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Post# 271252   3/11/2014 at 10:46 (3,786 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Continuing this great thread into part 3.

Part 1 is here

Part 2 is here


Post# 271279 , Reply# 1   3/11/2014 at 14:23 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I still have

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Many many more vacuums to come stay tuned ;)
Thanks Robert your the best !!!

Dan


Post# 271284 , Reply# 2   3/11/2014 at 14:33 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Now for another

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Favorite my Kirby Legand II
I love this color and the style was perfected at the end of this generation .


Dan


Post# 271345 , Reply# 3   3/11/2014 at 20:00 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Found a stray

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Convertible was real sunny out today, my neighbor sent this to me last year I originally picked this out of her trash when I was a little kid found out it needed a switch fixed it and sold it back to her for $25.00 from then on I made
lots of money as a child fixing and selling trash find Convertibles .
I just can't do that anymore the vacuums in the trash are too disgusting
and dirty . Plus the newest thing to worry about in trash picked vacuums is
the growing bed bug epidemic and that in itself is disgusting !

Dan




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Post# 271367 , Reply# 4   3/11/2014 at 21:15 (3,786 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
Hard to tell, but i think...

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I like that one. That brown sets off color well. There is one like it but green/brown up for sale in the "super market" area. I have never run across one in person yet. A light blue hood might really rock, what color hoods were they made in that design?


Post# 271368 , Reply# 5   3/11/2014 at 21:15 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gee

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Looks like I am still the leader with the longest thread in vacuum land history once again ;)

Dan


Post# 271371 , Reply# 6   3/11/2014 at 21:18 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I think

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the Blue one and this Robert for the metal machines the Lexan ones had many colors .

Dan


Post# 271382 , Reply# 7   3/11/2014 at 21:48 (3,786 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
Yes,

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I think i have seen a picture of the light blue hood brown metal combo, might have to find one for my collection someday.
Can a lexan model hood fit a metal base model?
Here's Dustin's machine for sale. There was an orange/brown i've seen that i also like.


Post# 271384 , Reply# 8   3/11/2014 at 21:52 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Oh ok

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That one doesn't have the Headlight like my brown one .
I never tried to switch hoods that a great question I
will have to ask the Hoover God John Gregory .

Dan


Post# 271390 , Reply# 9   3/11/2014 at 22:12 (3,786 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
When you speak to him...

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please tell him many thanks for the extras he sent along with my order of brush strips...'from the guy in NYC'. The bearings will be put to good use in my small fleet of Hoovers. I like that style of doing business!
(I tried to leave a message on his website but had technical difficulties.)


Post# 271399 , Reply# 10   3/11/2014 at 22:58 (3,786 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I most

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Certainly will Robert . That's John Gregory a very kind and giving man a few have taken advantage
of his kindness but more people appreciate him so they don't matter .

Dan


Post# 271473 , Reply# 11   3/12/2014 at 09:41 (3,785 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
My Simplicity

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Synchrony it's a great vacuum but I prefer my Riccar Radience

Dan


Post# 271524 , Reply# 12   3/12/2014 at 14:06 (3,785 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hey Dan, I too have a Legend II, I absolutely love the color. Its my favorite post 1980 to current Kirby


Post# 271527 , Reply# 13   3/12/2014 at 14:31 (3,785 days old) by jade_angel (Fort Collins, CO)        

Very nice Legend II; I'd love to find one like it. I really think the Legend series were probably the best Kirbys ever made - lighter and less cumbersome than the G-series, plenty of power but not too loud, and can use the modern HEPA bags.

Post# 271530 , Reply# 14   3/12/2014 at 14:32 (3,785 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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I have two legend II in the maroon and one in Black with the small head I will post that later. Love that era too such great Kirby`s .

Dan


Post# 271531 , Reply# 15   3/12/2014 at 14:34 (3,785 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
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Thank you I have two in the Maroon such awesome machines I might part with one ;)

I love the G series also I don't find them cumbersome or loud but that's what everyone says .

Dan


Post# 271536 , Reply# 16   3/12/2014 at 14:59 (3,785 days old) by jade_angel (Fort Collins, CO)        

I don't think the G-series is terrible either, but the Legend series is, in my opinion, anyway, easier to maneuver. (Decent versus better, not good versus bad) As for loud, I think my point of comparison is more modern Royal than Kirby. I don't consider any of the Kirbys very loud.

Post# 271560 , Reply# 17   3/12/2014 at 19:05 (3,785 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I hear

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You Eric I feel the same way about the Legends the only thing is I have frieze carpet and the self propelled Sentria II is easier to push on my carpets .

Dan


Post# 271579 , Reply# 18   3/12/2014 at 21:59 (3,785 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Next up my

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Kenmore twins one self propelled one manual push .

Dan


Post# 271614 , Reply# 19   3/13/2014 at 02:42 (3,785 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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AAHH "Who's the boss" Vacuum cleaner. I always wondered as a child what type of vacuum that was, Only years later when I discovered the internet did I find out. Cool looking vacuum, we never got them in South Africa :( 


Post# 271633 , Reply# 20   3/13/2014 at 09:22 (3,784 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
That's

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Right Gareth , that was the reason I watched that show .
You guys never had Singer vacuums in SA ?
I guess Sears is not in your country either so no Kenmore's ?

Dan


Post# 271670 , Reply# 21   3/13/2014 at 13:41 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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No,

No Kenmore or Sears :( 

 

I would love one of those, I do have the first Electrolux cyclinder cyclonic vacuum which I believe was also sold as a Kenmore. It was a very good cleaner here and was the first bagles vacuum sold in SA, ( dyson only came here in 2005 ) These were also the most expensive vacuum vacuum sold in retail stores in SA at the time. 

 

They were made in Sweden 


Post# 271671 , Reply# 22   3/13/2014 at 13:52 (3,784 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Show me

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a Picture of that Electrolux bagless we didn't get Eurekas rebadged as Electroulxes until a few years ago .

Dan


Post# 271674 , Reply# 23   3/13/2014 at 14:04 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Here is a pic I just got it out its a bit dirty its been living in storage in the garage 


Post# 271675 , Reply# 24   3/13/2014 at 14:06 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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This was sold as a Eureka for a short period aswell, I have some info of it at work 


Post# 271676 , Reply# 25   3/13/2014 at 14:10 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Rating plate 


Post# 271677 , Reply# 26   3/13/2014 at 14:18 (3,784 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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That Electrolux bagless (reply #23) was sold as a Kenmore and an Eureka version here in North America. I had the Eureka version in the light blue. The Kenmore version was a dark navy blue.

Gary


Post# 271680 , Reply# 27   3/13/2014 at 14:27 (3,784 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Oh Kool

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Gareth now I remember this vacuum . It was a rebadged Eureka made for Sears .

Dan


Post# 271681 , Reply# 28   3/13/2014 at 14:31 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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It was a good vacuum, we however did not get a PN on ours but rather a a turbo brush. I bought my mom one when they came out They used it for a long time until I got them a dyson. This might be their one i can't remember I have a few of them.


Post# 271687 , Reply# 29   3/13/2014 at 15:39 (3,784 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Here is a pic of the one I had.

Post# 271688 , Reply# 30   3/13/2014 at 15:40 (3,784 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Another

Post# 271689 , Reply# 31   3/13/2014 at 15:41 (3,784 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Last one.

Post# 271691 , Reply# 32   3/13/2014 at 15:45 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I think it was a decent first attempt at a cyclonic vacuum, No dyson, but it was sure better than any of the newer cyclonic Electrolux's I have seen 


Post# 271692 , Reply# 33   3/13/2014 at 15:46 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Dan Sorry for hijacking your thread there with this Vacuum 


Post# 271702 , Reply# 34   3/13/2014 at 17:36 (3,784 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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My Thread is your Thread my Brother 😁

Gary
That's a beautiful machine reminds me of a bag less real
Electrolux if they made one .

