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Title: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on May 12, 2016, 05:51:12 PM
As some will know, we have earmarked an area of our shop for a Dyson museum. We are building up a collection of refurbished and/or new old stock Dysons and have many of the rarest machines Dyson ever made. 

Anyone interested enough to want a look is welcome (preferably not Monday or Thursday mornings please). You can find us >>here<< (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/find-us). It doesn't cost anything, but we have a charity collection box you are welcome to bung a couple of quid in.

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Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on May 12, 2016, 05:51:32 PM
As we get different machines finished, I will add some extra photos.

Here is a silver and orange DC04 Constant Max we got finished a few days ago.

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Here is a purple and magenta limited edition Meningitis model we got finished today.

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I'll add more as the museum develops and we have more machines ready for it.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 12, 2016, 06:36:18 PM
They look absolutely stunning! I think the pink Dc04 would look nicer in a circular grey plug though :P
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on May 12, 2016, 07:03:19 PM
Very nice! Love the DC03 Clear... I had a Meningitis DC04 a year or so ago, regret selling it sometimes
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: ClassicDysonDealer on May 12, 2016, 10:55:51 PM
did you get round to doing my da001 from 1994

p.s very nice display  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 12, 2016, 11:08:31 PM
I am actually quite fond of the constant max after seeing your pics! All because of the smashing job you did  :icon_nod:
How often do you get these in your shop?
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on May 12, 2016, 11:30:46 PM
did you get round to doing my da001 from 1994

I think we are doing two 001's from the best of three machines (one an early Chippenham [pre Malmesbury] made one), and that is one of them.

I am actually quite fond of the constant max after seeing your pics! All because of the smashing job you did :icon_nod:
How often do you get these in your shop?

Very seldom we see them actually. Certainly, very seldom we see them as clean as that one.

For those interested in the rebuild topics on some of those above, here they are:

Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 13, 2016, 12:26:58 AM
Shame, wish here were more of these around
I think Dyson should bring out another commercial machine because the 04 was pretty good. I imagine a DC14 constant max which is brilliant! All t needs it a more reliable motor really
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on May 19, 2016, 04:10:09 PM
A few DC04s in the stable now............

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Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on May 20, 2016, 12:04:50 AM
Very nice! You not got any of the other common ones to sit with them until they sell? Obv space may be an issue
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on May 20, 2016, 12:43:30 AM
Very nice! You not got any of the other common ones to sit with them until they sell? Obv space may be an issue

These ones are not for sale; they are for looking at.

We do very few DC04s to sell now - they are worth more to us in spares than to refurb when we get them.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on May 20, 2016, 01:06:38 AM
Thinking about it,  there's quite a few still to go,  and I agree,  you do t want to sit on a whole machine thats worth more in parts
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on September 03, 2016, 05:39:05 PM
Two more machines added to the collection. A DC11 in one of the lesser-seen colour variants (still need a crevice tool for this if anyone has one?).

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And a 1969 Hoover Junior U1346.

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The restoration of which is documented with photos and videos by Beko here: Hoover Junior U1346 (December 1969) - Restoration (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,2617.0.html).
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on September 03, 2016, 05:50:14 PM
Glad they arrived safely! Do we get a video of the Junior cleaning the shop?

At least you have the Hoover that started James Dyson on the road to world domination,  it was one of this shape that he used for his prototypes!

Plus,  it would kick a dc50s backside...
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on September 03, 2016, 06:03:53 PM
Do we get a video of the Junior cleaning the shop?

Not had chance. But I tried it and it does sound nice now the motor whisperer has breathed on it.  :icon_nod:
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on September 03, 2016, 06:06:13 PM
It helped that you bought a good one to start with! The only new parts are 2 agitator bearings and a belt and bag!
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on September 23, 2016, 07:23:17 PM
Our museum now has an imported Dyson DC17 in all the way from sunny Texas.

(https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2503.0;attach=8896;image)

(https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2503.0;attach=8902;image)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ats7b5NiGsE

The rebuild topic is >>here<< (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,2503.0.html)
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 14, 2016, 09:17:13 PM
A nice addition to the museum arrived today.

Model: 1938 Bustler Goliath - manufactured by Vacuum Ltd. Birmingham, .no 00319

We have the original HP card showing it cost 11 to be paid in 10 shilling installments, first payment was July 1938 with payments through to 1940. It also has the letter of completion from Vacuums Ltd.

It is totally complete in great original condition.

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Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 14, 2016, 09:27:38 PM
Nice!! :o
Also, made in Birmingham? Perry Barr :))
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on November 14, 2016, 09:38:43 PM
Ooooh thats nice! Is the hose still air tight?
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 15, 2016, 06:37:40 PM
Ooooh thats nice! Is the hose still air tight?

Seems to be in as new condition!

Today we wired it up and tested it..............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULXu61o6pqo
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Madrat on November 16, 2016, 10:04:39 PM
Strange piping arrangement  :o
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 17, 2016, 11:09:46 AM
Strange piping arrangement  :o

How are they supposed to be?
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Madrat on November 17, 2016, 11:11:31 AM
Don't know, but it looks weird, should the bend be at the hose?
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on November 17, 2016, 12:47:32 PM
I know what you mean. Is the lower pole a different colour/thickness too?

