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Finally preparing the Vacuum "gallery". Care to see some HOOVERS?
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Post# 319733   3/30/2015 at 16:58 (1,233 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I am , at last,  getting things ready for the "gallery".  Lots of carpentry, etc  needed. But,  it's making me "organize" everything. 

  So,  would you like to see some of my stuff?  I might show pics of "groups"... so as not to stretch the post on and on.  Unless you'd like "individuals"?  I'll also post, if you'd like,  the non-floor care stuff,  including toys,  memerobilia....





Post# 319741 , Reply# 1   3/30/2015 at 18:20 (1,233 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Yes Please!

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I'd love to see some group shots. Not everyone has such a diverse collection of Hoovers. Anything Hoover will do.  I can only imagine what they would look like together. Please keep us updated. 


Post# 319745 , Reply# 2   3/30/2015 at 18:55 (1,233 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

I'd like to see the toys and memerobilia.... It might be easier to put up group shots and we can ask for individual shots of our favorites. One of the best parts of Vacuumland is sharing pictures with others.
Nicholas


Post# 319751 , Reply# 3   3/30/2015 at 21:04 (1,233 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Tap tap.....

Waiting.....

Post# 319752 , Reply# 4   3/30/2015 at 21:28 (1,233 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Of course!!!!

Post# 319760 , Reply# 5   3/30/2015 at 23:05 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
OK, then!

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I have existing pics,  but I might take better "fresh" ones.  There are a few things arriving shortly as well.  The memorabilia is vey nice... some things I'd never seen before.  Perhaps they'll be new to you too.

    Get ready,  Mr. Demille..... closeups soon to arrive!

 Thanks for your interest.

 John


Post# 319778 , Reply# 6   3/31/2015 at 08:55 (1,232 days old) by sitop (Staten Island, New York)        
John!

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I am awaiting with bated breath!

Post# 319826 , Reply# 7   3/31/2015 at 16:54 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
OKAY.............

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These are not in a certain "order"... just the way I photographed them.  Here are a few to get us started. It IS amazing when you "catalog" everything,  which is what I'm doing. Hope you enjoy!

  How about a pair of 65s?  The gold "anniversary" and the first "Convertible".  There is another of each one here in the house.


Post# 319827 , Reply# 8   3/31/2015 at 16:56 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about matching

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"RANGERS"?  There's at least one more blue one here plus a few other colors . We'll get to them later.  These are pristine!


Post# 319829 , Reply# 9   3/31/2015 at 16:58 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A pair of NEVER USED

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100th Anniversary Windtunnels.

  There is another blue one somewhere here.


Post# 319832 , Reply# 10   3/31/2015 at 17:01 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A pair of FLOORMATES!

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The one on our left has been used... need a new squegee.  The one on our right was assembled for photo.


Post# 319834 , Reply# 11   3/31/2015 at 17:03 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A few more will follow later tonight.

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Here's a magnificent"CONCEPT ONE".

 


Post# 319842 , Reply# 12   3/31/2015 at 18:41 (1,232 days old) by fantomfan (Rochester, New York)        
Love it!

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And I LOVE your hall and bathroom, specifically the wood moldings and tile floor! Those Windtunnels are great machines. I'm glad TTI kept those around.

Post# 319857 , Reply# 13   3/31/2015 at 22:19 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Mitchell!

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I'll try to post better pic of that bathroom and the hall, too,  if you'd like.  There's a long story about BOTH.

  Here's a great upright.... a gift from Rob Shore, A.K.A.. "Zippy".  ANOTHER long story... another time.


Post# 319858 , Reply# 14   3/31/2015 at 22:24 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, another gift from Matt Geda

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Powerful machine!


Post# 319859 , Reply# 15   3/31/2015 at 22:36 (1,232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Little "teaser".......

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A class photo...More of these in better detail later.


Post# 319860 , Reply# 16   3/31/2015 at 22:58 (1,231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, Mitchell,

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Here's a better glimpse of that bathroom.

 


Post# 319861 , Reply# 17   3/31/2015 at 23:02 (1,231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm very pleased with the way

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it turned out.

  Now,  we return to the vacuums.....wink


Post# 319862 , Reply# 18   3/31/2015 at 23:08 (1,231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A beautiful

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Convertible, model 67.  I have my late mother's, too.  THAT one saw better days.

 


Post# 319863 , Reply# 19   3/31/2015 at 23:16 (1,231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Here it is

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next to a nice Commercial.


Post# 319890 , Reply# 20   4/1/2015 at 06:49 (1,231 days old) by fantomfan (Rochester, New York)        
Wow! Just as beautiful as the Hoovers!

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I used to have that Powerdrive- great, sturdy machine.

Post# 319955 , Reply# 21   4/1/2015 at 14:56 (1,231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have several powerdrives!!

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They are amazing machines. They have been called... the Dial A Matics with everything corrected. I'll post some more very shortly. Glad you're enjoying them so far.

Post# 320014 , Reply# 22   4/1/2015 at 23:18 (1,230 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Here's my favorite 69

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I'll show them all together soon.  Killer headache at the moment. 

 Enjoy!


Post# 320015 , Reply# 23   4/1/2015 at 23:22 (1,230 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
One more before bed.

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How about the"Lark"and aVERY rare Handivac!I recently got this at my minimeet in January.Tres Fabu!

 


Post# 320033 , Reply# 24   4/2/2015 at 08:34 (1,230 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Please keep the pictures coming.

Post# 320092 , Reply# 25   4/2/2015 at 13:38 (1,230 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
I love the stick vacs

Fantastic collection, the line-up on the stairs is impressive.
But I love the stick vacs most, the were sold here as well as "Hooverette".
How does the nozzle mechanism work? Ever wondered about these twin toggle pedals there.
Thanks for posting, keep them coming!
Joe


Post# 320158 , Reply# 26   4/2/2015 at 19:59 (1,230 days old) by daknx1994 (Southern Indiana)        

John, your home and collection look amazing and stunning. There is a lot of hard work there.

Post# 320182 , Reply# 27   4/2/2015 at 23:48 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thank you, VERY much!

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I appreciate the comments a lot.

  In regard to the "pedals":  You push the brushe us and lock it "up" there with the pedal.  When you "shift the pedal" the other way,  it drops the brush back into use.  It's for carpet AND bare floor surface.

  Here's a "coffee can"... belonged to the great Terry Lattz!


Post# 320183 , Reply# 28   4/2/2015 at 23:55 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Here are 3 more favorites:

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They are as mint as you can get other than NIB!  My perfect Dial-A-Matic.... a gift from a family friend.


Post# 320185 , Reply# 29   4/2/2015 at 23:58 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
My PRIZED 1076

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I have 3.  One is beaten to heck.  The other is great, (blank lens)... a gift from the great Tom Anderson.

  I bouth this when I was 15.  My first HOOVER purchase.

  Honestly,  this is HOOVER at it's best.


Post# 320188 , Reply# 30   4/3/2015 at 00:20 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Bicentennial, Anyone?

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One is perfect.  The other was a "trash find"... ended up in Dunmore, PA.


Post# 320189 , Reply# 31   4/3/2015 at 00:24 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
719, anyone? Plus some 70s

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There's another 719  here, too.  And,  several more 70s


Post# 320192 , Reply# 32   4/3/2015 at 01:43 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Here's a 65

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in it's natural habitai!


Post# 320217 , Reply# 33   4/3/2015 at 09:38 (1,229 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Looking good John! Looking forward to seeing pictures of the gallery!

Post# 320241 , Reply# 34   4/3/2015 at 11:19 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Perhaps, soon.....

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I'll fill the kitchen w/ some HOOVER non-floor care items.  There are LOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

  Here's the empty "pallette"


Post# 320260 , Reply# 35   4/3/2015 at 12:10 (1,229 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

I like your light over the table, you can never go wrong with stained glass. Is it vintage or a reproduction?

Post# 320262 , Reply# 36   4/3/2015 at 12:30 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks!

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It's a repro.... was overpriced,  but....  sometimes you must cross the line.  When my paents bought the house inthe 50s,  that kitchen was 2 rooms and a hallway.  It has asbestos linoleum, a sink on legs (not a pretty keepable one),  celotex staple up ceiling blocks,  a dead chimney from a former coal stove, and......... a double doughnut flourescent light!  Suffice it to say,  it was a dog's breakfast. I did it over about 26 yrs ago... and tweaked it 3 yrs ago.. one addition 3 yrs ago was that new repro light. Glad you like it.


Post# 320265 , Reply# 37   4/3/2015 at 12:36 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I just HAD to replace that dishwasher.

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When "Al" removed the old one,  I vacuumed, (naturally... w/ Miss Connie Hoover),  I spied the remnants of the brick chimney.


Post# 320266 , Reply# 38   4/3/2015 at 12:39 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, a lot of $$ later.

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It was very sunny that day.  You can see the reflection.  I've only used it once.  You almost can't hear it at all.


Post# 320268 , Reply# 39   4/3/2015 at 12:55 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Back on task...................

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Aquamarine Blue, anyone?

 Presenting the 1070 Convertible, The Dial-A-Matic, and the Slimline.  All of the 1070s will pose for a group shot soon.


Post# 320279 , Reply# 40   4/3/2015 at 15:21 (1,229 days old) by watsonw (Newport, Shropshire, UK)        

Hello John,

Love the pics.

I am fascinated by your shower/mini bath fitting, what is it exactly....we are always a bit behind the times over here?

Regards, Walter (UK)


Post# 320287 , Reply# 41   4/3/2015 at 16:06 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Walter!

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Everybody is surprised by that tub. They go nuts upon seeing it.  One nice thing,  it is easy to clean.   I'll post better detailed pics of it,  if you'd like. It is a full-sized bathtub and shower.  It's porcelain covered cast iron. That pic was taken the day it was reinstalled.  The faucette trim was not complete yet.

  It is made by Kohler... "Mayflower".  You MUST order the drain, etc from them, as, NOTHING else will fit it. Kohler and "American Standard"  would be on a level with your "Armitage Shanks",  I believe.  These two makers are considered "the best of the best".  There's a long story behind this tub/shower.

 John


Post# 320291 , Reply# 42   4/3/2015 at 16:23 (1,229 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        
Hi john

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The tile work in your bathroom is beautiful. My question for you is about the prized 1076. I don't know much about the old hoovers. Was there something about the 1076 that sets it apart from the others. It is a sweet lookin machine. Also what did that machine retail for back in the day.