Dan


Post# 271723 , Reply# 35   3/13/2014 at 20:09 (3,784 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
3 more

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Kirby's

A heritage II on left 1985

A Legend II 1990 middle

A Legand II black 1988 with small nozzle

Dan


Post# 271771 , Reply# 36   3/14/2014 at 04:47 (3,784 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thanks Dan 

 

I wish we had that small nozzle for the Legend II 

 

 

 

On the bag less Electrolux( Swenden ) /Eureka /Kenmore , That is what i liked about it so much was that they went back to the original style.  


Post# 271783 , Reply# 37   3/14/2014 at 06:55 (3,784 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Your welcome

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Gareth 😁

Next up is another progressive I use in homes before they go to settlement
Or before an open house . I always make sure carpets are freshly vacuumed .

Dan


Post# 271874 , Reply# 38   3/14/2014 at 17:21 (3,783 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
The brand new

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Number one in Consumer Reports magazine it's just OK .
eBay purchase nib $37.00 for that much it's awesome lol .

Dan


Post# 271876 , Reply# 39   3/14/2014 at 17:34 (3,783 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I often find consumer reports useless, ( well at least the ones here in SA)I am not sure how they get their info sometime's but been in the business I know what is good and what is bad out their and in more than one occasion they have named the best machine as a machine I would not give to my worst enemy.

 

My friend who is in large appliance repairs says the same thing, They will give a washing machine as the most reliable brand and yet that is the machine he gets in for repair the most.


Post# 271877 , Reply# 40   3/14/2014 at 17:46 (3,783 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Exactly Gareth

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Some swear by them I say a true professional knows more . That magazine is a complete joke only those with no knowledge believe what they say .

Dan


Post# 271912 , Reply# 41   3/14/2014 at 20:46 (3,783 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A NIB

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Oreck Axis like I needed another Oreck 😝
This will stay in box for many years ...

Dan


Post# 271934 , Reply# 42   3/15/2014 at 00:50 (3,783 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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I have the same Oreck Axis. Its been used weekly since I got it. I love that thing.Just wish I had got it in the other colors they were offering at the time.

Post# 271944 , Reply# 43   3/15/2014 at 05:59 (3,783 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Ryan I also

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Own the Pilots and I use them a lot . This was a QVC today's special I forget how much it cost but it was a very good deal .

Dan


Post# 272020 , Reply# 44   3/15/2014 at 16:22 (3,782 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I must say  Thank you very much for this thread Dan , It has got me so interested in my vacuum collection again. I have been working really hard the past few years, Late nights , early mornings, weekends, Holidays and it finally came time to take it easy, I leave work at 4 pm now and don't work weekends any more, This has freed up so much time and one of the things I have enjoyed working on my collection but now I have enjoyed actually using my collection to clean my home.

I have always used modern vacuums with built in hoses and attachments , They are great for my house with multi flooring , two naughty ( take after their dad ) sons, Cats , dogs ,Rabbits and my wife and me, But most of all I use them because  they are the  fastest way to get my home clean effectively. At work and in my workshop at home i am a vacuum guy & collector but at home everyday I am just a Dad and husband doing my bit to get things done and vacuuming was just a chore to be done. 

Now with more time on my hands I am enjoying using my collection to do some cleaning and its bee great fun and reminded me why I collect all of them.

So Thank you for this awesome thread

G


Post# 272022 , Reply# 45   3/15/2014 at 16:46 (3,782 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
You are

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So welcome Gareth I enjoy posting to show other collectors all the vacuums out there .
That is so very kind of you and I surely hope we can meet one day my brother .
There are some very kind people on vacuum land and I appreciate every one
also so not so nice people but the haters just make me work even harder 😝

I still have lots more to post so stay tuned 😁

Dan


Post# 272024 , Reply# 46   3/15/2014 at 17:40 (3,782 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I remember that Electrolux in reply 23. We had them in the UK for a short period. They're actually pretty good.

Post# 272032 , Reply# 47   3/15/2014 at 20:15 (3,782 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another NIB

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Tacony Fuller Brush Tidy Maid once I sell off some vacuums I will open this .

Dan


Post# 272052 , Reply# 48   3/16/2014 at 01:03 (3,782 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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You my brother have patients, I do not I could never leave a vacuum in a box without testing it out. I cant even order online as I hate waiting for them to arrive, When I have decided or found a vacuum I want I will drive any distance to get it NOW. 


Post# 272064 , Reply# 49   3/16/2014 at 06:30 (3,782 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I love

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Having NIB vacuums many years later I have always done this .

Dan


Post# 272065 , Reply# 50   3/16/2014 at 07:09 (3,782 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
My new

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Dual V Hoover steam vac that John Gregory sent me as another gift .
I now have two I always like to have a back up so now I'm set .

Dan


Post# 272066 , Reply# 51   3/16/2014 at 07:46 (3,782 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have one of those but need a new fresh water tank, it leaks due to a family member pouring water from a kettle into it. I got it from the USA as they don't sell them here.


Post# 272068 , Reply# 52   3/16/2014 at 08:39 (3,782 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Hoover USA

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Makes the best steam vacs period .

Great machines I use that first then my Aerus floor
Pro the carpets turn out amazingly clean mine stay
Snow White because of the pair .

Dan


Post# 272070 , Reply# 53   3/16/2014 at 08:55 (3,781 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I agree, I have two, This one and a older model, Both are USA machines. 


Post# 272095 , Reply# 54   3/16/2014 at 12:05 (3,781 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
The other

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Part to my carpet cleaning duo my Aerus Floor Pro .
My sales man John always gives me one as a thank you
for purchasing all the Aerus machines for my family .

Dan


Post# 272150 , Reply# 55   3/16/2014 at 16:33 (3,781 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
My NIB

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Eureka 2010 that someone posted on here a few months ago I bought it from him 😁

Dan


Post# 272207 , Reply# 56   3/17/2014 at 02:42 (3,781 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I always wonder how a machine that old ends up never been used, I can understand if its a shop and it got lost in the stock room but I have seen many that belonged to people that were just left in the closet never used. 

 

While i do enjoy restoring machines I would love to find something like that Unused here, But the chances are about 0


Post# 272218 , Reply# 57   3/17/2014 at 08:06 (3,781 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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Here in the US lots of times when people got married they had wedding showers and sometimes wound up with two or more of the same item as a gift . Then they would just put the extra NIB vacuum or appliance in the attic , basement or closet and because things were made so well they never got to use the item . The people got old passed away and family finds the old NIB items and either throw them away or if your lucky like I was they sell the items .
I have another NIB Eureka I bought many years ago at an estate sale for $12.00 .
I know many of my elder family members used to buy two appliances if they liked it just in case it broke they had a back up . Well most times the appliance never broke and they had another NIB appliance never used stored away .

Dan


Post# 272242 , Reply# 58   3/17/2014 at 13:21 (3,780 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A Eureka

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1412 with Normal and Shag carpet height adjustment I bought this I think late 70's
Used it maybe twice then stored it away and found this week .

Dan


Post# 272281 , Reply# 59   3/17/2014 at 18:52 (3,780 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another NIB

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Hoover Windtunnel T series

Will stay in box for many years from now .

