Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet, Saint James

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  • The museum items primarily property of Tom Gasko who has opened a retail store (Mid-Missouri Vacuum) at 410 Bishop (Hwy 63 South) in Rolla, MO - pretty much across from Wal-Mart. Sells new sweepers.....  more »
  • There is a museum in Rolla. The museum in St. James at the Tacony factory is closed. It is no longer there.  more »
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  • What a surprisingly interesting museum! Instead of some dusty (ahem) old collection of junky pieces you will find a restored and well cared for, chronologically-arranged collection with a docent-led tour. I found it intriguing to see the pieces, arranged decade-by-decade, evolve from crude devices to ever-improving, sophisticated machines. Each decade is also set among furniture and flooring from the period for a dash of authenticity. Two notable pieces were the "retired" vacuum from Air Force One (George W. Bush) and the one used by the mother of James Earl Jones...somehow particularly fascinating! Free admission.
  • really glad to learn more from Tom about my parents Simplicity. We weren’t fully utilizing all features. He’s ridiculously knowledgeable.

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