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Hoover Dual Voltage
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Post# 187066   6/25/2012 at 07:03 (2,843 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Over the weekend, I decided to check out the local flea market. With a sharp increase in traffic, you either have to go super early or late in the day to find a parking space. It's getting harder and harder to find any older vacs there, most of them started out as $50. bagless throwaways. Anyway, one of the vendors had what I thought was an ordinary Hoover Commercial upright, until I looked at the hood and in gold letters it said Hoover Dual-Voltage. It has a switch on the underside to do just that. It can switch from 120 to 240 volts. The serial number is 089500004123, indicating production date as 08/95. Are these cleaners rare? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.

- Hershel

Post# 187072 , Reply# 1   6/25/2012 at 08:29 (2,842 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Very interesting! So you could use it in the UK too.

Post# 187081 , Reply# 2   6/25/2012 at 09:46 (2,842 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
dual voltage Hoover

rare?-YES!---I have heard that one use of these was cleaning aircraft interiors.

Post# 187084 , Reply# 3   6/25/2012 at 10:06 (2,842 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Probably made for members of the American Armed Forces whose families may often relocate to places in both Europe and the USA. Saves money for them if they only need to buy one set of electrical appliances that can move around with them.

Post# 187129 , Reply# 4   6/25/2012 at 15:10 (2,842 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        
So you could use it in the UK too

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Indeed you could. Forgot to mention that it has a U.S. plug, and takes Type A bags. Being made for the Armed Forces sounds like a very plausible explanation, if any Hoover experts out there know for sure (or how long they were made) I'm all ears....

- Hershel

Post# 187157 , Reply# 5   6/25/2012 at 18:50 (2,842 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

How about pics of the vac? Do they still make them today or how long were they made?

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