Alphonse


Post# 320293 , Reply# 43   4/3/2015 at 16:41 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Alphonse.

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That cleaner was the top of the line at the time. It boasted the large headlight, air channels on the nozzle (not that great), handle grip, 4 position height adjustment (had recently come out on other models), 2 speed motor.

  It sold for $84.00 without tools.  I got mine (floor model, no box) for $59.00   (63.00 w/ tax). I got the last one at Jewlcor on July 15, 1975. This vacuum has received excellent service,  first in Wilkes Barre,  then in Scranton.  It was the daily driver for about 20 years!!  It has cleaned an 11 room house faithfully.  And,  it is STILL in this perfect condition!!


Post# 320294 , Reply# 44   4/3/2015 at 16:45 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
With the tools

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$10.00 at Zollinger's. Model 1031  basic set.  I later added the parts to make it a "deluxe set".


Post# 320300 , Reply# 45   4/3/2015 at 17:06 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Wow! 941 views in 4 days.

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But,  who's counting?  Trust me,  there Are people who count everything.  Who knew my collection would draw this interest?!

I'm truly glad,  and amazed that y'all are enjoying it.

  As the prostitute said to the Navy,"There's more where that came from"!

  More pics in a bit.  I'm sure you're all dying eggs........ or perhaps,  running your favorite HOOVER.


Post# 320303 , Reply# 46   4/3/2015 at 18:27 (1,229 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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What a wonderful collection of Hoover's. Looking forward to seeing more! I also love your kitchen backsplash what a cool design.

Post# 320307 , Reply# 47   4/3/2015 at 19:38 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Ryan!

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They are "subway" tiles... actual stainless steel, individually installed in a herringbone pattern.  Was harder than it looks. But, I do love it.


Post# 320316 , Reply# 48   4/3/2015 at 21:06 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about a nice 28 and matching floor polisher?

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I'll group all 4 28s together soon.


Post# 320317 , Reply# 49   4/3/2015 at 21:16 (1,229 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Real

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workhorses!


Post# 320361 , Reply# 50   4/4/2015 at 11:24 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about a nice Celebrity

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with "Quadraflex" power head. There are 2 more here.


Post# 320370 , Reply# 51   4/4/2015 at 12:42 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I must unearth the cream colored one, too.

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It looks perfect,  but has a mechanical concern.  It would be nice to obtain the matching Decade  upright.


Post# 320372 , Reply# 52   4/4/2015 at 13:05 (1,228 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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I love that shade of green! I think a Celebrity will be next on my Hoover list!

Post# 320377 , Reply# 53   4/4/2015 at 14:51 (1,228 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Wow love that concept one. I just finished restoring one for a friend here in Sa. It was a green cordwinder model. Now I must just get started on my 3.

Post# 320381 , Reply# 54   4/4/2015 at 15:21 (1,228 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I think that is the green of my Decade 80 John, but it is rather cherished and used

Post# 320398 , Reply# 55   4/4/2015 at 17:38 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks!

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That green one is perfect.  One sounds rough,  the other was very well-used.

  I think that Concept was NEVER used.... not a mark on it anywhere.

  Ready for more?

 How about a few "teasers"? 

  Then,  let's peek into the "basement". This is where the bodies are.

 Firs, down the staicase,  you'll find a little bit of my cleaning supplies.


Post# 320401 , Reply# 56   4/4/2015 at 17:43 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Into the deepest cellar.

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These are not really part of the "collection".  They are;

A:things to be sold

B: things to be given away

C: Things to be worked on (spa treatments) for a later date.

 

 Just thought a little teaser might be fun. That is one of 3 GUVs


Post# 320403 , Reply# 57   4/4/2015 at 17:45 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Lots of parts

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Some new,  some used but useable!


Post# 320404 , Reply# 58   4/4/2015 at 17:47 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
1 of 3 Spinsweepers!

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1 I use, 1 new in box,  1 new out of box.  1 black, 2 green.


Post# 320405 , Reply# 59   4/4/2015 at 17:49 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
New Connie. 2 white, 1 never used, 1 at my aunt's.

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1 stainless in the box, 1 to be serviced.


Post# 320407 , Reply# 60   4/4/2015 at 17:52 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Think I found an

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"extra"., while perusing the "stuff".


Post# 320408 , Reply# 61   4/4/2015 at 17:53 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I MUST go through all of these parts and

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organize them.


Post# 320409 , Reply# 62   4/4/2015 at 17:55 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some brand new

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still in their little bags.


Post# 320410 , Reply# 63   4/4/2015 at 17:57 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
These keep calling me........

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There are doubles"upstairs".

 


Post# 320413 , Reply# 64   4/4/2015 at 17:59 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
going into the next cellar.......

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We find a poor 1070 cadaver


Post# 320415 , Reply# 65   4/4/2015 at 18:01 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Among others

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patiently waiting their turn at the SPA.


Post# 320416 , Reply# 66   4/4/2015 at 18:03 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A few old JC Penney vacs, etc.

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And, a NIB Elite! I'd forgotten it was down there.  Isn't it great to be surprised?


Post# 320417 , Reply# 67   4/4/2015 at 18:05 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, a very nice

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coffee can. (wrapped in protective covering).


Post# 320418 , Reply# 68   4/4/2015 at 18:07 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
On my way out of there, what did I see?? What could it be?

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(soontobesold) tools for a Kirby!

 


Post# 320419 , Reply# 69   4/4/2015 at 18:09 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They'll stay down there

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with the dead bodies... for now.


Post# 320420 , Reply# 70   4/4/2015 at 18:11 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
So, there was your little tease and sneak peek at the

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cellar.

  Back on the main floor.... how about a nice Constellation  and owner's manual?


Post# 320421 , Reply# 71   4/4/2015 at 18:13 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Since we're in the kitchen,

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I thought we'd look at a few non floorcare items.


Post# 320423 , Reply# 72   4/4/2015 at 18:18 (1,228 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I should have said this earlier":

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You'll have to excuse the "disarray".  Carpenters,  electricialn, plumbers, etc were rewiring,  installing new sewer lines, a new furnace, etc.  Hopefully, by the Summer,  all 4 cellars will be orderly once more.


Post# 320433 , Reply# 73   4/4/2015 at 20:11 (1,228 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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From being at your house and seeing as much hoover as I have seen while there I would dub you the HOOVER GOD!!!

Post# 320451 , Reply# 74   4/4/2015 at 23:36 (1,227 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, I wouldn't go THAT far!

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I HAVE been called 'other things',  just this week! 


Post# 320452 , Reply# 75   4/4/2015 at 23:39 (1,227 days old) by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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so that's where the bodies are!! none of us have ever made it into the basement!

Post# 320455 , Reply# 76   4/5/2015 at 02:42 (1,227 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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The infamous cellar dwellers! Can't wait to see more!

Post# 320475 , Reply# 77   4/5/2015 at 11:11 (1,227 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Ask and you shall receive!

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Kitchen appliances coming up later today.


Post# 320514 , Reply# 78   4/5/2015 at 21:07 (1,227 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Looking forward to it!

Post# 320520 , Reply# 79   4/6/2015 at 00:16 (1,226 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, table appliances will have to wait

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until Monday...  massive headache here... 3 days in a row now.

  So,  how about a nice Convertible 66 with matching Portable?   Until Monday.....................


Post# 320530 , Reply# 80   4/6/2015 at 04:53 (1,226 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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John.

Get in and see a doctor about the headache. Three days is to long.


Post# 320554 , Reply# 81   4/6/2015 at 09:41 (1,226 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Oh, Andy, Thank you.

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I've been to the doctor several times.  I've had the MRI, CT scan. I've seen the pictures.  I know what it is.  It's a compilation of 3 things.

  You are very kind  to think of me like that.


Post# 320679 , Reply# 82   4/6/2015 at 22:08 (1,226 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Hope you are feeling better!

Post# 320682 , Reply# 83   4/6/2015 at 22:26 (1,226 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Actually, I am, thanks.

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The weather is better AND  Excedrin works wonders for me,  for now.

 


Post# 321406 , Reply# 84   4/11/2015 at 14:57 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Back now... Sorry for the delay. It's been hectic here.

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I took some pics of the blenders.  But,  I can't locate this "beehive" at the moment... put away too carefully.  Here it is at a minimeet. It's on the table behind some Convertibles.  That beautiful British "Senior"  was brought from N York.... for a playdate.


Post# 321418 , Reply# 85   4/11/2015 at 15:09 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, here's a nice lineup.

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There are about 7 more... some (most) are duplicates.


Post# 321419 , Reply# 86   4/11/2015 at 15:10 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Milkshake, anyone?

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They do make excellent ones.


Post# 321420 , Reply# 87   4/11/2015 at 15:12 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
GLAM

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Shot!

 


Post# 321421 , Reply# 88   4/11/2015 at 15:14 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Now................ how about......

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Mixers,toasters,coffeepots?

 


Post# 321446 , Reply# 89   4/11/2015 at 16:46 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
As Joan Crawford said to "Christina"......

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"Coffee, Darling?"


Post# 321448 , Reply# 90   4/11/2015 at 16:48 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Coffee Klatch,

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Anyone?


Post# 321450 , Reply# 91   4/11/2015 at 16:50 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about a vintage mixer

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thrown into the "mix"?


Post# 321453 , Reply# 92   4/11/2015 at 16:52 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Mix, Mix,

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Stir.  Who wants to lick the beaters?


Post# 321454 , Reply# 93   4/11/2015 at 16:54 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Sorry!! What's in the

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box?

 


Post# 321456 , Reply# 94   4/11/2015 at 16:57 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
What host could entertain without

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proper coasters for beverages?


Post# 321457 , Reply# 95   4/11/2015 at 16:58 (1,221 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Just seen this thread now John!  Keep the pictures coming, you know I cannot resist a Hoover or five smile


Post# 321482 , Reply# 96   4/11/2015 at 21:37 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Anyone know what this

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is?


Post# 321483 , Reply# 97   4/11/2015 at 21:38 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A little load of

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laundry???


Post# 321484 , Reply# 98   4/11/2015 at 21:41 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about some

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"fondue"???There are about 5 of these here.

 


Post# 321485 , Reply# 99   4/11/2015 at 21:44 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Maybe fry up

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a little something?  There are about 6 of these too.


