Thread Number: 35537  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
A Goblin by any other name???
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Post# 381892   11/28/2017 at 11:36 (262 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Just wondering if anyone can tell me what stores these brand names, made by Goblin, were for. I have included the ones I know as well. Also can anyone think of others that Goblin made that I have missed?

Aristocrat - ?

Challenge - ?

Electra - Electricity Boards

Midilec - Electricity boards

Singer - Singer Sewing Centers

Spinney - ?

Swebline - Electricity Boards

Post# 382063 , Reply# 1   12/2/2017 at 06:20 (258 days old) by RichardB (Leeds, West Yorkshire)        

Both the Spinney & Challenge brands were available through various mail order catalogues throughout the UK during the 1970s/1980s. I can't be sure which brand was covered by which catalogue though as it was quite common for both brands to be sold in more than one brand of catalogue.

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Post# 382076 , Reply# 2   12/2/2017 at 11:48 (258 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Interesting the attachments, it looks like some models came with a floor tool and crevice tool, but only the higher line ones had a dusting/upholstery tool? Or was the floor tool meant to be a dusting tool also?

Post# 382079 , Reply# 3   12/2/2017 at 13:43 (258 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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I’ve never seen an aristocrat branded Goblin. Hoover had Aristocrat branded models which were exclusives for independent retailers.

Post# 382097 , Reply# 4   12/3/2017 at 06:45 (257 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I love the simple motor head design of Goblin’s “Light and Easy”.... very similar to the square-topped profile of a 1970’s Hoover Convertible.

All it needs is a nice big headlight. 😊

Post# 382098 , Reply# 5   12/3/2017 at 07:55 (257 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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The Light & Easy was originally made by Hotpoint


Post# 382100 , Reply# 6   12/3/2017 at 08:22 (257 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! Love it!

Like our Eureka uprights in North America, these Hotpoints had a top-fill bag way back in the early 1960’s! But with two improvements: bag was more easily accessed by a side zipper, and the throat with coil fastener is actually at the top!

The music is groovy too!

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