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Post# 379101   10/1/2017 at 16:28 (323 days old) by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        

Found this on Craig's List and and had to go and check it out. I have a soft spot for the Decade 80 machines. This one was in Like New Condition and the guy wanted 25. SOLD! A little clean up and a new bag and to the shrine she goes!


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Post# 379105 , Reply# 1   10/1/2017 at 17:03 (323 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Holy Hoover, Batman!!!! Even EurekaPrince can appreciate a great upright from the folks in North Canton! Amazing that this one looks barely used...can't see one scratch anywhere. How did this survive so well over the years?

Post# 379119 , Reply# 2   10/1/2017 at 21:44 (323 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

That's a model that's rarely seen. You got a great buy!

Post# 379125 , Reply# 3   10/1/2017 at 23:26 (322 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Like new is NOT an exaggeration! That one is truly a score! All you have to do now is give it a good work out.

Post# 379139 , Reply# 4   10/2/2017 at 09:26 (322 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Very nice and uncommon.... A little history, did you know the very first version of this model came with the Convertible name on it? I had one but sold it because I wasn't collecting yet at that time.

Post# 379277 , Reply# 5   10/5/2017 at 11:50 (319 days old) by Paul (MN)        

Very nice. What's the model? Wondering, too, if it has the time-coded serial # that Hoover started in 1988.

Post# 379298 , Reply# 6   10/5/2017 at 17:31 (319 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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This would be way before 1988. More like 1980-82ish

Post# 379869 , Reply# 7   10/17/2017 at 12:51 (307 days old) by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        
Sorry for the Delay

Here is a picture of the Number plate on the bottom, i have no idea how to date them. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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Post# 379892 , Reply# 8   10/17/2017 at 18:00 (307 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
You can only....

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Date Hoover machines by the serial number with machines made after 1987. So since this one was made in or around 1980, that is not possible.

Post# 380023 , Reply# 9   10/20/2017 at 01:57 (304 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
Dating Vacuums

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Often if you google the model number, will sometimes have an advertisement archived from a newspaper (subscription required to view) but you can get a date from there.

According to this Paris, Texas newspaper ad, the machine hit the market in winter 1981.


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Post# 380024 , Reply# 10   10/20/2017 at 07:17 (304 days old) by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        

Thanks Guys!

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