Dan


Post# 272307 , Reply# 60   3/17/2014 at 21:26 (3,780 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
My only

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Dyson DC28 air muscle very heavy to use on frieze carpet makes brush roll grinding noise and shuts off . I just can't get into Dysons I like the looks the end 😁

Dan


Post# 272371 , Reply# 61   3/18/2014 at 09:47 (3,779 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have that same dc28, Its a beast, It will drag you accross the carpetwhen the brush roll grips. Unfortunatly someone ( not me ) plugged it into the wrong plug socket in my house, ( 220v is standard in SA but seen as I have lots of USA vacuums I have 110v aswell) some how forcing the plug into a multi plug socket and fried the motor :( Its sitting at my workshop awaiting a new motor.

 

I like that Hoover, I like the squared off lines of the bag housing. 


Post# 272375 , Reply# 62   3/18/2014 at 10:35 (3,779 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
This one,

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once the brushes get hold of my THICK carpet forget it the Dyson DC28 is not going anywhere its unusable I guess it needs a low pile carpet or bare floors .

Dan


Post# 272376 , Reply# 63   3/18/2014 at 10:49 (3,779 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I didn't use it on the carpet in our bedroom that is thick pile, seriously sink to your knees thick :) but it worked well in the lounge which is medium cut pile. I love all the tech in it though.


Post# 272420 , Reply# 64   3/18/2014 at 17:01 (3,779 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
it looks like

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a good machine I just have a hard time with any bag less vacuum . I prefer a water vacuum for bag less or just a plain ole bagged vacuum .

Dan


Post# 272454 , Reply# 65   3/18/2014 at 20:25 (3,779 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Next up two

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Very HEAVY Kenmore Progressives I have no idea what they were thinking .

The brown one has electric height adjustment clean really good just too heavy and bulky I have no idea who made these for sears .

Dan


Post# 272465 , Reply# 66   3/18/2014 at 23:52 (3,779 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
Funny...

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I have that Kenmore on the right in Maroon but have yet to use it. I got it for $5 at an auction. It is nutso heavy, basically tank like. I wonder that vacs like this will be nearly impossible to find faster than any other vac in history. Made for only a year or two, unpopular, and trouble prone seems to be a recipe for rarity. The white elephant factor is a hoot as long as it doesn't cost much and you have the room to store it.

Okay Dan i think we can say Kenmores may be one of your favorite non-favorite brands. They are entertaining and only as far as the nearest Sears, am i right?


Post# 272489 , Reply# 67   3/19/2014 at 07:02 (3,779 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Rob

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I actually like some Kenmores some are very good others like the two above are like what was Sears thinking ?
The progressives have always been good vacuums the new Elite upright I'm begining to like with more use .

Dan


Post# 272519 , Reply# 68   3/19/2014 at 11:30 (3,778 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Well I received a

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call from one of the most knowledgeable vacuum guru I know Mr. John Gregory of Sweeper Central himself the other vacuum guru is Mr. Tom Gasko . John Gregory has just informed me that those Kenmore`s were made by TTI/Dirt Devil I kind of thought that by the brush roll . They were made during a time that Sears was having trouble with Panasonic and TTI stepped in and built these machines to provide Sears with a Kenmore very different than they ever had. They were modeled after the Fantom with the rear placement of the motor . The twin chamber bag less dirt cup was a Dirt Devil reaction even the chrome separators' in the dirt cup was straight from the reaction . These machines were supposed to be built as Royals later on but the Dealers didn`t want a machine that resembled a Kenmore so once Sears mended its problems with Panasonic the machine was discontinued .

Dan




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Post# 272531 , Reply# 69   3/19/2014 at 12:28 (3,778 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another Aerus

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Lux Legacy I just found this in back of the loft under a blanket I have no idea why I was hiding it ?
Must be my vacuum purchasing sickness 😜

Dan


Post# 272559 , Reply# 70   3/19/2014 at 17:56 (3,778 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another Surprise

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Gift from John Gregory my good friend sent me the brand new just released
Royal Pro Series UR30095 the model just seen at the VDTA . A Royal version
of the Hoover Platinum which I already own I love these machines especially
the soft start motors . TTI is an amazing company the products they are putting
out are very impressive . This is a beautiful blue color 😁 do any collectors have one yet ?

Dan


Post# 272563 , Reply# 71   3/19/2014 at 18:54 (3,778 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
Dan

I agree with you, John seems like a great guy. I called and talked to him about buying the professional commercial that looks like the decade series. I feel bad since I haven't gotten back to him def want to give a guy like that business.

Post# 272566 , Reply# 72   3/19/2014 at 19:09 (3,778 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Colby

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John is an awesome very knowledgeable friend he is kind and that's very rare to find in today's world .
I am so grateful to Robert and Fred for this web site I have spoken to many kind collectors and that's how I met John Gregory and I need to get over my fear of flying because I need to go and meet Tom Gasko and visit the vacuum museum and would love to your the Tacony plant .

Dan


Post# 272567 , Reply# 73   3/19/2014 at 19:14 (3,778 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
Dan

Yes you do need to get over your fears of flying lol, load up on Xanax haha. I too would love to see the factory and meet Tom in person. I plan on going to meet John as soon as I get a free weekend being that he's not that far away



Post# 272586 , Reply# 74   3/19/2014 at 21:35 (3,778 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Colby , Johns store

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Is beautiful and he has the entire Hoover line in one stop shopping . Any parts you could imagine some parts so rare only John has them . Plus just his vast knowledge of
Hoover is incredible . I had no idea how rare and valuable my Convertibles and other Hoovers in my collection are . I have to look into some type of sedative to help me fly ;)

Dan


Post# 272625 , Reply# 75   3/20/2014 at 03:08 (3,778 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Dan you have a Merc there is no need to fly, Looks like we have allot in common 


Post# 272636 , Reply# 76   3/20/2014 at 07:26 (3,778 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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I know I can just hop into the Benz and drive but it would take days to get to St.James were at opposite ends of the country 😁 . That makes me think though I could fill the Benz full of Tacony vacuums I'd be
buying out the factory if I did that .

That's because your my brother from another mother living in a country far far away 😃
Dan


Post# 272649 , Reply# 77   3/20/2014 at 10:29 (3,777 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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That is how I got into Mercedes I needed a car to travel between Cape Town and Joburg for business as I am petrified of flying. I have not seen a Aeroplain made by Mercedes yet so I dont think they are built well enough Laughing 


Post# 272657 , Reply# 78   3/20/2014 at 11:24 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Yes Gareth

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that makes sense until Mercedes make an Airplane I guess we`ll just have to drive our Benz`s .
When Only The Best Will do ...
The Best or Nothing ...

Dan


Post# 272669 , Reply# 79   3/20/2014 at 13:36 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another

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Favorite Royal Vacuum 9100 Powercast a huge and heavy machine but is very easy to push through my thick Frieze carpet a true deep cleaning beast that I love .

Dan


Post# 272670 , Reply# 80   3/20/2014 at 13:40 (3,777 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Now that Is a machine I would love to have, I wish they still made it, I love the Look of it 


Post# 272674 , Reply# 81   3/20/2014 at 13:52 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth this

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Royal is an awesome Vacuum I wish they still made it also it is a machine that is a MUST keep !

Dan


Post# 272688 , Reply# 82   3/20/2014 at 15:01 (3,777 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

There is something satisfying about buying new vacuums and storing them away or never using them. We are preserving these models now such that in 20 years time we can look back at them long after they have all burned out or otherwise gone to hoover heaven, and think to ourselves - I wonder how many other people still have an unused one of these?

Folk might think we are mad buying vacs and then never using them, but we are actually preserving these models hopefully to be appreciated by generations to come.

