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Hoover Handi-Vac Model S 2015
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Post# 25519   11/29/2007 at 16:32 (3,640 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I bought this Monday in the Humane Society Thrift Store in Vero Beach, for $6.00. This was in there the day I bought the Mixmaster, but I forgot to look at it, and only saw part of it from the back. I found some bottom feed Hoover Convertible bags and some unknown manufacturer treated Electrolux bags, in opened packages. Better than nothing, I went to the cashier, and she wouldn't sell me the bags because "someone pulled the price stickers off--see?" I offered her $1.00 a pack, but she wouldn't budge. "It's against store policy." Goodwill occasionally lets stuff out without a big deal, just to dump it. So, in order to seek my revenge, I gave her a 50 even though I had several smaller bills. Later in Vero, I picked up three unopened NOS Convertible bags for 25 cents. I think this is the same model I had years ago, when I gave it and a mint green Convertible with tools to a charity, when I wasn't collecting. My brother has one in his garage, which is a surprise, because they don't keep old things, except antique furniture.

Post# 25520 , Reply# 1   11/29/2007 at 17:27 (3,640 days old) by andy (Boston, MA)        

My mother had that EXACT stick broom in the kitchen pantry for when she didn't want to get out the Rainbow. I don't remember what happened to it, but I'll never forget the way it sounded and smelled. Every now and then I'll get requests for the bags, so they're still out there working away.

Post# 25521 , Reply# 2   11/29/2007 at 17:54 (3,640 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Nice little find.. Mine doesn't have a handle or place for a handle on the back near the switch like yours?

Post# 25522 , Reply# 3   11/29/2007 at 18:15 (3,640 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I guess yours is strictly a hand model. I'd like to see catalogue pictures or other if anybody has them. I'd like the hand one and all the tools next time. I know there are archived pics of similar items.

Post# 25523 , Reply# 4   11/29/2007 at 18:23 (3,640 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

This is the one I have that I got from the woman who sold me the Eureka ESP self propelled... didn't come with any more tools though, just a few bags. Still it was in beautiful condition. Are they bags still available for these or a special order?

Post# 25524 , Reply# 5   11/29/2007 at 18:51 (3,640 days old) by swingette ()        

most vac shops that carry Hoover bags will have G bags. not sure for how much longer. you can also find them on ebay.

Post# 25525 , Reply# 6   11/29/2007 at 19:03 (3,640 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I like your Handi-Vac Pete, and the color. I'll be looking for one or one of the variations. I'll check a Hoover dealer for bags, I need some too.

Post# 25537 , Reply# 7   11/30/2007 at 07:07 (3,640 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Back in the late 60s my mother bought her mother a Hoover constellation and Hoover stick vac for Xmas. The stick vac was brown and orange with the larger sized floor nozzle which had the tabs for lowering or raising the brush. And that same Xmas my dad bought my mom a Regina stick vac with the dial on the floor nozzle for low, med, hi and bare floors. I was probably only about 9 or 10 at the time but I remember rushing over to my grandmother's after opening my gifts so that I could try out her new vacs.


Post# 25539 , Reply# 8   11/30/2007 at 07:24 (3,640 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Mine has the brush adjustment also, and edge cleaning capability. I'm also wondering if the correct model name for this is really Handi-Vac, I think it's strictly for the hand held models.

Post# 25546 , Reply# 9   11/30/2007 at 11:00 (3,640 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Up here they were called Electric Brooms but I don't think that was the actual model name.


Post# 25547 , Reply# 10   11/30/2007 at 11:12 (3,640 days old) by swiveltop (Galveston, TX)        

I have an older model and it has Handivac on the floor nozzle,I bought it for it's perfect original cord,I was thinking of my Dial-A-Matic,but I think it would be a perfect original cord for my Connie. Mark

Post# 25548 , Reply# 11   11/30/2007 at 11:52 (3,639 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I was on the right track then, when I said Handivac. Yes that nice cord on yours would definately set the Constellation off. What is the official color name of the bottom part of the Handivac? I believe it's the same color my Swingette is. Thanks Mark.

Post# 25570 , Reply# 12   11/30/2007 at 16:46 (3,639 days old) by swiveltop (Galveston, TX)        

Hi Alan, I think it is the same color as your Swingette, the brown is the same as the bottom of my Conny and parts of my Dial-A-Matic, we had a Convertible with the same color on the base,it had a green hood,no headlight,we will have to ask the Hoover experts what the color name is,I don't have bags for my Handivac,we have three old hardware stores here,I think I remember seeing the bags for this,two of them have bags for my Houskeeper Plus,really old stock,I broke the handle on my Shark Sweeper and it's Dirt Devil replacement is just not cutting it so I'll try the Handivac,just for kwik clean ups in the kitchen. Andy this vacuum does have a distinct smell to it kinda like an old Sunbeam mixer. Mark

Post# 25607 , Reply# 13   12/1/2007 at 06:58 (3,639 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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My Shark is a goner too, I'm going to use the Handivac mostly in the kitchen and bathroom also, and surely one of the Hoover folks will come up with that color name.

Post# 25609 , Reply# 14   12/1/2007 at 07:32 (3,639 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
And the Colour is

Seal Greige

I have no idea how they came up with the name lol!!


Post# 25615 , Reply# 15   12/1/2007 at 09:08 (3,639 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Thanks, Seamus, I had that feeling it was the infamous Seal Greige! I originally referred to my Swingette as taupe, which I believed was a pink tinged brown. Actually the 1966 Funk and Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedic Dictionary says "dark grey tinged with brown, purple or yellow." My vacuum is Crayola flesh colored crayon. I have a feeling that was discontinued.

Post# 380371 , Reply# 16   10/28/2017 at 14:42 by Seijun (USA)        

Sorry to reactivate this thread, but does anyone know when the S2015 was manufactured?

Post# 380388 , Reply# 17   10/28/2017 at 16:25 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The S2015 was made from approximately 1975 to 1987, while the Handivac I (S1019) and II (S1021) were made until about 1982.


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