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Hoover Constellation Model. 828
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Post# 153712   9/29/2011 at 18:03 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

Here is the Constellation that I bought at the convention. I paid $15 for all of it plus 3 bags. I just got it all cleaned up and figured I would share some pics with everyone. so here it is all cleaned up! I have another connie but its in pretty sad shape so im really glad I bought this one because I LOVE it!


Post# 153713 , Reply# 1   9/29/2011 at 18:05 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

Sorry the pic is a bit blurry

Post# 153714 , Reply# 2   9/29/2011 at 18:06 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        


Post# 153715 , Reply# 3   9/29/2011 at 18:07 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        


Post# 153716 , Reply# 4   9/29/2011 at 18:08 (4,538 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Big Score on that, Trevor, with the matching everything.
Real nice.


Post# 153717 , Reply# 5   9/29/2011 at 18:13 (4,538 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Very nice Connie, Trevor! Im still on the hunt for one.

Post# 153719 , Reply# 6   9/29/2011 at 18:16 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
@ Sam & Dave

Thank you! and Sam dont worry one of these days youll find one. Most of them are pretty common so I hope you find one soon! I loveee mine.

Post# 153722 , Reply# 7   9/29/2011 at 18:20 (4,538 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Thanks! Ive been searching furiously for one but havnt found one. In fact, the only Hoover canister Ive ever seen in person is a Portable. (And of course I bought it! lol)

Post# 153726 , Reply# 8   9/29/2011 at 19:20 (4,538 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Very nice! I don't recall it being super dirty to begin with.. But you're good at polishing cleaners to make them look like new! I love the color combo. :-) Is it a model 828 or 858?

Thanks for sharing!


Post# 153728 , Reply# 9   9/29/2011 at 19:31 (4,538 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Connies are the coolest vac imho.. Nothing else grabs non-vac collectors peoples attention more than seeing one of them. Well especially younger people who weren't alive when they were quite common, it's like wow,, a vac that floats LOL

Post# 153729 , Reply# 10   9/29/2011 at 19:49 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

Pete its soo true! lol. And thanks Fred I try my best! And i always share whatever i can when i get the chance. And yes your right it was very nice to begin with but the motor housing (well motor hemisphere lol)was a little dirty and i wanted to just clean everything off to make sure it was extra nice (even though i really didnt need to LOL)

Post# 153730 , Reply# 11   9/29/2011 at 19:49 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

Oh btw fred the model is 858 (my mistake!)

Post# 153733 , Reply# 12   9/29/2011 at 20:23 (4,538 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

What I also like about the Connies is that they are relatively lightweight and easy to cart around, the handle doesn't require as much stooping over to grab and most of all they have a pleasant sound. Some of those other vintage Hoovers, like the Slimline and Portable... neat but heavy and ungainly to actually use imho.

The only slight Connie downside in our dog hair infested house is they blow said hairs all over the place

Post# 153737 , Reply# 13   9/29/2011 at 21:38 (4,538 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
I always..

Thought that they were lightweight and had a great design. and they also seem so small and portable and easy to use but with alot of suction. I also like the nice quiet huming sound they have while running!

Post# 153739 , Reply# 14   9/29/2011 at 22:03 (4,538 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Nice Connie!

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Looks great and it's complete! The 858 is one of my favorite Connies, and I have one too.

Post# 153795 , Reply# 15   9/30/2011 at 14:10 (4,537 days old) by hotpoint95622 (Powys, UK)        
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The Hoover Constellation.
Great buy, fantastic machines, so lucky to have a full set of tools too.

I just love the constellation its one of the best designed vacuum ever. I like them so much I have 5 at the moment so enjoy the best cleaning experience ever.

Post# 154084 , Reply# 16   10/3/2011 at 18:18 (4,534 days old) by automatic-shift ()        

Nice find. Enjoy it.

Post# 243499 , Reply# 17   8/3/2013 at 09:48 (3,865 days old) by RootCyclone (East Midlands,UK.)        

The Hoover Constellation...Very nice! I like the 'space age' design of the vacuum, shame you don't get that now :( I want one now!!! :D

Post# 243566 , Reply# 18   8/3/2013 at 16:41 (3,864 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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You did a great job there. I know you'll appreciate that cleaner very much. I have 3 of that model. Enjoy

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