I know how excited I get when I see a NIB old stock machine that was last sold many years back. Its the same with old cars - how often do we see a mint condition car that's 20-30 years old, that we remember from our childhoods, long after they have disappeared from the streets?

Its great that some of us are doing it with items that most people would never think of preserving.


Post# 272694 , Reply# 83   3/20/2014 at 15:11 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Steve

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Wow that is exactly what I am doing and haven't thought of it that way .
How else will anyone get to see a new in box old stock vacuum years from now ?
Thank you so much for the explanation I could not give I really appreciate that .

Dan


Post# 272696 , Reply# 84   3/20/2014 at 15:30 (3,777 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

When you think about it, those of us with large collections now, could become the future vac museums. I only wish I'd started collecting properly in my 20's, so that by my 60's I'd have my own museum of vacs dating back at least 40 years.

The only thing you need to have is security of tenure, or your own property in which to store your machines. Vacs we store away now are tomorrow's investments.

When Candy took over Hoover in the UK, they destroyed all of Hoovers old machines and paperwork so far as I know, such that the only old hoover machines now are in the hands of collectors, or in little old lady's lofts, much like the vac in my avatar picture.

Rather than junk it, the family sold it on ebay and I snapped it up as it had very little use. That vac was made in March 1967, so is older than me. I can look at it and reflect on times long gone. I have no right to destroy it, and will do my best to preserve it for another 20 odd years, so that by the time I'm 60, that little Hoover Junior 1346 will be 65 years old and all original.

We are preserving the antiques of tomorrow, and I feel very honoured to own mine. I'm sure you do with yours Dan - look after them because not many other people would. 


Post# 272718 , Reply# 85   3/20/2014 at 16:51 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Steve

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I am VERY proud of my large either brand new or very mint vacuum collection .
I am very picky with my collection no expense is spared as I only want the
best vacuum possible . I wish I would have thought more about collecting when
I was younger had I had known of the rarity of the older vacuums I would have
purchased many more and kept them sealed in their boxes .
So that's what I am doing now buying select new machines and storing them away
so future collectors can enjoy the past as I have .

Dan


Post# 272724 , Reply# 86   3/20/2014 at 17:09 (3,777 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Even a common as muck bog standard machine now could be worth a lot in the future - purely because they are so common. No-one nowadays would dream of saving one for the future. Its often these models that die out completely in years to come. In the UK, a good example would be the Dyson DC07 - in its day, every Tom Dick and Harry had one, and they still do now in some form or the other, usually buying them reconditioned. But in 25 years time, how many people will still have a mint DC07? They will all have been scrapped years back, no-one ever thinking that they will be rare one day.

 

Take the UK Ford Cortina, in the 1960's they were everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Now, 50 years on, they are worth an absolute fortune. Even common 80's cars like the Ford Sierra are so rare now, that they have all but disappeared, and they are already getting highly sought after, especially the early 80's ones.

So don't dismiss saving some models of what you Americans consider Walmart throwaway vacs. Many people will remember them in 2030, but who will still own one? and who will actually own an unused one?

Contrary to what we might think, brand new rare models now, TOL expensive models or unusual models WILL be saved, as people will EXPECT them to be rare in the future, so many more than you might think will survive the test of time.


Post# 272734 , Reply# 87   3/20/2014 at 17:53 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Steve

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Great idea plus the cheap ones are so affordable I can buy a few of each and put them away .
I will have all the ones no one ever expected to find years later .
Thanks for the awesome tip I will start buying the close out and sale lower end models to save away for future collectors .

Dan


Post# 272771 , Reply# 88   3/20/2014 at 21:34 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another Hoover

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I love this wind tunnel II a great Hoover that not too many like .

Dan


Post# 272817 , Reply# 89   3/21/2014 at 02:56 (3,777 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Steve and Dan , You guys have really hit the nail on the head, Its about preserving things so in the future people can look back and go Wow, I don't have many NIB machines I prefer to use them and try them out but my specialty is taking the discarded and destroyed and bringing them back to their original beauty. Even then I may use them once or twice but they are put on display in my shop on special shelving for all to see.

 

I love that Hoover Windtunnel . To me it looks like a modern concept one, I would love to own one, One day my Brother when I come and visit we will have to go vacuum shopping and I will need to get a container to send the stuff back to SA


Post# 272825 , Reply# 90   3/21/2014 at 07:09 (3,777 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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I wish I had the time to restore vacuums I would love to restore old Hoover convertibles .
I would love to change the color of all metal parts kind of an update but keep hoods original
so I guess that will have to wait until retirement for now it's new vacuums or restored machines
by other professionals .

My Brother that would be awesome I can't wait until you visit the US plus you know I will send you home with some of my collection to ad to yours .

Dan


Post# 272880 , Reply# 91   3/21/2014 at 13:29 (3,776 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another

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Favorite Hoover not liked by many ;)
Hoover V2 Turbo power 7300 I sold these in my store I saved two
for myself .

Dan


Post# 272890 , Reply# 92   3/21/2014 at 16:06 (3,776 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Ugh, that Windtunnel V2 was a disaster... the early versions, anyways, when there was no circuit breaker to prevent the 4 little brushrolls from getting completely stripped out. It was a good idea, but one that needed to go back in the oven to bake a little longer. We repaired sooooooo many of those under warranty at Hoover. Then they made production changes, so you couldn't just replace the brushes -- you had to basically replace the entire base of the cleaner. I had one of the early Windtunnel V2 vacuums, but ended up selling it on eBay. They then renamed it the "Dual V", then the "Savvy" -- early Savvys had the 4 brushes, and they had gotten better by that point. Then they finally wised up and went to a single brushroll. I have one of the single brushroll models, and I love it.

Those Windtunnel V2s were launched around the same time as the Steamvac V2 ... with those paper thin clean water tanks that would leak if you looked at them the wrong way. We would get those tanks in 100-200 at a time, and blow through them in a week or two, between dealer orders and repairs.

The Windtunnel 2 was also not a very good venture for Hoover. They were good cleaners, but that's where it ended. They were way too heavy. The bagless models had the "self cleaning" filter, some models had automatic or electronic height adjustment, too. Lots of problems with circuit boards going bad. The brushroll housings were also made out of a flimsy plastic. If you took the screws out to access the brushroll, or banged it into something by mistake, it would crack and break, and that whole lower housing needed to be replaced.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane! :-)


Post# 272918 , Reply# 93   3/21/2014 at 20:08 (3,776 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Fred

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Glad I could help with your trip down memory lane .
I remember when I had my store the Hoover store in Frazer Pa .
sent me the brush rollers with metal ends to replace the plastic
Ended ones that were the problem I would swap them out and
they seemed to help . My friend Cindy bought the V2 from me way
back then 2001 ish and she's still using it today it's her favorite
Vacuum . I can't use mine because of the frieze carpet .

Dan


Post# 272923 , Reply# 94   3/21/2014 at 20:40 (3,776 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
Dan

I love that hoover turbo power. Always intrigued by those v2 models, would you ever sell one of them?

Post# 272925 , Reply# 95   3/21/2014 at 21:03 (3,776 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Colby I have

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Two V2s might part with one and I have a bag less Wind Tunnel II that I will sell I am keeping the bagged WT II .

Dan


Post# 272947 , Reply# 96   3/22/2014 at 02:19 (3,776 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I believe any vacuum can last a long time if you take good care of it and use it properly, Take the Eureka 4700 series, sold here in SA as the Electrolux petlover, It was a disaster I have never seen so many vacuum come back under warranty in my life, The problems were simple the filtration system was not the best so the filter would clog easily eventually causing motor failure. This was made worse  by the fact that most people had a straight suction canister before buying it, meaning the upright would remove piles of dust from the carpet left behind by the previous vacuum.

