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Post# 143949   7/19/2011 at 16:38 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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Here at Casa Kerr there have been a lot of new additions, here are some of the more modern ones, wanna see?

Lets kick off with (almost) the last in a classic Hoover line





Post# 143950 , Reply# 1   7/19/2011 at 16:40 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Hoover Powerplus Dustcup

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The "Cleaning Ensemble

Post# 143952 , Reply# 2   7/19/2011 at 16:46 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Hose Connected

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The tools are all a dark brown colour, as opposed to black with was more common at this time (1984) or cream - late 1970s - early 1980s. Even with a pan connector a suction regulator seems a bit much....

Post# 143953 , Reply# 3   7/19/2011 at 16:50 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Side on

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It was a long time since a British domestic (as opposed to commercial) Hoover upright used a spring to suspend the bag. Note how close the cable grips are

Post# 143954 , Reply# 4   7/19/2011 at 16:52 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Rear View

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Post# 143955 , Reply# 5   7/19/2011 at 16:55 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Dust Cup Close-up

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I could only laugh when I saw this - it too me right back to the 612 & prior - shaking the bag out on a news paper

Post# 143956 , Reply# 6   7/19/2011 at 16:59 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Hoover Compact

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This cleaner did not need to much cleaning up - was this called the Spirit in the USA?

Post# 143957 , Reply# 7   7/19/2011 at 17:02 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Compact

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Side view

Post# 143958 , Reply# 8   7/19/2011 at 17:04 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Compact with tools set up

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The pistol grip is very simple, with just a suction release valve

Post# 143959 , Reply# 9   7/19/2011 at 17:07 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Compact II

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This was the follow up model - this is a BOL version - teh exclusive indicates that it was a special - proabably for electricity board shops

Post# 143960 , Reply# 10   7/19/2011 at 17:09 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Simpler and more streamlined styling

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Post# 143961 , Reply# 11   7/19/2011 at 17:11 (2,320 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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I have never seen a UK dust-cup Hoover, and a floor dusting tool for a Senior? Very cool. Was it made before or after Candy got Hoover? I'm assuming the canister is a Hoover Spirit.

Post# 143962 , Reply# 12   7/19/2011 at 17:13 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
From the top

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No cord rewind and no electronic control - like I said BOL

Post# 143963 , Reply# 13   7/19/2011 at 17:18 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Sensortronic System 10

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This was the larger cleaner line, again this is a BOL model. This was the follow up model range to our (European) equivalent of US Electronic 1000 series that sometimes pops up as POD

Post# 143964 , Reply# 14   7/19/2011 at 17:21 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Side on

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Again, simplified styling. Again, a very simple trigger handle

Post# 143965 , Reply# 15   7/19/2011 at 17:25 (2,320 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
I got a Hoover Galaxy too

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I remember being disappointed by this in comparison with the Constellation. This was a gift, gratefully received. Note push fit tools now and teh wands are much poorer quality than the earlier plastic versions

Post# 143966 , Reply# 16   7/19/2011 at 17:30 (2,319 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Close up

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On rear. The large button is the cord rewind, top left button is On/Off the other "button" is a bag full indicator. Its quite powerful with 1000 watt motor and quite narrow wands

Post# 143967 , Reply# 17   7/19/2011 at 17:32 (2,319 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
And finally for tonight

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After all those Hoovers, an Electrolux - Model 610

Post# 143968 , Reply# 18   7/19/2011 at 17:36 (2,319 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
This was

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Electrolux's first attempt with on board tools, and nicely integrated they are too in my opinion. It is just missing the butterfly nozzle to clip onto the upper handle

Post# 143969 , Reply# 19   7/19/2011 at 17:41 (2,319 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Height control

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On the front

Post# 143970 , Reply# 20   7/19/2011 at 17:45 (2,319 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Bagintheback

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The Powerplus range was introduced in 1984 - this model and a cheaper one with conventional disposable bag. It was the final variant of what you knew as the Convertable. It ran at least until 1986 and possibly 1987 - i suspect that it woudl have been phased out around the same time as the Junior - both designs having been around since the late 1950s in one form and another. It was replaced by the Turbomaster range

Post# 143971 , Reply# 21   7/19/2011 at 17:46 (2,319 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Watch this space ....

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there are many more to come ......

