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Post# 152988   9/25/2011 at 03:59 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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Hoover 262

Post# 152991 , Reply# 1   9/25/2011 at 04:02 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
262 Ensemble

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For some reason, and I cannot really say why, I have never really liked this model of Hoover, but when I good example came up I thought I would add it to the collection

Post# 152993 , Reply# 2   9/25/2011 at 04:10 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
The only snag

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with this cleaner was the flex (cord). The rubber outer coating seems to have reacted with itself, especially around the cable hooks. The inner cores appear to be OK, although i was very cautious about running the cleaner, just in case. Unfortunatly the flex appears to be unique to the cleaner, so replacing it might be a problem - I dont really want to use black cable.

Post# 152994 , Reply# 3   9/25/2011 at 04:13 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Of similar vintage

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Morphy Richards

Post# 152995 , Reply# 4   9/25/2011 at 04:16 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
other side

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Still would be interested to knoe the origin of this design

Post# 152996 , Reply# 5   9/25/2011 at 04:19 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Up front and close

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There were at least two colourways of this cleaner - this minty green and burgandy/chrome - i have already posted pics of the other one which i had restored a couple of years ago

Post# 152997 , Reply# 6   9/25/2011 at 04:24 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
handle detail

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Nice bit of styling

Post# 152998 , Reply# 7   9/25/2011 at 04:27 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Something even older

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Unit Appliances 1937

I think the hose and the large floor nozzle must be replacements.

Post# 152999 , Reply# 8   9/25/2011 at 04:30 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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This is, so far the only model of this brand of cleaner to emerge

Post# 153000 , Reply# 9   9/25/2011 at 04:33 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Cable connection

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The on/off slider is made of wood - I thought twice about touching that! Grounded or not!

Post# 153001 , Reply# 10   9/25/2011 at 04:36 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
I like the mottled finish

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although not so keen on the runners

Post# 153002 , Reply# 11   9/25/2011 at 04:38 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Money shot

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Looking inside

Post# 153003 , Reply# 12   9/25/2011 at 04:41 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Behind front cover

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looks like some sort of air freshner

Post# 153004 , Reply# 13   9/25/2011 at 04:43 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Close up

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Felt ring

Post# 153005 , Reply# 14   9/25/2011 at 04:46 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Moth Crystals

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packet stil not opened after 74 years

Post# 153006 , Reply# 15   9/25/2011 at 04:53 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Connected up and ready to go

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Unfortunatly there was no instruction book with this cleaner, although there was some of the purchase documentation. Apparently an electrolux was traded in for it, which raises all sorts of thoughts. Back then a cleaner would be expected to last for years and years (and there are plenty of Electroluxes from that period still around and running) so could it have been a model V? Or was it a later model that gave trouble? Lost in the mists of time I am afraid

Post# 153007 , Reply# 16   9/25/2011 at 04:56 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Lets come right up to date .....

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with a cleaner from the late 1960s! The (second version) Hotpoint Light and Easy

Post# 153008 , Reply# 17   9/25/2011 at 05:03 (4,533 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Side on

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The main competition to this cleaner was the Hoover Junior. This cleaner is noticeabley lighter than the Junior and, although it used similar bags, they filled from the top. Introduced in 1963 it took Hoover until 1975 to catch up with that particular innovation.

The white lever at the bottom is the carpet height adjuster and rather than cord hooks this cleaner had a pocket on the back of the bag to store the cable in. Not such a good idea as the cores of teh cord tend to twist a lot more that when using hooks

Post# 153009 , Reply# 18   9/25/2011 at 05:11 (4,532 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Tools connected

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This picture always underlines the necessity of looking at ebay auctions closely. This was included in a lot of multiple items and was not even included in the text - I bought these two or three years ago, long before i had the cleaner, as i have never seen another set of these tools

Post# 153014 , Reply# 19   9/25/2011 at 07:02 (4,532 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        

you have some really nice cleaners.My fav,would be your Morphy upright.It was so modern for that time.Very Deco.

Post# 153017 , Reply# 20   9/25/2011 at 07:33 (4,532 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
I second that

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the Morphy Richards is a real jem!

Post# 153046 , Reply# 21   9/25/2011 at 10:04 (4,532 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Well I must say those are some real good looking vacuums I think my favorite would have to be that little canister the "unit" thanks. Zach

Post# 153060 , Reply# 22   9/25/2011 at 10:22 (4,532 days old) by hotpoint95622 (Powys, UK)        
hotpoint 95622

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I like the Unit Appliances 1937 machine, nice classy design.
Very unique power socket on the switch, like wise I would think twice using that switch with out dismantling it first to check.


