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Vintage Rare ‘60s Hoover Model 69 Convertible Vacuum Cleaner Brand New (MIB)
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Post# 385294   2/3/2018 at 01:46 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Wheeeeee Doggies!!! I think this is the highest-dollar vacuum cleaner auction I've ever seen!

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Post# 385300 , Reply# 1   2/3/2018 at 02:43 by Tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

And it doesn't have the instruction book-NOT paying 905 for this!!!!!!!!

Post# 385307 , Reply# 2   2/3/2018 at 07:37 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I wouldnt give that much

For a new in the box Apex Strato Cleaner or a Lady Kenmore Whispertone, much less a HOOVER!

Post# 385310 , Reply# 3   2/3/2018 at 09:25 by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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Those dirt belching Hoovers are a dime a dozen. I'd be hard pressed to give $10 for one.

Post# 385333 , Reply# 4   2/3/2018 at 15:02 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
Takes one.....

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to know one!

Post# 385379 , Reply# 5   2/4/2018 at 11:15 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I can tell you this:

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Ron F. (seller) is a great guy who has some great machines.
Yes, MIB fetched a high price. But, only because someone really wanted it, AND could /would pay that price. As we all know" How much is something worth?" is asked all the time. Now, we know. We've seen other machines go for high sums in the past.
I love the 69, would loved to have THAT one. However, I couldn't/wouldn't pay that, but someone did. Good luck to them. I'd certainly never bash a seller,buyer, make... Even I, yes, I, have rescued, purchased (non-Hoover species), to give to others who loved them. I've sold, traded, given. I even cleaned them up a tad before they left my place. I'd certainly pay a decent price, even, perhaps over $10.00....
But, Ron sold a few great specimens of Hoover. Seems like "Hoovermania" has "swept" Ebay!

Post# 385385 , Reply# 6   2/4/2018 at 12:50 by repairman (Stickney, IL)        

I noticed the on/off switch is red instead of white. Does that mean it was replaced ?

Post# 385389 , Reply# 7   2/4/2018 at 13:46 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Ludicrous that anyone would pay that for a MIB vac without the original Owner's Manual. And the seller had it, but can't find


I'm having way too much fun with my 1070 to consider another Hoover upright. 



Post# 385398 , Reply# 8   2/4/2018 at 15:40 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
that switch was not replaced

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in early production, they were red.
The white switches came later in production.

Post# 385403 , Reply# 9   2/4/2018 at 17:45 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Thanks for that clarification, John. I was pretty sure that was mentioned in the forum recently, but nice to know from a Hoover expert.



Post# 385409 , Reply# 10   2/4/2018 at 19:34 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

A truly beautiful machine! Think of the joy the winner will get from that machine! You can't put a price on that. John, YOU ALWAYS take the high road! Don't ever change! Hope to meet you one of these days!

Best! Richard.

Post# 385413 , Reply# 11   2/4/2018 at 20:25 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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If I had the cash, I would definitely pay good money for a New-In-Box vacuum from the 1960’s or 1970’s - especially if it was a strong image from my childhood memories. Whenever I see an NIB Eureka Williams vacuum on eBay, I wish I had the funds to buy it and pay for shipping. For some people, it’s out of date junk, for others it is a valuable piece of personal history.

Post# 385442 , Reply# 12   2/4/2018 at 22:53 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Richard

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You're very kind.
The "high road" can be a very lonely place at times, but.... worth every mile.

Post# 385447 , Reply# 13   2/4/2018 at 23:10 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
The early 69s...

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Also were the last to have the Hoover Emblem in the sides of the handle grip (Which is why there is one little circle in the sides of the grip). As well as the early 69s were the last to have Hoover Embossed in the plug. after that Hoover did away with those touches. I personally think is a tad sad, but it was probably a cost thing.

Post# 385453 , Reply# 14   2/5/2018 at 02:37 by Hooverohio (columbus ohio)        

I thought I paid a lot for my Hoover volt 69 6years ago at which I paid $500 for I can only imagine how much it would bring now

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Post# 385454 , Reply# 15   2/5/2018 at 02:38 by Hooverohio (columbus ohio)        

I did win the model 444 Hoover constellation

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Post# 385463 , Reply# 16   2/5/2018 at 10:04 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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So, YOU have the vault! Congrats. Yes, that Hoover logo disappeared from the handle, plug, AND attachments mostly for things like the JC Penney things. ,

Post# 385473 , Reply# 17   2/5/2018 at 15:36 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I was told, by the 'powers that be',

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that they removed all of those things (sad), so that they could 're-badge' and not have to re-tool, etc.................. That's why we see that logo missing.
But, is sure was nice to see, wasn't it?

Post# 385488 , Reply# 18   2/5/2018 at 21:01 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
when you say powers that be...

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I assume you mean Tom Anderson? =)

I did not realize that was the reason. But that makes perfect sense.

Post# 385503 , Reply# 19   2/5/2018 at 22:59 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Whenever I'm in need of accurate information, I go directly to North Canton, AND the expert, who has very correct facts/paperwork.
Tom A. is one of ,y closest friends on the planet. I've often said that I was much closer to him than I was to my own, late brother (no disrespect to Bill).
Some folks pretend to be a fan of Hoover, when, they really aren't. Some hate Tom A. because he loves/lives Hoover. Some hate me for the same reason. Some because Tom and I are partners in crime, very like-minded.

He told me about the missing Hoover logo on things years ago, as well as the early models sporting the red switches.

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