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Post# 400436   11/5/2018 at 15:49 (569 days old) by atariboy84 (Kirkland, WA USA)        


I recently acquired a Hoover model 28 manufactured in April, 1955. I purchased what I thought were the correct attachments on eBay, but the connector nozzle is stopped by a metal tab inside the slot on the side of the machine. Judging by the round hole on the bottom of the slot which is not present on my connector nozzle, I'm assuming I have an incompatible set. Does anyone have a set of attachments for the model 28 they would like to part with?

Thank you!


Post# 400443 , Reply# 1   11/5/2018 at 20:32 (569 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Can you provide pictures? I have an extra tool adapter and I want to see if it will work with your hose

Post# 400455 , Reply# 2   11/6/2018 at 08:58 (569 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Not trying to upset you but...there were NO Hoover model 28 vacuums made in April 1955. The 28 was the economy model to the deluxe 61, made after World War II until 1950, when it was replaced by the 29.

You need a real, brown, model 28 hose adapter to work with your machine.

Post# 400461 , Reply# 3   11/6/2018 at 11:06 (569 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Ponder,TX)        
tom is right

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in 1955 the current model wouldve been a model 63. you cant read serial numbers on hoovers prior to 1987 and discern dates. the numbers were in no way anything but internal catalog numbers of the unit number made for that model on the line. without a hoover production binders, you cant tell when it was made unless you know someone who does have a copy.

most machines that were number one off the line started with 00001 or 001001 depending on the era made. any other numbers were higher up (and later) in the production line of that model. thats it. not dates.

Post# 400462 , Reply# 4   11/6/2018 at 12:25 (569 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
April 1955 ?

Good information above.If you are seeing a date of 4-55 is was common to stamp the date when serviced on the bottom of Hoovers.Most likely by a local Hoover dealer.

Post# 400468 , Reply# 5   11/6/2018 at 16:59 (568 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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The Hoover Model 28 was sold from 1946 to 1950. The "4-55" was likely when it was last serviced by Hoover. I think that's the answer why your attachments aren't working.

I stole some photos from an eBay auction of a 100% complete and accurate Hoover Model 28 that ended back in February 2018 that might help you to know what the attachments look like.

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Post# 400487 , Reply# 6   11/6/2018 at 21:26 (568 days old) by atariboy84 (Kirkland, WA USA)        

Thanks for the replies. I confirmed it is a model 28, and the 4-1955 does look like a stamp. Here are some photos of the machine.

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Post# 400489 , Reply# 7   11/6/2018 at 21:36 (568 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Very nice, and you have a nice house! Are those wheels bakelite too?

Post# 400490 , Reply# 8   11/6/2018 at 21:43 (568 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I have a tool said you have a hose? That's what I need pictures if (if you have one). I'll be happy to send it to you providing it will fit the hose you have.

Post# 400491 , Reply# 9   11/6/2018 at 21:46 (568 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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It looks like a hotel room. It looks similar to place I stayed in California a month and a half ago. You do have a recliner and no hotels are that homey. Your room is quite big too.

Post# 400492 , Reply# 10   11/6/2018 at 22:15 (568 days old) by atariboy84 (Kirkland, WA USA)        

Thank you! Here are some pics of the attachments. The hose has the same type of notch that snaps into the top of the tool adapter.

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Post# 400501 , Reply# 11   11/7/2018 at 08:27 (568 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Hoover Mo 28

Nice Hoover & complete atts with box are getting harder to find!
It's been awhile since I used a Hoover for other than Beating,Sweeping & Cleaning carpet but I recall you should press rear of vac down when inserting hose connector to raise front of nozzle.

Post# 400533 , Reply# 12   11/7/2018 at 19:49 (567 days old) by atariboy84 (Kirkland, WA USA)        
Thank you!

Thanks again for the replies, everyone. Turns out I made a newbie mistake and wasn't pressing down on the spring loaded rear of the vacuum before inserting the connector tool. Thanks for solving my problem! The attachments work very well.

Post# 400538 , Reply# 13   11/7/2018 at 22:18 (567 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Glad you sorted it! Maybe you can put a little bit of wax on the adapter tool to help it fit easier too.

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