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Post# 128766   3/25/2011 at 17:34 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Since my collection primarily consists of pre 1980s machines, Ill post it here!

Be prepared! This is going to be a long thread!

Lets start with the retirement group of my collection, also known as my most favorite group!

My good ol' coffee can hoovers!

1919 Hoover 102

Post# 128768 , Reply# 1   3/25/2011 at 17:37 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next, the 1926 700.

PS, The hoover 102 above is the quietest vacuum I have ever owned. its like a whisper.

Just an FYI, This machine has been completely restored SINCE this pic was taken! This picture was taken when I got it.

Got this and the 102 from 2 different friends for free.

Post# 128770 , Reply# 2   3/25/2011 at 17:40 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And here is my 1929 Hoover 575. Its got all the original parts to it. Had the tools and all but the box was rotten, so I had to throw it away.

This machine has had no service, yet it runs like new, and very quiet.

Post# 128773 , Reply# 3   3/25/2011 at 17:42 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And now my 450. My last coffee can machine.

I have a bag and handle for this machine! Just didn't put them on when this picture was taken.

The bag it came with is a grey genuine Hoover commercial outer bag with red lettering on it! Very mint.

The machine has lots of scuffs on it, but is still one of my most favorite vacuums.

This is leading up to the series of my most favorite vacuum cleaners of all time, the hoover 800, 825, and commercial 900/925.

Post# 128774 , Reply# 4   3/25/2011 at 17:48 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now moving to later years.

My hoover 150s. Got these for free from the vacuum gold-mine here in town.

Unrestored of course! Still waiting for warm weather to paint them outside.

Ones an vac shop rebuild (brown one with blue band) and the grey one with red band has been rebuilt by hoover in the 50s. The grey one has original paint and cord and handle grip.
There are....,

Read it closely....,


6 hoover 150s down in the basement, well four now. But we dont really know if there are more.

We counted 8 hoover 25s. A few original bags. Several hoover 800s, 750s, 700s galore, 575s, 541/3s. and a gatrillion other things.

Post# 128776 , Reply# 5   3/25/2011 at 17:52 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Forgot this picture!

My completely restored 700. :D

Post# 128779 , Reply# 6   3/25/2011 at 17:53 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now my hoover 28.

Love this machine!

Post# 128780 , Reply# 7   3/25/2011 at 17:55 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And now my amazing hoover Junior 115.

Got from Ben S in Iowa- a washer collector, along with a hoover 61, 31 special, and dial a matic.

Post# 128781 , Reply# 8   3/25/2011 at 17:56 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Junior and 28.

So similarly related! Yet the Junior was sold alongside the hoover 29/62.

Post# 128784 , Reply# 9   3/25/2011 at 18:05 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now my Hoover 29..

The big box, attachment caddy, and hose is for this machine. Thats the original box the machine came in!

Got this from the same gentleman who gave me the Constellation 86, Hoover 700, Filter queen 33.

One of my favorite uprights. Just need an original bag to be all original.

Post# 128786 , Reply# 10   3/25/2011 at 18:14 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Messed up the last screen shot! Sorry!

Next--- the absolutely fabulous Hoover Model 63. I understand this is a definite favorite for many collectors!

Certainly is one of my most prized ones! All original in near perfect condition all around.

hardly a mark anywhere on this puppy. Bag is snag, rip, fade free!

Post# 128788 , Reply# 11   3/25/2011 at 18:17 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next some more random, later cleaners.

I do not have the Powermax anymore.

Post# 128791 , Reply# 12   3/25/2011 at 18:23 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now some kirbys!

My heritage II. THis thing was GAUD AWFUL when I got it. I mean horrid. Super tarnish, corrozion, dirty grime everywhere.

I took it apart piece by piece completely and rebuilt i from the ground up. NO new parts.

Post# 128793 , Reply# 13   3/25/2011 at 18:29 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Of course my D80.

I have put the 2nd most amount of money into this vacuum for me. Have about $250 in work and parts in it.

The most expensive vacuum related thing I ever bought was a Dyson DC17.

Post# 128794 , Reply# 14   3/25/2011 at 18:31 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next, my fairly rare Eureka/ Montgomery Wards upright from the late 1950s.

All original. I would have never guessed it was from the 50s. More like 80s! Its very mint.

Two speed!

Post# 128795 , Reply# 15   3/25/2011 at 18:33 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


My very top of the line 1972 Eureka Cordaway vanguard golden power touch!!!!!!!!! A huge thanks has to go out to Greg Nunn for this amazing gift.

Post# 128796 , Reply# 16   3/25/2011 at 18:34 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next my beautiful all original hoover 913, also from Greg.]

My favorite modern hoover commercial vacuum!

Post# 128798 , Reply# 17   3/25/2011 at 18:41 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Yep! I have two! Charles richard Lester is getting the bags off of this not so nice machine. Have two.

The machine I got for free for the cost of shipping. It has a corrosion issue on the hood, that i cant seem to remedy.

Post# 128799 , Reply# 18   3/25/2011 at 18:42 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


My 2nd newest find as of today.... An Oreck XL9100. Will be going to my grandmas.

After this picture was taken, I completely rebuilt the machine form ground up. Its like new now.

Cost me $10.

Honestly, not a bad machine.

Post# 128800 , Reply# 19   3/25/2011 at 18:43 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now, my Kenmore Duo-power from today. See thread in vintage forum for more details.

Post# 128801 , Reply# 20   3/25/2011 at 18:45 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


My daily driver....

My baby....

My 2009 Sanitaire S677D Top of the tip line vacuum for Sanitaire. My most powerful, best cleaning vacuum to this date.

Payed a whopping $10 for it from a filter queen dealer. It had been used for a few weeks and then traded in.

Post# 128802 , Reply# 21   3/25/2011 at 18:48 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And here is my mint condition Hoover 1020 convertible..

My daily driver for upstairs cleaning. Super quiet!

Dont have the Kenmore twinfan anymore.

Post# 128803 , Reply# 22   3/25/2011 at 18:50 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next, my MINT convertible 1060 base/bag from Greg.

This was the repair clinic machine for the Omaha convention.

I do not have the convertible U4123 anymore. Fred S does!

Post# 128805 , Reply# 23   3/25/2011 at 18:58 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next, My personally restored childhood vacuum.

This is my "sucker" as I called em when I was little. My grandpa had/has so many old vacuums in his house.

THE FIRST vacuum to ever be considered mine! Very very close to me.

Also the quietest running convertible I have ever used/heard

BRAND New old stock commercial 344 bag from the local vacuum goldmine!

Painted it myself. Was a little challenging. First paint job attempt.

Before pictures included.

Post# 128806 , Reply# 24   3/25/2011 at 19:02 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now here is whats left!

This picture was taken by Ben Swestka in Iowa.

I DO NOT OWN THE 65!!! It was claimed before I could get to it!!!!

Everything else I own.

The model 61 is a very unique machine. Its got a weird gold hammertone paint. Its not brown like other 61s I have seen.

Also the beautiful model 31 special is another childhood vacuum. My grandpa had one for years in the garage. It got trashed long ago.

The other 3 hoovers are in storage. Dont have any other pictures of them yet.

Im bringing home the 31 and 61 when I meet up with my friend in the next few days.

Post# 129059 , Reply# 25   3/26/2011 at 23:36 (4,714 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Wow, so many wonderful machines! What a great collection! That Montgomery Wards is a rare bird.

Congratulations on a beautiful collection. - J

Post# 129063 , Reply# 26   3/27/2011 at 00:07 (4,714 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


I adore the Montgomery Wards. Its definitely one of my best finds in a while.

Here is the plate for it.

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