They had no sooner been replaced on the market by the much better powerglide than you could walk into any recycling plant and see vast quantity's of them standing their.

That all said I have a few customers ( generally the more mature ones ) who come into my shop to buy new filters and belts every few month perfectly happy with their 6 year old machine, The reason, they look after it.  


Post# 272974 , Reply# 97   3/22/2014 at 10:50 (3,775 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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That is a huge part of vacuum longevity but most people don't care to be gentle when using vacuums nor do they want to maintain a vacuum manufactures are so smart for bringing bag less machines to sell
because they know consumers won't maintain them and they will eventually be thrown out and another one will be purchased hence " planned obsolescence "

Dan


Post# 272977 , Reply# 98   3/22/2014 at 11:08 (3,775 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
I've always

Found it funny how people scratch the crap out of their machines by ramming it into stuff. I personally don't want my furniture or walls banged up hence why my vacuums don't have a scratch on them . But people are so sloppy and trashy esp the wal mart crowd so I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the condition of some machines.

Post# 272989 , Reply# 99   3/22/2014 at 14:18 (3,775 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A north Canton Ohio

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C1433 Guardsman commercial upright left over kept stock from my store brand new never used with dirt cup .

Dan


Post# 272997 , Reply# 100   3/22/2014 at 15:16 (3,775 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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We have a load of Guardsman in the cleaning company I co Own, They are fantastic machines outlasting the sebo's Kachers and all other Euro commercial machines we have. Mine are all orange though, with the longest cord I have ever seen on a vacuum. WE don't et original parts for them here any more ( bags , belts brush strips ) but the generic ones wok well enough, We hardly ever see these in my workshop for repair, They are even maintained by the staff better than the other units, The lady's even change the belts and brush strips them selves, I keep getting asked when am I going to get more. Pity we just don't get them here any more.


Post# 273014 , Reply# 101   3/22/2014 at 17:06 (3,775 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Hoovers

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Best their commercial line last for ever just like the Convertible and Seniors that you had .

Shame you don't get them anymore maybe one day you will again .

Dan


Post# 273035 , Reply# 102   3/22/2014 at 19:55 (3,775 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I used my

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Hoover Windtunnel High Performance UH72600 last in picture on right today
what a great cleaning Hoover I love this vacuum 😜

Dan


Post# 273055 , Reply# 103   3/22/2014 at 22:28 (3,775 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
My never ending

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Collection continues with this beauty a brand new Eureka Boss 1934

Love the black and love the bag design vacuum bags have some really Kool
colors through out the years from brand to brand .

Dan


Post# 273112 , Reply# 104   3/23/2014 at 11:44 (3,774 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A very rare

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Used vacuum purchase that John Gregory insisted I purchase this immaculate ,mint,fully detailed Hoover last edition 1010 from the late 1968 with the new style engraved converter in lieu of the old style silver data plate ...with this 1968 production Hoover was just on the verge of giving the convertible it's greatest innovation 4 on the floor height adjustment ...the engraved converter valve is the sign of the 1020 was about to be launched aka Alice Brady bunch convertible
... In thread number 271345 I have a true original 1966 1060 starting this combination and the 1968 1010 ending this pairing ... What a rare piece of Hoover convertible history in my own home a collectors dream indeed .

Dan


Post# 273164 , Reply# 105   3/23/2014 at 17:05 (3,774 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Another north canton

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Ohio Hoover Guardsman commercial with the Decade style hood with convertible handle

Another leftover from my store I might of saved two of each guardsman but I'm not sure yet .

Dan


Post# 273209 , Reply# 106   3/23/2014 at 22:21 (3,774 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
I have...

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A soft spot for those Gremlin Green WT2's, that color just pops. Bought two, one for $5 that seems to be such a basket case i think it will be for parts only. The second cost about the same but only has the issue where it won't stand upright on it's own.
Those Eureka Boss vacs are abundant and sell for nothing considering how great they work. I can't pass them up even though they are a bit boring to my eye. I have a Sanitaire blue hooded version that i upgraded with a metal VG II brush roll i had on hand. I bought the machine for $10, cleaned it up, swapped in the brush roll as mentioned and of course a new belt and F&G bag. My mothers cleaning help makes a bee-line for it when she shows up.
I think i have 2 Eureka's just like the Boss you pictured waiting for spa treatment and then likely donation to a friend in need. I may have a little fun and put a Sanitaire red bag that i have laying around on one of them.


Post# 273284 , Reply# 107   3/24/2014 at 15:34 (3,773 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Robert

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I love the wind tunnel II bagged machines ,Kirby being my favorite brand these aren't that heavy .
Plus the fact being an X Linebacker nothing is heavy to me 😁

Love the Bosses too deep cleaning direct air vacuums the only way to clean a carpet
Plus the $100.00 or under price for a new one is a bargain .

Dan


Post# 273335 , Reply# 108   3/24/2014 at 21:31 (3,773 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Well my beautiful

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Dog Kirby has been shedding and my new gift the Hoover wind tunnel
High Performance UH 72600 pet tools from TTI that came with my machine John Gregory
so graciously gifted me sure came in handy today removing all Kirby's shedding hair the rubber blades
remove pet hair so well .

Dan 😉




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Post# 273344 , Reply# 109   3/24/2014 at 21:59 (3,773 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
The

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Top side of MY TTI aka Hoover Windtunnel high performance UH72600 pet tools

Dan 😉


Post# 273433 , Reply# 110   3/25/2014 at 18:07 (3,772 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Here's

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Another Windtunnel II but this is bag less with the neat self cleaning hepa filter .
I can say I don't like this bag less machine . The only bag less vacuum I like is the Hoover Windtunnel High performance UH 72600 that John Gregory gave me .

Dan




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Post# 273537 , Reply# 111   3/26/2014 at 15:11 (3,771 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Yet another

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Hoover it's the Windtunnel bag less twin chamber Prefered model .
I sold this model in my store and kept the floor model when I closed .
U5751-900 beautiful metal flake gray .

Dan


Post# 273643 , Reply# 112   3/27/2014 at 09:05 (3,770 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
As you can

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Tell by my tiny collection I just needed to purchase another vacuum 😝
My new number one off the assembly line Tom made sure I got the first one made thank you again I truly appreciate that Tom .I loved my 7850 sold many in my store but this new Simplicity Symmetry Ultra premium blows it away . Quieter ,more powerful , easier bag changes , great bags , lifetime belt and long hose plus it looks better in person I love the metallic silver .

Dan


Post# 273658 , Reply# 113   3/27/2014 at 12:57 (3,770 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I wouldn't say you have to many vacuums, come on 400+ thats not even two different ones a day for a year, No you need more, Many more, If the Mercs can still get into the garage's then you have to few 


Post# 273662 , Reply# 114   3/27/2014 at 13:41 (3,770 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
You are

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right Gareth , I do need more vacuums and another Mercedes too ;)

Dan


Post# 273739 , Reply# 115   3/27/2014 at 20:52 (3,770 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
An all

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Metal Koblenz cleaning machine commercial vacuum . Another left over from my store I sold quiet a few if these I think the chrome attracted customers .

Dan


Post# 273742 , Reply# 116   3/27/2014 at 21:21 (3,770 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

Love the chrome on that commercial. Beautiful

Post# 273745 , Reply# 117   3/27/2014 at 21:48 (3,770 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
So do I

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It really stands out the new ones are all plastic I don't think they make the all metal ones any more .

