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My Hoover 28 is back in business!
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Post# 433864   10/20/2020 at 15:54 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        



I finally found some of the parts for my beautiful Hoover 28 that suffered a terrible accident.
I was carrying it when I tripped on something. It slid out of my hand, tipped over, and landed hood first on the floor.
I found a nice replacement hood from an eBay seller who's here in L.A.
I received a beautiful original bag from John Lucia. Thanks!
Now all I need is a nice original cord, instruction book and, just for fun, a set of original attachments.
I realize the motor base is a bit scratched and marred in the front. It's rare to find a 28 that's not. People would jam them under cabinets and furniture. I've seen a few that have been repainted and they just never looked right, so I decided to leave this one as-is.
Here are some photos and two videos.

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Post# 433865 , Reply# 1   10/20/2020 at 15:55 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        



Here's Video No. 2:

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Post# 433878 , Reply# 2   10/20/2020 at 21:35 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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That is a beautiful 28, and the original bag makes it even more beautiful! It always has been one of my favorite Hoovers. One of my Aunts had one when I was a kid, and our church had one as well. By the time I started helping with the church cleaning when I was a teenager, they also had a Clarke commercial canister, but I usually grabbed the 28! And the one from the church happens to be the 28 in my collection! Tom Anderson refurbished it for me about 14 or 15 years ago and set me up with cleaning tools for it as well. Thanks again Tom!

Post# 433888 , Reply# 3   10/20/2020 at 22:59 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Handsome machine

Post# 433948 , Reply# 4   10/22/2020 at 08:41 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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The Hoover 28 will always hold a special place in my heart because it was the FIRST vintage vacuum in my collection. I got it at a yard sale in 1989 for $8.00. It had the original bag (which I later replaced because it had holes by the two mounting bolts - I put on a matching Dust Care cloth bag) and the celluloid headlight lens. A beautiful machine for sure. Mine has the bakelite hood, but I think some 28's had a metal hood IIRC. Or am I thinking of the model 27?

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