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Post# 174516   3/23/2012 at 09:32 (4,204 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Just curious. I remember having seen a Hoover convertable in purple (or lavender, what ever you want to call it) at one time (havnt got one though). Did Hoover make any other machines to match that colour scheme?


Post# 174527 , Reply# 1   3/23/2012 at 12:37 (4,204 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        

The Hoover you speak of is.the Convertible.model 33 (1962-64), finished in dusky lavender and pearl white. To my knowledge, their were no other Hoover models with that color scheme.

Post# 174534 , Reply# 2   3/23/2012 at 13:30 (4,204 days old) by 1926700 ()        
that color.....=)

was espcially made for none other than Agnes Morehead who played Endora on Bewiched....

Post# 174542 , Reply# 3   3/23/2012 at 14:05 (4,204 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        

Didn't Agnes Moorehead have a friend (or friends) who were with the Hoover Company? I seem to.remember hearing something about that. And since Hoover vacuum cleaners were prominently featured in the 1963 film "Who's Minding the Store?" and on the TV series "Bewitched", both of which featured Agnes Moorehead, it would certainly stand to reason.

Post# 174555 , Reply# 4   3/23/2012 at 15:34 (4,204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
SHE was very good friends with them.

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They made that cleaner in HER favorite color. I do believe that, even though the word HOOVER was NEVER spoken in either show, they were in there due to her. It was Americas's first look at the totally "new" cleaner, the DAM. Imagine HOOVER getting a free ad like that. Too bad they couldn't have sprung for a Convertible with a light for Agnes.

Post# 174556 , Reply# 5   3/23/2012 at 15:35 (4,204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Our own John Gregory had the

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original lavender Convertible...with the prop tag from the studio. It was "something".

Post# 174562 , Reply# 6   3/23/2012 at 16:24 (4,204 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

john that hoover is now at the tti headquarters with some of the related agnes moorhead keepsakes that made it her own.....agnes was best friends and neighbors with lucille ball who introdruced agnes to her lifelong and childhood friend henry dryfuss.....who was brought in via hoover to prop out the set of whose minding the store with the 1962 hoover floorcare collection.....agness signature color is model 33 in honor for her by henry dryfuss in honor of their friendship via lucy. a note to all hoover collectors was this friendship of henry and lucy that made the hoover aerodyne ad i have on my website in my foyer.....go to lucy used a model 62 on i love lucy which was the first product placement in the history of television ....convertible will follow on all desilu produced programing like the gary moore show...dick van dyke....make room for daddy....the andy grifith show.....agnes had henry show william asher director of i love lucy and later bewitched the dial a matic because it was the best new age vac that could be used by the prop department at screen gems

Post# 174571 , Reply# 7   3/23/2012 at 17:26 (4,204 days old) by chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        
purple hoovers

I loved Bewitched, Agnes was a hoot. I have the purple Convertible, it is my garage vac. Just broke the belt the other day.Thanks for the trivia!

PS I heard that Lucy was also a fan of Sunbeam Moxmasters. Something else I collect.

Post# 174574 , Reply# 8   3/23/2012 at 17:48 (4,204 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Interesting. Too bad they didnt make the DAM for the show in purple.

Post# 174576 , Reply# 9   3/23/2012 at 18:10 (4,204 days old) by guardsman69 ()        


Post# 174594 , Reply# 10   3/23/2012 at 20:13 (4,204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Not to mention

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the Honeywell thermostat, the "cinnamon bun", Singer sewing machines. When we were at HOOVER Historical Society, we stood on the porch where they'd tell stories of Henry and the rest of them sitting on that porch. We heard "Bud" Hoover tell of Henry having pork chops with the HOOVERs , so casually speaking.
We also learned how Henry took his own life when he learned his beloved wife had terminal cancer. A shame to lose such a brilliant mind. What a legacy: he touched almost everything.

