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Post# 573   9/3/2006 at 21:39 (4,188 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        

I love this section of the site. The old Hoovers have a great sound. I hope more people will post videos of their vintage vacuums running. I would love to hear an old Hoover constellation and a Lux G. I have never heard these machines running. I have been told they are very quiet. Keep them coming. Tim

Post# 576 , Reply# 1   9/3/2006 at 22:19 (4,188 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
We Are Working on More

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Jeff is going to bring over his video camera and we will get the Lux G and old Connie for you. We have to run that beast the Bison. Any others?

Post# 594 , Reply# 2   9/4/2006 at 01:36 (4,188 days old) by compactc9 ()        
The Bison

That is a loud one.

Post# 606 , Reply# 3   9/4/2006 at 08:37 (4,188 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        
More? sure

I love the sound of vintage vacuums. What about these? XXX, Compact, Airway, 3.5 Eureka. Just put as many as you want in there. I'm sure we will all enjoy seeing/hearing them. Tim

Post# 607 , Reply# 4   9/4/2006 at 09:08 (4,188 days old) by converto-skip ()        
Nss Pig Vac

The Pig vac is loud but not as loud as some people think


Post# 625 , Reply# 5   9/4/2006 at 18:19 (4,187 days old) by converto-skip ()        
NSS Pig Vac

Here is a pic of the pig vacuum

Post# 636 , Reply# 6   9/5/2006 at 01:27 (4,187 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

NSS "Pigs" Rule!!-have threee of 'em.The newest ones are black in color.they also have a diffrent logo.The NSS "Horse" logo is gone-as well as the blue colored bags.The new bags are black-and made out of a fabric similar to what Kirby outer bags are made from.The "pig" has a surprizingly "soft" sound compared to other vacuums-it has a giant single stage suction fan and a slow turning motor.built to last DECADES!

Post# 653 , Reply# 7   9/5/2006 at 20:34 (4,186 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        

When do you think some of these vacuums will be in the "see it clean" section? I can't wait. I am so excited. Tim

Post# 662 , Reply# 8   9/6/2006 at 03:32 (4,186 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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Whatever is this vac?? is it a shop vac??

Any more pics of the other side and how it works??


Post# 669 , Reply# 9   9/6/2006 at 09:11 (4,186 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        
I Think

those pig vacuums are used in industry situations and theatres. That is the only place I have seen them anyway.

Has anyone got any videos to put in see it clean?

Post# 670 , Reply# 10   9/6/2006 at 10:18 (4,186 days old) by 74simon ()        
UK Hoover Juniors

I put a couple of real media films on my webspace of two of these - a 1958 1334 and a 1976 U1034 Exclusive dirtsearcher - the links are below.



Post# 671 , Reply# 11   9/6/2006 at 10:19 (4,186 days old) by 74simon ()        
and the U1034

Sorry the quality isn't brilliant!


Post# 680 , Reply# 12   9/6/2006 at 14:47 (4,185 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        

Hey there, Simon!

You seem to have been M.I.A for a while - how's everything going?? Still loving your site - it was a big inspiration for me when I was making mine!


Post# 763 , Reply# 13   9/7/2006 at 06:34 (4,185 days old) by 74simon ()        
Thanks Jack

A combination of moving house, shedloads of overtime and going back to narrowband have kept me quiet!

I admire your dedication to the pre-war beasties - must be one of the best collections of those in the UK!


Post# 767 , Reply# 14   9/7/2006 at 07:39 (4,185 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Narrowband :(

Not good mate- must be a bit of a sod to say the least!

Check ya mail lol!


Post# 780 , Reply# 15   9/7/2006 at 14:44 (4,184 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        

Thanks Simon! It seems my mission is to preserve the history of the pre-war Hoovers, since no one else in the UK seems to be as obsessed with this era of Hoover cleaners as I am! I can trace it back to 1991, when, aged about 6, I went to the 'Hoover in Britain' exhibition at the Design Museum in London. They had several pre-war vacs on show, even a Model O, and I'd never seen cleaners that old before...they seemed so mysterious and interesting, and I never dreamed back then that one day I'd come to own so many of them!

And now, as BB's Chantelle would put it 'I'm livin' the dream!'

Post# 790 , Reply# 16   9/7/2006 at 16:45 (4,184 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        
Oh, and getting back to the original topic...