Al


Post# 144175 , Reply# 22   7/21/2011 at 07:50 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Another Sensotronic

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This is the lastest addition to my collection

Post# 144176 , Reply# 23   7/21/2011 at 07:54 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
From 1990

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Going by the serial number, here is a closeup of the top showing the electronic control

Post# 144177 , Reply# 24   7/21/2011 at 07:58 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Tool tray

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Underneath the main cover, its actually very dark brown rather than black

Post# 144178 , Reply# 25   7/21/2011 at 08:00 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
bag chamber

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Under the tool tray

Post# 144179 , Reply# 26   7/21/2011 at 08:05 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Standing to attention

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In common with many other European manufacturers, the storage capability has been improved by adding a hood to the wand. I presume this was fairly BOL as the outlet for a PN has been blanked off

Post# 144180 , Reply# 27   7/21/2011 at 08:11 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Back to the (very) early 1970s

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And the last gasp for a 1950s design - the Jade Green/White 417

Post# 144182 , Reply# 28   7/21/2011 at 08:17 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
From the top

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The 417 was first introduced in here 1953, this is a 1970 model - in its 6th and final colour scheme. After the Connie came along this model was down graded to a budget model and was hadrly ever featured in any marketing from around 1960 apart from brochures. It is quite quiet and at 550watts the suction was not bad either

Post# 144183 , Reply# 29   7/21/2011 at 08:23 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
German 1950s

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Now a bit of releief from all those Hoovers - a Siemens canister vac - this dates back to the late 1950s

Post# 144184 , Reply# 30   7/21/2011 at 08:29 (2,318 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
From the top

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Sadly it does not have its original hose or tools (the wands are good though) but at least the hose is designed to fit it. 550watts again and also very quiet - I have wanted to get one of these for a while, although i have seen 4 or 5 of them over the years.

Thats all the photos I could get done last night but I am not done with them yet, keep watching this space :)

Al


Post# 144310 , Reply# 31   7/22/2011 at 09:24 (2,317 days old) by turbopowerpaul (UK Derby)        
You have been on a roll Al!

Congratulations on all the new acquisitions, particularly re the Powerplus and the Galaxy!

Saw one or two of these when they were on 'the bay', saved pictures and have dropped them into my 'unidentified folders'.

If the cleaners are still to hand, could you do me a bit of a favour and let me know the model numbers of your two compacts, galaxy and the white sensotronic?

Glad that finally there is a Galaxy out there!
Paul


Post# 144478 , Reply# 32   7/23/2011 at 15:52 (2,316 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Serial Numbers

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My pleasure Paul, here goes: Model Name, Model Number & Serial Number

Compact S3372 50201487
Compact 2 S3458 10800995
Galaxy S3854 01003108
Senso 1000 S3716.010 90900100
Senso 10 S3320 40800710

Al


Post# 144481 , Reply# 33   7/23/2011 at 16:25 (2,316 days old) by whirlpolf (Germany)        
Sensotronic voice model

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Yay, a Sensotronic!
I loved them, fantastic cleaners and the contours are so sleek. We had them here as well / in different colours. The top model was midnight blue and had lots of LEDs on it. It could talk! "please check bag" or "check nozzle for obstuction" and stuff like that. Somehow you could even choose different voices, very much like on current GPS navigation units.

Can you tell more about that? I am not a Hoover expert, just happen to like them.


Post# 144541 , Reply# 34   7/24/2011 at 02:43 (2,315 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

Hey Alistair,

How are you ? hope your well. Great additions and great pictures, you have a brilliant collection, really like both of your Compacts and I have a real soft spot for the Galaxy and Sensotronic just love the styling and this time in Hoover Europe's history.

I pick up a very odd white Sensotronic TC Tropic about 18 months ago it must have been some sort of promo model ? anyone have any ideas the story behind this one ? Also just got a series 1 Sensotronic System 1 in red, needs a bit of work, so now I just missing the System 4 to complete series 1.

Cheers
Mark


Post# 145621 , Reply# 35   8/2/2011 at 09:58 (2,306 days old) by 74simon ()        

Hey Al, some fabulous new additions there! Glad you got the Powerplus, very handsome colourway on it, how low is the serial number? The standard Pp are rare enough as it is! Can't help but wonder if it was influenced by a Mr Dyson when he was submitting his design to the big name manufacturers! Looks like it must be terribly messy to empty, though!

Well done with the 419G too, it's good you've got the last of the line - I think they're a bit of a Cinderella model, hardly publicised but actually a very competent little machine, I love mine!

The rest are great finds too, of course!


Post# 145921 , Reply# 36   8/5/2011 at 04:25 (2,303 days old) by uksausage (eastbourne east sussex UK)        

hi guys the white sensotrinic tc looks like it has the logo on it off a bottle of malibu i love the look of it

dave
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Post# 381130 , Reply# 37   11/11/2017 at 11:10 by marcrumble (HUDDERSFIELD)        

Love that old-style Compact Electronic! It's almost exactly like the one at my family's villa in Spain, except the switch on it is black:

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