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Post# 156464   10/22/2011 at 17:53 (4,513 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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what model convertible is the one "Norman" blew up? and is that bag an authentic hoover bag or an rubber balloon with "hoover" on it? and any info on the shop vac looking hoover tank and hoover polisher on the display shelf in the back?

any info on these vacs is greatly appreciated, thank you and have a nice day.

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Post# 156465 , Reply# 1   10/22/2011 at 17:58 (4,513 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Thats the beautiful model 68.

And here is Greg Nunn/Fred S's beautiful model 68!

Post# 156468 , Reply# 2   10/22/2011 at 18:14 (4,513 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
oh my gosh,

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that has to be the most BEAUTIFUL convertible i have ever seen! i LOVE the color!
i remember the bag in the movie it didn't have that little wrinkled tube going up to the bag,it connected smoothly, like a eureka bag assembly. it did mach,though.
the bag isn't the same,so i'm guessing that's a genuine hoover bag in the movie?

and i forgot to mention this is the first post,how in the WORLD did they get the bag to expand and junk like that? dumb question)would that really happen if i stuck a rubber bag on my convertible,would be pretty funny if it did, i'd have my own personal blimp!:D

thanks for the info,Alex.

Post# 156474 , Reply# 3   10/22/2011 at 18:38 (4,513 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

It was a balloon with Hoover printed on it, seeing how physics dictates that a real Hoover bag would just let air through it... ;)

As for getting it to inflate, well, they filled it with air, just like how you blow up a regular balloon, though as it was probably a painted up weather balloon they probably used compressed air, possibly sent through a hose that was made to look like it was the power cable...

Movie props of course never relate to reality, they're always modified in some manner....

Post# 156479 , Reply# 4   10/22/2011 at 20:17 (4,513 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
good idea,

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it makes plenty sense it was a weather balloon with air going in though the coed,great thinking there!

Post# 156483 , Reply# 5   10/22/2011 at 20:53 (4,513 days old) by vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        
Weather balloon bag?

Looks to be. If you pay close attention to the bag when he starts the hoover up you can see it inflate like a balloon does.

Post# 156490 , Reply# 6   10/22/2011 at 21:21 (4,513 days old) by lunchboxsean ()        

Am I the only one noticing the amazingly cool looking stove in the background of Brandon_W_T's photo. That thing is massive and awesome.

Post# 156509 , Reply# 7   10/22/2011 at 23:05 (4,513 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Thats Dial-A-Nap's incredible Frigidaire Custom Imperial. What a beauty. Id call it new if you didnt know it!

I liked his pink 57 GE more.... but... that one is now in the garage (should be in my kitchen, I told him :D )

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