the storage shed and into your own kitchen and use them for a while? 

Post# 506262 , Reply# 11   3/23/2011 at 20:39 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506263 , Reply# 12   3/23/2011 at 20:40 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506264 , Reply# 13   3/23/2011 at 20:41 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506266 , Reply# 14   3/23/2011 at 20:42 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506268 , Reply# 15   3/23/2011 at 20:42 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506269 , Reply# 16   3/23/2011 at 20:43 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506270 , Reply# 17   3/23/2011 at 20:44 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506271 , Reply# 18   3/23/2011 at 20:45 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506273 , Reply# 19   3/23/2011 at 20:46 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506275 , Reply# 20   3/23/2011 at 20:47 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506276 , Reply# 21   3/23/2011 at 20:47 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506277 , Reply# 22   3/23/2011 at 20:49 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506278 , Reply# 23   3/23/2011 at 20:49 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
22 crazy

Post# 506279 , Reply# 24   3/23/2011 at 20:50 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        


Post# 506280 , Reply# 25   3/23/2011 at 20:52 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I will leave you with....

A chrome 500 Filter Queen!

Post# 506281 , Reply# 26   3/23/2011 at 20:53 (4,336 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

MORE, but im not going to use up any more space!

Post# 506282 , Reply# 27   3/23/2011 at 20:56 (4,336 days old) by xraytech (Rural southwest Pennsylvania )        

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Very Impressive Hans.


D you offer tours ofyour collection? I'd be wiling to pay to tour it

Post# 506289 , Reply# 28   3/23/2011 at 21:16 (4,336 days old) by dynaflow (rockingham nc)        
every time i go

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could spend hours there both are fantastic friends

Post# 506293 , Reply# 29   3/23/2011 at 21:34 (4,336 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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It looks like my basement only better organized LOL

Do you ever see stuff in there and go.. geeze I forgot I had that. I do.

Post# 506297 , Reply# 30   3/23/2011 at 21:40 (4,336 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

Good lord! I see so much stuff that I don't know where to begin. I think one could spend hours upon hours in there and never see the bottom of the pile! On the other hand
My partner and I are spending Thanksgiving in Pinehurst this year...maybe a visit is in oder!! MMMnnn> Greg

Post# 506300 , Reply# 31   3/23/2011 at 21:46 (4,336 days old) by mixfinder ()        
In the Immortal words of Blanch in a Golden Girls clip

I am stunned, just stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned!

Post# 506303 , Reply# 32   3/23/2011 at 21:51 (4,336 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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YOU APPLIANCE WHORE!!! lol (just kidding)

Post# 506309 , Reply# 33   3/23/2011 at 22:00 (4,336 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Hans believe me that's not junk.  What an amazing collection you have.  One day I will see it for sure.  



Post# 506313 , Reply# 34   3/23/2011 at 22:04 (4,336 days old) by washernoob ()        

Well Hans... We can surely take that "junk" off your hands.

I have a big scrap yard where I keep this kind of "junk". Most people call them a closet/display shelf, but you know... I just try and make peoples lives easier and dispose of it properly. :P
Anyways, back to reality...

Thanks for sharing a different perspective of your building from that of vacuumland!

My eyes are getting lost with the awesomeness!

Post# 506315 , Reply# 35   3/23/2011 at 22:10 (4,336 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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I intend to save this posting as evidence that I am NOT either a hoarder or serious collector.... 6 or so mixers plus the couple of electric frypans, kettles and grills that I have is but a drop in your ocean...

Post# 506340 , Reply# 36   3/23/2011 at 23:00 (4,336 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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I want to come shopping!

Post# 506350 , Reply# 37   3/23/2011 at 23:15 (4,336 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        


LOL i do exactly the same with some members'collections.
I always saved the pictures in a folder created for that purpose and always somebody say something about my collection I show the pictures.

Post# 506362 , Reply# 38   3/24/2011 at 00:21 (4,336 days old) by westingman123 ()        

Oooooh, now that's a dream come true! Magnalite, Guardian Service, Airway, the list goes on and on and on. Thanks for sharing.

Post# 506363 , Reply# 39   3/24/2011 at 00:26 (4,336 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
Ah !!!!



Post# 506365 , Reply# 40   3/24/2011 at 00:45 (4,336 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I could get lost among all of those goodies too-Is it a museaum where you can buy the display?Really neat collection of goodies! esp vacuums and kitchen equipment.wish I could find a swap shop in my area with a stock like that!No basements in the part of NC where I live-if you tried to have a basement here-it would be underwater.shallow water tables here.At best you could find goodies in attics and garages.

Post# 506386 , Reply# 41   3/24/2011 at 07:24 (4,336 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Nice Airways showing!

