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Post# 154438   10/7/2011 at 14:09 (4,524 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Here she is, the Hoover Concept Two Electronic, after some major cleaning. Other than being filthy, it ran perfect. I'm almost used to the powerdrive now, lol...

Post# 154439 , Reply# 1   10/7/2011 at 14:10 (4,524 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Ever important profile shot...

Post# 154440 , Reply# 2   10/7/2011 at 14:11 (4,524 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

You have to love the electronic speed switch..

Post# 154441 , Reply# 3   10/7/2011 at 14:12 (4,524 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Start your engines.....

Post# 154444 , Reply# 4   10/7/2011 at 14:13 (4,524 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

And the cute little Help-Mate, wich actually picks up very well after I tossed the filter in the washing machine and used weatherstripping to make a new seal.

Post# 154456 , Reply# 5   10/7/2011 at 14:58 (4,524 days old) by Red_October ()        

You lucky bastard!
I have wanted one of those since I was a little kid and saw one in a magazine advert. And here you find one left by the curb! Congratulations! It is a fantastic machine.

Post# 154470 , Reply# 6   10/7/2011 at 20:16 (4,524 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Post# 154472 , Reply# 7   10/7/2011 at 20:22 (4,524 days old) by thissucks ()        

those are TANKS! seriously heavier than a kirby G series.

i know where i can buy one :P

tell you what, if i had the money and the room i would have a few dozen old vacs around.

Post# 154475 , Reply# 8   10/7/2011 at 20:55 (4,524 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow that's a nice find I find it cool that they put a dustbuster inside the vacuum like that does it get charged whe the main vacuum is plugged in thanks? Zach

Post# 154477 , Reply# 9   10/7/2011 at 21:38 (4,524 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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No you take the cord off the vacuum and plug it into the dustbuster.

Post# 154480 , Reply# 10   10/7/2011 at 22:06 (4,524 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
now, THAT is a

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MONSTER vac!    HOOVER wasn't kidding  when they made those! It's like a Dial-A-Matic on steroids!

Post# 154490 , Reply# 11   10/8/2011 at 00:21 (4,524 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Oh you dog! Lol. These machines are awesome and rare! Congrats!

Post# 154491 , Reply# 12   10/8/2011 at 00:27 (4,524 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Ok I see I guess if I payed more attention to the picture I could of figured that out my self lol. Zach

Post# 154498 , Reply# 13   10/8/2011 at 01:32 (4,524 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have a few one(s)

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but  I must get a two.  To think this works fine and was out in the TRASH!!!!!!! And,  this was no $59.95 plus tax! Someone paid big bucks for this.  Well,  YOU didn't.  Good Boy!!

Post# 154500 , Reply# 14   10/8/2011 at 02:13 (4,524 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

That detachable cord can be a curse in the secondary market. Because it detaches, it sometimes gets lost.

These machines came in a variety of trim, just like the Concept One. There is a Concept One in about this same scheme, I think it's the Model U3315. Bag fabric's a little different. Fine plaid on the Concept One; looks like stripes on the Concept Two.

I've got a number of Concept Ones but so far have steered around the Twos. I don't want to complicate my life overly.

Post# 154546 , Reply# 15   10/8/2011 at 12:18 (4,523 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Love it! You are very lucky, those are hard to come by.

Post# 154704 , Reply# 16   10/9/2011 at 17:01 (4,522 days old) by kirbyluxhoover (Pinole, CA)        
Helpmate Filter

Hi All,

I have a Concept Two but the help mate filter is coming apart and I can't find one. Any tips or suggestions.

Post# 154733 , Reply# 17   10/9/2011 at 20:33 (4,522 days old) by thissucks ()        

no longer made...

Post# 154755 , Reply# 18   10/9/2011 at 21:34 (4,522 days old) by ElectroluxKirby ()        

My best friend has a Concept II, and I told him that I wanted it, and he said I could have it but it would cost me a Kirby, thought about it for a second, and politely said no, LOL.

Post# 154867 , Reply# 19   10/10/2011 at 15:46 (4,521 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Concept 2

Nice find :P

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