Dan


Post# 273822 , Reply# 118   3/28/2014 at 14:26 (3,769 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
For a Kirby

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Lover I sure have a lot of Hoovers 😁

This is the last Hoover my Grandmother had until she passed away .
Hoover Run about U4258-930 she asked me not to put tool caddy or tools on
machine because she used her green constellation for tool cleaning .
She always loved and upright for carpets and canister for everything else .

Dan


Post# 273830 , Reply# 119   3/28/2014 at 15:09 (3,769 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Love that Hoover, I have a hard bagged blue version. 

 

On that new Simplicity Model, I am a huge fan of both poly toothed and poly V belts, due to the fact that they do not streatch and so give the same cleaning performance continuously, Unlike rubber made normal elastic belts that loose there elasticity quickly and need to be replaced every few months to maintain proper cleaning. 

The Poly belts can deteriorate over time but it takes years, Most will last 10 to 20 years with ease.


Post# 273865 , Reply# 120   3/28/2014 at 17:41 (3,769 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Oh Gareth

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I have plenty more of these Elite style vacuums stay tuned 😜

That Simplicity is one awesome vacuum Tacony did a great job updating their 7850 by replacing it
with this Ultra Premium .

Dan


Post# 273923 , Reply# 121   3/28/2014 at 22:48 (3,769 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A great Royal

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Shame they don't make this anymore as this is very impressive .

Royal Protege

Dan


Post# 273995 , Reply# 122   3/29/2014 at 15:15 (3,768 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Dan. meant to ask - is the Hoover Platinum Upright (bagged) the same as the Hoover Signature or are they completely different?

Post# 274002 , Reply# 123   3/29/2014 at 15:35 (3,768 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Nar

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they are completely different .

The Hoover Platinum and the Royal Pro Series are basically the same machines .

Dan


Post# 274007 , Reply# 124   3/29/2014 at 15:52 (3,768 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
That Royal Protege...

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looks like a Panasonic. What do you like about it? When where they offered?
Again, thanks for posting...


Post# 274067 , Reply# 125   3/29/2014 at 18:51 (3,768 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Robert

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I will have to ask John Gregory if he might know who made this Royal .

It reminds me of a Tacony or Panasonic vacuum a very quality feel to it
metal brush roll metal handle quiet and powerful
look like it would last many years .

I have simplicity bags in it and it takes Panasonic bags too .

Dan


Post# 274112 , Reply# 126   3/30/2014 at 10:27 (3,767 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Darn. Thanks. It would be great if TTI allowed Vax to bring it over as a bagged brand in the UK but I don't see that happening.

Post# 274117 , Reply# 127   3/30/2014 at 12:33 (3,767 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Nar

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I absolutely love those machines the Hoover is awesome and I love the Royal also because of the color Royal chose .

Dan


Post# 274157 , Reply# 128   3/30/2014 at 14:18 (3,767 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
In between selling

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Homes thought I'd post another Hoover 😁
My Dial a Matic U5007 brand new used it maybe 6 times .
Dan


Post# 274204 , Reply# 129   3/30/2014 at 16:18 (3,767 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Oh how I would love to find one of those, They were called the convertible here in South Africa, Convertibles were given the 652 designation and later known as seniors, I have not seen one of those in maybe 15 years at least.


Post# 274239 , Reply# 130   3/30/2014 at 19:00 (3,767 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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They are AMAZING machines they started the bypass vacuum . Hoover invented it and the next bypass was a Panasonic . I also have a green one I have an Aunt who has a power drive that she never uses but refuses to give me until she passes its in her will to me :)

Dan


Post# 274422 , Reply# 131   4/1/2014 at 13:53 (3,765 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
One of my

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Favorite newer PLASTIC Hoovers
My brand new Powermax self propelled power surge 930 system performance
U3729-910 one of the best Hoover`s ever !!!

Dan




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Post# 274441 , Reply# 132   4/1/2014 at 15:13 (3,765 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I like that allot, We never got those in SA, I figure I would triple  my collection if I cam to the USA. 

 

I like the mixture of plastic body and on board attachments with a cloth bag.

 

 

 


Post# 274448 , Reply# 133   4/1/2014 at 17:02 (3,765 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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This Hoover started as the Concept one and ended as the Powermax .
It is a quality vacuum very sturdy and cleans very well .
We certainly have had many machines through out the years .
You would really build up your collection here in the US 😁

Dan


Post# 274449 , Reply# 134   4/1/2014 at 18:18 (3,765 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
Got that exact one...

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.
at a thrift store for a 10 spot. I haven't prepared it for use yet however so no one would confuse which was which, mine is definetly on the scuffy dirty side.
I would see them periodically in Craigs but too far and or too much. Finally the price was right and i bought one.
What other colors did these come in Dan?


Post# 274450 , Reply# 135   4/1/2014 at 18:39 (3,765 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

The burgundy U3729 was one of the assembly lines I was shown the first time I visited the Hoover HQ in N Canton, in 1993, when I was 10. That and the U4617 Elite... So that model has always had a special place in my mind. I'd love to have one of that model some day, but for the time being I have the black U3745 variable-speed model to keep me occupied until a U3729 comes my way. :-)

They are great machines... Early models had the Quadraflex Agitator, later models had the Elite style agitator. They came in 4 colors, I believe...

Model U3721 was 'Ultra Blue Deep', U3729 was 'Crimson'...


Post# 274451 , Reply# 136   4/1/2014 at 18:40 (3,765 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

The U3737 was 'Forest Green', and the U3745 was 'Black'. Although I feel like I've seen a green model with the variable speed... Not sure what that model would have been, perhaps a promotional model for a specific retailer.

Post# 274452 , Reply# 137   4/1/2014 at 18:44 (3,765 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Not trying to hijack the thread, but here's mine... Dan is right, an incredible cleaner. I often reach for this machine when vacuuming the carpet upstairs.

Post# 274453 , Reply# 138   4/1/2014 at 19:04 (3,765 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Thank you so

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Much Fred I really enjoyed all that info it is greatly appreciated .
I love yours wow I'm gonna re read this after my bike ride I'm only at 9 miles so far .

Dan


Post# 274543 , Reply# 139   4/2/2014 at 17:36 (3,764 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Yet another

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Hoover
My brand new Hoover empower

Dan


Post# 274564 , Reply# 140   4/2/2014 at 21:29 (3,764 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I always liked the Powermaxes, I remember seeing a lot of them growing up. And I love the tool set up and hose, very nice to use.

 

I kinda miss my empower, really liked the variable speed controls.

Scott


Post# 274566 , Reply# 141   4/2/2014 at 22:03 (3,764 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Scott

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The Powermaxes are great vacuums I love mine .

I have never used my empower it's still unused :)

Dan


Post# 274574 , Reply# 142   4/2/2014 at 22:59 (3,764 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

I wish I still had:

  • WindTunnel 2 bagged
  • Savvy
  • PowerMax with QuadraFlex agitator

Unfortunately I left my PowerMax behind when I moved; & sold both the Savvy & WT2 due to another move


Post# 274596 , Reply# 143   4/3/2014 at 06:44 (3,764 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Erik

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If you only knew how many vacuums I regrettably sold or gave away its in the hundreds .
We all at sometime in life have let go of great vacuums .
One day you will find them again .

Dan


Post# 274692 , Reply# 144   4/3/2014 at 20:13 (3,763 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A favorite

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Eureka anniversary special edition I bought three this another I gave to my mom to use she just gave it back to me so I'm cleaning it and will be selling it . I also have another NIB which I'm saving for when ever 😁 I love these retro modern vacuums I wish Hoover would do a convertible like this .


