Thread Number: 36064  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Hoover Model 725 Optional Hygienisac and Adapter
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Post# 386791   2/26/2018 at 17:44 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        

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Hello All,
Well this is a rather interesting item which was sold as an option to the Shake-out cloth bag.
I read that it would also fit Hoovers back to 1917 which I guess would be Model N or Model 102. All this I learned for a really old Thread No. 4075 that portable Posted 07-16-2008 titled "Beautiful Art Deco Hoover Brochure".
The Hygienisac apparently took the place of the Shake-out cloth bag and was reusable. This I guess was somewhat like the Air-Way bag? I wonder if any of the members have a adapeter and Hygienisac or pictures of them.
The Thread 4075 is worth reading if you interested in it. The brochure is from the Hale department store in San Francisco which later I think did become Emporium which I know my grandparents shopped at both stores. So that part was interesting for me also.
I am also including a page from an obscure brochure that tells how to clean the silk bag and re-starch them, Atlas Silk or Toga Satin. I believe this might be from 1913 or so.
I have copied the Site if again someone would like to read the entire brochure.
I hope that some of you find this as interesting as I have.

Thank you for looking,

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Post# 386804 , Reply# 1   2/26/2018 at 20:28 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

Nice Find very interesting. And people think the Kirby comes with a lot of above floor cleaning attachments.

I would have never imagined that at that time a pan converter would have been used to attach the hose. I never saw a pan converter until the 80's. All the Hoovers I saw had the slide in converter from the back. I did know about the side slide in converter for the Hoovers and a few converters that attached directly to the fan opening. I would like to try one of those direct connect converters and see what the performance was like. I know the other converters don't direct enough suction thru the hose to really be effective.

Post# 386814 , Reply# 2   2/27/2018 at 00:05 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        

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Hello All and kirby519,
I did not realize the booklet had a copyright date of 1910.
I guess all old upright vacuums had attachments available for them and this Hoover's look really complete.
I found the instruction for cleaning the bag and the sealing really interesting.
I believe the booklet is for the Hoover Senior No. 2 vacuum, but there are others that might know better than I.
It must weigh between 30 and 40 pounds with special instruction on carrying up and down stairs.
Thank you for looking,

Post# 386815 , Reply# 3   2/27/2018 at 00:06 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Fascinating read. This manual is about as old as dirt. The ancient porcelain turn switch on the vacuum, and the light socket plug give it away. 1913 sounds like a reasonable estimate. Just imagine for a moment, what the world was like. The operators pictured in the manual are house maids, because only rich people had electricity in their homes. Horses owned the roads, it would be another 10 years before Model T's appeared.

A couple of chestnuts: If you need a new bag, you can buy one from us, or you could just make one. lol

Take the vacuum apart to carry it upstairs, or you could split the load between two people.

"If the brush does not touch the carpet, lower it a trifle."

Post# 386823 , Reply# 4   2/27/2018 at 03:36 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Isn't that "Hygenisac" what Hoover ripped-off from Air-Way, and Air-Way sued them and won?

And that pan converter was way ahead of it's time. We didn't see that again at least until the 1970's!

Speaking of the Air-Way you wouldn't believe how far ahead of time those vacuums were for 1910-1920. I mean a multi-function vacuum that changes from brushroll to hose at the turn of a knob? Swiveling suction head to get around furniture? Lightweight plastic body? Sounds like a brand new Shark doesn't it?

It's weird how companies try new things, they flop at the time they were invented, and then they forget about it for 50 years, try it again, and all of a sudden it's the next thing since sliced bread.

Post# 386824 , Reply# 5   2/27/2018 at 03:41 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Also I like how they tell you on page 12 that you can polish the vacuum with gasoline...woah boy!

Post# 386825 , Reply# 6   2/27/2018 at 06:42 by cuffs054 (monticello, ga)        

I liked the idea to aeriate (sp) pillows. Instead of trying to suck the dirt out, you blow the dirt out. Clever.

Post# 386833 , Reply# 7   2/27/2018 at 10:16 by HOOVER61 (baltimore maryland USA)        


Post# 386852 , Reply# 8   2/27/2018 at 12:49 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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That instruction book was for a Model 3 with 'side outlet' bag. The instructions tell you that in the part where they show the attachment holder leather case.

Post# 386866 , Reply# 9   2/27/2018 at 15:22 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        
Illustrations of Old Models

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Hello All,
I figured that this should be added to this Thread rather than starting a new one. I find these old Hoover models interesting and I hope you do also.
Vacuumland if full of information from past Threads and I find it fun to revisit them.
These came off a Thread by member hoovercelebrity. I don't think hoovercelebrity is an active member at this time and I am sorry to say I cannot find the Thread again.
I also added the last 3 picture from another Thread which I believe is from an active member marukap.
It would be nice to know the costs of some of these old Hoover vacuums.
Thank you for looking,

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Post# 386883 , Reply# 10   2/27/2018 at 21:03 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Here's pictures of the converter for the Model 105 from 1921 and the Hygienisac from 1928.

Also point of history the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908.

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