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Post# 403154   12/27/2018 at 11:41 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So last Thursday I showed my sister what I wanted for Christmas and when she got it for me I was very thrilled and now I got my late Christmas present today and Iím pretty excited that I got this collectible vacuum. Luxkid1980, youíre gonna be thrilled on what I got!

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Post# 403156 , Reply# 1   12/27/2018 at 11:45 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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My sister got me a Hoover Portable!!! Model 2110 and this is the standard model and itís in pretty great shape, all it needs is a good clean up and thatís all! I find these vacuums very interesting and a unique modern design back then. Not sure what year the Hoover Portable 2110 was made but Iím guessing 60ís. What do you think gottahaveahoover?

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Post# 403157 , Reply# 2   12/27/2018 at 11:48 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Check this out, itís almost has the complete attachments! Itís missing the crevice tool but not to worry! I have a spare one with the correct brown color at storage for now! And luckily it has a bag inside as well. I ordered new ones not too long ago.

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Post# 403158 , Reply# 3   12/27/2018 at 11:49 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Ready for clean up! Hoover style! Also the suction is great too!

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Post# 403159 , Reply# 4   12/27/2018 at 11:50 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Nice glimpse of the Hoover badge!

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Post# 403160 , Reply# 5   12/27/2018 at 11:50 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 403161 , Reply# 6   12/27/2018 at 11:51 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Model number and other numbers stamped.

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Post# 403162 , Reply# 7   12/27/2018 at 11:52 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Serial number is 301502.

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Post# 403163 , Reply# 8   12/27/2018 at 11:54 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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ďWith the Hoover Portable, you carry it like a suitcase!Ē Also a little heavy! 😝

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Post# 403164 , Reply# 9   12/27/2018 at 11:55 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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ďThen just packs away as neat and tidy as a suitcase!Ē

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Post# 403173 , Reply# 10   12/27/2018 at 16:02 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Gabriel, looks like "Sister Santa" took care of you

for being such a good boy all year long,wink! Really nice. I can imagine the ads back then for this vacuum. "Stores practically anywhere,even under the bed!"My mom had an electric portable hair dryer from that era that looked a lot like your vacuum,lol. Good addition to your collection! Billy

Post# 403177 , Reply# 11   12/27/2018 at 17:07 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That was so cool of your sister to buy that for you!


Post# 403178 , Reply# 12   12/27/2018 at 17:13 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thanks guys!

Post# 403189 , Reply# 13   12/27/2018 at 21:04 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Gives new meaning to pack your bags. I've seen ibasic from UK do a review and it's a power House an ingenious. I wonder if might mite was made to try to match Hoover.

Post# 403277 , Reply# 14   12/29/2018 at 14:10 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Great gift! Congratulations!
That's the first vacuum that I remember from childhood.
I was lucky enough to find a complete turquoisey colored one at a Salvation Army store a while back, for $10.
But the gold one is extra special to me, since that's exactly like Mom used to have.
I agree. I was quite impressed with the suction.
It even does a good job on our braided rugs despite being straight suction.
Also, regarding the weight.
It seems that it was promoted as being light and "portable".
But, after using plastic-bodied Electroluxes for so long, I was pretty surprised by how heavy the Hoover was when I picked it up in the store!


Post# 403290 , Reply# 15   12/29/2018 at 21:40 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thanks JustJunque! Hey I was wondering what year the Portable model 2110 was in? I couldnít find much information about this model. Thanks.

Post# 403298 , Reply# 16   12/30/2018 at 00:23 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I found a newspaper ad from December 14, 1967 that features the Portable

Post# 403299 , Reply# 17   12/30/2018 at 00:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Another one from April 4,

Post# 403300 , Reply# 18   12/30/2018 at 00:26 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Another one from January 15,

Post# 403301 , Reply# 19   12/30/2018 at 00:27 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And hereís one more from November 26,

Post# 403308 , Reply# 20   12/30/2018 at 08:15 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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The Hoover Portable is representative of an era in the late 1960ís where all vacuum manufacturers attempted to store as many tools as possible right on (or inside) the canister itself. The design trend replaced what I still think is a far better option: provide a separate tool caddy to carry all the attachments - as was done in the 1950ís.

The ongoing attempt to place tools onboard causes more problems than it is worth. The vacuum becomes heavier. The tools are forced to become lighter and smaller and ďwimpierĒ. Some tools are combined into combo tools that donít work as well as the separate ones do. Tool storage elements and clips and slots on both canisters and uprights are often not well designed and tools are either too difficult to remove or too loose to secure them properly. Some of the nubs (eg Eurekaís) meant to hold an attachment wear out with time and can no longer maintain their ďgrip.Ē Tool clips on wands and hose handles (hello Kenmore) get in the way of sliding the wand or hose under furniture and into tight spaces. And tool holding devices on uprights create more opportunities for scratching cabinets and table legs and wall corners as you navigate the cleaner around and under obstacles....especially the slots that store wands on the sides of the uprights.

My advice to vac-makers: go back to separate tool caddies that the user can bring out of the closet whenever needed. They could even be made of recycled cardboard similar to the old ones made by Hoover and Eureka.

Or for the entrepreneurs out there: Come up with a way to supply vacuum manufacturers and vac stores with a variety of tool boxes and caddies made from lightweight, yet strong, recycled cardboard. Iíd start with offering Miele a cool caddy design for the wide array of tools and filters they have.

Post# 403333 , Reply# 21   12/30/2018 at 16:30 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Just realized my very long post could be ďraining on your paradeĒ Gabriel! Congrats on your new toy! Itís indeed a very very important piece of Hoover history, and you are lucky to get your hands on a classic that is in such good shape! Enjoy!!! 😊

Post# 403336 , Reply# 22   12/30/2018 at 17:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Eurekaprince, thank you! Iím very glad for myself as well. And yes itís in great shape but does need a little bit of cleaning. And to tell you the truth, 2018 has been a great year for me because I got a whole lot of vacuums almost every month! Letís see what happens in 2019! My family and I are getting ready to move to our new house!

Post# 403337 , Reply# 23   12/30/2018 at 17:26 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Eurekaprince, have you heard from gottahaveahoover? Heíll be amazed on what I got! And maybe Luxkid1980?

Post# 403340 , Reply# 24   12/30/2018 at 18:03 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Good luck in your new house... more to clean! 🤣

Iím sure Gotta has been busy with Christmas celebrations and holiday visits... youíll probably see a reply from him soon.

Have a Hooverific 2019, my friend!

EP Brian :-)

Post# 403395 , Reply# 25   12/31/2018 at 21:18 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Is this piece original? It was outside on the floor tool connection.

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