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Estate Sale Find! 7-30-2011
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Post# 145274   7/30/2011 at 11:54 (4,589 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Robert and I were in Boston/Cape Cod last this past week, visiting appliance friends  -- I got home very late last night, after having my flight delayed 7.5 hours... This morning, I woke up to our friend Gary, whom we go to the sales with most weekends -- calling to tell me about a vacuum that was at a sale he had just been to.  He said that he had it all written up, but decided to pass on it last minute, because he wasn't sure if I wanted it or not, and it was $28 -- which was a bit on the pricey side.  So, it was only about 10 minutes away from my house, and I decided to drag my sunburned self out of bed to go investigate...


What a cute little machine, and a fabulous little find!   Does anyone know what year(s) these cleaners were from?

Post# 145275 , Reply# 1   7/30/2011 at 11:54 (4,589 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Here's what I found when I opened it up...





Post# 145276 , Reply# 2   7/30/2011 at 12:23 (4,589 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

What a darling!  I could very easily have seen $28 being charmed out of my pocket for that early 60's gem.  Here's a 1960 ad:




Post# 145277 , Reply# 3   7/30/2011 at 12:27 (4,589 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Wow!  1960, eh? -- much earlier than I thought!  Fabulous!


Thanks for the link to the ad!

Post# 145278 , Reply# 4   7/30/2011 at 12:32 (4,589 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

I'm glad my short-term memory still works!  It's amazing the stuff I keep finding while browsing through the archived threads.

Post# 145283 , Reply# 5   7/30/2011 at 13:35 (4,589 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
looks very same like this

Itīs funny that this Volta/Electrolux Professional vacuum looks very same design like this older one.

Post# 145284 , Reply# 6   7/30/2011 at 13:40 (4,589 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow Fred! That thing screams style!!!!! Congrats!

Markus, is Volta a Finnish brand?

Post# 145287 , Reply# 7   7/30/2011 at 14:17 (4,589 days old) by lovecanisters ()        

Congrats...that's adorable... :)

Post# 145288 , Reply# 8   7/30/2011 at 14:20 (4,589 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        
OMG Fred!!!,

Just name your price and I'll by it from you!!!


Post# 145289 , Reply# 9   7/30/2011 at 14:21 (4,589 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        

Volta is swedish brand made by Electrolux

Post# 145295 , Reply# 10   7/30/2011 at 14:29 (4,589 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Great find Fred! The tools look to be in amazing shape.

Let's hope the motor did not take any damage from having the bag on incorrectly.


Post# 145301 , Reply# 11   7/30/2011 at 14:47 (4,589 days old) by kenkart ()        
Hey Fred!

Those were made up thru the 60s, I have the other canister they made, The Light Look, in turquoise from a few years later, about 64 I think!

Post# 145304 , Reply# 12   7/30/2011 at 15:16 (4,589 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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A cutie for a cutie pie.

Post# 145306 , Reply# 13   7/30/2011 at 16:00 (4,589 days old) by Real1 ()        

find!!! I even find the ad/promotional material very cool! "Hatbox" cleaner......;-)


Post# 145309 , Reply# 14   7/30/2011 at 16:14 (4,589 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

So cool! That would be the perfect size to stow in the trunk of your car or something.

Post# 145341 , Reply# 15   7/31/2011 at 00:18 (4,589 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Does this exhaust out the bottom?

Post# 145350 , Reply# 16   7/31/2011 at 09:39 (4,588 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Congrats on your great find! Didn't you just plotz when you saw it? A five year warranty back then, other than the door-to-door vacuums, that was probably the best in the industry.

Post# 145365 , Reply# 17   7/31/2011 at 13:51 (4,588 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
"Hatbox" vacuum

Nice vac Fred.

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