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Post# 159816   11/23/2011 at 07:59 (4,473 days old) by kirby (passadena md)        

how much is it worth?

Post# 159830 , Reply# 1   11/23/2011 at 09:39 (4,473 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

Not sure how much it's worth. welcome to the forums! What part of Idaho are you from? I'm from Nampa.

Post# 159831 , Reply# 2   11/23/2011 at 09:41 (4,473 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        

Whatever you are willing to pay.

Post# 159832 , Reply# 3   11/23/2011 at 09:53 (4,473 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

@Kirby, Did u see a Hoover Model O for sale somewhere? If so, where at? And how much is it? I would say buy it if it's less than $100 or so and if it works. Hoover Model O's are very rare and can sometimes be worth quite a bit of money from what I understand.

Post# 159839 , Reply# 4   11/23/2011 at 11:19 (4,473 days old) by lunchboxsean ()        

Last I heard, they were very rare. I would pick it up at anywhere south of 150 or so.

Post# 159877 , Reply# 5   11/23/2011 at 14:28 (4,473 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Well, if I remember right, theyre REALLY RARE. If you find one, screw the price! (as long as you can afford it)

Anyways, another member here named Kyle Krichbaum has one; I saw a Modern Marvels episode with him and his Model 0 in it and they said its worth... $10,000. (!)


PS Welcome to the forums!

Post# 159897 , Reply# 6   11/23/2011 at 16:48 (4,473 days old) by kirby (passadena md)        

i found that it was worth more then ten thousand dallors

Post# 159906 , Reply# 7   11/23/2011 at 17:49 (4,473 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Its really not worth anything. In todays market its an antique strictly. Most people would not want. Its a collectors market only

The honest and absolute full answer is, Its worth only what someone is willing to pay. And that can be hundreds, and thousands of dollars. And that goes for any antique. I could never actually see one selling for more than $10,000. Even for a model 0. Unless there is that one driven collector that will drop that kind of money for that.

Post# 159907 , Reply# 8   11/23/2011 at 17:57 (4,473 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Another case in point, the Hoover model 0 is not the rarest vacuum out there. There are maybe around 10 or so known to exist in todays time, in collectors hands.

How about the even rarer Spangler suction sweeper, or the black/gold/red machine that became the hoover 0, Or the hoover commercial model 0, or model 1, 2 etc. Those in most minds are much rarer than a model 0.

Post# 159936 , Reply# 9   11/23/2011 at 22:05 (4,472 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
I will be the first to admit..

There is NO fact that it is worth said amount. A vacuum is worthless unless someone is willing to pay for it. It is something i stand by. Sure my model 0 is very nice, however, there is many things more important than it, and i could not see someone dropping $10,000 on it.

Would it bring around $1000? Sure, i wouldn't expect much less, but that is beside the point. I'd rather have the machine belong to the club as a whole before it went anywhere besides here.

Post# 159954 , Reply# 10   11/23/2011 at 22:40 (4,472 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

i was given my model o by hoover vice president of national sales charles pipyak as an award in recognition of the 30th anniversary of being hoovers first child service and repair prodigy dating from january28 1975 by then vice president RJ SNYDER at age six.... my career with the Hoover Company turned 30 years old in hoover model o was taken from the lobby of the company office enterance when maytag was divesting and dismanteling the company headquarters in may 2006....moving company office headquarters to newton now resides in the tti company headquarters in glenwillow ohio....on the hoover history walk.....if you go to the second video on my website at yo will see my model o in action...what made the unit so valuable was the fact it was put in brand new and never used.....sadly the pillow case bag began to crumble but a new one is being made for was an honor having it in my showroom these five and a half years but is now in its rightful place for all to appreciate it for decades to come along with all my vault and models and samples collection

Post# 159995 , Reply# 11   11/24/2011 at 11:00 (4,472 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

What I meant to say was the appraised price was $10,00- that doesnt necessarily mean that someone is going to buy it for that- :p

I mean, someone may appraise a vintage Pringles can at $25, but that doesnt mean I will buy it- vacuum cleaners, (and any specific item) are a verrrry limited resource.

Post# 160320 , Reply# 12   11/27/2011 at 13:56 (4,469 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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John in your post you mention" samples models" , are these once off prototype machines you have collected ?

Post# 160398 , Reply# 13   11/27/2011 at 22:50 (4,468 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

samples are the initial production or the first few hoover cleaners built by hoover for a specific model number....the initial unit was taken by the hoover models and samples dvision where it would be dated catagorized and documented before placed into storage in the Hoover models and samples or later editions of even the same model would also be catagorized and saved as well....saddly the worlds greatest collection of vacuums had to be auctioned off when the northcanton main plant was closed when maytag ran hoover into the ground and then whirlpool maytags new owner sold hoover to tti .....leaving them to sell the north canton plant....tti in turn returned all competitive products to their respective companies and auctioned off all the extras of hoover models and all non hoover branded products but did keep one of the american model hoover products in an off site facility...they kept what needed to be and will be opening up these units to the hoover history walk at the company headquarters with my collection in glennwillow will truly be something to see....

Post# 160401 , Reply# 14   11/28/2011 at 00:43 (4,468 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thats for sure , I worked for Electrolux Cape Town in the R&D dep and also have a nice collection of sample and prototype machines , I love to see other prototype vacuum s. Part of them agreeing to give me prototype models was that I never display them on the internet which is sad as they look really cool.


If you are interested I can contact you via email:) Most are more modern post 80's machines 

Post# 162286 , Reply# 15   12/16/2011 at 00:27 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        
Model O

I think it's a priceless machine myself.Very nice for sure.The first machine ever produced by one of the largest and most well known companies ever. I would definitely never sell it but I could see it bringing a few thousand dollars pretty easy.These Machines I heard were long gone years ago and are such a rare find you couldn't put a dollar value on them.How could you price such a historically significant machine.She is beautiful and I'm sure her scratches are well earned.

Post# 162890 , Reply# 16   12/20/2011 at 19:39 (4,446 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

I just re-read this post, and Gareth, I would love to see pictures of them ! Is there any way you could send me any through email?

Daniel :)

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