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Post# 380970   11/9/2017 at 08:36 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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For years and years I have drempt and wished over Birthday candles that some day I would get a new and unused Hoover Senior or Hoover Junior...Even long before I knew what they were called! Of course Inthought it would never be possible because I was born in the early 90s and those days were long gone so it could never be a reality!

Fast forward to 2017 and 23 years of age! I stumbled across a listing on eBay for a new in box Hoover Senior that was still factory packed and only had the box flaps opened for the Photos! I could not believe my eyes! I immediately watched it for the agonising 7 days! By the end it had gone from starting bid £75 to £252 and then in the last few seconds I bid in with my maximum set at £920! I knew it would blow my months wages but I wasn’t letting it get away! I put my bid in, in the critical last 3 seconds and it jumped to £625! Which is an awful lot of money but I was releaved it didn’t get to my maximum price!

So I won it for £625 and then postage was insured which cost a bomb too! Totalling the final price at £672 and change.

Despite the cost, it areived absolutely flawless and just as described, here is the unboxing video.

Post# 380978 , Reply# 1   11/9/2017 at 10:22 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
For anyone that doesn’t want to watch the video...

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Or wants to have a real close look, here are some detailed photos. ☺️

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Post# 380979 , Reply# 2   11/9/2017 at 10:30 (341 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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That's amazing! It's unbelievable that this vacuum hasn't been used for almost 45 yrs till now, nice birthday present! I wish u a happy birthday and many many more, including the Hoover!

Post# 380980 , Reply# 3   11/9/2017 at 10:33 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 380981 , Reply# 4   11/9/2017 at 10:45 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 380982 , Reply# 5   11/9/2017 at 10:46 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks very much, but it isn't my birthday! Lol, bless ya. :P


I feel incredibly lucky and grateful! :D

Post# 380985 , Reply# 6   11/9/2017 at 11:02 (341 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Amazing time capsule

I wonder if you were bidding against the
Hoover Historical Center?
(they might make you an interesting offer)

Post# 380994 , Reply# 7   11/9/2017 at 11:23 (341 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


WOW! What an amazing find!! Congratulations!!!

Post# 380995 , Reply# 8   11/9/2017 at 11:23 (341 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 380997 , Reply# 9   11/9/2017 at 12:10 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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FCS3 - This being a British Model, I doubt it.

electrolux137 - Thanks so much and it sure is! Love it! 😍

Post# 380999 , Reply# 10   11/9/2017 at 12:34 (341 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Oh what a feeling!

Congratulations on such a wonderful find! You have to look at it as it was meant to be. I enjoyed the video and the posts...thank you for sharing!

Post# 381003 , Reply# 11   11/9/2017 at 13:00 (341 days old) by josh (Forest Park, IL & Spring Grove, IL)        

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What a beautiful machine. That blue is absolutely gorgeous!

Post# 381010 , Reply# 12   11/9/2017 at 17:15 (341 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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vac-o-matic - You’re very welocme and thanks so much, it really was a magical experience! 😍

Josh - Isn’t it just?! Absolutely love it! 😍😍

Post# 381021 , Reply# 13   11/9/2017 at 21:05 (341 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Amazing there was other people out there with such a devotion to it to bid you up to $600 (not that there isn't people out there that bid on auctions to bump the price up out of spite and make you pay more for it).

Post# 381034 , Reply# 14   11/10/2017 at 06:28 (340 days old) by Magic-Clean (FL-GA)        
Congratulations on your new cleaner........

and thanks so much for the thoroughly detailed and articulated video. So cool! Cherish and enjoy!


Post# 381050 , Reply# 15   11/10/2017 at 10:45 (340 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Considering the value of the British pound relative to the U.S. dollar, that's close to a $1,000. What amazes me is that this thing would remain untouched for the better part of half a century. How does that happen?

Post# 381052 , Reply# 16   11/10/2017 at 11:13 (340 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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“What amazes me is that this thing would remain untouched for the better part of half a century. How does that happen?”

That is exactly what gets me too! Although it has been touched now and briefly used/tested! It was apparently in someones mother-in-laws loft since it was new...Perhaps an unwanted gift.

The fact she found it in a loft and made the better part or 600 quid for it, well, she will be laughing all the way to the bank!

I can’t believe it has been kept this way for so long, this is the oldest new and unused, boxed vacuum I have ever seen.

Post# 381056 , Reply# 17   11/10/2017 at 12:51 (340 days old) by watsonw (Newport, Shropshire, UK)        
bnib hoover 652c

Hello Alex,

This kind of find is wonderful, I know how it feels. I have 'bnib' electrolux models 65 and 80.

I can remember when the 652c, dirtsearcher junior 1354a and the rest of the range was in the shops circa 1969-73ish.

Your dream machine has brought back memories!!


Regards, Walter, Shropshire.

Post# 381059 , Reply# 18   11/10/2017 at 13:06 (340 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Congrats, Alex!!

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I'm so glad to see you get something like this.. a dream come true!
And, YES. what a tremendous job of 'taking us with you" through that well-detailed video. You did a great job.

