Very nice too.
Bringing stuff back from the dead always appealed to me, one reason we do what we do now. We were green before it became fashionable.
In years gone by, we used to rebuild Mercedes vans. But as one gets older, one seeks stuff that doesn't involve lying on the floor under a van by the M60 in a thunderstorm at two degrees Celsius.
As well as our usual Dyson vacuums, we are enjoying playing with Airblades at the moment. And I just ordered a Dyson hot - partly because we have a cold house, and partly because I want to take it to pieces to see how it runs.
The DC04 was how I got started in the job. I had been in and out of vacuums since the late eighties, but back when DC04's were new, I did a deal with some bloke and shipped in an articulated lorry full of them from overseas. We kept one or two for home use of course, and eventually I just had to take it to bits to see how it ticked........ because if you spent your life taking stuff to bits to see what makes it go, you do that......
The DC04 was such a good machine that we occasionally get one in for a job or a service that I originally sold way back when. And we still sell recon ones today. As an old machine nowadays, they take a lot of work to make them dead right now (as you no doubt know absolutepurplelime)
, but people still love them!
But already i am thinking of getting another DC01 to try and restore to a "like new" condition!!!
Make sure you get a swivel soleplate one; the fixed soleplate ones you will struggle for some bits for. Soleplates are like gold dust now.
We had a very clean DC01 De Stijl recently. It came with all the original tools, books, everything. We made that like new, I made a post and it went in a heartbeat. We also got a new DC01 in the box
and that went just as fast.