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Post# 143290   7/14/2011 at 23:38 (4,612 days old) by hoover1 ()        

hoover dial-a-matic.

Post# 143295 , Reply# 1   7/15/2011 at 00:45 (4,612 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Hoover Convertible

Post# 143298 , Reply# 2   7/15/2011 at 01:20 (4,612 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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probably the convertible too for me.

Post# 143328 , Reply# 3   7/15/2011 at 09:19 (4,612 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Definitely the Hoover 825.

I'm on a hunt for this machine. The pic is from another vacuum lander.

Post# 143329 , Reply# 4   7/15/2011 at 09:20 (4,612 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And the fabulous handle it has!

Post# 143366 , Reply# 5   7/15/2011 at 18:56 (4,612 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Electrolux Hospital Model G in Bronze and White with matching PN 1, hose, and attachments.

Post# 143367 , Reply# 6   7/15/2011 at 18:58 (4,612 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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And/or The Kirby Classic Omega.

Post# 143390 , Reply# 7   7/15/2011 at 22:07 (4,612 days old) by Sablekid ()        

Kirby 560, DS50, or 505

Post# 143395 , Reply# 8   7/15/2011 at 22:29 (4,612 days old) by DesiredName (Utah)        

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For me it is a tie between hoover convertibles and kirbys.

Post# 143398 , Reply# 9   7/15/2011 at 22:47 (4,611 days old) by OpelGTKarl (Puyallup, Washington)        

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Hands down its the Bison Mark 3

Post# 143429 , Reply# 10   7/16/2011 at 07:21 (4,611 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Kenmore square canister. In blue =)

Post# 143452 , Reply# 11   7/16/2011 at 09:41 (4,611 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

At the moment I will say Kirby Tradition, but I'm sure there are other OLDER cooler vacs that I might one day call my favorite. :)

Post# 143458 , Reply# 12   7/16/2011 at 10:57 (4,611 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

At the moment, my favourite is split between my two Trads, the regular one and the gold one, for different reasons of course (the gold one cos it's rare, and the blue one cos it's the one Kirby I recall playing with as a kid at my grandma's, though not the same Kirby, just the same model!!), I am sure that opinion will probably change once my D80 gets here (which I guess won't be today, sadly)... :)

Post# 143461 , Reply# 13   7/16/2011 at 11:43 (4,611 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Kirby Tradition

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I love the colors on it that royal blue looks so nice with the polished metal and of course it cleans well just like any other kirby, my only problem with it is the suction relief holes in the hose end and wands...could use a four row brushroll too but that can wait

Post# 143465 , Reply# 14   7/16/2011 at 12:48 (4,611 days old) by Craig_1982 (Newcastle Under Lyme (England))        

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for me it has to be Kirby 3cb (Tradition)

Post# 143470 , Reply# 15   7/16/2011 at 13:27 (4,611 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        
I have a couple or so

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Between my hoover 63 and my hoover 700. I like the two for different reasons.

Post# 143472 , Reply# 16   7/16/2011 at 13:29 (4,611 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

My Dial-A-Matic

Post# 143495 , Reply# 17   7/16/2011 at 16:34 (4,611 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Electrolux 1205
Kirby Classic 1CR
TriStar CXL 2-speed
23rd Anniv. Compact

Post# 143510 , Reply# 18   7/16/2011 at 18:44 (4,611 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        
mine is...

my pink GE Roll around.

Post# 143545 , Reply# 19   7/16/2011 at 22:28 (4,611 days old) by Real1 ()        

LUX, LUX and LUX...;-) Model G turquoise with the more powerful motor....varoooooom! Love the 1205's, but it's a bit nondescript...warming up to it though!


Post# 143597 , Reply# 20   7/17/2011 at 09:47 (4,610 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
One of my favorites is

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Hoover Model 70

Post# 143631 , Reply# 21   7/17/2011 at 13:03 (4,610 days old) by Real1 ()        

That Hoover Model 70 with the headlight is very pretty in blue! I think my first vacuum was like that; without the headlight and in pink....bought around '74.


Post# 143648 , Reply# 22   7/17/2011 at 14:43 (4,610 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

You can put a 4 brush aggitator in your Tradition. All you need is an aggitator for the Heritage model. The ends on the aggitator are the same as on all the 16" kirby models. I have put them in Classic models and Classic Omega models. The 4 brush aggitator works GREAT in those older machines.

As for the hose end. I put tape over the holes or you may be able to locate the metal hose end with out the air bleeder holes. (use scotch tape anything more will cause breakage of the tools attached due to stress)

Post# 143663 , Reply# 23   7/17/2011 at 16:56 (4,610 days old) by kenkart ()        

Any canister, but probably most favorite would be a Kenmore. or a Westinghouse.. Here is a 59 WH.

Post# 143664 , Reply# 24   7/17/2011 at 17:01 (4,610 days old) by kenkart ()        

Anything not common is what I love..

Post# 143689 , Reply# 25   7/17/2011 at 19:44 (4,610 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, a Convertible,

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of course.

Post# 143697 , Reply# 26   7/17/2011 at 20:33 (4,610 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        
Visions of rainbows dancing in my head.

What a fabulous wall of wonder! That's amazing. I think I just died and went to heaven. Can I have my wall painted like that. Or move in????

Post# 143705 , Reply# 27   7/17/2011 at 21:47 (4,610 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

That certainly is the most artistic display of a collection I've seen.  The alternating DAMs on the wall was a brilliantly creative idea, and a great space-saver as well.  Hoover really excelled at making cleaning a "colorful" experience!

Post# 143707 , Reply# 28   7/17/2011 at 21:54 (4,610 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

I'm fond of all my vintage vacuums but the one that probably carries the most meaning is my Hoover 700.  My parents had one when I was born.

Post# 143708 , Reply# 29   7/17/2011 at 21:56 (4,610 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
This was PART of

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Mr. Jeff Parker's fab collection.  I was there when we were at the convention in Chicago.  My  good friend Tom,  in Ohio, has the DAM s displayed that way, too.   I leave there inspired.   HOOVER did love color,  didn't they?


Post# 143712 , Reply# 30   7/17/2011 at 22:09 (4,610 days old) by Real1 ()        
That's ......

amazing!!! And the pink one behind what he's touching looks like my first vacuum.;-)

Post# 144479 , Reply# 31   7/23/2011 at 15:55 (4,604 days old) by kirbybag (topeka ks )        
favorite vintage vacuum

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my favorite is kirby.i have kirby-514 kirby-517 kirby-505

Post# 144480 , Reply# 32   7/23/2011 at 16:13 (4,604 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
wow, this showroom!

Haribo should make little gummihoovers ;-D

Post# 144502 , Reply# 33   7/23/2011 at 18:50 (4,604 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

I guess as for favorite vintage vacuum-or favorite vacuum of all time, for that matter- is the Kirby Tradition. It's been my favorite since before I even had one! It also will have a special place in my heart because it was my first resto project.

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