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Post# 441992   5/19/2021 at 19:02 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        

Can anyone tell me what model this is? Some kind of weird slate gray color.

Thanks.


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Post# 441994 , Reply# 1   5/19/2021 at 19:40 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Jukeman71

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Brian,

I see you have what appears to be a Hoover 1000 series Convertible. But the floral print bag makes me think the hood may have been swapped out at one point.

~Ben


Post# 441996 , Reply# 2   5/19/2021 at 20:00 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        

Thank you. I thought about that, but the hood, bumper and handle grip are all exactly the same gray color.

Post# 441997 , Reply# 3   5/19/2021 at 20:01 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Then

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You likely have an all original hoover .

Post# 442000 , Reply# 4   5/19/2021 at 20:58 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
Hmm...

Interesting that I find no information on a convertible of that color.

Post# 442001 , Reply# 5   5/19/2021 at 21:03 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Really

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You should check the model number. There not going to say grey convertible. I posted a while ago a complete model history of hoover for free on a web site. Look up model number.

Post# 442034 , Reply# 6   5/20/2021 at 19:32 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Bag is not original to that model. The mod style yellow bag goes to the 1076.

Convertibles did come in gray but I think this predates the Convertible. It might be a Model 33 that was originally lavender and has faded to a gray color.

I cannot find any gray Hoovers of this era either, not even from collectors. I do not think gray was a popular color at the time.


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Post# 442042 , Reply# 7   5/20/2021 at 22:53 by myvacsrock (USA)        
Actually..

That bag is original contrary to what many are telling you.
Thatís a ďCĒ line cleaner, and a low end model at that.

There were two models outside of the 1076 that used that bag. One with the grey color scheme, and the other with a yellow color scheme, no headlight. Same hood shape as the 593.

This was the mid-late 70s when Hoover really started to offer short run promo models and became all fragmented to hell. So many different patterns of plaid, some box tops, the list goes on.

Iím sure another Hoover expert can chime in, but the model you have is 100% legitimate.


Post# 442047 , Reply# 8   5/21/2021 at 08:04 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It is! I have one too.

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Sometimes, they would combine odd things,,at the end of a run into the beginning of another, to not waste product, if you will.

This came from the experts in North Canton, Ohio.


Post# 442073 , Reply# 9   5/21/2021 at 20:38 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
Interesting...

Thanks everyone. I figured it was all original the way the bumper, handle grip and hood are all exactly the same color and shade of gray. I have just never seen one before. It looks earlier than mid-70s to me though. I guess itís a common model and Iíve ironically never spotted one?

Post# 442075 , Reply# 10   5/21/2021 at 20:42 by myvacsrock (USA)        
From the one and only John Gregory..

The best resource for all things Hoover...

THIS IS DEFINITELY THE MYSTERIOUS U4017 OFTEN CONFUSED WITH THE U4035 FROM THE SAME SERIES .....IT WAS FROM 1972 AS A PROMOTIONAL MODEL IT WAS DONE IN CEYLON YELLOW HOOD AS MODEL U4035 FOR TRUE VALUE HARDWARE STORES.

And there you have it. The guy who knows all.


Post# 442089 , Reply# 11   5/22/2021 at 09:03 by bnsd60m9200 (Ponder,TX)        

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thats 100% original u4017. oddball promotional cleaner made from leftover parts from older production models. hood and bumpers were lefter stock from u4001 and bag from 1076 leftovers

Post# 442091 , Reply# 12   5/22/2021 at 09:08 by dysonman1 (the county)        

I agree Kyle:
For any Hoover question, there's the one and only John Gregory.


Post# 442096 , Reply# 13   5/22/2021 at 09:38 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, final note,

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Will, you are absolutely correct about all of that information.
Proof is everywhere. Although many are quite knowledgeable about Hoover, The Hoover Historical Center, filled with the genuine documents, is accessible to Tom A. who provided me w/ all of this, too. His locked metal files match the center's.
When I got my machine, Tom filled me in on the history of it , too.
An odd, but cute addition to any Hoover collector's collection. I'm very lucky to have the entire, complete Ceylon yellow line.

Thanks, Will.


Post# 442097 , Reply# 14   5/22/2021 at 10:33 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
Thank you

Thanks everyone. So, not really rare or desirable or low production then, just one of Hooverís many oddballs. Is that right?

Post# 442099 , Reply# 15   5/22/2021 at 10:51 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
yep. Well............

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rare as in it's an oddball, model transitioning model. I thought it was odd,strange, when I first saw it. You see the photo of my 1076 in this post. So, naturally, when I first saw the 'odd' model, I, too, THOUGHT it was incorrect.
But, then I saw one at Tom A's, and I bought one too. Then, I realized how it came to be.
A nice cleaner, but, it wouldn't be the first one I'd run in to save in a fire.


Post# 442102 , Reply# 16   5/22/2021 at 12:04 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
So...

So itís not particularly desirable then, in comparison to say a 2
1076 or another convertible of the same vintage.


Post# 442106 , Reply# 17   5/22/2021 at 15:08 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Kyle,

Thank you for helping him out on the correct model number!

~Ben


Post# 442108 , Reply# 18   5/22/2021 at 15:15 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
Thanks!!

I appreciate all of your help. One last inquiry though, am I correct that this machine would be no more desirable than a 1076 or another convertible from the same time frame? Or maybe even LESS rare or desirable because of the drab gray color?

Post# 442181 , Reply# 19   5/24/2021 at 20:42 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
Wow!!

What a beauty this thing is, I had no idea it would be this clean. Purrs like a kitten too. It was in a downstairs part of the house and it apparently did not see much use. The bag is even perfect on it.

And yes, it is the mysterious U4017. Thanks John Gregory.

Now if I could just find my Filter Queen 200 (hint, hint Tom G).


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Post# 442198 , Reply# 20   5/25/2021 at 09:33 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Good luck with

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your new Hoover.

Post# 442200 , Reply# 21   5/25/2021 at 11:39 by dysonman1 (the county)        
The Filter Queen 200

I'm getting one for you at the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Convention in September. It won't be as nice as this Museum piece, but it is a model 200. I'll have to go unlock the files and get you an owners manual (I have more than 1). I am happy to SHARE with nice people.

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Post# 442202 , Reply# 22   5/25/2021 at 12:29 by Jukeman71 (Arkansas )        
Perfect!!

Sounds great!! Thank you!!

Post# 442302 , Reply# 23   5/27/2021 at 18:53 by HOOVER61 (baltimore maryland USA)        

MY NEIGHBOR GOT THAT AT A DEPARTMENT STORE PROMOTIONI CAME UP TO PUT IT TOGETHER AND HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF IT

Post# 442478 , Reply# 24   6/1/2021 at 20:14 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
hopefully, this week, I'll post

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a pic of mine alongside my 1076.
There is also a similar thing Hoover did with the "goldtone" Deluxe Convertible and a stripped down version too.
I found them all the other day in a spare room.






















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