Post# 321487 , Reply# 100   4/11/2015 at 21:46 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I walked past this blender

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about 5 times today........  never saw it.


Post# 321489 , Reply# 101   4/11/2015 at 21:49 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A "SYMPHONY" of HOOVER

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non-floorcare appliances!

 


Post# 321490 , Reply# 102   4/11/2015 at 21:51 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hope you enjoyed that.

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I thought it would be fun to see some non vacuums.

 There's more coming................soon.


Post# 321493 , Reply# 103   4/11/2015 at 22:51 (1,221 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about another non-floor appliance?

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A brand spanking new,never used electric blanket.From Mr.Dick Pike himself.

 


Post# 321494 , Reply# 104   4/11/2015 at 22:53 (1,220 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Those were the days my friend...

The Hoover name at it's best! Keep them coming!

Post# 321497 , Reply# 105   4/11/2015 at 23:08 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thank you, Rick.

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I certainly will.

 

 Soon.... some toasters,  fry pans,  irons,  oh MY!

 

 Glad you're enjoying them.


Post# 321514 , Reply# 106   4/12/2015 at 06:23 (1,220 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        
Really cool

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I never knew Hoover had all those products. I would love to have that blender in reply #100

Post# 321534 , Reply# 107   4/12/2015 at 08:47 (1,220 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Hoover without a doubt made the most gorgeous appliances, vacuums and non-vacuums.

John, you are keeping the name alive!!


Post# 321552 , Reply# 108   4/12/2015 at 10:13 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Jamie!

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That name is alive and well....... especially in this house.

  Isn't it amazing to hear that people didn't realize Hoover made all this stuff?  But,  they did!

  That's another reason for this thread... to share.

  More to follow today.  Another "teaser".

 John


Post# 321555 , Reply# 109   4/12/2015 at 10:28 (1,220 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I know they are great performers and stellar reliable, but you really gotta love the colors and style over the years, vacs and appliances.

Post# 321566 , Reply# 110   4/12/2015 at 11:10 (1,220 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You know what, if I could get that "stair scene" printed and framed I would!!  GORGEOUS.

 

Just wondering John, did Hoover ever make an alarm clock? 


Post# 321579 , Reply# 111   4/12/2015 at 12:04 (1,220 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        

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I was gonna ask the same thing.

Post# 321582 , Reply# 112   4/12/2015 at 12:07 (1,220 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Why not have some color and fun when cleaning!!

Post# 321590 , Reply# 113   4/12/2015 at 12:31 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They didn't make one.:((

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Jamie,  thanks.  Sadly,  that pic was taken during all of that 'destruction/construction'  and there is dust everywhere.

  However,  IF you tell me WHAT you'd like to see on that staircase,  and HOW you'd like to see it,  I'll make that happen.

  AND,  if you give me you full, proper name AND  mailing address...... I can make that happen too.

 John


Post# 321591 , Reply# 114   4/12/2015 at 12:33 (1,220 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Thanks for the visit and virtual tour John

Post# 321593 , Reply# 115   4/12/2015 at 12:35 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
More to come.

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Glad you liked the HOOVER "symphony".  Can you imagine if I posted each individually?  We'd be here until Halloween. I'll "group" some other non-floorcare items today.


Post# 321595 , Reply# 116   4/12/2015 at 12:39 (1,220 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice! Will be watching!

Post# 321602 , Reply# 117   4/12/2015 at 13:21 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They had marvelous "colorists" at HOOVER.

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This is Frank,one of them,who now works at the employee store.He almost fell over when I started mentioning"Delft Blue",Neptune Green',and,the sacred"SEAL GREIGE".


Post# 321603 , Reply# 118   4/12/2015 at 13:23 (1,220 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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It's those colors that makes one remember the machines I think.

Post# 321608 , Reply# 119   4/12/2015 at 13:32 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I

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agree.


Post# 321623 , Reply# 120   4/12/2015 at 14:31 (1,220 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        
John...

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You have far too many Hoovers to possibly choose from!!  It would be nice to see them in year order, earliest at the bottom working their way up the stairs.

 

I couldn't possibly ask you to go to the trouble of mailing it out to me though, at least not without paying you something.


Post# 321673 , Reply# 121   4/12/2015 at 17:42 (1,220 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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I agree about the colors, I bought my Mom a Hoover Convertible model 70 and the sharp blue color, which I now know is delft blue, is what caught my eye. It was the TOL with full wrap around bumper. At that time Eureka was still the color of a model 260, which they had for a long time. Eureka finally started making vacuums in different colors, but they never made as many colors as Hoover did back in the day.......

 

 

PR-21

Bud


Post# 321696 , Reply# 122   4/12/2015 at 19:37 (1,220 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Does anybody know when and why Hoover stoped making kitchen appliances? It looks like they made some nice suff. I'm excited to see the toasters.
Nicholas


Post# 321713 , Reply# 123   4/12/2015 at 22:32 (1,220 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I can answer that.

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Hoover wanted to become the home appliance King!  Some of their items were made by others and rebadged HOOVER. Other appliances  were made by THEM at the HOOVER factory.   Some of the appliances were "ok"....  they later sold the "appliance line".... forget the name they gave it at the time... Hesco  comes to my mind.  I'll check with Tom  "Anderson"  next time we talk.... very shortly.  He'll know.

  HOOVER decided, then,  to concentrate on being the best in FLOORCARE. The also made a toothbrush.. Tom Anderson has one.  The appliance that is eluding us is the popcorn popper. We KNOW they made one,  but  we can't find one.

 

  Amazing,  isn't it? All of it?  I never dreamed I'd EVER own all of this stuff.  But,  I'm very happy to share it all with you.

 


Post# 321716 , Reply# 124   4/12/2015 at 22:48 (1,220 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        
John, may I call you john

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As said once before you my good friend are the KING of HOOVER! Well that is yourself and mr. Tom Anderson... You guys have the knowledge collectibles no other Hoover gurus or collectors have and that is WELL looked upon. Awesome pics ands we definitely look forward to more :-)

Post# 321718 , Reply# 125   4/12/2015 at 22:54 (1,219 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        
Cheers to that Mike!

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Really looking forward to seeing more of the collection!

Post# 321719 , Reply# 126   4/12/2015 at 22:57 (1,219 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Mike.

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The way his collection is displayed and documented,  it COULD be considered a "museum" in itself. Fred Stachnick's and Robert's certainly could be. I've seen it, as have many others.

  I'd say many of our collections could be considered  one.... if you stretched it a bit.

  I'm amazed everytime I unearth  these things.  I'm sure I'll be surprised even more as I "go through" more of it.

 John

 


Post# 321725 , Reply# 127   4/12/2015 at 23:36 (1,219 days old) by HenryDreyfuss (Ohio)        

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What a great collection of Hoover products! Wow!

Post# 321729 , Reply# 128   4/13/2015 at 00:16 (1,219 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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To be honest, from seeing john's collection there is a TON more :D

Post# 321767 , Reply# 129   4/13/2015 at 09:51 (1,219 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        
John

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Do you have any photos of your pre convertible machines? I can't wait to see them!

Post# 321797 , Reply# 130   4/13/2015 at 13:21 (1,219 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Do I????

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SILLY BOY!! Yes, I do. I've never really photographed them all together in a group. But, I will.
Thanks, John


Post# 321798 , Reply# 131   4/13/2015 at 13:23 (1,219 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie,

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Please give me your address.
John


Post# 321805 , Reply# 132   4/13/2015 at 14:08 (1,219 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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The stair ramp (banister?) needs a serious cleaning but the collection is amaeing.

Post# 321815 , Reply# 133   4/13/2015 at 14:39 (1,219 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        
Nazard

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Refer to reply #113

Post# 321823 , Reply# 134   4/13/2015 at 15:10 (1,219 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
True. And, it is cleaned regularly.

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I have had aome major renovations done at the house. Walls came down, holes were cut into ceilings to get to pipes, etc.
I took that pic in the midst of it all. There was dust EVERYWHERE! The first contractor took off with thousands of dollars, declared bankruptcy, foreclosed on his house, and moved to Ohio. It was a NIGHTMARE. 2 carpenters later, a lot of work was done. THere is still a lot left to do.
I'd NEVER send a picture of that anywhere, especially to a HOOVER collector from 'across the pond". Cleaning that hallway/staircase is like cleaning a room. But, it IS beautiful now that it is finished. Thanks.
John


Post# 322115 , Reply# 135   4/15/2015 at 20:10 (1,217 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Got home from school today with another killer headache.

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However,  I thought I'd take my mind off 'myself'  and focus on some more Hoover products.  I'm finishing up some more "settings".  You know, 'presentation is everything".


Post# 322126 , Reply# 136   4/15/2015 at 22:41 (1,217 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
One of several

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can openers!


Post# 322127 , Reply# 137   4/15/2015 at 22:45 (1,217 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, how about an electric knife, or two?

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I THINK I have every model.  There are several different styles.


Post# 322128 , Reply# 138   4/15/2015 at 22:49 (1,217 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Toasters,

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anyone?  This is BRAND NEW.... out of the box!


Post# 322129 , Reply# 139   4/15/2015 at 22:52 (1,217 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There's another IN THE BOX, upstairs.

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I think I have all of the models, except for the sleek "slimline"... not to be confused w/ the Slimline vacuum.


Post# 322130 , Reply# 140   4/15/2015 at 22:54 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
a mini

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frypan... one of several colors.


Post# 322131 , Reply# 141   4/15/2015 at 22:57 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some NIB

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irons!   One just arrived from North Canton.


Post# 322132 , Reply# 142   4/15/2015 at 23:00 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some NIB

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irons!   One just arrived from North Canton.


Post# 322133 , Reply# 143   4/15/2015 at 23:04 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some more photos tomorrow.

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We'll finish the irons toaster ovens, rotissirie, waffle irons,  tons of frypans, deep fryers...... But,  that's all for now.

  Just look at the time!!! Goodnight!

 John


Post# 322134 , Reply# 144   4/15/2015 at 23:10 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Sorry for that

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double post.


Post# 322135 , Reply# 145   4/16/2015 at 00:46 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, maybe a few more.. a "nightcap", if you wil

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Remember travel irons?There are about 5;  2 are NIB


Post# 322136 , Reply# 146   4/16/2015 at 00:48 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
1 of several

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shoe polishers.

