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Hoover UK Brochure 1983 Turbopower
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Post# 211026   12/23/2012 at 20:18 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I only have a few vintage Hoover brochures left, and this is one from 1983 when the first Turbopower uprights were released.




Post# 211027 , Reply# 1   12/23/2012 at 20:20 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Post# 211028 , Reply# 2   12/23/2012 at 20:26 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Post# 211030 , Reply# 3   12/23/2012 at 20:27 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Page 4: Three model line up.



Post# 211031 , Reply# 4   12/23/2012 at 20:32 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Post# 211032 , Reply# 5   12/23/2012 at 20:35 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Post# 211033 , Reply# 6   12/23/2012 at 20:37 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Post# 211034 , Reply# 7   12/23/2012 at 20:40 (2,652 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Finally! Page 8 that shows off the specs.



Post# 211059 , Reply# 8   12/24/2012 at 02:21 (2,652 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Great pictures sebo_fan - this model was such a huge advance over the old ranger body, and compareable to the switch from the Ford Cortina to the Ford Sierra at about the same time. After so many facelifts of the old Senior platform, a totally new plastivac must have really gone down well with consumers at the time. To think, the TP1 celebrates its 30'th birthday next year. I don't know where the time's gone as I remember these when they first came out and it don't seem like 30 years ago!
The sad thing though is that the TP1 was a huge step down from the Senior in terms of ruggedness and build quality, all in an attempt to make it lighter and more cost effective. They were a huge advance for Hoover nonetheless and the direct competitor to the Electrolux 500 series.

There were attempts by hoover to produce a futuristic vac earlier than the 80's though with the UK Convertible (Dialamatic) and this seemed even more advanced than the Turbopower as it used the clean air system. I can never understand why the TP1 used the dirty fan system, when Electrolux had been producing the 500 series for 13 years beforehand, and this was a clean air system with superior hose suction - even to the TP1.


Post# 211081 , Reply# 9   12/24/2012 at 09:06 (2,651 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I think it was due to cost, Steve. Hoover knew that by the time the junior and Senior were not making money, they had to act fast! It would make sense to re-body a similar elderly component that had done before and put a new plastic design around it. The TP series may have been dirty fan vacs but buyers weren't exactly told about that. I can remember back in the day, terms like "dirty fan," and "clean air," just didn't float around.

Buyers were demanding lighter uprights and Hoover responded with the Turbopower uprights. They also went to town with their cylinder vacs, adding gadgets, lights and much more power - so there would always be a good compromise over a cylinder vac or upright.

Having said that, my parents never bought into the Turbopower dream. They had a Senior Ranger and then the Junior for most of my early years. Clearly they were into longevity and robustness, finally going with Oreck as the Junior's replacement, which was far too short lived and then replaced with the Sebo X1 Automatic.


Post# 211084 , Reply# 10   12/24/2012 at 09:36 (2,651 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

My folks had a Senior Ranger as well - for a good many years! They bought into the Dyson dream though when the DC01 was launched.
Hoover eventually made the change though to clean air vacs when the TP2 was launched in 1992 - and although the name stayed the same - Turbopower - the cleaners were totally different. The biggest omission on the TP2 that should have been put on it was the TP1's headlight - the TP1 seemed to be the last UK Hoover to have a headlight. Its only recently that the new TP4 has been fitted with a light again.
Whilst I liked the style of the TP1 and its headlight and air freshener - because it was so fragile, I always preferred the TP2 & 3 models - they seemed so much more rugged in comparison, but they were heavier.

The sensotronics were a very cool cleaner of the 80's with the gadgets and lights, and I was always interested in seeing them at my friends parents houses who had them as they were so technologically advanced for the time. The Turbomaster was the upright version of the sensotronic, it had the lights and gadgets, which then transferred to the TP2.
The TP3 was the last of the great Hoover uprights in my opinion, and will always be held high on my list of desired vacs, especially the Autosense models - wonderful machines and I am fuming that I got rid of mine years ago when I got a DC07 back in 2002. I will get another TP3 autosense again one day


Post# 211087 , Reply# 11   12/24/2012 at 11:41 (2,651 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

There was no need for the original Turbopower to be clean fan because as has been said, such differences were rarely advertised. In fact I saw on here recently a comment in a brochue which said the 'direct' air system as Hoover termed it was far better for getting suction from fan to floor as quickly as possible. Consumers bought into the brand and the modern styling. They did not do the same for filtration and other advantages of clean air motors. Also, it would of course have been impossible to make a soft bag junior version if the machine had been clean-air style.

Post# 211090 , Reply# 12   12/24/2012 at 12:46 (2,651 days old) by sebox4 ()        
Thank you for posting this!

The turbopowers may not have been the most advanced, and certainly were not the most well made, but needless to say they are my favourite vacuums, along with the turbomasters.

The suction may not be the best on the tools, but for most jobs it is more than adequate, it can remove cat hair from velour, for example.

The main reason for them being my favourite vacuums is that I have never known anything to groom carpets better, and the overall carpet cleaning performance is second to none if you ask me!

I have a U2194 and a U1220 in my collection and they will always be my go to machines for carpet cleaning!

Matt


Post# 211193 , Reply# 13   12/26/2012 at 07:12 (2,649 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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See this brochure at www.flickr.com/photos/ukvacfan/...




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