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Whats your oldest vacuum?
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Post# 134758   4/30/2011 at 11:08 (4,680 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Hey! Whats the oldest vacuum you have? Mine is a 1965 Dual 50. EVERYTHING is original- not a single replaced part!

Post# 134760 , Reply# 1   4/30/2011 at 11:32 (4,680 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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It would have to be my 1920s Eureka Jr.

Post# 134762 , Reply# 2   4/30/2011 at 11:48 (4,680 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Mine would be one of the following two

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Not sure which is older. First is my Kenmore canister

Post# 134763 , Reply# 3   4/30/2011 at 11:50 (4,680 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Number 2 is my

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Kirby Sanitronic VII

Post# 134767 , Reply# 4   4/30/2011 at 12:14 (4,680 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



My oldest is a hand-pumped Regina Model A from 1907.

Post# 134768 , Reply# 5   4/30/2011 at 12:45 (4,680 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        
From my D50 picture

1: I have the UGLIEST carpet, dont I?
2: The pic does not do the vacuum justice. It makes the scratches look bigger and it is actuallyb much shinier.


Post# 134774 , Reply# 6   4/30/2011 at 13:26 (4,680 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
My 3 oldest are..

from left to right (sorry about the picture angle) far left: 1915 Sturtevant model 15. middle: some brand (cant read brand name) sweeper. far right: 1911 guarantee pump vac

Post# 134776 , Reply# 7   4/30/2011 at 13:32 (4,680 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Oldest Vacuum

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Mine would be a Premier 21




Bud Mattingly

Post# 134794 , Reply# 8   4/30/2011 at 14:46 (4,680 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

1919 hoover 102 for me!

Post# 134842 , Reply# 9   4/30/2011 at 22:46 (4,680 days old) by 1926700 ()        
mine is......

my 1923 Hoover 541

Post# 134844 , Reply# 10   4/30/2011 at 23:20 (4,680 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

Mine would be my 1930's Hoover Special 825

Post# 134846 , Reply# 11   4/30/2011 at 23:42 (4,680 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have the 1919

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HOOVER as well. I THINK it's my oldest.

Post# 134867 , Reply# 12   5/1/2011 at 07:56 (4,679 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Mine is a hoover model 541 and is believed to be a 1923 unit.

Post# 134873 , Reply# 13   5/1/2011 at 08:46 (4,679 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        
mine is...

a Lux XXX 30,all original.

Post# 134874 , Reply# 14   5/1/2011 at 08:48 (4,679 days old) by indyhoover ()        
My oldest vacuum....

is my 1938 Hoover Model 26, a/k/a the "Ensemble in Brown". She is the matriarch of my little Hoover family :-)

Post# 134910 , Reply# 15   5/1/2011 at 14:31 (4,679 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


The satin bag hoovers above are just amazing guys!

And that 26 is to die for! Looks so mint!

Post# 134915 , Reply# 16   5/1/2011 at 15:09 (4,679 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

My oldest vac is my Hoover Junior 1334, not sure of it's exact age, but is in the region of about 50 years old, and still working, not 100% original, but most of it is there and working smoothly... :)

I just realised I haven't taken many pictures of it, only a couple when I was using a scruffy bag, not the one it came with, oh well...

Post# 134919 , Reply# 17   5/1/2011 at 16:32 (4,679 days old) by whirlpolf ()        

An old AEG Vampyr upright straight suction (no brushroll) - the first vac that was assembly lined in Europe ever (still waiting for its restoration, so many parts missing).

Hey Sam, this avatar pic of yours, does it resemble you or was that just an arbitrary pick? (Sorry to drift off topic).

The Vampyr vac still needs some serious redo and a severe "spa weekend" so forgive me for not having posted pics.

Post# 134926 , Reply# 18   5/1/2011 at 17:05 (4,679 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

Model 102 as well! Looking for a Hoover 'N'
(Shoulda kept the 1909 Hoover Senior Side Outlet but at least it has a really good home!)

Post# 134969 , Reply# 19   5/1/2011 at 21:42 (4,679 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

No, it doesnt resemble me. Its a character from one of my favorite TV shows.


Post# 134971 , Reply# 20   5/1/2011 at 21:50 (4,679 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

BTW, why do you ask? And the TV show is called Metalocalypse.


Post# 135021 , Reply# 21   5/2/2011 at 12:48 (4,678 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

What brand is your parlor pump organ? What a beautiful Eastlake model! It is similar to mine but I yours has more detail. Very nice!

Post# 135049 , Reply# 22   5/2/2011 at 17:19 (4,678 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
why do I ask?

cause it would have been nice to have found another co-longhaired one. Just for the heck of it.
Just keep rocking...

Post# 135070 , Reply# 23   5/2/2011 at 18:56 (4,678 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

You watch Metalocalypse, too? I didnt know it aired over in Germany.


Post# 135799 , Reply# 24   5/8/2011 at 19:55 (4,672 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

1923 Hoover Model 541 - second model of Hoover cleaner sold in the UK, after the 1919 Model 105.

Post# 135800 , Reply# 25   5/8/2011 at 20:00 (4,672 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wicked cool!

I had no idea there was those little tag thingies! Were probably infused with the box on my 575. Did recover the original spare belt connected to its card and some other goodies.

Could you pretty please give us a closeup of those two tags. Would love love love to read them! :)

Post# 136318 , Reply# 26   5/12/2011 at 16:41 (4,668 days old) by Red_October ()        

I've got a Royal that's 100 years old if it's a day; doesn't have a brush roll or anything, just a metal nozzle. It works well enough but the motor brushes are shot and they were the one thing I didn't get to fix. I had to make a whole new bag for it since the old one had rotted in to pieces.

Post# 136319 , Reply# 27   5/12/2011 at 17:06 (4,668 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

How did you make the bag?

Post# 136331 , Reply# 28   5/12/2011 at 18:27 (4,668 days old) by Red_October ()        

Out of something called duck cloth. I had the original as a sort of template; there was enough left to get the idea of the shape and where the seams were. Then it was just a little work on my mom's old Singer sewing machine since the stuff was too tough to sew by hand.

Post# 136358 , Reply# 29   5/12/2011 at 21:52 (4,668 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
old bags

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I wish someone could authentically reproduce the old bags and stenciling, especially the Hoover round sateen bags from the teens and early 20's.

Post# 136370 , Reply# 30   5/13/2011 at 00:04 (4,668 days old) by Automatic-Shift ()        
Hoover Convertible Model 69

Model 69 is the oldest I have. And, it is in mint condition. Early Convertibles were so beautiful.

Post# 136404 , Reply# 31   5/13/2011 at 09:04 (4,667 days old) by ElectroluxKirby ()        

I believe my oldest vac would have to be my Electrolux XXX.

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