 


Post# 322137 , Reply# 147   4/16/2015 at 00:52 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A nice

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"lineup"


Post# 322138 , Reply# 148   4/16/2015 at 00:56 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
When Tom (Anderson) and I visted TTI

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they were very gracious and offered us refreshments.


Post# 322139 , Reply# 149   4/16/2015 at 00:59 (1,216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We enjoyed them in the lobby.

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We took one for the road, as Tom had to take a pill.  I saved mine for a souvenier.

 


Post# 322152 , Reply# 150   4/16/2015 at 10:32 (1,216 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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One day I will have a kitchen full of Hoover appliances!  I will need to ship them from America and get voltage converters but that shouldn't be an issue.

 

If you know what is causing the headaches then I hope something is being done to treat them, you shouldn't have to suffer.  I get migraines almost on a daily basis (mainly affecting my sight) and it is crippling, but I refuse to go to the doctor which is stupid of me and I wouldn't advise it to anybody else.


Post# 322242 , Reply# 151   4/17/2015 at 00:12 (1,215 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Jamie

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Yes,  I know all too well what's causing these headaches.  I just got home from Philadelphia and I have a headache again.  2 Excedrin  before I sleep should help for now.

  I'm glad you like these posts.

 

 


Post# 322243 , Reply# 152   4/17/2015 at 00:15 (1,215 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Adding some of last night's pics to

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the "symphony".  I'm gonna need a bigger table.


Post# 322244 , Reply# 153   4/17/2015 at 00:18 (1,215 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some more pics

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Friday.

  PLUS:  Can anyone guess what I'm getting ready for?


Post# 322301 , Reply# 154   4/17/2015 at 14:52 (1,215 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        
HOLY WOW!!!!

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You have a lot more than I thought! I'm surprised TTI hasn't made an offer to buy your whole HOOVER collection from you! Hopefully you find a model O soon! Keep the awesome pics coming as they are just plain awesome!

Post# 322310 , Reply# 155   4/17/2015 at 16:32 (1,215 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Mike,

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I wouldn't sell this collection.  You know that.  Some things ARE willed,  though.


Post# 322311 , Reply# 156   4/17/2015 at 16:34 (1,215 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Another clue

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What decade comes to mind?


Post# 322335 , Reply# 157   4/17/2015 at 22:37 (1,215 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That's right.....

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The "Fabulous Fifties"!!!! But first..............

 more non-floor appliances.


Post# 322338 , Reply# 158   4/17/2015 at 23:36 (1,214 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

thanks for sharing your amazing collection.

Post# 322691 , Reply# 159   4/20/2015 at 16:46 (1,212 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
My pleasure.

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And,  thank YOU for your interest.

  More pics later tonight.  Sorry for the delay... tests last week.  Needed the weekend to catch up on things.

  Later tonight, then  more shiny HOOVER appliances coming.


Post# 322707 , Reply# 160   4/20/2015 at 20:41 (1,212 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
Your collection never ceases to amaze me!

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John, you have one of the most amazing collections I have ever seen ... always something fascinating!  Keep the pictures coming: looking forward to seeing the "gallery" when it's finished.

 

Hope you're feeling better with the headaches, too.  I get terrible migraines, myself, so I know how bothersome they can be!  

 

Bill W.


Post# 323016 , Reply# 161   4/23/2015 at 00:18 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
OK I've returned with more pics!!!

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Sorry for the delay.  More tests.

  How about a NEVER used rotissiere?


Post# 323018 , Reply# 162   4/23/2015 at 00:20 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A few toaster ovens

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will appear when i can get to them.

  How about some fry pans?


Post# 323019 , Reply# 163   4/23/2015 at 00:22 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Who likes

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yellow?

 


Post# 323020 , Reply# 164   4/23/2015 at 00:25 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Copper,

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anyone?

 


Post# 323021 , Reply# 165   4/23/2015 at 00:27 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A look inside.

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I doubt this has been used more than twice!


Post# 323022 , Reply# 166   4/23/2015 at 00:29 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A look inside.

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I doubt this has been used more than twice!


Post# 323023 , Reply# 167   4/23/2015 at 00:32 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about another?

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I know there's another of these as well as a green one.


Post# 323024 , Reply# 168   4/23/2015 at 00:35 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
More of that later.

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Who's interested in  some hair dryers???

 


Post# 323025 , Reply# 169   4/23/2015 at 00:38 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Perhaps a "portable"?

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Hair dryer,  not the vacuum.. hehe


Post# 323026 , Reply# 170   4/23/2015 at 00:40 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Open up

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and look inside!


Post# 323027 , Reply# 171   4/23/2015 at 00:43 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Piles and piles of things to

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go through......................


Post# 323028 , Reply# 172   4/23/2015 at 00:46 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I forgot this little

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Hairdryer that fits nicely in your suitcase.


Post# 323029 , Reply# 173   4/23/2015 at 00:50 (1,209 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm picking up more HOOVER towels

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tomorrow in Philadelphia.

  More very soon from the #1 HOOVER "fan".


Post# 323048 , Reply# 174   4/23/2015 at 09:59 (1,209 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Can't wait to see more of your Hoover collection!


Post# 323111 , Reply# 175   4/23/2015 at 22:56 (1,208 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Jamie

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You'll see more very soon... this weekend.

  Here's another little teaser.  This was made in Ohio for a display.

  I actually carried this out of the "models and samples" room..... commonly known as the "VAULT".  More on that later.

 John


Post# 323196 , Reply# 176   4/24/2015 at 20:31 (1,208 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, the weekend is finally here.

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That means more pics soon to be posted.


Post# 323244 , Reply# 177   4/25/2015 at 13:04 (1,207 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have several fondue pots.

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I've had parties where my guests enjoyed BOTH chocolate AND cheese. One still has a box. Here's a little blast from the past...one

of the first minimeets.Oh, how young everyone was back then.


Post# 323246 , Reply# 178   4/25/2015 at 13:10 (1,207 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That same weekend,

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we broke out some model 70s. THere are more since then.They'll all be shown together shortly.

 


Post# 323439 , Reply# 179   4/27/2015 at 10:24 (1,205 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Apologies if you have already posted and I've missed it, but do you have any Hoover fan heaters John?

 

I am bidding on a red one on eBay at the moment that I hope to win.  It is a little rectangular "box" heater that you would put on a desktop.  The model is 8582.


Post# 323457 , Reply# 180   4/27/2015 at 14:57 (1,205 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie!

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Yes, I do. That was planned next up on my list of fab photos. I'll try to do that tonight, along with a nice toaster oven.
John


Post# 323477 , Reply# 181   4/27/2015 at 16:47 (1,205 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

How about that nice U4393 Convertible? It was my childhood Convertible

btw, I just got a 1076 Convertible!


Post# 323517 , Reply# 182   4/28/2015 at 08:14 (1,204 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Fantastic - can't wait to see the photos!

Post# 323551 , Reply# 183   4/28/2015 at 14:58 (1,204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Everyone must have at least ONE

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1076. I have 3. One, of course, you've all seen, is the cherished one, bought in 1975.
More pics later tonight. It's been hectic around here. I've been coming home from school so very tired.
But, not to worry: there are at least 60 more pics I can think of right off the top of my head. Glad you're enjoying them. It is 'fun' to get them all out and photograph and post them.
John.


Post# 323561 , Reply# 184   4/28/2015 at 16:03 (1,204 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Please don't feel obliged to post the photos on here straight away - take time to rest! I know all too well what tiredness and stress can do and it isn't pleasant, you need to switch off from time to time.

Post# 323577 , Reply# 185   4/28/2015 at 20:38 (1,204 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Correction

Mine's a 1060 NOT a 1076

Post# 323974 , Reply# 186   5/3/2015 at 11:27 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well,

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who wouldn't want a nice 1060.... or 2?

  That cleaner is coming up later in here.


Post# 323975 , Reply# 187   5/3/2015 at 11:30 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
But now.................

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Jamie,  may I call you Jamie?

  Look at what else I literally "discoverd" in a spare bedroom?

 Another can opener.  I KNOW there's another somewhere.


Post# 323976 , Reply# 188   5/3/2015 at 11:34 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I vacuumed "that staircase" this morning and figure

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Why not use it as a backdrop?  SO MUCH is tied to that staircase... another time..

  So,  how about a nice HOOVER slim toaster?

 There is another model of this which I do not have.... yet.

 




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Post# 323977 , Reply# 189   5/3/2015 at 11:36 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Brave little toaster?

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No.  But,  perhaps a little toaster oven? I doubt,  from the inside,  that this thing was ever used at all.


Post# 323980 , Reply# 190   5/3/2015 at 11:41 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Oddly, on the top left rear corner is something

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inscribed with a dremmel.

  I have to look closer.  I'm not sure why anyone would do that.  SOMETIMES, it would be inscribed that way in the "Models and Samples" room.... commonly referred to as the "Vault".  Wouldn't it be "fun" to discover that this is the "vault" machine?

  We'll see.  I'll look into this deeper at a later time.


Post# 323981 , Reply# 191   5/3/2015 at 11:45 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A tinly little "lineup"

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With that red staircase as a backdrop.  Vacuumed that thing with three different HOOVERS today.

 


Post# 323982 , Reply# 192   5/3/2015 at 11:49 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Going to clean at my aunt's today.

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Here's the 2nd "Steamvac Portable". A great little machine.... resembles Miss Connie Hoover a little.  I have both colors.

  To quote the great Late Jackie Kennedy, on a shopping trip, "I'll take this in every color".

  But,  could you PICTURE the great Jacqueline using an appliance??!!??!!


Post# 323983 , Reply# 193   5/3/2015 at 11:55 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, here's the 2nd Floormate., next to it's sibling

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NEVER used, it was in the store...no tag.I asked "Armmand" the price.  Armmand repied,  "How's $18.00"?  And,   here it is!


Post# 323984 , Reply# 194   5/3/2015 at 11:57 (1,199 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Coming next.....................

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Finally,a visit to the"Fabulous Fifties".

 


Post# 324045 , Reply# 195   5/4/2015 at 06:16 (1,198 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        
Finally,a visit to the"Fabulous Fifties".

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Can't wait, look forward to seeing more!!


Post# 324070 , Reply# 196   5/4/2015 at 14:16 (1,198 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Before the

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day is over.

Post# 324519 , Reply# 197   5/10/2015 at 01:47 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, sorry for the delay.

