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Hoover Model Numbers before the 'U' Models
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Post# 128004   3/20/2011 at 22:34 (4,720 days old) by Automatic-Shift ()        

Hi, can anyone elaborate why the Hoover Convertible for instance, has this series of "seemingly" haphazard model numbers that don't follow a sequence? And, what year did the 'u' series start was it 1973? Thanks, Ron

Post# 128055 , Reply# 1   3/21/2011 at 17:46 (4,720 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I too would think it was 1973.

But, to clarify your thoughts, I also think you would like to know if there were any model numbers without a "U" or an "S" (U=upright, S=suction) at the beginning?

~Ben


Post# 128056 , Reply# 2   3/21/2011 at 17:46 (4,720 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Uh... to re-clarify my original POV, I meant to ask whether or not you want to know if there were any vacuums sold 1974 and later that had letterless model numbers???

~Ben


Post# 128057 , Reply# 3   3/21/2011 at 17:52 (4,720 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Ben-

I think you are correct.. to my knowledge, most cleaners after 1973 or so didn't have letterless model numbers. I don't remember what year the 918 went away, that might be an exception... It also may be around the same time when the Hoover Company opened their Industrial Park Plant - which primarily assembled canister vacs, did cord and leadwire processing, and other miscellaneous manufacturing. I don't recall exactly what year that opened.

Fred


Post# 128138 , Reply# 4   3/22/2011 at 06:57 (4,719 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Yes, the 918 was among the last of the pre-'73 models to be sold into 1974 and beyond... it was replaced by the U7037 around 1979... that was the last hurrah, as it would give way to the (USA-made) Conquest line in 1983.

~Ben


Post# 128163 , Reply# 5   3/22/2011 at 14:00 (4,719 days old) by automatic-shift ()        
Thanks

Hi, thanks for your thoughts. And, I guess we all seem to agree about '73. Thanks, Ron


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