Thread Number: 37112  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
My 1st Vacuum from the 60ís!!!☮️❤️🌼🌸✌️
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Post# 396445   8/8/2018 at 19:46 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi everybody! So today is very exciting for me because one again I got another addition to my vacuum collection and this one here was made in the 60ís. Iím not going to tell yíall yet, so I wanted to surprise everybody with this one. I got this from Larry Adkinson aka Larryeddy, and this is one of the vacuums he was selling so I couldnít pass it up at all. Enjoy!

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Post# 396446 , Reply# 1   8/8/2018 at 19:47 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Feels like Christmas!

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Post# 396447 , Reply# 2   8/8/2018 at 19:48 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Weíre getting closer!

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Post# 396449 , Reply# 3   8/8/2018 at 19:48 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Looks familiar to yíall?

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Post# 396450 , Reply# 4   8/8/2018 at 19:53 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Judging by the want id say Hoover

Post# 396452 , Reply# 5   8/8/2018 at 20:08 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hereís what I got out so far, telescopic wand and hose. Familiar? I think Iíll keep the wand and maybe the hose?

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Post# 396453 , Reply# 6   8/8/2018 at 20:19 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Any guesses?

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Post# 396454 , Reply# 7   8/8/2018 at 20:20 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Well hereís the handle and in really great shape too! And one thing, itís a Hoover.

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Post# 396456 , Reply# 8   8/8/2018 at 20:23 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

A very early Hoover Dial-A-Matic..maybe 1100?

Post# 396458 , Reply# 9   8/8/2018 at 20:33 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Hey Gabriel

Is that a Dial a Matic?


Post# 396459 , Reply# 10   8/8/2018 at 20:34 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Congrats on the "new" DAM!

Post# 396461 , Reply# 11   8/8/2018 at 20:44 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Love me some vintage 60s stuff! Not just the style and colors, but a fun period in my life, memories it triggers

Post# 396462 , Reply# 12   8/8/2018 at 20:44 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I wasn't sure. Thanks Rick.

I have an opportunity to get a sort of turquoise colored one.
Working, but a little rough.
It would be $5 and a 45 or so minute drive each way.


Post# 396464 , Reply# 13   8/8/2018 at 20:53 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 396465 , Reply# 14   8/8/2018 at 20:56 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So hereís my new vintage vacuum! The Hoover Dial a Matic 1100, first model made around 1963! It is in very nice condition for being 55 yrs old and Iíve been dying for vacuum made in the 60ís to add to my collection! I also love the old style suction dial on the back.

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Post# 396467 , Reply# 15   8/8/2018 at 20:59 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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DAM in action, it works amazing and suction is great too! I also found out this is the same vacuum Elizabeth Montgomery aka Samantha Stephens from Bewitched uses!👍

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Post# 396468 , Reply# 16   8/8/2018 at 21:00 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Serial number is 0103189.

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Post# 396469 , Reply# 17   8/8/2018 at 21:01 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Bottom of the cleaner is in great shape too!! What a day!

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Post# 396473 , Reply# 18   8/8/2018 at 22:07 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Vac o matic, yes itís a Dial a Matic 1100! Iíll be surprised if these are kinda rare!

Post# 396474 , Reply# 19   8/8/2018 at 22:12 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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JustJunque, I would love to find a turquoise Dial a Matic! That one u mentioned is model 1110.

Post# 396490 , Reply# 20   8/9/2018 at 07:10 by larryeddy (Sandusky, OH)        
Glad you like it!

Enjoy it!

Larry Eddy!

Post# 396493 , Reply# 21   8/9/2018 at 08:58 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thank you larryeddy! Hoping to buy more vacuums from you soon once my family and I move to a big house!

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Post# 396504 , Reply# 22   8/9/2018 at 12:41 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Nice & Early

Great vac to start a 60s collection with new at the time features of clean air hard case system,suction dial, easiest hose use and more.attachments would have been optional.Your hose color is from later DAM.Bag signal would come later as would height adjustment, rare headlight and then Power Drive.As you noticed bag latch and suction dial match.Later round suction knob was easier to wind cord on in any position but not as nicely styled.On the earliest the hose from nozzle was not removable at bag door.Again better styling but more difficult to unclog.
Happy Hoovering!

Post# 396653 , Reply# 23   8/12/2018 at 09:55 by mikanic (Leeds)        
That is a special present for you!

Way over here in the UK, we knew the Dial a Matic as the Convertible, and the US Convertible was the Senior in the UK. Because if there's a Junior, surely there's a Senior...

I like the power input of 840w, and it seems like it's quite powerful from what you said. No excuse at all for a 2kw motor!

I just absolutely get tempted by the betabars on the agitation. That cleaner surely beats... as it sweeps... as it cleans! Hope it isn't too noisy, but you're probably not too bothered about that.

Post# 396664 , Reply# 24   8/12/2018 at 15:41 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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mikanic, the vacuum isnít noisy at all, itís great and yes it definitely does beats and sweeps the carpet! But Iím planning on using hepa cloth bags instead of type D bags so it would have better airflow and hopefully strong suction too! Plus Iím planning on replacing the soft white brush strips with firm orange red brush strips for much better carpet grooming and performance. Greetings from the big D of Texas!!!

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