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Here is that HOOVER heater, circa 1960.


Post# 324520 , Reply# 198   5/10/2015 at 01:51 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A few vacuums from the 50s

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There are more,  and, they'll appear ver shortly.  I have the entire "set" of these from that decade. 

  How about a nice 29,  replacement bag, of course.  I believe there's another 29  here in one of the spare rooms.


Post# 324521 , Reply# 199   5/10/2015 at 01:53 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, a beautiful 64

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original bag.


Post# 324522 , Reply# 200   5/10/2015 at 01:56 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The 1950s polishers, Connies and the other uprights

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will debut soon.


How about a few of the "new lineup" cleaners.
The cordless stickvac..


Post# 324523 , Reply# 201   5/10/2015 at 01:59 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The Platinum

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upright.


Post# 324524 , Reply# 202   5/10/2015 at 02:02 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, the "companion"

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Portapower/Swingette wannabe.


Post# 324525 , Reply# 203   5/10/2015 at 02:05 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Another stairway

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grouping.


Post# 324537 , Reply# 204   5/10/2015 at 08:04 (1,192 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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Keep em coming john!!! Yo do know HOOVER more than anyone I know. Nonetheless your collection is NEVERENDING

Post# 324570 , Reply# 205   5/10/2015 at 11:19 (1,192 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I have a generic shake out bag on for my Hoover 61 and both my 63s were they available for the 61 for commercial service as I understand via service manual from 1953 there were available for commercial service for the the 63.

Thank you very much for your input


Post# 324575 , Reply# 206   5/10/2015 at 12:53 (1,192 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Love to time travel with your toys on display John, so so happy you have held on to so much and have the room to! A bit of history is always good to be able to see!

Post# 324576 , Reply# 207   5/10/2015 at 12:57 (1,192 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That heater is gorgeous John!!  Do you have any "portable" heaters like the one I posted about in the Household forum yesterday?


Post# 324577 , Reply# 208   5/10/2015 at 12:57 (1,192 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Would be so FUN to be a fly on the wall when you discover and unearth more!

Post# 324578 , Reply# 209   5/10/2015 at 13:03 (1,192 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Indeed it would David.

 

One day I would like to, if John would let me, visit his house and see all his wonderful HOOVER appliances in their "natural habitat"! 


Post# 324590 , Reply# 210   5/10/2015 at 18:41 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie,

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You'd be most welcome here.


Post# 324591 , Reply# 211   5/10/2015 at 18:43 (1,192 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, you could see and enjoy all the vacuums you'd like

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Of couerse,  there are only real "Hoover" hoovers,  no other brands. Is that ok with you?


Post# 324603 , Reply# 212   5/10/2015 at 23:05 (1,191 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie,

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The only heater I have is the one in the pic.  I have a NIB air purifier, and some other filter   still in the box.   Pics to follow.


Post# 324612 , Reply# 213   5/11/2015 at 04:44 (1,191 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        
"there are only real "Hoover" hoovers, no other

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Sounds good to me! cool


Post# 324640 , Reply# 214   5/11/2015 at 13:31 (1,191 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Damien,

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Yes, the generic bags will fit. Almost any shakeout bag will. All you'd have to do is change the ring and the bag is good to go.

Post# 324643 , Reply# 215   5/11/2015 at 13:35 (1,191 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Tom "A". pointed out to me that a lot of my

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polishers were made in the 50s...even the 28 was continued.....was then used as a "commercial" upright vacuum.
I'll get them all out as well as the other uprights of the fifties.
I'm glad you're enjoying this sentimental journey through the world of Hoover.
Of course, it's all I have and all I care to collect.
Some like a bigger variety. To me: there is a ton of variety right here within the realm of all these HOOVERS.




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Post# 324656 , Reply# 216   5/11/2015 at 16:30 (1,191 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

I agree completely. You should collect what you like. You're the one who has to live with your collection. There are a lot of vacuums that I like that I will never collect. I'm content seeing other's collections virtually. Certainly those of you who have mini-meets get the benefit of testing out others toys without having to own them.







Post# 324668 , Reply# 217   5/11/2015 at 22:42 (1,191 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
As with every collection.......................

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We are the ones who like them,  buy them, trade them,  repair them (or have them repaired),  gift them,  sell them,  trade them,  etc.

  And, if we're so inclined,  we host gatherings, "mini meets".  We are the ones who invite, or not people we want to welcome into our homes. I've welcomed people with other vacuum makers into my home numerous times.  I will continue to do so.  Many come again and again.  Some will not return.  I've made some very loyal friends in here. Some demonstrate their loyalty over and over.  Some  do not, sadly.  Loyalty to a friend,  a manufacturer,  is paramount.  Don't you think?

 John


Post# 324672 , Reply# 218   5/11/2015 at 23:40 (1,190 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
I am WAAAYYY Behind!!!

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What a great thread! Thanks for sharing many of your treasured collection items. Lots and lots of Hoover heritage!! Glad your reorganizing process is going well. Looks like you're having a lot of fun with it all!!

Post# 324681 , Reply# 219   5/12/2015 at 06:20 (1,190 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        
"Loyalty to a friend, a manufacturer, is paramount.

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I could not agree more John. 


Post# 324693 , Reply# 220   5/12/2015 at 13:18 (1,190 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Jamie.

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It's great when people understand that. Rob, welcome back!!!!!!!!
More photos coming shortly.
John


Post# 324701 , Reply# 221   5/12/2015 at 14:19 (1,190 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
So sorry,

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that green upright is the HOOVER is model 364, not the 64. I knew that when I posted it. Mind lapse there.

Post# 324736 , Reply# 222   5/12/2015 at 21:39 (1,190 days old) by Dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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I think you meant 634

Post# 324746 , Reply# 223   5/13/2015 at 02:13 (1,189 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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I think we all knew what John meant, Tom. As per usual, you are ever so helpful.

Post# 324747 , Reply# 224   5/13/2015 at 02:16 (1,189 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Your 634 is stunning, John! I'm jealous!
The last one I need to complete my sixty series collection!


Post# 324768 , Reply# 225   5/13/2015 at 13:39 (1,189 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks.

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It was the one that completed mine as well. Yes, Tom A. reminded me of the correct model of it. It's easy to getthem all confused. Some get the 1060 mixed up with the 1076, for example. The hood might be close, but, it is clearly not the same machine. Both will show up soon here. maybe even side by side to compare and contrast. I also plan to show the tools for many of these machines, again, to see the front, rear and side conversions. John.
John


Post# 324773 , Reply# 226   5/13/2015 at 14:45 (1,189 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Hooverboy81 - actually I appreciate Dysonman1's correction. Dysonman1 is a renowned vacuum expert and vacuum museum curator, and the fact that he's reading and correcting it is a sign of the quality of this thread. (If it was a sad and pathetic thread, it wouldn't be worth correcting).

John has an excellent collection, and this is a great thread. Every comment/correction helps push it to the top where it's easier to find and read.


Post# 324776 , Reply# 227   5/13/2015 at 15:20 (1,189 days old) by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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John has an awesome collection. I enjoyed seeing them very much.

Post# 324784 , Reply# 228   5/13/2015 at 16:09 (1,189 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Pretty sure John has his Hoover info straight. A transposed model number isn't a big deal, as we all knew what model it was. The transparency of some people's comments are quite amusing.

Post# 324794 , Reply# 229   5/13/2015 at 17:38 (1,189 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        
I didn't

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Know what model it was. I'm glad Tom corrected it. John your collection is awesome.
I see part two of this great thread coming soon.

Alphonse


Post# 324817 , Reply# 230   5/13/2015 at 22:08 (1,189 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Alphonse

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There'll be many more photos coming very soon.

 John


Post# 325090 , Reply# 231   5/17/2015 at 23:51 (1,184 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A Citation

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Obviously not the original bag,  but................

 

I also have it's matching hand-held "Pixie",  given to me personally by Ann Haines.


Post# 325373 , Reply# 232   5/21/2015 at 09:42 (1,181 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That's a beautiful Citation John, and it looks great with the Pixie (or Dustette, as it was marketed in the UK!).

 

It is interesting that the HOOVER lettering is on the hood above the Hedlite, rather than below it as in the 612, I always thought it looked better below as it was thereby illuminated when in use.


Post# 325432 , Reply# 233   5/21/2015 at 22:10 (1,181 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I agree.

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But, soon, you'll see "Convertible" printed on the lens... I thought that was gorgeous. It arrived on the 69 first. THOSE pics will appear soon.
At the moment, I'm in King of Prussia, all weekend, judging a HUGE talent scholarship competition. I just finished for the night and slipped into the corporate center to gain access to a computer. I just wanted to see what's going on in here. Busy day here tomorrow. Talk soon.

John


Post# 325451 , Reply# 234   5/22/2015 at 10:28 (1,180 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We had the "Dustette", too. It's printed on the

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bag. Later, they were known as the 'Pixie'. But, then, "Pixie" was used for the "handivac' without the handle.
Another example of multi-useage was the 'Lark'. It was the little 'Kirby-like' lightweight upright. I have the blue one. I won the maroon one years ago, paid w/ a $$ oreder, NEVER got the vac. This was before I knew about Paypal, and had NEVER had a problem w/ a seller before. I never got the machine. Someday, perhaps....isn't that part of the fun of all of this?
It ALSO was the 'stickvac'. Lots of different names, same great HOOVER quality.


Post# 326688 , Reply# 235   6/10/2015 at 13:06 (1,161 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Regarding the Hoover Rotisserie oven (Reply 161) - what are those blue lights inside the oven? Or is it an optical illusion?

Post# 326690 , Reply# 236   6/10/2015 at 13:23 (1,161 days old) by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Those blue lights are just from the flash.

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I doubt that appliance was ever used. The glass window has a little white design on it...almost like a bow tie. I took that pic up in the cats' apartment, future home of the "gallery".
Now that the convention is over, I must get back to posting more photos/.


Post# 326710 , Reply# 237   6/11/2015 at 08:57 (1,160 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Now that the convention is over, I must get back to posting more photos/."

Please do!!


Post# 327495 , Reply# 238   6/21/2015 at 03:35 (1,150 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Dying for some more pictures of your collection!!!

