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Post# 134929   5/1/2011 at 18:06 (4,689 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

After the convertible, what are your top 4 choices of Hoover machines that helped usher in the modern age of vacuums. Don't limit yourself to just uprights!

Post# 134930 , Reply# 1   5/1/2011 at 18:27 (4,689 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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1963 - Dial-A-Matic
1970 - Swingette (later Portapower)
1978 - Concept One (and 1983's Concept Two)
1982 - Spirit


Post# 134955 , Reply# 2   5/1/2011 at 21:14 (4,688 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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Hoover invented the clean air uprights with a Dial-A-Matic, so that is the first. A-Bag Convertibles I think was the start of true top-fill bags. The Elite was very influential on the vacuum market. I think the Windtunnel really bought the clean-air upright to today's level.

Post# 134964 , Reply# 3   5/1/2011 at 21:38 (4,688 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

What about the electronic canister? Didn't Hoover have the first electronic vacuum?

Post# 134975 , Reply# 4   5/1/2011 at 21:55 (4,688 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Ooooh, hard one. 1968 Mustard yellow Portable!


Post# 136533 , Reply# 5   5/14/2011 at 11:42 (4,676 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
top 4

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1.dial-A-matic,first ever clean air upright.

2.portapower, Hoover's first clean air hand vac?(correct me if i'm wrong). convertible.

4.elite,america's most popular vacuum back then.

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