Thread Number: 36786  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 393546   6/19/2018 at 20:49 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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whats up with that?

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Post# 393548 , Reply# 1   6/19/2018 at 21:12 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Must be a black market cleaner. Or perhaps it's in the with less protection program. "If these cleaners could talk..."

Post# 393553 , Reply# 2   6/19/2018 at 22:16 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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I wish they could- I'd ask them where they'd been and when

Post# 393560 , Reply# 3   6/20/2018 at 01:11 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Worker forgot to re-stamp it when the tag was changed? Or maybe this was Al Capone's Hoover? Can't tax something that doesn't exist!

Post# 393572 , Reply# 4   6/20/2018 at 07:35 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Correction...wittness protection program...

Post# 393616 , Reply# 5   6/20/2018 at 19:56 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Yeah, I'd bet the tag was changed, or more likely the whole unit head was replaced at some point with a new factory replacement. Probably came with a blank tag.

Post# 393648 , Reply# 6   6/21/2018 at 11:41 by Phaeton (Los Angeles )        
Finding Hoover 541 Serial Number

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Hello jrdavis and all,
You are all correct.
On my 541 the ID Plate had the serial number scratched out and changed.
I believe none were changed by the Hoover Factory as when they rebuilt them they put the green ID Plate with a new serial number.
Also the independent vacuum shops could order blank original style ID Plates.
On the 541 and I think possibly other models by removing the rear wheel assembly which is attached to the base by 4 screws you will find the true serial number as seen in the last picture.
Just take caution not to lose any of the small parts to the belt cover latch. I also have a Hoover Factory Rebuilt 541 and the true serial number was under the rear wheel assembly.
This was also the case with my Hoover Factory Rebuilt 105, these only have 2 screws holding the rear wheel assembly on.
On the 543 and 700 the rear wheel assembly is riveted and would not have a serial number under it as the model and serial number are both on the underside of the casting.
Thank you for looking and I hope this was of some help to all of you.

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Post# 393649 , Reply# 7   6/21/2018 at 12:42 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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thanks. nice vac by the way. wish mine was that nice. mine tripped a breaker after running for about 10 seconds. tough shot- even after resetting the breaker one of my bench light wouldnt come on.

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