Post# 328388 , Reply# 239   6/30/2015 at 15:07 (1,141 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, I emptied out the camera from the convention

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and all of my final exams are corrected. I have to get back to my carpentry, AND this thread of photos.
I also plan to post a look at filter bags...starting with the "W" Handisac.
You know it was listed as "reusable", therefore not getting confused with the Airway disposable. I know all about the lawsuits.
Of course, later, all vacuum companies made cleaners with disposable paper bags. The HOOVER manuals always state that it "is imperative to use only genine Hoovaer bags". They ar emade better and are easy to change. I never had a dirt problem changing those bags, and the type "A" is absolutely simple. My cleaners never belch out dust, etc.I guess if your vacuum cleaner belches anything, you must examine it as, clearly you must have done something wrong. . As long as there are no holes, it is installed correctly, etc. We should also be careful not to pick up tacks, coins, pins, etc. That's what the light is for. Who would knowingly pick up thos things?
As a Rainbow demo once, I saw the demonstrator rip a Windtunnel filterbag, so it WOULD blow dust around when turned on. I thought that was a bad tactic during an otherwise nice little demonstration. Although, I made my self abundantly clear BEFORE said presentation that I would NOT be buying one.
I must say, in respect to Rainbows..... I DO like the little table top filter (not a vacuum) and wouldn't mind procuring one someday. They seem like a great little appliance.
John


Post# 328509 , Reply# 240   7/2/2015 at 14:01 (1,139 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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I saw one of those cute little air filter things the other day. I think it fragranced the air as well? Might be something fun to play with!

Post# 328520 , Reply# 241   7/2/2015 at 15:38 (1,139 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

I had a similar experience with a rather nefarious Rainbow salesperson. I wondered why he was rubbing the bag with his fingers. Makes sense that he was attempting to make the bag belch some dirty air. Given that the air coming out of the bag still had to travel through a pre-motor filter and a post-motor HEPA filter, his attempt wasn't very successful.






Post# 328525 , Reply# 242   7/2/2015 at 19:48 (1,139 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
The Rainbow Rainmate

Is, and this is just my opinion, a good Fragrance diffuser, but not so much for an actual air cleaner.  Some dust may accidentely get trapped, but for the most part it just imparts smells and some moisture to the air. 

 

Again, just in my opinion.  I found one at Goodwill for $1.95 and use it often, but don't see a lot of dust in the basin.


Post# 329053 , Reply# 243   7/11/2015 at 15:33 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, I'm back to it.

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Was cleaning outthings today and decided to "get me arse in gear".

  He's a nice Knapp-Monarch (NESCO)  broiler,  identical to it's HOOVER cousin.

 


Post# 329054 , Reply# 244   7/11/2015 at 15:35 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Another angle

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This thing was never used.


Post# 329055 , Reply# 245   7/11/2015 at 15:37 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
NESCO,

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A division of HOOVER.


Post# 329056 , Reply# 246   7/11/2015 at 15:41 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, just added another toaster to the HOOVER

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lineup.  I didn't have this one.  The one I had was VERY CLOSE.

  I believe there is only one I am now missing.  It's a  real beauty.


Post# 329057 , Reply# 247   7/11/2015 at 15:43 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Also recently added another

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hairdryer.


Post# 329058 , Reply# 248   7/11/2015 at 15:47 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
AND................................been looking for this for

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a long time.  A HOOVER "Holiday".  It'll join the '50s group very soon.  I believe this was the ONLY time that Hoover 'altered' that logo.  Odd,  but a must have.  Thanks, Michael.


Post# 329101 , Reply# 249   7/11/2015 at 21:50 (1,130 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There will be more pics

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before the weekend is over.  Hope you're enjoying them.

 John.


Post# 329103 , Reply# 250   7/11/2015 at 22:49 (1,130 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Yes. Am enjoying it. Please continue to post.

Post# 329104 , Reply# 251   7/12/2015 at 03:48 (1,129 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Gorgeous! I can't wait to see more! You rival the Hoover Historical Center! The worlds first and only vacuum cleaner museum!

Post# 329110 , Reply# 252   7/12/2015 at 06:52 (1,129 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Thank you for coming back to this thread, you know I never tire of seeing those gorgeous appliances!

 

I have never seen a HOOVER Holiday before, and I've certainly never seen the logo altered so that is fascinating to me.


Post# 329121 , Reply# 253   7/12/2015 at 12:25 (1,129 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I was amazed the 1st time

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I saw it, too.  I'll post it w/ its partner, the 29.


Post# 329139 , Reply# 254   7/12/2015 at 14:46 (1,129 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Oh my!

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I was just up in a spare bedroom,  closed off for all that construction.  I was finding loads of things I had long forgotten about.

  Lots more pics....very soon.

 I'm gonna find Jimmy Hoffa if I keep at it.

 John


Post# 329167 , Reply# 255   7/12/2015 at 19:23 (1,129 days old) by tinytyke (Fairmont, WV)        
All these pictures

are fabulous! Thank you for opening up your home and sharing your amazing collection with us!

Post# 329169 , Reply# 256   7/12/2015 at 20:09 (1,129 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
You are most welcome.

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If you're not bored,  there will be a whole lot more.  I've never photographed the entire collection before. It's quite daunting.

  Thanks for you interest and kind words.

 John


Post# 329179 , Reply# 257   7/13/2015 at 01:23 (1,128 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        
Bored!?

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I think anybody who says they are bored of these wonderful pictures should receive an immediate ban from VL! wink

 

My only hope is that one day I will have even 10% of the vacuums you do, that would make me very happy indeed.


Post# 329197 , Reply# 258   7/13/2015 at 14:14 (1,128 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
LOL, I wouldn't go that far, Jamie.

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I NEVER expected to have all of this, who really does?
My sister was in visiting from Virginia this past weekend. She brought up the "Hoovers" at a dinner party. They all asked, "You still have all that stuff? How many Hoover products do you have NOW?" I heard gasps....... I told my sister that if I should die, (no intention any time soon, but you never know what might happen)... there are lengthy instructions as to what to do with them all. I told her, "Don't just ask friends/family, Anybody want a sweeper?" After I told her pertinent details, she saw things differently. I can imagine when I Do 'leave", there'll be a lot of giggling, followed by, "Oh my Gosh...." then...........

What used to be fodder for laughter has definitely changed.


Post# 329228 , Reply# 259   7/14/2015 at 03:00 (1,127 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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Hi John, I love your collection !!

Post# 329237 , Reply# 260   7/14/2015 at 08:49 (1,127 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Olivier,

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Merci beacoup!

Post# 329648 , Reply# 261   7/19/2015 at 13:52 (1,122 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Great photos!! Hope summer is treating you well!!

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Your collection is great John!! Tons of Hoover heritage. Maybe the next Minimeet we can make use of a fondue pot. Cheese fondue, Spinach dip, crab dip, Buffalo Chicken dip, I'm sure we could come up with something. The electric skillets look really neat too!

How is the new KitchenAid dishwasher doing?

I hope that your headaches are doing better. Whitney my brothers fiance has tons. She was prescribed Imitrex which has to be taken at onset of them. Sometimes they worked and other times they didn't. Her newest prescription from Neurologist is Maxalt, again to be taken at onset of migraine. Both of those however are only to help ease pain once migraine arrives. For prevention they have recommended various dosages of Topomax and a few others out there. Hopefully your Neurologist has some great advice for your case!!

Hydration is a key as well! There is no substitute for water. Physicians told us that Iced Tea and even 100% Apple Juice will refresh you from the heat but dehydrate you further in the end. They wanted us to follow Iced Tea and Apple Juice with a glass of water. No soda drinkers in our house, so we don't have to worry about that boat!!!

If ever you get into heavy reorganizing or want a weekend of heavy work, contact me and with notice I can get up there for a weekend and help. I enjoy helping friends! Coming to your house I know I won't need to bring a vacuum but I can bring landscaping tools or other things or even just food! It's what I do everyday for clients of mine. My client list is growing and business is better too!! From lawn mowing, planting, weeding, cleaning, basement reorganization, spackling, I do almost anything my clients might need help with around their homes! I don't work for the commercial cleaning company anymore nor Rainbow or Filter Queen. I like my own thing with working for families and households.

Hope you're doing well John! Stay well and cool in Pittston!! Tell everyone I say Hi that you speak too!! Shoutouts to Joel W, Joe K, Matt G, Bill W, Greg P., Mark & JT, Chris S., Mike G. and everyone else from Minimeets!! Hope everyone is great!!

Happy SUPREME Sunday from the Hoover PowerMax Supreme S3611!! This is the 1st time I have ever fully photographed this machine as it's still new to me. Thank you Chris!! It's the 1st Hoover canister I've ever tried with the variable speed motor!


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Post# 329753 , Reply# 262   7/20/2015 at 20:01 (1,121 days old) by moderneezer (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)        

You have such a nice collection of Hoover Convertibles and kitchen appliances. Back then, I thought Hoover only made vacuum cleaners.

BTW, the upright model in the picture in reply# 201 looks modernized but unappealing. It seems lighter than the old Convertibles but less durable. Are the older models better than this lightweight Platinum upright?

Even if the upright models from the 60's and 70's were better than the Platinum upright, I would prefer getting one of those lightweight upright models from Riccar, Simplicity or Soniclean since, apart from valuing quality, I assume that the bags compatible with the vintage Convertibles are discontinued.


Post# 329755 , Reply# 263   7/20/2015 at 20:42 (1,121 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        
Discontinued?!

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Not even! Lol. Hoover type C bags are readily available from Hoover, as well as aftermarket versions. Belts are still readily available, bearings, carbon brushes, brush strips...because, you know, they're still manufacturing several variations of the Convertible for the commercial sector. Have you even used a Hoover Convertible?

Post# 329792 , Reply# 264   7/21/2015 at 14:23 (1,120 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Rob,

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Nice to hear from you. THe dishwasher is doing great...only used it 7 times, but.
Sure, we can make 'fondue' next time you're here.
The yard is not its usual 'manicured state'... waiting for a part for the lawnmower..... long story.
As far as the headaches. a nightmare!! I'm drinking lots of water... have lost 7 pounds since the convention. Sadly, down the road, these headaches might require a craniotomy... another long story. I try very hard not to think about that. In the meantime, I just chug along. Looks like a 'summer minmeet' will have to wait: just too many things happening. I think the next meet will be the "Monster Mash Bash, 4, or is it 5??" in October. More info on that later. I hope you can make it. They are always a fun time.
We're having an 85th birthday celebration in August for my aunt. I'm trying to make my annual visit to North Canton soon as well. The summer session at the college has just begun, and I'm volunteering at my church festival in 2 weeks. So, a ton of things are happening in a close time frame.
I'm glad to see things are going nicely for you. Let's talk soon. You know you are ALWAYS welcome here at my place.
John


Post# 329826 , Reply# 265   7/22/2015 at 08:35 (1,119 days old) by moderneezer (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)        

Hooverboy81, I don't have much experience with a Hoover Convertible nor did my parents ever own one since I was born. I also wasn't informed much about the kinds of bags that the Hoover products use.

