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Today, January 22, 2000, was a very happy day in my life as a vintage vacuum cleaner collector: I received a most wonderful vacuum cleaner from my friends Ronnie and Ingeborg Galaasen of Norway!

It's a Wilfa W 3 A from the mid 1950s.

Ever since I met the Galaasens via the Internet and saw some of their wonderful and beautifully styled vacuum cleaners, I fell in love with the Wilfa and told them so.

Imagine my delighted thrill when I came to my house today and saw a large brown-paper-wrapped package on my porch ... that had come all the way from Norway!

Here are some photos documenting the exciting moment as I unveiled this magnificent appliance:





The Galaasen Vacuum Cleaner Collection

Cyberspace Vacuum Cleaner Museum

Vacuum Cleaner Obsession

Ethéreal Esotérica 137


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