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Post# 393629   6/20/2018 at 22:11 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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A friend of mine in the Vacuum Business referred me to a longtime shop in the area, to pick through. After a nice, long visit with the owner, he started filling up bins with things for me to "Haul outta this place!"



Starting off, we have a machine I've wanted for some time, a Hoover 913. This one needs a total overhaul. That will be a project after work someday soon.

Hoover Plastibase...This one is in nice shape. Ill probably leave it up at my Grandmothers as we need a decent vacuum there.

Hoover portable...matches the 1060. This one can use some love...

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Post# 393630 , Reply# 1   6/20/2018 at 22:12 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Next...a F&G Type outer bag to use on my Hoover 28 and an outer bag from a Hoover 719. Thats going on my model 70.

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Post# 393631 , Reply# 2   6/20/2018 at 22:13 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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New old stock Kenmore Canister electric hose and generic Eureka Pan Converter join the collection...

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Post# 393632 , Reply# 3   6/20/2018 at 22:14 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Enough Genuine Hoover brush inserts to keep my cleaners sweeping for many many years...

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Post# 393633 , Reply# 4   6/20/2018 at 22:15 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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A whole bunch of Genuine Hoover Parts...Motor fans, brushroll bearing holders, handle bails...

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Post# 393634 , Reply# 5   6/20/2018 at 22:16 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Ya ever see brand new Sunbeam Dual Deluxe bags? He had enough Hoover F bags to keep even the busiest housekeeper happy for Generations...

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Post# 393635 , Reply# 6   6/20/2018 at 22:18 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Somebody kept and loved a model 30 Electrolux all these years...NOS filter and Bag, NOS Vaporizer and sprayer, postwar bakelite tool caddy and upholstery tool and more...

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Post# 393637 , Reply# 7   6/20/2018 at 22:19 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Now the part that isn't fun...I have GOT to Inventory all of this, plus the Hundreds of bags and parts I've accumulated over the years...

Post# 393638 , Reply# 8   6/20/2018 at 22:52 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Lots of old parts! Sad that Sears has crumbled to nothing now. I've been thrifting a lot, and I've got an entire 2 bins full of bags that I've collected just since January that I only paid $1 a piece on average for. Even found some Endust brand bags, never even knew they made those. My local Menard's hardware store also has Kirby paper bags for about $2.80 each.

Also is that a lineman's phone in the background?

Post# 393643 , Reply# 9   6/21/2018 at 07:07 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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That one was called a "benchsitter", made to sit atop a workbench. I have two Western Electric Linemens phones that I use for telephone repair. My grandfather gave them to me, he worked for Bell for over 40 years.

Post# 393644 , Reply# 10   6/21/2018 at 08:01 by bryan1980 (Texas)        
Great scores

especially the brush inserts; I know those aren't particularly easy to find.

Love that orange/white Convertible, I need one of those for my collection.

Post# 393647 , Reply# 11   6/21/2018 at 11:26 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Nice scores!

Hey Andy,

That Portable is the same color as the one I remember from childhood!

I scored a turquoisey colored one at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago for $10.

That's the one that we were discussing exhaust filters for. I still need to get to the Depot for some HVAC filter material.

Enjoy the new additions!


Post# 393663 , Reply# 12   6/21/2018 at 17:43 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I like that Convertible. I think that's the same model I got from the trash as a kid, I wish I had kept it. I was just too afraid to plug it in, I bet it ran like a top still. Anymore I don't see Convertibles anywhere.

Post# 393717 , Reply# 13   6/22/2018 at 20:08 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Wow, a 913! I keep forgetting those were available here in the USA. I'd love to have one.

You imply that your 913 is somehow in poor condition, but hey, it sure looks good from here! I suppose the only disappointment could be holes in the bag.

Post# 393723 , Reply# 14   6/22/2018 at 23:12 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Keep an eye for refurb photos. The bag is full of holes, and the brushroll and motor are in need of plenty of TLC. It does look to have been taken care of though...

Post# 393727 , Reply# 15   6/23/2018 at 00:46 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice haul.

Post# 393740 , Reply# 16   6/23/2018 at 16:25 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

What sort of issues does your Portable have?

I just gave my thrift store find Portable its first real workout since I got it.
Did the whole first floor with it.
Not a single issue!
No funny sounds, didn't get overheated, nothing.
I think it's a keeper!


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Post# 393744 , Reply# 17   6/23/2018 at 17:31 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Has some bearing noise. Needs a good bath and both filters need to be replaced. Hose has a small tear that I will repair

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