Monday, 21 February 2022

My New Vacuum Cleaner Collection.

What do you call a collector of vacuum cleaners?  Yours truly, me, myself and I.

We cleared out a big big shed over the weekend and these vacuum cleaners ended up getting a new home at Northsider Towers.

You never see door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen anymore, thankfully. 

Only I could end up with five more vacuum cleaners.  What's wrong with a Ewbank or an 'house' brush? They are organic, don't use electricity and don't make a noise and they don't  bang into skirting boards when you're nursing an hangover on a Saturday morning like they use to do when my dear old dad would "Hoover" the house to punish me for coming in late and sleeping in the bath.  Happy days!

According to Professor Google a Chicago inventor, Ives Mcgaffey patented a sweeping machine in 1869 and called the first hand pumped vacuum cleaner the "Whirlwind" and it was made of wood and canvas.  I thought "the Whirlwind" was Jimmy White the Snooker player.

 In Greek mythology there is a bloke called Sisyphus who is condemned to carry big rocks up hills for all eternity.  I reckon I will be made to carry an Hoover or a Henry, Goblin or a Vàx all around Paradise.


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    1. Some folk have more than one car. We have 7 vacuum cleaners, sadly. Thanks Tasker.

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    2. I'm 'Enery the eighth I am I am ...

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  2. Regarding vacuum cleaner salesmen...https://youtu.be/EZvM8kKskQQ?t=60

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    1. "I ain't got no electricity"! Brilliant ERJ. Thanks.

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  3. He's not a middle class English man JayCee. He's definitely working class.

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  4. I think I must have had almost every brand of cleaner in my like and it's taken until now to find the absolute best one. It's Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Pro Vacuum Cleaner and it's brilliant.

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  5. Looks good Briony. We also have Numatic pet Henry vacuum cleaner and it's excellent for pet hairs.

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  6. What do you call a collector of vacuum cleaners? A sado-masochist - that's what I call them! If they set up an army of Henry's at Ukraine's border with Russia, the Russian soldiers would soon retreat in a big panic.

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  7. Good point. Ronald McDonald opened his restaurant and takeaway in Moscow with no problems. Napoleon should have been a fast food outlet Empire maker instead of trying to be an Emperor. I would set up an army of hair dryers with the Henry's YP.

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    1. Chuck in a battalion of washing machines stuck on the fast spin cycle.

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    2. Exactly. I would rather listen to the dulcet tones of a petrol lawnmower or a Strimmer.

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  8. "Carry it around". Oh, you'd be condemned to hoover a never ending hill slope.

    I think that I understand your hatred of hoovers, now that I hear about your father. (The man sounds like a hoot!)

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  9. Yep. You could be a Hoover counsellor Debby. 😀

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  10. Clearing my sisters house, I found an electrolux vacuum cleaner in a beautifully made wooden crate, I remember this cleaner , back in 1945, it was old then.
    On the subject of poly tunnels, We had our first amall serving of asparagus. delicious.
    Kathy

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  11. I bet your asparagus tastes divine. The vacuum cleaner must be antique.

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