Post# 174751 , Reply# 11   3/24/2012 at 21:19 (4,203 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

i tried to find the photo of agnes mooreheads downstairs maid using the hoover convertible model 33 cleaning up after her anual christmas birthday party was in a series of candid at home photos of agnes on a website dedicated to her by a blogger named ptourist....thats the smoking gun....

Post# 174757 , Reply# 12   3/25/2012 at 00:22 (4,203 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Why not show the gang your pic of that cleaner? Before you sent them to Glenwillow.

Post# 174777 , Reply# 13   3/25/2012 at 09:22 (4,202 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Love the Agnes Moorehead trivia !

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I never knew that! My mother had the purple and the pink Convertible Specials and had the same red hair style. Too ironic ! Wow.

Post# 174778 , Reply# 14   3/25/2012 at 09:22 (4,202 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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My mother was a "witch" too. :)

Post# 174828 , Reply# 15   3/25/2012 at 17:49 (4,202 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

dear john you will have to come up to showroom and take the digital camera card and show me how to do it .....i will post the pack up photos when you come....i think our collector members will treasure them

Post# 174859 , Reply# 16   3/25/2012 at 22:53 (4,202 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I know

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they will. I'll try to get up there this week.

Post# 174862 , Reply# 17   3/25/2012 at 23:08 (4,202 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

the last appearance of samantha stevens 1100 dial a matic on bewitched is this little piggy in the seventh season seen in the background of a janitorial closet....what a sad end to such a visual prop

Post# 175038 , Reply# 18   3/27/2012 at 17:42 (4,200 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

and that was when the second darren dick sargent was her husband.....the best hoover bewitched samantha but really serena moment was liz montgomery laying on the couch....with the serena theme music blaring and dick york walking in on serna as samantha doing her housework in the non mortal fashion......the episode ...its so nice to have a spouse around the house......check it out

Post# 175050 , Reply# 19   3/27/2012 at 19:27 (4,200 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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They were still using the 1100 DAM in season 7? Talk about frugal! I would've thought Samantha would have been upgraded to a power drive model 1170 for sure!

- Hershel

Post# 175076 , Reply# 20   3/27/2012 at 22:36 (4,200 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

here's mine
I thought for sure you'd have one Doug.

Post# 175078 , Reply# 21   3/27/2012 at 22:45 (4,200 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
very nice specimen there.

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You showed us yours, so, I'll show you mine.... HOOVER, that is, right? lolo As soon as I give it a clean up with Windex and Bon Ami. Again, the cleaner...

Post# 175139 , Reply# 22   3/28/2012 at 13:29 (4,199 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

everyone should go to the hoover facebook page and see his vault 704-01 absolutely amazing....i hope he will post a video of it on you tube

Post# 175143 , Reply# 23   3/28/2012 at 14:58 (4,199 days old) by dualsanitronic (Omaha)        

Samantha didn't need the Power Drive DAM, her witchcraft drove the thing,lol! Perhaps that was the "inspiration" for Hoover to intro the PD in 1969, it was the 1st self propelled vacuum!

Post# 175166 , Reply# 24   3/28/2012 at 20:26 (4,199 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Pete:

Nice machine. No I've never come across one. While I dont really do alot with hoovers purple is my favorite colour so thats one I would keep.


Post# 175218 , Reply# 25   3/29/2012 at 10:04 (4,198 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Here's an advertisement for the 33:

Post# 175221 , Reply# 26   3/29/2012 at 10:51 (4,198 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

endora (agnes moorehead) and samantha (elizabeth montgomery) are preserved on the same page ......finding this was awesome.....thank you kloveland A++++++++++++++++++ JEFF PARKER WOULD LOVE THIS

Post# 175228 , Reply# 27   3/29/2012 at 12:08 (4,198 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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These are scans of catalogs from another member (Sean Curry). He was gracious enough to let me go through his catalogs. I have more and I'm thinking of starting a new thread. These old catalogs from companies that are no longer in existence shouldn't violate the copyright law.


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