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Post# 155597   10/15/2011 at 22:34 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

So there's been some discussion about this particular item, both on VacuumLand, and off-line with other Hoover enthusiasts... While I didn't doubt it actually existed as a genuine Hoover part, I had never seen one in person, nor had I ever seen any literature from Hoover actually promoting this item. But now this is about as solid of evidence as it comes!

Presenting the Model 82 Constellation wheeled dolly!

And a HUGE thank you to our friend and fellow estate-sale goer, Gary.... he can sniff out the most obscure things.


Post# 155598 , Reply# 1   10/15/2011 at 22:34 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        
Original Shipping Label...



Post# 155599 , Reply# 2   10/15/2011 at 22:35 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Mmmmmmm virgin.

Post# 155600 , Reply# 3   10/15/2011 at 22:36 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Ta-daaaa!

Post# 155601 , Reply# 4   10/15/2011 at 22:36 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

So much more transportable!

Post# 155602 , Reply# 5   10/15/2011 at 22:37 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Now I can go about doing my dusting without having to worry about scratching the floor! ((And I can subsequently sleep at night))

Post# 155605 , Reply# 6   10/15/2011 at 22:50 (4,516 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        
And.....

1005 W Franklin Ave does still exist! I think it's the second or third door from the left. Fabulous building.

Post# 155608 , Reply# 7   10/15/2011 at 22:55 (4,516 days old) by classicfan1 (Ohio, USA)        

Neat! A nice piece of history!

Post# 155609 , Reply# 8   10/15/2011 at 22:57 (4,516 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Holy cow, that's fabulicious, Fred!
Couldn't have gone to a finer home.
(other than a house in North Canton or Pittston, that is).
Dave


Post# 155610 , Reply# 9   10/15/2011 at 23:02 (4,516 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        
Cool find!!

Fred, I knew these existed. I was once trying to bid on one on ebay and of course I was outbid. Sometime later I learned that fellow California collector Kyle M. has one in the box. Although he wasn't the one who outbid me, LOL!


Post# 155611 , Reply# 10   10/15/2011 at 23:03 (4,516 days old) by kc_kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

I used to have a Constellation 82 with the dolly like the one Fred just got. I didn't know it was so rare. I found it at an estate sale in Wichita, Kansas. I also saw one when I went to the convention in Ohio. I guess I should have kept it.

Chad


Post# 155613 , Reply# 11   10/15/2011 at 23:27 (4,516 days old) by midcenturymike ()        
Congrats Fred,

What a fabulous find! Do you have any idea of how many of these carts were produced?

Post# 155614 , Reply# 12   10/16/2011 at 00:03 (4,516 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow what an interesting piece I am surprised that they weren't more popular back in the day thanks. Zach

Post# 155617 , Reply# 13   10/16/2011 at 00:47 (4,516 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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"Now I can go about doing my dusting without having to worry about scratching the floor! ((And I can subsequently sleep at night))"

I don't think that in the history of the Constaliation that there has ever been a problem with the floor and furniture being scratched up. It is a cool find. Congratulations!!!!


Post# 155628 , Reply# 14   10/16/2011 at 07:39 (4,515 days old) by luxg ()        

Congratulations Fred, what a fantastic find!!!

 

Terry


Post# 155640 , Reply# 15   10/16/2011 at 09:02 (4,515 days old) by indyhoover ()        
They really do exist!

I have one with my Model 82 as well....and I know what you mean about not scratching the floors :-)

Post# 155643 , Reply# 16   10/16/2011 at 09:34 (4,515 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Nice find, Ive never seen one but I have heard of them.


Post# 155644 , Reply# 17   10/16/2011 at 09:49 (4,515 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

That is one wounderful find!

Congratulations! Would love to find one myself! But I need the 82 first! LOL


Post# 155646 , Reply# 18   10/16/2011 at 10:04 (4,515 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
hoover wheels

We used to have this kind of wheels in later constellations in the 70īs. Our constellations doesnīt float at all.
Markus


Post# 155669 , Reply# 19   10/16/2011 at 13:27 (4,515 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

That is pretty cool, Fred. Its probably pretty rare..?


Post# 155698 , Reply# 20   10/16/2011 at 17:34 (4,515 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Wow, what a great find. It's news to me, too.