Post# 153169 , Reply# 23   9/26/2011 at 07:48 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Sticking with Hotpoint 1960s

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This is not a new addition to my collection but a very favourite old one - contemporary with the Light and Easy

Post# 153170 , Reply# 24   9/26/2011 at 07:51 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Hose attached

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I always liked the styling of these cleaners. I suspect they used Electrolux motors as they certainly "sound" Electrolux. For the time, mid-late 1960s, it was unusual to have all plastic hose handle, wand and tools. The hose handle is similar to that on the L&E but the hose is different.

Post# 153171 , Reply# 25   9/26/2011 at 08:00 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Moving into the 1970s

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With two Goblins

The one on the right is the "traditional" style Goblin which had been around since the mid 1960s, although this version is early 1970s, pretty much unchanged. This cleaner does not have the original bag or flex (the flex would have been torquoise, and was very prone to wear). Given that these were sold not only under the Goblin name but also branded through Electricity boards there are remarkably few of them around.

Its yellow younger sister is an Electricity Board exclusive. I always thought that the elongated front was a headlight (in the manner of the Hoover Junior 1354) but no, its just a fancy cover

Post# 153173 , Reply# 26   9/26/2011 at 08:05 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
From the rear

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The knob in the centre rear is the carpet height adjustment.

The Electra normally goes for quite a lot of money, but i got it, and Senior 6525c (US Convertable) and two juniors for 99p the lot! Fair enough it took a tank of petrol to go and collect them, but still, it was worth it for the Electra alone

Post# 153175 , Reply# 27   9/26/2011 at 08:08 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
And the tools

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No converters here, just slip the belt off the pulley and the hose goes straight into the opening to the fan chamber

Post# 153176 , Reply# 28   9/26/2011 at 08:09 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Which would be here

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Post# 153178 , Reply# 29   9/26/2011 at 08:13 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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With the cover off.

Note the similarity to a Hoover brushroll

Post# 153181 , Reply# 30   9/26/2011 at 08:31 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Another rarity

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A couple of months ago I posted pictures of one of my "holy grail" machines, the Electrolux manufactured Trident cannister. I remembered seeing this cleaner many centuries ago during my childhood. Well a couple of years ago at a mini meet ChesterMike produced another Trident, similar to the one I remembered but with a different colour scheme and handle. That was the only one of those I had ever seen till this one came up on ebay a coupe of weeks ago

Post# 153182 , Reply# 31   9/26/2011 at 08:34 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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There should be a filter in there - but none of the Electroluxs had a colour co-ordinated rear grill like this

Post# 153184 , Reply# 32   9/26/2011 at 08:36 (4,531 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
In between

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As with the earlier Trident this model was based on the Lux 80, but with the addition of a bag full whistle from the more upmarket 90/100 series

Post# 153238 , Reply# 33   9/26/2011 at 11:36 (4,531 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

hehe, I fitted a similar blue bag, like that on the Blue Goblin, to one of my Juniors, the only fifference is the zip is on the handle-side of the bag and it has a white State-the-obvious screen-printed logo, it's funny how they seemed to share a few similar parts, just looking at the bag hanger, that's identical (to my eyes) to the ones used on Hoover Juniors after the 1334... :)

Post# 153252 , Reply# 34   9/26/2011 at 12:44 (4,531 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

It's the 60's Hotpoint that catches my fancy seconded by the Morphy Richards. I suppose it's because I'm of that age when the sleek contemporary Euro/Scandinavian design appliances were just beginning to make an appearance over here and almost instantly making anything else look somewhat dated. Try as they might to copy them and they did, the N.American manufacturers just couldn't seem to stop themselves from adding that extra button(s) or flourish to their lines of contemporary appliances. They just didn't "get it" right imho.

Post# 153287 , Reply# 35   9/26/2011 at 20:03 (4,531 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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I really like that Trident. I wish they had put a headlight in it!

You sure have some nice machines. Thanks for posting these.

Post# 153289 , Reply# 36   9/26/2011 at 20:05 (4,531 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Oops...I meant the Electra.

Post# 323481 , Reply# 37   4/27/2015 at 17:40 (3,222 days old) by ziggyzig60 ()        

I think my favourites from this thread are the 262 - Fantastic looking hoover and hard to find in good condition and the 2 Electras very nice

Not jealous at all !!!!!!!!


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