However, after you told me the bags for the Convertibles are still available now, I did some research on these bags in other websites and I learned that we can indeed order the bags for these vintage Convertible models on Amazon.


Post# 329827 , Reply# 266   7/22/2015 at 08:59 (1,119 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's true

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You can still get new ones made by Hoover, (in China). You still may find lots and lots of them on ebay (genuine North Canton). I find them all the time at thrift stores and scoop them up whenever I see them.
You'll have no trouble getting any of the bags, with the exception of the "W" (handisac). I doubt you'll be needing them.
John.


Post# 330119 , Reply# 267   7/25/2015 at 17:44 (1,116 days old) by moderneezer (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)        

Say John, did you read my comment about your collection of Hoover Convertibles and kitchen appliances? And also about the item in the picture in reply# 201?


Post# 330134 , Reply# 268   7/25/2015 at 21:32 (1,116 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yes, I did. And, thanks!

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The "Platinum" is ok....  the bag is HUGE, I like that.  When you plug it in,  a light goes on.  I KNOW there's power. I turned it on! That is not necessary! The light is bright,  it has 2 speeds,  the fooe release is on the RIGHT side. Hoover NEVER did that!  I can imagine a lot of them breaking that way.

The little "Portapower wannabe", is loud, the tools look like toys,  It's ok.  I don't use the Platinum often,  but, it's not bad... NOT Hoover's finest hour,  but........


Post# 330135 , Reply# 269   7/25/2015 at 21:37 (1,116 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yesterday, I was up in the "gallery/cats' apt".

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going through things.  I almost died at the stuff I was finding.......  another heater,  tools,  books, etc.....

 I'm soon going to post the rest of the 50s cleaners...  Then,  I'm anxious to start with the Convertibles!!

 


Post# 330156 , Reply# 270   7/26/2015 at 07:23 (1,115 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Can't wait to see more!  I'll be keeping a keen eye on this thread.


Post# 330178 , Reply# 271   7/26/2015 at 13:57 (1,115 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
You'll see more VERY soon.

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Yesterday, I discovered another 29 (makes 3 now,I think),my Hoover "Baby", a heater, all of the coffee cans and the 1940s lineup. Wow!!

 


Post# 330380 , Reply# 272   7/28/2015 at 21:57 (1,113 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Stay Positive!!

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Glad you're keeping the positive morale!! I hope doctors can continue to offer you guidance and help with out drastic measures!!

Thank you for the open invitation! I love coming that way when I can!

I look forward to more photos. I'm quite stressed and swamped at moment with getting ready to move. Once the move is over much will be better!! Will abolutely talk soon!!

All the best and stay well John!!


Post# 330414 , Reply# 273   7/29/2015 at 10:45 (1,112 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I've been swamped and STRESSED too!!

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It's been an awful time lately. All will be ok, I'm sure.
I'm anxious to post more pics of the "collection". It's like therapy. THe cats see cleaners coming out and look at me with, "Really??? "..followed by, "Oh pictures...let's get in them".
lolol


Post# 330415 , Reply# 274   7/29/2015 at 10:47 (1,112 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Might I add..................

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Excedrin is a wonderful thing, at least for now.
Headaches are a horror to suffer with. Some people never get them. I have one about 16 days out of a month. Sadly, one gets used to them. It could be worse, however, and might be later.
John


Post# 330448 , Reply# 275   7/29/2015 at 14:31 (1,112 days old) by Gus (Uruguay, South Am.)        

Dear John,I´m sorry to know you´re still having those headaches. You know I worry about them, but I know you can´t avoid them. There´s not much I can say about them, but there´s a lot a friends around you who loves you, worry about your health and above all you´re not alone, even for people so far away as the other hemisphere.
Hugs Gus.


Post# 331023 , Reply# 276   8/5/2015 at 14:57 (1,105 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Gus, you are terribly kind!!

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I've had headaches (but not like this) since I was 10 years old. My grandmother, aunt, father, and nephew have all had 'brain things'...so, it's not 'news'. But......
you have always been so very kind to everyone in here. THat shows the kind of person you are....that is truly a gift!
There'll be more photos very soon. I love getting these things together to share with others. They're like hamsters: one day you have one, then two.............................................. What's great is finding the things you've only heard about. WhenI visit my friend, Tom A. I see things and make a mental list. I enjoy seeing my friends come for a visit/meet and see, try out, photograph all this stuff. It's great.
More pics VERY SOON.......
John


Post# 332073 , Reply# 277   8/19/2015 at 20:37 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Ok, I'm back! Now, where were we?

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Here's that little carpet sweeper. I have another, plus the yellow one, matches the 1076


Post# 332074 , Reply# 278   8/19/2015 at 20:40 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A beautifil polisher from the 50s

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It was made in Canada.


Post# 332075 , Reply# 279   8/19/2015 at 20:43 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
2 more polishers/shampooers

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Built like tanks!


Post# 332077 , Reply# 280   8/19/2015 at 20:47 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A closeup??

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Why,sure!

 


Post# 332078 , Reply# 281   8/19/2015 at 20:51 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There's a yellow one here too, unable to get to it at t

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moment.  Plus,  found this in a cedar closet.  There's at least another one here.


Post# 332079 , Reply# 282   8/19/2015 at 20:54 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
excellent

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condition!

 


Post# 332080 , Reply# 283   8/19/2015 at 20:56 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Even the

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bag.


Post# 332081 , Reply# 284   8/19/2015 at 21:00 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about a vintage

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air purifier

 


Post# 332082 , Reply# 285   8/19/2015 at 21:03 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
great shape for

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its age


Post# 332083 , Reply# 286   8/19/2015 at 21:06 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
top view

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It's heavy!


Post# 332086 , Reply# 287   8/19/2015 at 21:10 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Then..........

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and NOW!  Brand NEW!


Post# 332087 , Reply# 288   8/19/2015 at 21:13 (1,091 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hope you enjoyed these.

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There'll be more.I'm on a photo binge!

 


Post# 332112 , Reply# 289   8/20/2015 at 09:46 (1,090 days old) by Tech12 ()        
@ gottahaveahoover.

Congratulations, an absolutely stunning collection. If you restored those yourself you have some serious skills cool


Post# 332119 , Reply# 290   8/20/2015 at 12:11 (1,090 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        
"Headaches are a horror to suffer with."

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I know this all too well unfortunately, having suffered with almost daily migraines for the past 2 years.  Around 50% of the time they are just a very bad headache but for the other 50% they include sight-loss/distortion, nausea and numbness of limbs.  The doctors cannot explain why I get them and blood tests showed nothing.  It was worrying at first but now, like you, I have learned to live with them. 

 

Back on topic - it is great to see more pictures!!  That air purifier is very interesting as I've never seen one made by HOOVER.  What year was it from do you know?


Post# 332122 , Reply# 291   8/20/2015 at 12:44 (1,090 days old) by Tech12 ()        
Sorry to detract from the original thread.

But J Murray: If they've not already done one, talk to your doctor about having a Cat scan. I suffered for years with the same sort of symptoms you describe and had multiple blood tests etc, all negative . It wasn't until I changed doctor & was sent to a specialist who ordered a Cat scan that they discovered a brain tumour was the cause. I hope it's not the same in your case, but if it is you can get the treatment you need.

 

Better safe than sorry.

 




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Post# 332160 , Reply# 292   8/20/2015 at 23:42 (1,089 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Andy,

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Thank you, very much.  I'm better at restoring than I am at repairin.  Glad you're enjoying these.  There's so much more to go through.  I peeked into a "spare bedroom".  This is a 'glimpse'.  YIKES !!!!!

 John


Post# 332161 , Reply# 293   8/20/2015 at 23:52 (1,089 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie,

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I believe that purifier is late 60s into early 70s.  I have seen it in brochures (lefalets for you).......


Post# 332162 , Reply# 294   8/20/2015 at 23:59 (1,089 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Here's a nice little grouping. They're not all ther

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I WILL post a pic of the 50s "family". This was just a little "holiday" red and green theme.


Post# 332185 , Reply# 295   8/21/2015 at 08:54 (1,089 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That Senior (Convertible!) on the far left is gorgeous!!  I love that colour, never seen it before I don't think.


Post# 332198 , Reply# 296   8/21/2015 at 16:13 (1,089 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Isn't it great??

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It was the last one with that style hood.  THere is no light.  it is a fake lens.  Everyone wanted to see it WITH a light.

  Glad you like it.  Canton Red.

John


Post# 332234 , Reply# 297   8/22/2015 at 05:46 (1,088 days old) by Tech12 ()        
Hi John

Apologies for the delay in replying, yes I did thoroughly enjoy looking at your pictures. Only thing is, my youngest is now trying to convince me to move to Pennsylvania. She'd be knocking on your door, wanting to help clean & polish them

laughing


Post# 332250 , Reply# 298   8/22/2015 at 11:58 (1,088 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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Wow... John, is this the red one we recently saw on Ebay? (on the left with the white bag)
If yes, the price was too expensive for me.
Glad you have this model, it is really nice.


Post# 332251 , Reply# 299   8/22/2015 at 12:04 (1,088 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Olivier,

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I've had this cleaner for years.  It is quite collectable as it is the last of that type.

 

 More photos coming up!

 John


Post# 332274 , Reply# 300   8/22/2015 at 22:57 (1,087 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about that upright's companion?

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You know you need a matching set!


Post# 332275 , Reply# 301   8/22/2015 at 23:00 (1,087 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
An EARLY Constellation!

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"Paging Miss Connie Hoover"


Post# 332277 , Reply# 302   8/22/2015 at 23:04 (1,087 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The photo of the blue one didn't come out

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I'll take another. How about a little heater?

