Thread Number: 36909  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Any Hoover experts who can pinpoint Constellation mfg. date?
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Post# 394599   7/9/2018 at 23:29 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I've hunted around in archives up here even, and still cannot figure out how to determine a date of MFG. on a Constellation. I picked up a Constellation 454 today, and I'm *fairly* certain it is 1966 model year, however it has a very short serial number (4 digits), and my 1958 model 86 has 3-4 more. This isn't super vital that I know, but would still like to...the s/n as seen in pic is 3751. No other numbers or letters seem to have ever been there on the tag underneath. Is it also possible that this might've been a rebuild at some point and Hoover issued a new tag--seems like Kirby used to do that as well, if I'm not mistaken.

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Post# 394604 , Reply# 1   7/10/2018 at 01:25 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I'm no expert, but you'll probably have to dismantle it. Likely a date code will exist on the motor, the switch, fan blade, some place like that.

Post# 394605 , Reply# 2   7/10/2018 at 01:26 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
If you will watch

The movie Whos minding the store, You will see your Constellation, and it came out in 63

Post# 394610 , Reply# 3   7/10/2018 at 02:53 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Thanks Hans~ will do. I had wondered if '63 or '64 wasn't most likely....but there were a few folks swearing that '66 was it. That super short serial number makes me wonder if it wasn't among the first of the model out....

Post# 394619 , Reply# 4   7/10/2018 at 08:51 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hans !!!!!!!!!!!

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How smart you are!!!!!!!!
Equating this cleaner with that movie shows your intelligence.
I got one of those out of a rectory. (don't ask).

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