Very impressed with how quiet the Model O is - how amazing it still runs so smoothly at 96 years old! My Model 543 isn't much louder - the video on my website doesn't do it justice due to the crap webcam microphone!

And I'm insanely jealous of that unused Model 800!

Post# 807 , Reply# 17   9/7/2006 at 19:29 (4,184 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Mike here is the other side of it. The Pig is a commercial canister that is used in Theaters,Schools, hospitals,office buildings. It is awsome vacuum cleaner, it really works well.
but there are very expensive new. I was lucky I got mine off ebay for a mere 19.99 but it didn't have the hose adaptor, the hose or any attachments. I had to order the hose adaptor from NSS but got the hose and attachments from Jon-Don for a very good price. In all My pig cost me 170.99 which isn't bad at all.


Post# 811 , Reply# 18   9/7/2006 at 19:40 (4,184 days old) by converto-skip ()        
Nss Pig

This is the bottom of the pig


Post# 812 , Reply# 19   9/7/2006 at 19:42 (4,184 days old) by converto-skip ()        

This is the backside of the pig


Post# 813 , Reply# 20   9/7/2006 at 19:45 (4,184 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Hey Mike there are some Pigs that actually have a power nozzle with them. I have never seen one with a p/n but Rex has 3 of them and I'm most certain He has at least one model with the power nozzle. the ones with the power nozzle has the plug outlet just above the switch as I was told.


Post# 850 , Reply# 21   9/8/2006 at 03:14 (4,184 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Yes,one of my "pigs" has the "pigtail" cord for the powernozzle.The NSS powernozzle is also meant to be used with other NSS vacuums.the powernozzle is a disappointemnt though.Its narrow neck cuts off the powerful airflow of the pig.but it does work.Its kinda neat to use.When you aorder the M1 nowadays-the salesman will ask you if you want the version with the pigtail plug for the powernozzle or the one without it.I rigged my powernozzle with a long cord-and plug it into another outlet-I can then use it with my other "pigs".The nozzle came with cord "clips" so you can clip the cord to the M1 hose or another NSS vacuum.the "Designer Dry" model.Its a small machine that has a 5Gal tank looks like a small wet-dry vac-but as the name implies-used for DRY pickup only-doesn't have the water ball valve in it.It can be ordered with a plastic or SS drum.Beleive they sell bags for it as well.saw one used at the Circiut City store here-and with the same PN I have.I want to try the NSS powernozzle with my "Pro-Vac" backpack vac.

Post# 1342 , Reply# 22   9/15/2006 at 21:05 (4,176 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        
Still excited

I just want to say that I love this website. I am so excited about all you putting your vacuums in the "See it Clean" section. I love all the Hoovers, but I still would love to see some old Luxes and others. Tim

Post# 1343 , Reply# 23   9/15/2006 at 21:29 (4,176 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
Stay Tuned!

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We are having a vacuum gathering here in early October. (Contact me anyone, if you are interested in coming to Chicago for one of our infamous gatherings!) Jeff will bring his camera and we can record any number of machines. Post your requests here and we will see what we can do. I spent tonight adding some more pictures to "Vacuum of the Day." We are up to 66 with a goal of 100.

Post# 1352 , Reply# 24   9/16/2006 at 04:38 (4,176 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        
ok my requests are

Electrolux XXX, E, G,1205
Eureka 3.5 amp upright
Old Hoover Constellation
and any other that you guys think are really cool


Post# 1364 , Reply# 25   9/16/2006 at 17:52 (4,175 days old) by myvacsrock (Dayton, OH)        

I would love to see a hoover concept 1&2

Maybe a eureka cordaway


Post# 1400 , Reply# 26   9/17/2006 at 21:18 (4,174 days old) by veg-o-matic ()        

The only request I have is that Jeff keep doing the videos.
Ain't he sweet?


Post# 1402 , Reply# 27   9/17/2006 at 22:08 (4,174 days old) by swingette ()        

are you trying for a Convertible now?

Post# 1428 , Reply# 28   9/18/2006 at 21:13 (4,173 days old) by veg-o-matic ()        

Nope. I calls 'em as I sees 'em.


Post# 1442 , Reply# 29   9/18/2006 at 23:40 (4,173 days old) by swingette ()        

i was teasing, Veg. you have good taste.

Post# 1456 , Reply# 30   9/19/2006 at 15:43 (4,172 days old) by veg-o-matic ()        

Oh, Cuddles, I know.

And I totally agree with you!


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