Thread Number: 28149  /  Tag: Vintage Floor Polishers/Floor Care Products
Looking for Brushes for my vintage Hoover
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Post# 314688   2/5/2015 at 18:56 (1,231 days old) by barkley (nc)        

Picked up a nice little vintage Hoover floor scrubber. Model 5450 (says on metal plate) Has a rectangle top and retro pink. works like a champ. I was told by a appliance parts warehouse it was a model B... want to find floor scrubber brushes and polishing pads. I have been looking online and not having any luck'

Also does anyone know what year(s) they were made ? Thank you for any help.

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Post# 314699 , Reply# 1   2/5/2015 at 22:22 (1,231 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Congratulations on your Hoover purchase. I wonder about it being a Model B others' models are typically 4-digit #s. In the last 30-35 years the model ids have letter prefixes (U for uprights; FA for floor machines, etc.)

Here is a partial list of model id codes and names for the various floor scrubbers/polishers/shampooers:

1940s: Models 0210s/Polisher (& Rug Cleaner)

1959-66: Model 3500s/Floor Washer (& Rug Cleaner w/Pick Up)

1962- ? : Models 5000s, 5100s/Polisher (& Rug Cleaner--"Mickey Mouse-style")

1962- ? : Models 5300s Shampooer ("Mickey Mouse-style")

1962- ? : Models 5400s/Shampoo-Polisher ("Mickey Mouse-style")

1980s: Model F2000s/Floor Polisher (& Rug Cleaner)

1980s: Model F4200s/Shampoo-Polisher

1980s: Model F4300s/FloorMAX Supreme

1967-1987: Model 3600s & F5000s/Floor-A-Matic (Scrubber & Shampooer w/Pick-up)

1987-2001: Scrub 'n' Vac (Scrubber & Shampooer w/Pick-up)

1994-1999: Models C3800s/SteamVac

1999- : Model F6000s/SteamVac WidePath

1999 - : Models C5000s/Commercial Single Brush

2001- : Models FA300s, H3000s, FH40000s/FloorMATE SpinScrub & FloorMATE Deluxe


I happened to find an ad that looks like yours (claimed to be from 1957 although I didn't see it anywhere on the ad itself)--Hoover vacuum cleaners out during that era also colored in "Heather Rose Pink" were: Model 85/Constellation (1956-57) and Model 65/Convertible (1957-59):

Post# 314700 , Reply# 2   2/5/2015 at 22:26 (1,231 days old) by ronni (USA)        

By the way, if the machine doesn't have a name plate (a metal label showing the model, watts, other specifications, & company info.) then the model may just be stamped on the bottom--in which case a magnifying glass may be helpful.

Post# 314772 , Reply# 3   2/6/2015 at 16:10 (1,230 days old) by Kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
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Owner of a Hoover Store called Sweeper Central in Dunmore Pa may have the parts you need .


Post# 314808 , Reply# 4   2/6/2015 at 22:37 (1,230 days old) by barkley (nc)        

It has a metal plate attached model 5450. It's not the Mickey mouse style.the ad posted is very close. Will call the store mentioned. No luck on's frustrating

Post# 314870 , Reply# 5   2/7/2015 at 21:36 (1,229 days old) by barkley (nc)        

Called sweeper central. I sent him pictures. I was told it's a rare machine but no help on brushes /pads. Anyone else havr ideas if any can be found or a part number ?

Post# 314942 , Reply# 6   2/8/2015 at 16:25 (1,228 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Here are some sites based on a "Hoover 5450" online search: (scroll and search)

This store has brushes:

Best wishes--I hope you are able to buy the items you need and be able to put your Model 5450 to good use once again. Consider making a Youtube video of its actual use if you do.

P. S. Sorry my list isn't entirely accurate. It's a work in progress.

Post# 315031 , Reply# 7   2/9/2015 at 17:06 (1,227 days old) by kirbfan94 (Portage, IN)        
more NLA vintage parts than anyone

Post# 315450 , Reply# 8   2/13/2015 at 11:34 (1,223 days old) by Bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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That model is pictured in the back of my 1957 model 65 owners manual along with a Hoover Iron, coffee pot, mixer and Hoover Pixie.

Post# 380877 , Reply# 9   11/7/2017 at 21:25 (225 days old) by Paul (MN)        
Manual listed on eBay

In case you're still around, I noticed that there's currently a manual for the model 5450 on eBay along with an Electrolux Model G manual.

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