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And I see you have one of those Vacs that electrocuted housewives! Nice! Love the hammerd aluminum and the electro fry pans all stacked up! I feel much better about my basement now. Hans thank you for hiking your skirt!



Post# 506417 , Reply# 42   3/24/2011 at 10:43 (4,335 days old) by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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All I can say is, "WOW!!!"

Hans, what an amazing and fun assortment of things you have there! An incredible collection - I'm sure there are many stories attached to each one of those items.


Post# 506430 , Reply# 43   3/24/2011 at 11:37 (4,335 days old) by dirtybuck (Springfield, MO)        

I wish I had the Bewitched/I Dream Of Jeannie Dial-A-Matic in pics 6 and 8.

We had this vacuum (in green) when I was a teenager, and with the exception of the bag getting clogged every so often, it was a pretty good cleaner.

Post# 506664 , Reply# 44   3/25/2011 at 07:55 (4,335 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Even the Kettle Oven!

Thank you for these pictures. I am so grateful that my collection is not that large.

Post# 506679 , Reply# 45   3/25/2011 at 08:59 (4,335 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
I need to make a confession.................................

I recognize that pink General Electric canister vac. In picture "14." It was my nana's old vac, and we used it to vacuum out the fireplace. Well one day as a kid in the 1970's my brother and I decided to start a fire in the fireplace. We had to put it our before my mom got home from work, I thought it was all out, so we vacuumed out the fireplace, and I put the vacuum bag in the garbage can outside, then I put the can to the curb. We were watching "Roots" on TV when we heard this large BOOM outside, the garbage can was on fire, and the flames reached the telephone lines. I almost shit in my pants LOL. Apparantly the embers were still warm, and all that time in the can with the lid on made it "percolate." That was the last time I used that vacuum. thanks for the memory LOL.

Post# 507102 , Reply# 46   3/26/2011 at 21:50 (4,333 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
that is funny

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exploding garbage cans!

Post# 507109 , Reply# 47   3/26/2011 at 22:50 (4,333 days old) by sambootoo (Moody, AL)        

Add me to the list of those wanting to come and explore! Very nice collection. That pink GE cannister vacuum is the one I grew up with. Last time I saw it it was in mom and dad's basement with rust and peeling paint. Wish I had rescued it before it was in such bad shape. What is the air conditioner sitting on the KA dishwasher?

Post# 507191 , Reply# 48   3/27/2011 at 07:11 (4,333 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

1964 Frigidaire!

Post# 507945 , Reply# 49   3/29/2011 at 15:27 (4,330 days old) by booandsue (Middlesex Vt.)        
I need to make a confession

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My mom has one of these pink G.E. vacuum cleaners also, and it is still in use. Does a great job, lots of suction. She is now in assisted living, and I am packing up her home, and will be taking this vacuum home with me. It still has one of the original and unused pink vacuum bags. She used to empty the bags so as not to have to buy vacuum bags. I think we got this in the early 1960"s.

Post# 508640 , Reply# 50   4/1/2011 at 18:07 (4,327 days old) by mikepaquette ()        
GE Mobile Maid dishwasher

Has been some time to post in here but still dreaming about the pink interior bowtie impeller wash Mobile Maid dishwasher. Some day the dishwasher God will smile on me. If anyone here would like to share any pic's you may have to get my fix, I would very much appreciate it. Mike

Post# 508681 , Reply# 51   4/1/2011 at 23:49 (4,327 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
Your wish

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is my command:

Post# 508711 , Reply# 52   4/2/2011 at 08:04 (4,327 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Awesome collection of stuff. 

Post# 508715 , Reply# 53   4/2/2011 at 08:28 (4,327 days old) by cyclemonitor ()        
and ...another


Post# 508723 , Reply# 54   4/2/2011 at 08:47 (4,327 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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One can get lost in there :)
And spend some days without eat and sleep :)



Post# 510773 , Reply# 55   4/11/2011 at 02:28 (4,318 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Hans Down, You're a Wiiner

Hans, I so admire your collections, the spotless house , fabulous food, meals and sharing from the heart.  I don't post on Vac-land but I enjoy checking out the new posts. I am addicted to looking into the "window" of peoples lives and it gives me great pleasure to so how much enjoyment your collections profide us all.  The vacuums looked great and the warehouse is the best yet.  I'm sure I could spend hours there.

Post# 510803 , Reply# 56   4/11/2011 at 08:59 (4,318 days old) by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        
Amazing Collection

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I recognize some of the more unique vertical vacuum cleaners as those used by my Great Aunts. Something about putting the vacuum in the center of the room and being able to clean everything without moving it.

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