Post# 381082 , Reply# 19   11/10/2017 at 16:29 (340 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Aww thanks Walter and I am really pleased it brought back some nice memories for you...I wish I had been around to see them all shiny and new in the shops at the time. :)


Thanks John, really glad you enjoyed the video as much as I did making it. She is back in her box now to keep her smelling new! And yep! IT still smells new!! :D



Post# 381108 , Reply# 20   11/11/2017 at 03:37 (340 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        


Post# 381134 , Reply# 21   11/11/2017 at 12:10 (339 days old) by portable (Tucson, AZ)        

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Congratulations, Alex. That certainly is a rare find. I sure hope there are more mothers-in-law who stashed away brand-new vacuums in their attics, but not likely.


You are one lucky guy. You did a great job on your video. It was a treat to see this run for the first time. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Post# 381157 , Reply# 22   11/11/2017 at 19:46 (339 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Tolivac - Indeed, thanks so much. :)


Portable - You will be amazed what turns up, I think it is just a waiting game! :/

Post# 381158 , Reply# 23   11/11/2017 at 19:47 (339 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 381176 , Reply# 24   11/12/2017 at 03:09 (339 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

WOW!!!!Its got that GREAT Hoover floor shaking sounds!!!

Post# 381441 , Reply# 25   11/16/2017 at 15:16 (334 days old) by anthony (leeds uk)        
certainly a great find

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And certainly brings back memories for me.As some of you may know i was an apprentice in middlesbrough back when this machine was new .I worked for a company called HC troldhal [i will never forget how to spell that word]long gone now .As a young 17 year old i would be sent [once a fortnight ]to the large CO OP building on Linthorpe road .I would spend the whole day there working on machines that had been brought back under guarantee .this would all go on down in the vast cellar of the CO OP .I would see these boxed machines and all the others in the range plus lots of other brands stacked up to the low ceiling I would basically make one good machine from the limitless spares on all the others .box them back up and they would be sold as new .At the time hoover had a trade in scheme going on so at one end of the cellar was a pile of traded in vacuumm cleaners of all makes and ages just stacked half way up the wall .I asked the manager one day what happened to all the old machines he told me that they were just scrap and that every so often they would just have a big clear out .I then asked him if i could take one his reply to that was[you can take the fxxxG lot son il be glad to see the back of them .I helped myself on a regular basis to anything i wanted including new sets of tools still boxed but the point i wanted to make was I am not surprised that Alex machine has survived still in its box because back in the early 70s even further back in the cavernous CO Op cellar were shelves with various vacuums going back to the 1930s along with other appliances such as electric fires and irons hairdryers Ect obviously products that hadn't sold and because the place was so big they were just forgotten about.I live in Leeds now but i go home every so often to visit family and when i drive past the CO OP building [that looks just as it did all those years ago ]i wonder if all that stuff is still there

Post# 381451 , Reply# 26   11/16/2017 at 17:54 (334 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Oh wow, what an interesting story...You should go and ask or go undercover, and have a peak! Lol.

To me it is something really special, because this is a once in a lifetime operation to own a cleaner from the days of yore and be the original owner and to be the first to tske it out of the box, just incredible what secrets the world has!

Very strange to think this machine was boxed up many years before my parents even got together and has been waiting just for me all this time! That is 11 Olympic games! And 6 months after “Are You Being Served?” Started...That is how long it has been in the box until it was taken out and used in November 2017, nearly half a century later! Weird! But absolutely incredible!

Post# 381481 , Reply# 27   11/17/2017 at 12:49 (333 days old) by anthony (leeds uk)        

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I know exactly what you mean .back in the early 60s [i would have been around 6 years old ]my parents got a new hoover Junior [1334 grey and white model ]I sat absolutely enthralled as my dad took it from the box and put it together even though i was only 6 that memory is still vivid in my mind but the one thing that i remember most of all is the smell of the brand new hoover .You probably think i am a little weird but its true.It didn't take my mum long to realise that the cleaning tools for the junior were not very effective and so a few months later another box was opened [with me looking on of course ]you can imagine my delight when my dad pulled out a brand new [in maching grey and white ]Hoover constelation There was that same smell again and it wasn't just any old hoover it was a Connie .When my dad switched it on for the first time and it floated across the room i was spellbound my 6 year old mind trying to work out how it could move without any wheels .A year or so goes by and mum is upstairs cleaning the bedrooms when the phone rings downstairs she leaves the connie running on the landing and runs down to answer it forgetting that i was in the bathroom .While mum is on the phone i have pulled the running Connie into the bathroom and put the end of the hose down the toilet .You can only imagine what happened next [no RCDs in them days ]After spending a few weeks in the airing cupboard the Connie was as good as new and is alive and well up in the attic .Im sure i had toys as a child but i dont remember them i do however remember in graphic detail all of the appliances we had AND THAT SMELL

Post# 381483 , Reply# 28   11/17/2017 at 14:34 (333 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Another very interesting tail, thanks very much for sharing! :D I have had several new old stock cleaners, earliest being 1990 and all of them, even the senior to my amazement had a new smell, it is indescribable, but it is sweet and smells good, I love it!

Post# 381484 , Reply# 29   11/17/2017 at 14:43 (333 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I, too, love that smell!

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Imagine walking through the factory and smelling it! I was very fortunate.
After putting "Miss Connie Hoover" in a toilet, it's a miracle you're still alive, Anthony.
Alex, I can tell, all the way "over here", how excited and happy you are.
You give great video presentation. Nice hands, too.
Keep up the great work.

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