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Post# 159224   11/17/2011 at 08:45 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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Lets kick off with a model I have been looking for since I started collecting Vacuums - the Hoover 419 (Harlequin) in red

Post# 159226 , Reply# 1   11/17/2011 at 08:51 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Double trouble

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Close up

No, its not photoshop - I actually got two from the same seller, and at a very reasonable price too. He literally had a huge pile of vacuums which filled his garage which he had to climb over - fortunatly he is a great deal lighter and considerably more agile than I am!


Post# 159228 , Reply# 2   11/17/2011 at 08:54 (4,479 days old) by kenkart ()        
FABULOUS!!

I love those European machines! So different from their American counterparts!!

Post# 159229 , Reply# 3   11/17/2011 at 08:56 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Gloriously red

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There were two red finishes for this cleaner, the later one does not have the stripy material. needless to say, that is still on the want list. There was also black and olive green in this finish. Although the cleaners were quite grubby when I got them they both cleaned up well and run well too - one is somewhat older than the other, but actually runs the best of the two

Post# 159232 , Reply# 4   11/17/2011 at 09:00 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Rear

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This cleaner used a push lock fitting for the hose - only ever seen on this model. It was Hoovers TOL from around 1964 to 1969.

Post# 159235 , Reply# 5   11/17/2011 at 09:08 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Gotta Have A Hoover

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Pedigree

Post# 159236 , Reply# 6   11/17/2011 at 09:10 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Going bannanas

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This yellow enough for you?

Post# 159237 , Reply# 7   11/17/2011 at 09:13 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Electrolux BOL

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This must have been one of Electrolux's longest running designs - first in beige brown (model 87) from around 1970 and then in yellow (model 96) from 1979 until the late 1980s.

The flex should be grey not black, although the black adds a certain "waspish" quality (groan!)


Post# 159238 , Reply# 8   11/17/2011 at 09:15 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
96

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Its actually quite a nice cleaner

Post# 159242 , Reply# 9   11/17/2011 at 09:43 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
But from some reason

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All BOL models from WW2 until 1980s were actually noted on the ratings plate as Electrux

Post# 159244 , Reply# 10   11/17/2011 at 09:48 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Money shot

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This machine was designed to be sold with shake out bags only - there is no mention of paper bags in the instructions - how BOL is that?

Post# 159247 , Reply# 11   11/17/2011 at 09:50 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
More bannanas

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Still with Electrolux, its back to the late 1960s for this Trident model

Post# 159252 , Reply# 12   11/17/2011 at 09:57 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Colour coded

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A while back I posted about finding an earlier version of this cleaner, which had been on my want list from the start too - I only found out about this later model about 2 or three years ago, when ChesterMike turned one up. The earlier one was the one I really wanted but I could not resist this when it came up

Post# 159255 , Reply# 13   11/17/2011 at 10:02 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Woops

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Sorry, posted that one before - was carried away by the yellow theme

Post# 159256 , Reply# 14   11/17/2011 at 10:08 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Lets go Dutch

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In Edgar's recent thread about his National 25 I mentioned getting this cleaner

Post# 159259 , Reply# 15   11/17/2011 at 10:13 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Holland Electro

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Yes, its based on the Lewyt.

That floor tool is probably the most frequently seen "generic" replacement, although it seems to have been designed for this cleaner


Post# 159262 , Reply# 16   11/17/2011 at 10:16 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
House coupling

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It appears to have a very simple hose connection

Post# 159264 , Reply# 17   11/17/2011 at 10:17 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Locked

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In place

Post# 159265 , Reply# 18   11/17/2011 at 10:19 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Inside

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The bag uses the same sort of coupling

Post# 159268 , Reply# 19   11/17/2011 at 10:22 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Inside bag

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Sealing valve

Post# 159281 , Reply# 20   11/17/2011 at 10:49 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Keeping with the Dutch theme

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Ruton, early 1960s

Post# 159283 , Reply# 21   11/17/2011 at 10:52 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Green is good

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I quite like this colour

Post# 159284 , Reply# 22   11/17/2011 at 10:55 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Pedigree

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Ratings plate. I dont know anything about this brand at all

Post# 159285 , Reply# 23   11/17/2011 at 10:58 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Pheonix

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UK 1960

Post# 159286 , Reply# 24   11/17/2011 at 11:07 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
This was a BOL cleaner

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The whole scale of this cleaner is small, with short hose and wands.

By 1960 Pheonix were in their death throes - they lasted (I think) until about 1962. For years and years it seemed than Pheonix produced two cannister cleaners, both with the same motor although one cleaner was larger than the other. The nozzles were of the most basic being of a similar deaign to the earliest electroluxes - no swivel, no tread catcher, nothing. In the 1950s they produced a copy of the Universal bullet shaped machine, but still the same crappy tools.

Perhaps in a last ditch attempt to survive, towards the end they produced a whole range of machines - all still quite cheap but it was not enough to save them. They were also amongst the first to manufacture machines for private labels such as Gamages and many other department stores


Post# 159287 , Reply# 25   11/17/2011 at 11:10 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
And finally some TOL

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Electrolux 380 - early/mid 1980s. This one has not had any clean up done yet - it can from the same place as the Hoover 419s

Post# 159288 , Reply# 26   11/17/2011 at 11:14 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Other side

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This would have been up against TOL Hoover Sensortronics. No power nozzle here, but sold with turbine head as standard

Post# 159289 , Reply# 27   11/17/2011 at 11:16 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Money shot

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paper bags only

Post# 159290 , Reply# 28   11/17/2011 at 11:19 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Top

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As far as I know this was the last "conventional" cannister design UK Electrolux

Post# 159294 , Reply# 29   11/17/2011 at 12:45 (4,479 days old) by James (Ware, Hertfordshire, UK)        

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Some lovely vacs there :)
Great finds, well done!

I've never seen the bannana Electrolux 96 before, very interesting


Post# 159297 , Reply# 30   11/17/2011 at 13:07 (4,479 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
hoover 419

Hey! I found this poster
I hope you like it=)

Markus


Post# 159298 , Reply# 31   11/17/2011 at 13:08 (4,479 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
hoover 419

second page

Post# 159300 , Reply# 32   11/17/2011 at 13:16 (4,479 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Poster

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Markus

I don't like it - I LOVE it! Thank you

Al


Post# 159301 , Reply# 33   11/17/2011 at 13:19 (4,479 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
hoover 419 dust bag

I scanned this bag also=D

Post# 159403 , Reply# 34   11/18/2011 at 14:02 (4,478 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
"Harlequin"

At last, confirmation of the "Harlequin Series"!

Years ago, I got documentation possibly from Zanussi, about machines that they had in their appliance museum. They made mention of a model of cylinder Hoover that existed until it was replaced by the "Harlequin series". I always wondered which models they were... it was never mentioned anywhere else.

So now I know. What would we do without you?

Cheers!!!



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