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Dorothy Truccano's Model 305 Hoover
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Post# 158508   11/9/2011 at 16:48 (4,493 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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This is an exceptional score I got at a sale a couple weekends ago that Fred about pissed himself over.  I originally went for a 50's rounded Kenmore canister in the dolly/cart (which I got, photo to come later) but since the guy who ran the sale knows me well he had a couple more in the back bedroom, one being this 305 plus tools and a 4057 Pickle convertible.  The cord on it was original but dry rotted to the point the machine wouldn't turn on so I ended up rewiring the handle and installing a generic black cord.  The bag is perfect except for a tiny 3/4 inch repair job near the bellows but hardly noticeable.

Post# 158509 , Reply# 1   11/9/2011 at 16:52 (4,493 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        
Before shot of agitator

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The agitator cleaned up beautifully but it needs new strips

This post was last edited 11/09/2011 at 17:13
Post# 158510 , Reply# 2   11/9/2011 at 17:13 (4,493 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        
The other loot that day

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The Kenmore is currently at the spa but it runs great and the other Hoover needs some glue on the bag hanger.

Post# 158511 , Reply# 3   11/9/2011 at 17:22 (4,493 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hi Alex -


That is a great Model 305, and the bag is original too. What a score that you got the attachments and the box. I love the Kenmore, too. That model is rather rare. - John

Post# 158512 , Reply# 4   11/9/2011 at 17:36 (4,492 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Alex, you scored big time!  The Convertible is cool, the Kenmore is wildly awesome, but the 305 OMG is almost too good to be true!  My most-loved aunt had a 305 and it's been a life-long obsession to find one for myself.  If this one turned up for you maybe there is still hope that I will find one too. 

Post# 158538 , Reply# 5   11/9/2011 at 22:35 (4,492 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow very nice I like the kenmore veery much. Zach

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