Post# 155714 , Reply# 21   10/16/2011 at 19:42 (4,515 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Fabulous Find Fred

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As a kid, our neighbors across the street had that very wheeled dolly under their 82.  Always loved that machine.  Very powerful and with the dolly, very portable.  I recreated the same thing (although not original by any means) with a Filter Queen Princess dolly.


Post# 155715 , Reply# 22   10/16/2011 at 19:51 (4,515 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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hello!
it's a terrific find !!!!! my congratulations!
tommy


Post# 155716 , Reply# 23   10/16/2011 at 20:19 (4,515 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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In a similar vein...
I hardly ever play on eBay anymore unless it is something so desirable and reasonable I can't resist.
This manual for the Mulberry Model 84 was just sitting unmolested on eBay with no bidders, so I did and won it tonight for $10.
The seller Peter wrote me, after I explained I'd been looking for one for ages:

"Hi Dave, I'm happy that the brochure has found a home and that I didn't throw it away. I used my constellation for about 20 years as a shop vac and got a new shop vac probably about 10 years ago. I was cleaning out my desk and ran across the brochure. It is in good shape, I hope that you like it! Thank you and take care, Peter"

This will complete my Canadian NIB Model 841 (even tho is is undoubtedly a USA manual) that was made in Burlington and sold through EATONS in Winnipeg.

Big Fred! Brilliant idea that never occurred to me.

Now if I could just find an unmolested Model 82 Manual, the round one...
I have a second Canadian 82 in primo condition with the original blue hose & tools that is not in the picture, but again, no manual. :-(

Dave



Post# 155722 , Reply# 24   10/16/2011 at 20:47 (4,515 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Interesting the difference and why between the Finnish dolly and the others

Post# 155920 , Reply# 25   10/18/2011 at 17:54 (4,513 days old) by airwaylady (Milwaukee, WI)        
"Hello Dolly"

Hey Fred!

Such a wonderful rare find! Congratulations! Always great to find the missing links, you're on a "ROLL" now......ENJOY!!

HAPPY VACUUMING!

Tania


Post# 155921 , Reply# 26   10/18/2011 at 18:05 (4,513 days old) by kenkart ()        
FRED!

You ARE just too LUCKY!!! You deserve it!!

Post# 155926 , Reply# 27   10/18/2011 at 18:42 (4,513 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

A friend of mine I visited yesterday has one of these dollies no box. It was in a box of items purchased at an auction and until you posted this he had no idea what it was!  He was going to throw it away!


Post# 155957 , Reply# 28   10/18/2011 at 22:03 (4,513 days old) by dial-a-nap (Omaha - the home of the TV Dinner)        

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Gary does have an eagle-eye when it comes to sales and thrift stores.

The first model 82 I brought home years ago was in it's original box, etc. but I didn't know the dolly existed or I might have actually used the machine!


Post# 156014 , Reply# 29   10/19/2011 at 09:50 (4,512 days old) by hamiltonbeachbo (Milwaukee )        

Great find Fred,

And yes, Gary is amazing with his ability to spot stuff at a rummage.

I like the way the dolly creates a finishing touch.

The only way they (Hoover) could have improved it would have been to wrap the outer ring with a rubber bumper of some sort .... whatever.

Enjoy!!

psf


Post# 156017 , Reply# 30   10/19/2011 at 10:32 (4,512 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        
Rubber..?

Hey Pat- the outer ring is wrapped in a vinyl bumper. :-)

Thanks everyone for your comments!

-Fred


Post# 156078 , Reply# 31   10/19/2011 at 21:52 (4,512 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Wheeled dolly

I didn't know they were available for Constellations! Nice find.

Post# 156109 , Reply# 32   10/20/2011 at 03:36 (4,512 days old) by uprightman ()        
Well, Hello Dolly!

Who would have known? Never quite dug dragging a Hoover Constellation around on the floor, BUT, then again, not big into Hoover's.

The BEST part was seeing how happy Fred is with his! Now, Hoover-man or NOT - that was a Day-Maker!


Post# 156187 , Reply# 33   10/20/2011 at 21:30 (4,511 days old) by jetaction (Minneapolis, Minnesota)        
I love these kind of finds

Very cool accessory Fred, Congrats!


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