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Post# 143359   7/15/2011 at 18:20 (4,614 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

The newest member to my vacuum posse is this 28 I just arrived home with from an on the way home from work estate sale. Today was half price day so the $12 they were asking became $6. Plus got a few attachments with it too!

Post# 143360 , Reply# 1   7/15/2011 at 18:21 (4,614 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

some attachments

Post# 143361 , Reply# 2   7/15/2011 at 18:27 (4,614 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Whoa! That is a steal! Very very lucky find! I'm jealous!

I love my 28. Don't think I could ever part with it. But mine doesn't have the original bag or cord and the hood has a crack near the pedal. I payed $65 for it in a bid war on eBay!

Get it running right and it will run almost silently. It's my best running Hoover by far and cleans very well. I know you will love it.

Congrats again!

Post# 143362 , Reply# 3   7/15/2011 at 18:29 (4,614 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

NOW WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that a metal hood I see????? Do tell! If it is that's a rare piece there!

Post# 143363 , Reply# 4   7/15/2011 at 18:30 (4,614 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        
Are you kidding me???

You are always finding great machines!

OK - here's the deal. Adopt me.

Age: 54

Appearance: Adorable

Attributes: Housebroken

Let me know,


PS: Even if the adoption thingy doesn't work's STILL a great machine! Congratulations!

Post# 143364 , Reply# 5   7/15/2011 at 18:33 (4,614 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

If you are willing to sleep next to the pile of vacuums vastly accumulating then you are more than welcome Rick

Post# 143368 , Reply# 6   7/15/2011 at 19:02 (4,614 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Wow what a find! Congrats.

Post# 143393 , Reply# 7   7/15/2011 at 22:25 (4,614 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Does anyone know what the bag that is on this 28 is from? I know it is not original to this 28, but cannot seem to find what it was from...

Post# 143396 , Reply# 8   7/15/2011 at 22:40 (4,614 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

I do believe that's a model 60 bag.

Post# 143548 , Reply# 9   7/16/2011 at 22:36 (4,613 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hey Derek,


When you have a chance, could you take a close-up shot of the bag? I think it is the original 28 bag. There were two or three variations of them over the years....John L.

Post# 143552 , Reply# 10   7/16/2011 at 22:43 (4,613 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I have the same bag on my 28, always thought it was a later replacement bag. Maybe not, eh? Will check with Marty K., our local Hoover guru, he might know.

Post# 143590 , Reply# 11   7/17/2011 at 05:49 (4,613 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        
Why are my ears burning???

My take on the situation is that:

• The original bags on Hoover 28s sported four tightly spaced, vertical pinstripes that, when the bag is mounted on the machine, appear to be a continuation of the striped trim that is unique to the 28's hood.

• The (very nice) bag on your machine is probably either a genuine Hoover replacement bag from the late 40s to early 50s, or, an original bag from a 27.


•  It is not likely to be from a 60-series machine.  The mouths on 60-series bags were of a different size and shape than those on the 20-series and all earlier full-size machines.  Although it is possible to reshape the mounting bands on these bags and to force/convince them to fit on the 20-series "large-mouth" rings,  it is not an easy thing to do.  A longer mounting screw is almost always needed.  If the bag fabric is at all deteriorated, it and/or the back seam can easily tear and there is always a small opening created just above the screw and just below where the seam begins.  Also, 60-series shake-out bags had a fabric sleeve/muffler sewn into the mouth of the bag.


Marty has spoken

Post# 143602 , Reply# 12   7/17/2011 at 09:53 (4,613 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I thought it was a later replacement bag but wasn't sure, looks nice on the vacuum. Got my 28 from someone at the St. Louis convention, great vac!

P.S. Really Martin, what were you doing up so early?

Post# 143835 , Reply# 13   7/18/2011 at 21:46 (4,611 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
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it IS an original bag.  It was a different one from the other.  I have both.  It isn't a replacement at all.  Nice find ... an original bag on a nice 28  A little cleanup and you'll be all set.  Enjoy


Post# 143891 , Reply# 14   7/19/2011 at 07:17 (4,611 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Nice 28!  One of my favorite Hoover machines.  I have one in my collection with the bakelite hood.  My neighbor across the street has one that she received as a wedding present.  Hers has the metal hood.


Now, be careful.  Crevicetool claims to be housebroken......the jury is still out on that one!!!!!






Post# 144016 , Reply# 15   7/20/2011 at 00:11 (4,610 days old) by hoover28 (Oneida N.Y.)        

nice model 28 if you need help or parts, just let me know.


Post# 144544 , Reply# 16   7/24/2011 at 03:49 (4,606 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
My Hoover Model 28

has that same bag. And it is original to the machine. It was my mother's first Vacuum and it is still all original.... Dan

Post# 144548 , Reply# 17   7/24/2011 at 06:18 (4,606 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        
Thanks, Dan

I stand corrected.  There's nothing like the word of an original owner - or son thereof!   Marty

Post# 144615 , Reply# 18   7/24/2011 at 22:16 (4,605 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Post# 144664 , Reply# 19   7/25/2011 at 14:19 (4,604 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

the hoover model 28 was certianly the forerunner to the afforability and accessability to the citation then convertible collections for is the u4119 69.95 convertible of its generation and made hoovers beats as it sweeps as it cleans to a much broader market...truly iconic a model in hoover history

Post# 145093 , Reply# 20   7/28/2011 at 19:30 (4,601 days old) by LillyLux (Oklahoma City)        

Some of the model 28's had metal motor housings because of the war. With rationing of rubber products, most vacuums were limited in their allotment of these products to the wheels and insulation on cords, and furniture guard wraps. In fact, many of these machines were built by "Rosie the Riveter". Maybe that is why they are so well made!:) This is what the Hoover man told me when I was a girl.

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