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Kenny and Chad's Weekend Finds
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Post# 121656   1/16/2011 at 17:45 (4,788 days old) by KC_Kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

Kenny came to Kansas City for a visit this weekend since he and I are both off for the MLK holiday. We went thrifting and to estate sales yesterday and found some pretty cool vacuums. We found a Hoover Convertible 34 Special, a Hoover Convertible Model 707, a Hoover Celebrity and a Hoover Constellation Model 86. The Celebrity has the hose and outlet for a power nozzle but it didn't come with one. Anyways, just thought we'd share some of our neat finds.


Post# 121657 , Reply# 1   1/16/2011 at 17:47 (4,788 days old) by KC_Kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

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Post# 121658 , Reply# 2   1/16/2011 at 17:48 (4,788 days old) by KC_Kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

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Post# 121659 , Reply# 3   1/16/2011 at 17:49 (4,788 days old) by KC_Kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

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Post# 121660 , Reply# 4   1/16/2011 at 17:52 (4,788 days old) by chrisb32 ()        

very nice

Post# 121663 , Reply# 5   1/16/2011 at 18:03 (4,788 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Great finds you guys! There would be no such luck here - I can tell you that!

Funny though, I had always imagined Kenny being a little taller.

Fantastic machines!


Post# 121675 , Reply# 6   1/16/2011 at 18:49 (4,788 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Outstanding! I especially like the green Convertible!

Post# 121704 , Reply# 7   1/16/2011 at 22:33 (4,788 days old) by vintagecanister ()        

Nice score, guys!

Post# 121705 , Reply# 8   1/16/2011 at 22:46 (4,788 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
SUPER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A little Bon Ami and they'll be "beautious" Bravo. That orange one is great for it's age.Lose that sticker, etc..... nice specimens!

Post# 121732 , Reply# 9   1/17/2011 at 00:56 (4,788 days old) by briguy (Wichita, Kansas)        

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Nice Hoover haul guys! Looks like it was a good weekend for estate sale finds.

Post# 121742 , Reply# 10   1/17/2011 at 01:25 (4,788 days old) by uprightman ()        
Now, THAT'S what I call a Holiday Weekend...

Looks like you two made every minute count!

Wouldn't be surprised if you two set some kind of record for the most Hoover's bagged in a weekend.

VERY nice work! Congratulations!

Post# 121758 , Reply# 11   1/17/2011 at 06:34 (4,787 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I think lighter fluid works best for removing adhesive left behind from stickers put on plastic - it won't mar the plastic. Right guys?

Post# 121760 , Reply# 12   1/17/2011 at 07:02 (4,787 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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All four of your new finds are absolutely beautiful! You should be proud of yourselves!

Post# 121818 , Reply# 13   1/17/2011 at 11:59 (4,787 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Fabulous! Looks like a great weekend! I had some good estate sale finds this weekend, too!

That model 34 is one that's been eluding me for years. That and a model 35. Just never been able to find either one. And that 707 is probably the ugliest cleaner Hoover ever made, but it's like a train wreck... just can't stop staring at it! I have one packed away somewhere, I should pull it out one of these days.

Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing!

Post# 122056 , Reply# 14   1/18/2011 at 02:43 (4,787 days old) by uprightman ()        
@euekaprince, regarding LIGHTER FLUID...

Your response reminded me of a "reprimand" that I got from Heloise - yes, THE Heloise - about four years ago....

I was on on her web-site, trying to pick up some hints, as you do, and someone had posted a question regarding those "bumper marks" on the plastic/vinyl strips that people put over their dust boards/baseboards at the bottom of the wall.

I suggested using carburetor cleaner - it comes in a spray can from the auto parts store. I first tried it when I had someone leave a mark on my car in a parking lot. Fairly much like WD-40, but it takes less scrubbing action....

ANYWAY - Heloise didn't like my response....using carboretor cleaner inside is bad for you....and she stated that, contrary to my opinion, IT SHOULD NEVER BE USED INSIDE THE HOME. Well, I DID get what she was saying, but, then, again, my baseboards ARE clean and stain free.

In fact, whilst I was REBUKED by Heloise, I will tell you this - when I have come up against a stubborn "skid-mark" on a vacuum that I have picked up, I still use carburetor cleaner and the stains seem to come right off brilliantly.

(Of course, because I know Heloise was interested ONLY in my safety, I TRY to do that outside...)

But, do try's cheap, and it does the trick!

Post# 122058 , Reply# 15   1/18/2011 at 03:22 (4,787 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks for the advice Steve!!! :-) (I try to use lighter fluid in a well-ventilated kitchen!)

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