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Post# 138571   6/5/2011 at 11:47 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        

hey all here are a couple things that i have recently found......

 

the first is a MINT Hoover concept one.......this was a past KC trash find from my dear Phillip Muller...who already had 4 others of this same model......this is the machine that matches the RS Convertible.....and it dates from February 1990...


Post# 138572 , Reply# 1   6/5/2011 at 11:51 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
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the next is something that ive been wanting for a LONG time!...and it is a Brandywine Eureka Roto-Matic Powerteam....this is also in great condition......and the powerhead is also wonderful.....and this machine has a nipple date of 1986...


Post# 138573 , Reply# 2   6/5/2011 at 12:02 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
and now one of the better finds.....

here is a stunning 728 convertible......this was absolutely filthy when it found me.....but with a little hard work and some hot water and soft scrub.....it turned out 10000 time better....and it sounds as good as it looks.....it is number 4490 off the line...


Post# 138575 , Reply# 3   6/5/2011 at 12:07 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
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heres something you don't see to often....the first non power drive Concept one.....from the first four Hoover concepts from 1978.....this is also in very nice shape....and i was very luck cause it being a trash find and it having a cord winder....i was lucky enough to beat the cord choppers to it.....


Post# 138576 , Reply# 4   6/5/2011 at 12:10 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
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heres a slate green Hoover Power Surge Concept one.......this machine was produced March of 1988, witch was 8 months before my Birthday on 1988.....


Post# 138578 , Reply# 5   6/5/2011 at 12:28 (4,644 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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I like all of them! How easy/hard is it to push the non-powerdrive Concept? I have power-drive model and find the power-drive too fast to clean well.

Post# 138588 , Reply# 6   6/5/2011 at 13:33 (4,644 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Nice finds! I have a non power drive Concept one and I like it a lot. I think it is easier to push than a metal base Convertible. The only problem is its pretty loud so I don't like to run it for very long.
Nicholas


Post# 138593 , Reply# 7   6/5/2011 at 14:56 (4,644 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        
Great Concept Finds

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Say that first Concept looks awfully familiar. Isnít that the one I tested by wiring a temporary cord onto at Philipís house? Jason, you have quite a few new Concepts now. I like them personally they clean very well, although they are not as attractive as the Hoover Convertibles. Hope you have enough hoses now since you gave me one of yours.

Post# 138596 , Reply# 8   6/5/2011 at 15:07 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
yes....

that is the one you tested at Phills house.....i had to flippin pry that out of his hands.....the he preceded to yell and scream and throw him self on the floor for a half hour.....

 

no he had way bigger fish to fry then four of those things so he gladly gave me one....


Post# 138616 , Reply# 9   6/5/2011 at 18:36 (4,644 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Eureka brandnames on the canister and power nozzle...

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It's kind of interesting to see that the Eureka canister shows the "Eureka Williams" style of brandname, as opposed to the power nozzle which is sporting the newer "Electrolux-owned" Eureka Company font. I wonder if this is a unique combination, or was a common occurrence as the company transitioned to new branding. If not, then the power nozzle you got was not originally sold with this canister - i.e. it's a later replacement.

Any thoughts?


Post# 138645 , Reply# 10   6/5/2011 at 23:40 (4,643 days old) by briguy (Wichita, Kansas)        
Hoover Concept One

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Hey Jason, nice find there! I have that exact Concept One! Found mine at a thrift store, it is in mint condition as well. Have always had a love affair with the Concept Line. Always wanted to try a non-powerdrive model. Curious how hard it is to push versus Powerdrive models.

Post# 138666 , Reply# 11   6/6/2011 at 02:49 (4,643 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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@eurekaprince
Well, as long as the PN fits... then it works.

For sure, I know the logo on the canister unit was used through 1983-84 while the logo on the PN was used on printed matter as far back as around 1974-76.

~Ben


Post# 138696 , Reply# 12   6/6/2011 at 11:32 (4,643 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Nice finds!  That 728 is a beaut!  I have a pretty nice one, too.. Whenever I show my collection to non-vacuum people, they always comment on that bag.  Love the Eureka canister, too.  Those are fantastic machines!  Thanks for sharing!



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