Thread Number: 36415  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
The gorgeous Hoover 150
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Post# 390335   4/11/2018 at 09:42 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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I recently had the bittersweet task of cleaning out the late Clay Floyd's home, and distributing his entire vacuum collection.

There were several machines in his collection that were so special to him, I couldn't bring myself to give them to someone else.

This Hoover 150 was one of them. Clay's grandmother bought it new in the late 1930's. When she, and her daughter, Clay's mother, bought new Hoover 634's on the same date, from the same man, she eventually gave her 150 to Clay.

It won a blue ribbon at the VCCC cleaning contest one year. Clay had a number of blue ribbon winning machines but this was his favorite. I also got his mother's Hoover 634.

This Hoover 150, along with my perfect example from the late Stan Kann, are on display at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in ST. James, Missouri.

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Post# 390336 , Reply# 1   4/11/2018 at 09:43 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Just beautiful

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Post# 390337 , Reply# 2   4/11/2018 at 09:46 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Graceful, and elegant. It had the most perfect height adjuster ever put on a vacuum. Press the pedal, and turn the machine on. In that order.

While Clay hated what the VCCC turned into, he was very proud of his blue ribbons that his machines rightfully won.

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Post# 390347 , Reply# 3   4/11/2018 at 15:44 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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With an original bag, too! How beautiful! That is the finest vacuum Hoover ever produced.

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