Dan


Post# 274719 , Reply# 145   4/3/2014 at 22:42 (3,763 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

That is a nice BEAUTIFUL Eureka Retro Vac!Cool


Post# 274729 , Reply# 146   4/4/2014 at 03:43 (3,763 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Considering the retro craze at the moment from cars to furniture Kettles toasters I have often wondered why there are no or few retro vacuums. 


Post# 274734 , Reply# 147   4/4/2014 at 07:48 (3,763 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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Eureka made this vacuum a few years back I can't remember
when I bought them . It would be neat if more vacuum companies
did this but since most are bag less that would be kind of hard to
do 😁

Thanks Erik I agree .

Dan


Post# 274741 , Reply# 148   4/4/2014 at 08:53 (3,762 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I am sure we can all convince Tom to see what he can come up with at Tacony, Its got to be modern but retro wth nice design cues to the past without loosing any of today's modern amenities 


Post# 274788 , Reply# 149   4/4/2014 at 18:24 (3,762 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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That's a great idea Tom plus John Gregory with his deep
Roots and connections to the Hoover company maybe John can
get Hoover to build a retro Hoover Convertible .

Dan


Post# 274840 , Reply# 150   4/5/2014 at 05:59 (3,762 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Next is

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A Dirt Devil "i" built by Bosch . Pretty cool bag less vacuum of course I own the Bosch one also 😁

Dan


Post# 274860 , Reply# 151   4/5/2014 at 10:01 (3,761 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have the Siemens one 


Post# 274935 , Reply# 152   4/5/2014 at 21:17 (3,761 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
And here's my

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Bosch version I have no idea why I needed two but this vacuum buying has gotten out of control .

Dan


Post# 275139 , Reply# 153   4/7/2014 at 17:11 (3,759 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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Are Bosch and Siemans the same company ?

Dan


Post# 275145 , Reply# 154   4/7/2014 at 18:04 (3,759 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Dan Bosch and Siemens have a 50/50 partnership in Home appliances from cooking to cleaning.

 

I know on our market we often get vacuums that look similar but are sold to different retailers so they don't compete on models 



CLICK HERE TO GO TO gsheen's LINK

Post# 275199 , Reply# 155   4/8/2014 at 07:23 (3,759 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Bosch

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Vacuums are rare here and I have yet to see a Siemens vacuum in the US

Dan


Post# 275230 , Reply# 156   4/8/2014 at 16:58 (3,758 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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That's a pity they are often overlooked at in favor of Miele here to and its to bad because they make some pretty good bagged vacuums much better than anything I have seen out of Miele lately. 

 

The problem is like Toyota people buy Miele here in SA because of what they used to be and when they break prematurely they just blame the maid for abusing it not realizing that the quality has dropped.


Post# 275232 , Reply# 157   4/8/2014 at 17:02 (3,758 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        
Dan

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That Royal Protégé upright in reply #121, I remember seeing one of these & remember from the rating plate it was made in South Korea. I would bet good money that cleaner was made by Daewoo for TTI. Another possibility, although highly unlikely, is it could have been outsourced to Sanyo, before the Panasonic takeover.

Post# 275233 , Reply# 158   4/8/2014 at 17:15 (3,758 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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By the way, Dan, here is a Hoover you may want to consider adding to your collection....the Hoover Air Pro upright, made to compete with the Dyson Ball. I bought one last year & love it! Only bad thing I can say about it is I wish it had a upholstery tool included, & the turbo brush is not that great....takes very little to stop the brushes & make it ineffective, despite the great suction & airflow this cleaner has. If you do buy it, use the turbo brush that came with your Windtunnel Anniversary canister....I have one of those & it works much better. Here is a link below for you to the Hoover website.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO kirbylux77's LINK


Post# 275256 , Reply# 159   4/8/2014 at 21:29 (3,758 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth

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You are right Bosch does seem better built I have a canister that I love gotta find it .
It has the smaller powernozzle but it works on my thick carpet .
I prefer Bosch over Sebo also .

Dan


Post# 275261 , Reply# 160   4/8/2014 at 21:43 (3,758 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Rob

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I will be adding the new cordless air to my collection I am waiting for John Gregory to send me one .

Dan


Post# 275763 , Reply# 161   4/11/2014 at 20:06 (3,755 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Been busy

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Selling houses just bought the 90th anniversary Aerus Lux Guardian upright
My sales guy dropped it off tonight will post pics soon ;)

Dan


Post# 275779 , Reply# 162   4/11/2014 at 21:39 (3,755 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Congrats Daniel, & enjoy your 90th Anniversary Lux Guardian upright!


Post# 275788 , Reply# 163   4/11/2014 at 22:39 (3,755 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Thanks Erik

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I will post pics ASAP I really love Aerus uprights I feel they are a perfect machine and use mine quiet often .

Dan


Post# 276187 , Reply# 164   4/14/2014 at 13:55 (3,752 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Now for another

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German Bosch Formula Electro Duo 1400 W

Dan


Post# 276215 , Reply# 165   4/14/2014 at 15:56 (3,752 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thats very nice Dan, I have a siemens version of that , similar but not identical. Its at my shop I will see if I can post pics tomorrow. It does not have a PN ( sigh)  


Post# 276219 , Reply# 166   4/14/2014 at 16:04 (3,752 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gareth It suffers

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From a VERY short hose very quiet and powerful the PN is
not good on my thick carpet does great on floors and low pile
carpets .

Dan


Post# 276225 , Reply# 167   4/14/2014 at 16:58 (3,752 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I totally agree with you, The hose on my one is just to short. I dont know what it is with European vacuum company's and short hoses. I know the houses there are generally smaller than in the USA and South Africa but even in a small house a long hose is great as it means less need to  pull the machine around. 

You don't want to have to tug the vacuum behind you every five minutes just to vacuum a small room.

I think this is just why I have always preferred uprights, why drag something behind you and then still push a floor tool infront of you when you can just push the upright instead.


Post# 276259 , Reply# 168   4/14/2014 at 22:26 (3,752 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I have no

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Idea why any manufacturer of canister vacuums would sell a machine with a short hose .
That's why I love Tacony Aerus and many of the other D2D vacuums here in the US all have long hoses Tacony being the longest hoses .

I go through phases between canisters and uprights .

Dan


Post# 276393 , Reply# 169   4/15/2014 at 17:46 (3,751 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Here is my

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New 2014 90th anniversary Aerus Lux Guardian true hepa upright vacuum I unpacked it just for the picture then packed it up never to be opened until who knows when I love my NIB vacuums !!!
I love the color combination black is a good touch .
Dan


Post# 276569 , Reply# 170   4/17/2014 at 06:00 (3,750 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I am so

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Excited I have two more gifts on their way from John Gregory owner of Sweeper Central in Dunmore Pa .
Will post pics of my special gifts as soon as they arrive ;)

Dan


Post# 276770 , Reply# 171   4/17/2014 at 16:57 (3,749 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
My favorite

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Easy grab vacuum for furniture the Aerus Little Lux a self contained side kick .

Dan


Post# 276779 , Reply# 172   4/17/2014 at 18:28 (3,749 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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I used to have the Aerus Little Lux. Got it for free from the local vac shop....someone brought it in claiming it was broken when there was nothing wrong with it. Great little hand vacuum, did a wonderful job on pet hair! The only reason I got rid of it was I disliked emptying the shake-out bag, made my allergies act up too much. Too bad they don't make paper bags for it.

Rob


Post# 276781 , Reply# 173   4/17/2014 at 18:44 (3,749 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Rob

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I take my bag out to the Garage and use my Hoover GUV that John Gregory from Sweeper Central in Dunmore Pa . gifted me last year to help keep my Benz's and garage clean . I just vacuum out the bag with that very simple .

