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Post# 434451   11/1/2020 at 12:30 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Does anyone know when Hoover changed from the metal wands with the plastic clips to the plastic wands with the ring lock design?

Also when did they change from the metal hose end with the clip to the plastic one with the ring?

I've noticed the later Celebrities and Slimlines had the plastic hose end as well, along with plastic wands on BOL Celebrities.

Also, did any of the later Celebrities come with the newer style attachments? I was looking at a manual online for a Celebrity QS, and the attachments in the drawing looked kind of like the ones from the Hoover Elite or modern Portapower style attachments.

I attached some pictures from the manual, so you can see what I mean. It looks like the newer style dusting brush and floor nozzle in second pic, and later dusting brush in first pic. I didn't know the Celebrities came with those style, unless this was really late version or something.

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Post# 434456 , Reply# 1   11/1/2020 at 15:32 by bnsd60m9200 (Ponder,TX)        

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lock ring with metal wants was around 1974. not sure about the plastic wands. yes late model celebrities came with those attachments. quadraflex celebrities lasted until 1986 or so

Post# 434457 , Reply# 2   11/1/2020 at 16:49 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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My Celebrity QS from early 80s had this type of dusting brush and floor brush.


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Post# 434459 , Reply# 3   11/1/2020 at 17:10 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I don't know exactly when the transition occurred but everything was plastic by the mid-'80s for sure.

Post# 434463 , Reply# 4   11/1/2020 at 18:44 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'm kind of surprised the lock ring was that early actually, but I guess it makes sense as that's around the time the Celebrity came out.

That green QS is very nice! I see it came with an extra set of matt finish wands for the attachments. That's a nice touch.

Post# 434495 , Reply# 5   11/2/2020 at 16:31 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Yes the 2nd set of wands is great since the power nozzle was not direct connect and it would be a pain to always be connecting/disconnecting the power cord in order to use the wands.


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