Bill Whitwam has the oldest working vacuum cleaner in Britain. He inherited the 1929 Hoover Senior from his parents in the 1950's. It is estimated that the Hoover has vacuumed 224 acres in its 85 year history with 80 year old Bill at the helm much of that time. He has never had to buy a replacement part for it but occasionally he rewires it. I think it is safe to say they don't make them like they used to.