Dan


Post# 276786 , Reply# 174   4/17/2014 at 20:02 (3,749 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

I have a little lux Dan. Works great. I Use it for a quick clean up

To clean out the bag I just stick the craves tool of my full size lux in the zipper end of the bag. No worries than about shaken out and breathing in the dust


Post# 276790 , Reply# 175   4/17/2014 at 20:14 (3,749 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Mike

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That's all I do with my Hoover GUV I used to use my Lux but it's easier to take to garage plus I use it on the carpets in the cars get the sand out better that way .

Dan


Post# 276970 , Reply# 176   4/18/2014 at 15:13 (3,748 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        
Dan

Great idea using in the car. Never thought to try it in there.

Post# 277019 , Reply# 177   4/18/2014 at 16:50 (3,748 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Mike it works on

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Wide areas of the floor plus I have a Mercedes SUV so it gets the cargo area better that way .
Your have to use the crevice tool for all the areas the Little lux is too large to get to .

Dan


Post# 277095 , Reply# 178   4/19/2014 at 06:37 (3,748 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
John Gregory's

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Gifts to me have arrived hmmm I wonder what he sent me ?
He has already gifted me 2 dual V steam vacs plus the new power scrub
So I'm sure it's not another steam vac ;)

Dan


Post# 277209 , Reply# 179   4/19/2014 at 17:25 (3,747 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Gift number

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One from my good friend John Gregory

Hoover Spot Scrubber FH 10025 I needed this because my Hoover steam vac jr is on it's last legs .
I use this a lot because of my 14 yo Jack Russel Terrier bladder is getting weak in her old age :(

Dan


Post# 277345 , Reply# 180   4/20/2014 at 20:23 (3,746 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Second gift

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From my good friend John Gregory from Sweeper Central an authorized Hoover floor care center in Dunmore Pa .

The EH50500 industrial heavy duty commercial bag less Hoover .

John designed this machine and I am very proud to own his creation .

Thank you John for these wonderful gifts :)


Dan


Post# 277799 , Reply# 181   4/23/2014 at 14:08 (3,743 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Let's see who

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Here has a brand new Hoover Farrington Windtunnel SP U 6431-900
I believe this was a Home Depot only special model .
Quite the rare US made Hoover I love this model ;)

Dan


Post# 277812 , Reply# 182   4/23/2014 at 14:55 (3,743 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
Shazaam!

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That is one sweet WindTunnel. what's the Farrington name about?

Post# 277830 , Reply# 183   4/23/2014 at 15:57 (3,743 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Sorry for the late reply. I find Bosch cylinder vacs to be made of thinner plastics than Miele and in the UK all of them come with friction fit hoses, tools, tubes and floor heads.

In Germany Bosch are now offering certain vacuums with similar locks that SEBO and Miele have always offered but not as yet in every other European market - also Bosch don't stock dusting brushes with a lot of their cylinder/canister vacs.


Post# 277863 , Reply# 184   4/23/2014 at 17:08 (3,743 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Robert

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I just called John Gregory but he was busy I will find out soon .

Dan


Post# 277888 , Reply# 185   4/23/2014 at 21:43 (3,743 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Robert

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I spoke to John Gregory from Sweeper Central and he said the Farrington name was one that Home Depot chose and he has no idea why .

Dan


Post# 277955 , Reply# 186   4/24/2014 at 09:40 (3,742 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
A brand new

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Avanti home maker was told by the sales guy selling these that this machine would crush Oreck and this would take over as a best selling 8lb upright gee where is Avanti now ?

Dan


Post# 278096 , Reply# 187   4/24/2014 at 17:35 (3,742 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Found yet

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Another Oreck a 40th Anniversary one that's a keeper I love anniversary edition vacuums .

Dan


Post# 278178 , Reply# 188   4/25/2014 at 14:49 (3,741 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Twins

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Found another Dual V Hoover

Dan


Post# 278213 , Reply# 189   4/25/2014 at 18:06 (3,741 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
I love,

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That Avanti upright! Any more info or pictures on that?

 

A long while of a time ago, some neighbors had a Farrington in their carport. It was faded to a burnt Orange and coated in leaves, etc. Plus missing the bag cover to boot! Of course, being I had never seen nor heard of a Farrington, and, of-course, asked if 'they had any use of it'.they said it was their Son's or something. They're a nice elderly couple, I did, however, got a 12 Amp Elite from them some time ago,a real HOOVER of a cleaner.never knew what became of the Farrington.


Post# 278225 , Reply# 190   4/25/2014 at 20:50 (3,741 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Alex

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The Avantis motor looks identical to an Oreck when they first came out the headlight used to blind you while vacuuming . Later models like mine they added a sticker in the inside of lens to focus the light forward and at carpet . The bag hole is tiny and so is the handle dirt tube so airflow is restricted and clogs easily .
Steel brush roll with replaceable brush strips . Very fragile plastic I don't think it would hold up I don't use mine it's an unused vacuum .

Dan


Post# 278244 , Reply# 191   4/25/2014 at 23:43 (3,741 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
Dan,

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Where on earth would you find bags, belts, etc.for this model? I'm guessing the company has gone out of business?


Post# 278277 , Reply# 192   4/26/2014 at 12:04 (3,740 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Alex

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Bags can be found on ebay and online you can even get the vacuum still but since I don't use it I do have a pack of bags somewhere .

Avanti still makes appliances just not sure of vacuums .
Product Features

•Micro Filtration Top Fill Paper Dust Bag
•Full Front Zipper Tietex Outer Bag For Easy Bag Change
•Brilliant Dual Headlight
•Cord Protector in Bottom Plate
•Steel Core Brush Roller With Sealed Bearings And Replaceable Brush Strips
•12 Inch Wide Low Profile Nozzle With Dual Edge Cleaning
•Cord Length: 25 Ft.
•Easy Step On/Off Switch

Product Description

Weighing in at less than 8 pounds, this lightweight vacuum from Avanti earns the name, Home Maker, for convenience alone. The Steel core brush roller with sealed bearings make it durable. For a dependable, easy to use, easy to maneuver, lightweight vacuum that really gets the job done, the HMUL-100 is hard to beat.


Dan


Post# 278278 , Reply# 193   4/26/2014 at 12:22 (3,740 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
Dan,

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Thank you for that information.


Post# 278279 , Reply# 194   4/26/2014 at 12:29 (3,740 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
Dan

Just a reminder I will gladly take one of those hoover v2's off your hands haha.

P.S. Thanks for providing John will my email the other night, could've been a shopping spree for someone.

Colby


Post# 278281 , Reply# 195   4/26/2014 at 12:42 (3,740 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Alex

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you are very welcome stay tuned for my Lady Bug vacuum .

Dan


Post# 278297 , Reply# 196   4/26/2014 at 15:12 (3,740 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Colby

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you are very welcome I am glad to have helped and made the situation better .

I will sell you a Dual V2 for $100.00 plus shipping I used one and it was used only once I have Frieze carpet and they don't work on really thick carpets .

Dan


Post# 278305 , Reply# 197   4/26/2014 at 16:20 (3,740 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
Dan

Do you have the manual for it as well?

Post# 278310 , Reply# 198   4/26/2014 at 17:38 (3,740 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Yes I do

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Colby plus the other bag less dirt container .

Dan


Post# 278324 , Reply# 199   4/26/2014 at 21:10 (3,740 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        
Dan

You got yourself a deal. Perhaps I shokd upgrade my account to make messaging easier haha.

Post# 278439 , Reply# 200   4/27/2014 at 19:17 (3,739 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Next up

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Is a brand new Lady Bug vacuum similar to the Avanti who here own's a Lady Bug vacuum ?

Dan


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