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Post# 129923   3/30/2011 at 19:02 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Here are my kind or recent acquisitions.

1957 Convertible 65, in quite sad shape
Late 50s or 60s Convertible 31- non original bag- Pretty decent shape. Very restorable- hood slightly warped, but shiny!
1970s or so Royal 880 3 amp model. Needs a good cleaning!

Would really appreciate help on the 65 parts. Its a dream machine definitely.

I have had the 31 for quite some time, its just been in storage. The 65 and 880 came from a collector friend in town.

The 65 was found in the basement of the vacuum-gold mine place I always love.

Post# 129924 , Reply# 1   3/30/2011 at 19:03 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

I had a dumb moment about this here.

I was like... why on earth is the cord outside the handle????

Oh duh.... the switch is in the handle bail. LOL

Post# 129925 , Reply# 2   3/30/2011 at 19:06 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Convertible 65 base.

Mmmmmm... poor thing, poor thing indeed. What was that awful housewife thinking when she rammed the poor hood under the furniture to create such deep gouges.

And what on earth happened to the metal trim!!!?!?!?!? Ugh. Some people shouldn't be allowed to have a vacuum.

Will create a thread in a moment about restoration of the hood. ;)

Post# 129926 , Reply# 3   3/30/2011 at 19:09 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

880 now.

Needs a good deep cleaning for sure.

Post# 129938 , Reply# 4   3/30/2011 at 20:47 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Royal time.

A light polishing occured tonight. Nothing too over the top or detailed. But I just couldn't have it sitting there in the shape it was in!

Before and after.

Post# 129939 , Reply# 5   3/30/2011 at 20:49 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Done for now

As you can tell, I really need a new bag! This one has very worn spots and the zipper will not open.

Post# 129940 , Reply# 6   3/30/2011 at 20:50 (4,720 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

A better idea of the real colors. The last pic made them look kinda green.

Post# 129975 , Reply# 7   3/30/2011 at 22:47 (4,720 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

That's a late model 31... the versions of the cleaner from later in the run had a white base and a narrow bag... vs. the earlier ones that had the mint green base and the wider bag.

The 65's headlight lens is from a later Convertible ... one from the late 60s or 70s. Awesome that you found both a 65 and a 31! Congrats!

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