It's still beautiful though!
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 17, 2016, 01:52:11 PM
The poles are the same material and fit into each other correctly. It could be either/or or the other way around?
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on November 17, 2016, 01:55:33 PM
It's not one of those machines where the bend goes at the bottom by the floor tool is it? I've seen American machines with that setup. All depends on the angle of the floor head I suppose

Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on July 28, 2017, 05:06:46 PM
We now have an American DC28 in our museum.  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q8gdvMwO2M
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on July 29, 2017, 08:26:02 PM
A couple of additions in recent months I didn't note here.

A Japanese DC12, of which there is a small video of >>here<< (https://www.instagram.com/p/BSJF-yDA9X4/).

A DC24 Drawing to go with the DC25 one (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTlWrS_gyGg/?taken-by=manchestervacs).

A DC18 built from new parts (https://www.instagram.com/p/BSBfUaMgCFW/?taken-by=manchestervacs).

A red and silver DC07 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BPxDQlFgbnh/?taken-by=manchestervacs) we thought we'd save as they getting thinner on the ground than they were in this condition.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Parwaz7862 on July 29, 2017, 11:58:35 PM
Good saves :thumbsup:

I'm after a DC07 Low Reach I think they are getting rarer around the West Midlands :/ I have an 07i which needs a few bits tho
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on July 30, 2017, 11:52:37 PM
a DC07 Low Reach

The red and purple one? I agree you dont see too many of those either.

I have two nice DC15s on the shop floor I have had ages (too big and probably too expensive @ 145). We very seldom see nice ones of those now so I think I will reappropriate them, one for our museum and one possibly for the collection in the Q boardroom. Being reconned already, they won't take much work to make them even better. DC15s seem to have suddenly dropped off the radar the last year or so.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Parwaz7862 on July 31, 2017, 01:20:42 PM
Yep the red and purple ones, beautiful but becoming rare :/ It's odd a certain variant of DC07 is becoming rare even though DC07s are still very popular to this day, I bet every street in Britain has at least 1 DC07, possibly. They sold extremely well and had a long 8/9 years of production ;D

I want a nice DC15 Allergy, had one but needed an original wand and hose which I couldn't get ahold of cheap enough for me so sold it on, hopefully I'll get another.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Dysonboy on July 31, 2017, 04:13:19 PM
I had a DC07 low reach I'm purple and red, it was so faded on the head that as soon as I touched it it snapped, converted the machine to a dc07 de stijl that was never originalky made (idea from MVacs) and then the other day whilst restoring my absolute purple lime dc04 I used the spare head from my donor to make it nolonger have a silver head.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 23, 2017, 09:38:37 PM
A Hoover Senior has joined the museum and here is the video after Mr Beko of this parish had restored it for us.  :thumbsup:

Before refurb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8k3oAGb7vU

And after refurb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=142eTzDINGY
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on November 23, 2017, 10:21:57 PM
Glad to be of service!
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 23, 2017, 10:48:43 PM
Glad to be of service!

It's a spiffing looking machine, people keep turning it upside down to marvel at the underside (https://www.instagram.com/p/BbhZITRAqtT/).
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on November 23, 2017, 11:07:42 PM
You can't beat a clean underside! Got those new shelves up yet?

How about a Sebo X7 vs Hoover Senior vs Hoover Junior grooming test?
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on November 23, 2017, 11:41:20 PM
You can't beat a clean underside! Got those new shelves up yet?

No, we'll probably buy some.  :underchair:

How about a Sebo X7 vs Hoover Senior vs Hoover Junior grooming test?

I bet the X7 outperforms that DC75 one you did with the golden oldie.  :-*
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: beko1987 on November 24, 2017, 12:37:09 AM
When we get your 725 or whatever it is done, you will have to recreate that! The newest machine on your premises vs the oldest! (comparable anyway, the goblin is older but straight suction)
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on February 06, 2018, 08:49:29 PM
Two of our Hoovers, restored by Beko1987 of this parish for us, a Junior and a Senior floor tested by Olga here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3fzUBn054M
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: Dysonboy on February 09, 2018, 11:51:08 PM
A few DC04s in the stable now............

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I dunno about anyone else but i'd do up to as-new as possible one of the standard Yellow and Grey BrushControl DC04s to go with the Green and Grey one.
Thats just my prefrence TBF.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on February 10, 2018, 04:19:44 PM
A few DC04s in the stable now............

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I dunno about anyone else but i'd do up to as-new as possible one of the standard Yellow and Grey BrushControl DC04s to go with the Green and Grey one.
Thats just my prefrence TBF.

I have a standard yellow and grey new in the box along with a DC04i in blue and grey. And a lavender DC07.
Title: Re: Vacuum Cleaner Museum: Manchester - Stockport - Tameside
Post by: MVacs on October 08, 2018, 09:31:14 PM
Three rare Sebo vacuums have crept into our museum.

There is a yellow Sebo X4 (https://seboshop.co.uk/blog/yellow-sebo-x4-vacuum-cleaner/).

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A see-through Sebo X4 (https://seboshop.co.uk/blog/sebo-automatic-x4-clear-vacuum-transparent/).

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And a dark blue and grey Sebo X1 (https://seboshop.co.uk/blog/replace-sebo-x1-vacuum-cleaner/).

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Another recent addition to our museum is one of the rarest Dyson vacuums ever, the Dyson DC06.

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There is an article on that one here on the forum you can read >>here<< (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,3599.msg29381.html#msg29381).