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Post# 386464   2/20/2018 at 20:04 by Kirby27 (United States )        

Hi everyone,

I just had a quick question about the hoover celebirty. Does any of these models float on air? I know the constellation does but I was wondering if these did too.

Any other information on any of either the constellation or the celebirty would be

Thanks, Reece

Post# 386478 , Reply# 1   2/20/2018 at 22:19 by Paul (MN)        

According to this thread, some do, and some don't.

Post# 386490 , Reply# 2   2/21/2018 at 06:42 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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my gold base model did, bought in 78? I think around $40

Post# 386498 , Reply# 3   2/21/2018 at 09:17 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Yes they had multiple models that floated in the 70's. Some were bottom of the line budget models and some were lower mid range with power nozzles. I have a yellow floater model that does have a power nozzle.

Post# 386499 , Reply# 4   2/21/2018 at 09:32 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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I have a mid-eighties BOL Celebrity that floats. The lid is a poppy red and the bottom is brown.

Post# 386503 , Reply# 5   2/21/2018 at 10:35 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They are kind of like a

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flattened Connie. The ones with wheels , well, they roll along. The others, I have several, love them, float, with the exhaust just like the Connies.

Post# 386508 , Reply# 6   2/21/2018 at 14:35 by Kirby27 (United States )        
thanks for the feedback

thanks, this helped alot,

I have always been into Kirby vacs but wanted to expand my collection to more of a range of brands. Hoover made some pretty cool vacs around the mid century and I wanted to get my hands on some of those. Another question... is there any real differences from the connies and the BOL celebrity's that float. Besides the shape?

Post# 386563 , Reply# 7   2/22/2018 at 14:05 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Didn't they quit making the floating cleaners because they would melt carpet if left in the same spot for too long? That's what they told me when I went to the Hoover Historical Center.

Post# 386566 , Reply# 8   2/22/2018 at 14:48 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I rather doubt that, more to me that it blew dust around

Post# 386577 , Reply# 9   2/22/2018 at 19:02 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'm told the Celebrities were more powerful. They used a different motor than the Constellations did, and Connies take a J bag where the Celebrities take an H bag.

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