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Post# 142372   7/8/2011 at 12:22 (4,619 days old) by hoover1 ()        

does any one know what this is?


Josh


Post# 142374 , Reply# 1   7/8/2011 at 13:27 (4,619 days old) by whirlsonicmore (South US)        

Interesting. Looks as if Hoover utilized the same method of keeping the handle together as their canister wands.

Post# 142378 , Reply# 2   7/8/2011 at 15:07 (4,619 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I think "Quik-Broom" is a bit of a clue...

Post# 142426 , Reply# 3   7/8/2011 at 21:25 (4,619 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
It's a stick vac.

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Hoover originally called this line of cleaners "Handivac", and then sometime in the '80s changed the name to "QuikBroom".  I have a similar one to yours, but the nozzle broke on it, so I had to get an adapter from my parts supplier and replace the nozzle with a generic one.

 

I might be wrong, but I think these came out in the '60s or '70s and were made up until sometime in the early '90s.

 

Bill W.


Post# 142430 , Reply# 4   7/8/2011 at 21:37 (4,619 days old) by briguy (Wichita, Kansas)        

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my grandma had one of those in a tan color. I was always fascinated with the floor nozzle on that model. As I recall they take a bag that fits into a "cassette" that fits into the cleaner.

Post# 142431 , Reply# 5   7/8/2011 at 21:40 (4,619 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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I believe '80's was the swansong for this model, by the '90's the Hoover Quick broom had a reuseable dust cup more like the Regina. IIRC, there was even a Quick Broom in beige that had a full bag indicator. Also, wasn't there a Quick Broom with a powernozzle? That must have cleaned fairly well.

- Hershel


Post# 143476 , Reply# 6   7/16/2011 at 14:21 (4,611 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
QuikBroom with Power Nozzle

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Hershel,

 

You're absolutely right ... there was a Hoover QuikBroom made sometime in the '80s, I think, that was equipped with a Powermatic nozzle (from the early Celebrity II line).  Natch, it would have been the TOL model for its time.  And, it seems to be something of a rarity because I haven't seen a single one ANYWHERE since they first came out!

 

BTW if I recall correctly the color scheme of the machine was white with blue trim.

 

Bill W.


Post# 143504 , Reply# 7   7/16/2011 at 17:04 (4,611 days old) by Red_October ()        

The Cassette bags are right; I have a pack of bags for them somewhere and that always struck me as strange.


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