 


Post# 332278 , Reply# 303   8/22/2015 at 23:07 (1,087 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Top

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Post# 332279 , Reply# 304   8/22/2015 at 23:11 (1,087 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about some HOOVER "garb"?

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Here's some of my "attire".


Post# 332737 , Reply# 305   8/29/2015 at 08:13 (1,081 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Are those official shirts John?  I would certainly be interested in acquiring some HOOVER apparel.


Post# 332744 , Reply# 306   8/29/2015 at 10:58 (1,081 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
9 of them are official

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The others, I had made.  I've been given some, too.  Mr. Dick Pike (Windtunnel fame) gave me some t..

  I've had several made for other people, too.  I also have a few HOOVER hats,  although I never wear hats as a rule,  until I might have to.

  More pics soon.  Stay tuned!!


Post# 333142 , Reply# 307   9/3/2015 at 09:21 (1,076 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'll have to keep an eye out and see if there are any HOOVER shirts around in my size! 

 

I'm not a hat wearer either, although occasionally if it is very warm day and I'm out in the exposed sun for hours it is useful to have.


Post# 334227 , Reply# 308   9/18/2015 at 21:00 (1,061 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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John- You could give the Hoover museum a run for their money! I just bought my second hoover (first convertible) and will post about both when it arrives

Post# 334294 , Reply# 309   9/19/2015 at 18:46 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Andy!!!

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I'm not so sure about a "museum",  olol  let's not go there.

How about a few toys?/

 Here's one of 2 of these that I have.  Aren't they great?


Post# 334295 , Reply# 310   9/19/2015 at 18:48 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Fast forward

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a few decades


Post# 334296 , Reply# 311   9/19/2015 at 19:04 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How about a "Beastie"

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made for the British HOOVERS.

 


Post# 334297 , Reply# 312   9/19/2015 at 19:06 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The little message

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inside.


Post# 334298 , Reply# 313   9/19/2015 at 19:09 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
You know how

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I like "multiples"!!


Post# 334299 , Reply# 314   9/19/2015 at 19:12 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Found this box

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while going through things


Post# 334301 , Reply# 315   9/19/2015 at 19:15 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Let's peek inside.

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Don'tyou just love discovering HOOVER treasures?

 They're EVERYWHERE!

 


Post# 334302 , Reply# 316   9/19/2015 at 19:18 (1,060 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
More pics SOON!!

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After a hard day for me,  these two had a lazy Saturday afternoon.


Post# 334325 , Reply# 317   9/20/2015 at 06:14 (1,059 days old) by Davygravy ()        

Wow! I love....just love your collection. I used to collect. Makes me sad when I think of all the vacuums I gave away! But I also acquired the mint green Decade 80. Was and still is my favorite. It has sparked my interest again. So, the hunt starts!!! Hope to one day show my own collection!

Post# 334328 , Reply# 318   9/20/2015 at 09:02 (1,059 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Great pictures as always John!  I have to say I'm surprised to see that you have Maytag appliances, although they are apparently great quality I always imagined you would have a HOOVER washer and dryer.


Post# 334329 , Reply# 319   9/20/2015 at 09:04 (1,059 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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My neighbor had that same toy windtunnel, and the real one! They sold the toy at a garage sale and I wanted it so bad! They still have the full sized one. My convertible is arriving wednesday so expect pictures

Post# 334339 , Reply# 320   9/20/2015 at 12:50 (1,059 days old) by tinytyke (Fairmont, WV)        
What wonderful pictures!

Thanks again for allowing us to see all your goodies! It's amazing what you've been able to find; you might indeed locate Jimmy Hoffa after all! In fact, I'm betting that the Lindbergh Baby has been playing with those toy coffee cans!

Hope you can get some relief from your headaches. Sending positive thoughts and energy to you!


Post# 334370 , Reply# 321   9/21/2015 at 01:14 (1,058 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, guys.

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It is amazing when you think of all the "stuff" we find. As far as the lasundry machines,  "over here",  we never really had HOOVER washers and dryers like "across the pond".  We mostly had the portables.

  These Maytags are wonderful. Someone mentioned me having a museum.  PLEASE!  I'd only be a self-proclaimed curator.  I have a few degrees, but none in Museum Studies.  I just have a collection,  a 'gallery' at best.

  Stay tuned.  More pics coming soon.  I hope you're enjoying them.

 John


Post# 334372 , Reply# 322   9/21/2015 at 01:47 (1,058 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There are also many

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other toys to be posted.  I have 3 of those Windtunnel toys.  One was given to me by Mr. Dick Pike, himself. He was a HOOVER exec... his last project @Hoover was the developing of Windtunnels.


Post# 334401 , Reply# 323   9/21/2015 at 13:43 (1,058 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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John, if there were a HOOVER museum you would be more than qualified to run it! Your house is better than a museum though, because it is a place where the vacuums can still "live" normal lives and be used, rather than being placed on podiums etc...

I would so love to see your collection in person one day. If you would have me!


Post# 334435 , Reply# 324   9/22/2015 at 10:35 (1,057 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie,

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You'd be more than welcome to come over here. And, thanks.
John


Post# 334441 , Reply# 325   9/22/2015 at 11:13 (1,057 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, Jamie.............

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What size shirt do you wear? I can't tell if you're a 'large guy' or smaller (frame). Perhaps Santa might be delivering some objects d'Hoover to the 'other side of the pond'.

Post# 334537 , Reply# 326   9/23/2015 at 23:07 (1,055 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Just curious - will you be going to see the Pope when he visits Philadelphia?



Post# 334538 , Reply# 327   9/23/2015 at 23:12 (1,055 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'll be there tomorrow.

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I have a chance (free bus trip) to go on Saturday, but, I declined.  It's a madhouse there.... will be absolute frenzy Sat. My sister had to stay home today.  She works in D.C.,  where he is now.

  I just hope nothing happens to him.

 


Post# 335486 , Reply# 328   10/9/2015 at 20:44 (1,040 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I think we'll look at stick vacs next.

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I have loads of them...... various styles and colors.

  Just yesterday, I got a cordless Windtunnel stick vac.  It doesn't have a maek on it.  The brushroll was loaded w/ hair.  OUTSIDE,  I took care of that... PERFECT.  These are very costly, complete w/ battery.  I only paid..... (almost died).. $13.00   uhuh !!

  Then, I spied with my little eye,  a black Brushvac... perfect condition.  It, too, was only $12.00

  I'm amazed at what people will discard!

  Plus, I'm going to pay a tribute to the Brits....... sharing all of my HOOVERS made on the other side of "the pond".

  John.


Post# 335546 , Reply# 329   10/11/2015 at 07:46 (1,038 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Sounds great John!  Can't wait to see the next batch of photos...


Post# 335584 , Reply# 330   10/11/2015 at 23:01 (1,037 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They're coming in

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the next 2 days !! Yay!!


Post# 335950 , Reply# 331   10/20/2015 at 18:01 (1,029 days old) by LillyLux (Oklahoma City)        
Hoover 29 & 63

I know that the 63 added the wrap around furniture guard and the paper bag insert--but my question is: Are there differences in the motors and overall design of the Hoovers 29 & 63?

Post# 336378 , Reply# 332   10/28/2015 at 02:24 (1,021 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Ready for just a few more?

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I just restored my 68.  I know it's not the "original" bag,  but, it IS a genuine replacement.  Runs like a dream


Post# 336379 , Reply# 333   10/28/2015 at 02:27 (1,021 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Recently got this DECADE 80

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I have its matching Celebrity.  This was a must have.


Post# 336380 , Reply# 334   10/28/2015 at 02:31 (1,021 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The other 2 are recent arrivals as well.

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I now have 3 "Victorian Rose" Convertibles: 2 have original bags.

  Gotta love 'em!  More pics soon.  A lot has been happening lately.

 John


Post# 336397 , Reply# 335   10/28/2015 at 10:48 (1,021 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Oh, Janine,

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So sorry to not have answered your motor question.
Yes, the motors are all the same. Sometimes the bumper guard was half, other models were wrap around.
It was the same way with the Convertibles: one model had no light, no handle grip, half a bumper, snap bag. But, the HOOVER motor was the same. They used to call these the Convertible "Special".
The Handisac vacuum "family" all had the same motors as well.
I hope this answers your question. Again, sorry for gertting back to you so late.
John


Post# 384680 , Reply# 336   1/23/2018 at 00:54 (203 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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gottahaveahoover, u have a very lovely collection! It’s like Hoovertopia!

Post# 384681 , Reply# 337   1/23/2018 at 07:34 (203 days old) by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        
WOW

I have never seen this post before! I'm blow away!

Awesome collection!



Post# 384693 , Reply# 338   1/23/2018 at 14:59 (203 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thank you, very much!

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I must get back to posting more photos as promised. I'm having trouble loading pics from mu digital camera. It's the same one I always used. Not sure how to remedy that.
But, lots more pics on the way if/when I straighten it all out.
John


Post# 384694 , Reply# 339   1/23/2018 at 15:06 (203 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And............................. This week, I THINK

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the carpenter is coming to look at the wiring and plumbing that has to be done it 'the room' so I can get in there and do my work. One more wall has to come down, after the wires come out. It will become a "loft". Track lighting is going in as well. Not sure how I'll cover the floor. Choices, choices....

Post# 384714 , Reply# 340   1/23/2018 at 19:53 (203 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

Very nice collection John, hopefully I can get to see it in person sometime when i am in Pennsylvania.


Post# 384724 , Reply# 341   1/23/2018 at 22:32 (202 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I look forward to that

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You really should consider a nice visit.
John


Post# 384918 , Reply# 342   1/27/2018 at 11:23 (199 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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That sounds like it's going to me really nice. One day, if I get my own house, I'd love to have a room for just my fans and vacuums, with displays, lighting, etc. For now I have to make due with keeping it all in the bedroom and arranging it as well as I can. At least I have a big bedroom and walk in closet.

Post# 386174 , Reply# 343   2/15/2018 at 22:28 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Hi John....

Wow what a collection!! Really enjoyed going through all the posts and pictures. My grandmother had a Hoover Holiday. As a kid I never understood why the Holiday badge was displayed dominetly versus Hoover. I always wondered what brand the machine was until I saw the word Hoover on the spec plate I believe under the machine. Always baffled me. If I read properly, I also think the history on your home is very cool. You must have some amazing memories! Nothing beats that! Hope all is well! Best! Richard.





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