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Post# 133378   4/20/2011 at 23:22 (4,690 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


The vacuum bags of course!

Lets see some pictures of your favorite old vacuum bags!

Here are some of my favorites of ones that I have owned.

From left to right, starting at the top.

1960s model 913 bag
aftermarket 1919 model 102 bag
1929 original 575 bag
1960s original model 33 *mint* bag
back of a 1950s model 63 original bag.

Post# 133379 , Reply# 1   4/20/2011 at 23:23 (4,690 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Well thats odd....

They are all 'oover!

Post# 133392 , Reply# 2   4/21/2011 at 03:32 (4,690 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

"Here are a few of my favorite bags." (I have owned all these machines at one time or another, but don't have them all now.)

Post# 133412 , Reply# 3   4/21/2011 at 09:28 (4,689 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Your pictures look so amazing! What a collection! The kirby bags! The hoover bags! The "everything else" bags! Fantastic!

Post# 133428 , Reply# 4   4/21/2011 at 11:49 (4,689 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Post# 133429 , Reply# 5   4/21/2011 at 12:58 (4,689 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Post# 133435 , Reply# 6   4/21/2011 at 13:35 (4,689 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Favorite Older Bag

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Here is my choice.



Post# 133437 , Reply# 7   4/21/2011 at 13:39 (4,689 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Back of my favorite old bag

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Sorry for the second post for the back of the bag




Post# 133445 , Reply# 8   4/21/2011 at 14:34 (4,689 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Beautiful! Those black kirby bags are among the most beautiful old vacuum bags out there!

Treasure it! They are becoming quite rare!!!!! Yours looks very nice!

Post# 133450 , Reply# 9   4/21/2011 at 15:13 (4,689 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Still looking for the bag top

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Thank you,


I am still looking for the bag clip and the bag has some white paint on it that I may be able to actually take off without harming the bag.





Post# 133475 , Reply# 10   4/21/2011 at 18:01 (4,689 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Charles, I have to ask.....

Do you have any more pictures of that incredible Hoover 825? My eyes are watering from its shear beauty! You know its my 2nd favorite vacuum of all time. :)

Post# 133477 , Reply# 11   4/21/2011 at 18:09 (4,689 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Models Royal 606A and 880 with their original bags.


Post# 133805 , Reply# 12   4/23/2011 at 13:51 (4,687 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

I have to post this! :)

I dont think anyone can disagree that the 63 bag is one of hoovers best designs!

Post# 134134 , Reply# 13   4/25/2011 at 22:47 (4,685 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They certainly put artistic thought into all of it.

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Amazing designing.... and, the fact that they were all "HOOVER", well, most, is a BAD THING??? It seems perfectly natural.. well, to me... AND, I'll bet a few others. hmmmmmm

Post# 134141 , Reply# 14   4/26/2011 at 00:24 (4,685 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Charles - Thanks for the bag treats. I also agree that those black Kirby bags were among the most beautiful. And many of the Hoover bags from the 30's were just knockouts. Sheer works of art.


Everytime I see that Hoover bag cleaner, it just kills me. Such an interesting contraption. I think we had one at my Catholic grammar school (during the Dinosaur Era)....J 

Post# 134142 , Reply# 15   4/26/2011 at 00:28 (4,685 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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I SHOULD'VE said....We had a Hoover blackboard eraser cleaner at our grammar school.

Post# 134145 , Reply# 16   4/26/2011 at 01:25 (4,685 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




John, like this? Or was it actually a Hoover product??


(This has suddenly become a MUST-HAVE -- what a totally cool contraption!!)

Post# 134163 , Reply# 17   4/26/2011 at 09:08 (4,684 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Ya I can't remember. It seemed to me that it was a Hoover, but I don't know why I think that. I also thought that I saw, in one of our members' vac shops years ago, a Hoover blackboard eraser-cleaning machine. Now I am wondering if they ever made them?


That Palmer is quite fascinating. It almost looks Eureka-like. I wonder how many companies made these devices?

Post# 134165 , Reply# 18   4/26/2011 at 09:50 (4,684 days old) by codyf ()        
super service?

What a neat litttle machine! Do you have anymore pics of it?

Post# 134172 , Reply# 19   4/26/2011 at 11:04 (4,684 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



@codyf I'm going to start a new thread on the NSS. Stay tuned...

Post# 134194 , Reply# 20   4/26/2011 at 13:14 (4,684 days old) by codyf ()        


Post# 134286 , Reply# 21   4/27/2011 at 01:31 (4,684 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I remember Chalkboard eraser vacuums-saw them at the schools I went to-and have used them-the teacher would ask you to clean the erasors!Last one I saw was in the college I went to-and even used it.Really cool machines-would like to have one-as well as the sort of similar cloth vac bag vacuum.(Hoover one)I always remembered the chalkboard cleaners in janitor closets.The teachers had the keys to open them.

Post# 134297 , Reply# 22   4/27/2011 at 07:18 (4,683 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

A chalkboard eraser vacuum would have fun!  But, we did it the old-fashioned way.....clapping erasers was one of the end-of-day classroom tasks I performed plenty of times.  We probably inhaled pounds of chalk dust by the time we finished 8th grade, lol.  Pounding the erasers against the side of the building was a strict no-no, unless you wanted to incur the wrath of the principal Sister Richard Marie!

Post# 134302 , Reply# 23   4/27/2011 at 08:22 (4,683 days old) by revooh ()        
I am

so envious of these beautiful old genuine bags. Especially the Hoover bags. Oh how I wish I had some to replace the 3 after market ones I have on my 26, 28, 29 and 31. Congrats to who ever owns these beauties !!

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