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Post# 442586   6/4/2021 at 13:57 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Convertible. It was on June 4, 1957 that the Hoover Convertible design was patented by Henry Dreyfuss. My Hoover guru, John Gregory, mentioned that it was patented on his birthday. How fun. And now we know. Should we bake the Hoover a birthday cake and let it eat it all alone?

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Post# 442591 , Reply# 1   6/4/2021 at 15:02 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Post# 442594 , Reply# 2   6/4/2021 at 15:57 by myvacsrock (USA)        

John messaged me this afternoon with much the same. Weíve been chatting recently about all of the changes the convertibles have been through. He can tell you dates, models, exactly who suggested the change, and so on. Someone has to make a documentary capturing all Johnís knowledge. Itís fascinating to listen to.

Happy Convertible day!

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Post# 442596 , Reply# 3   6/4/2021 at 16:40 by Kirbyg6 (York)        

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Thatís awesome if you donít mind me asking what patent website is that

Post# 442608 , Reply# 4   6/4/2021 at 21:06 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Love my convertibles I've had through the years. So many have come and go and they all are great.

My 66 is an absolute unit and is pretty much unused and I intend to keep it looking this good.

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Post# 442635 , Reply# 5   6/5/2021 at 09:00 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Now that's a BEAUTIFUL model 66. Just stunning.

Post# 442643 , Reply# 6   6/5/2021 at 12:09 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Stunning indeed! Love the 66!

Those first Convertibles had such finished and refined look about them that seemed to fade in the 1970s model lineup. I love the minute details like the headlight trim.

Post# 442651 , Reply# 7   6/5/2021 at 18:47 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

I feel bad I don't have any recent pictures of it after I cleaned it up. The cord is now white again and no marks on hood or base like the picture shows

Post# 442728 , Reply# 8   6/8/2021 at 09:25 by dysonman1 (the county)        

According to the world's foremost Hoover expert, John Gregory, Marilyn Monroe had an almost new Hoover Convertible when she 'passed'.

Post# 442734 , Reply# 9   6/8/2021 at 12:04 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Had a model 68 that she just purchased in June, 1962 when she moved into her new home to vacuum her polar white plush was on the police evidence list of the contents of her home in the Fox Nation documentary about her life and death. What a classy and stylish lady. She just picked bad boyfriends.

Post# 442741 , Reply# 10   6/8/2021 at 13:56 by mieleman (Syracuse NY)        
I am proud to call John a Friend

I have the pleasure of living only a little more than 2 hours away from John and there is no one that I trust more with my hoovers than him. My boyfriend Matt even loves going down and to visit, and he isn't a vacuum collector. He also thinks the world of John. HE KNOWS HOOVERS!!!! Here are some of the recent projects that I brought to him to service. Some of these should have gone in the trash, but he made them into vacuums worthy of putting in my living room on display. They sound as great as they look. Hope you had a great birthday John Gregory. Hope to see you soon.

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Post# 442744 , Reply# 11   6/8/2021 at 15:16 by dysonman1 (the county)        

John always makes me laugh. His stories about Jane and Marilyn and Jackie - to die for. Who knew Jackie O was such a bitch?

Post# 442773 , Reply# 12   6/9/2021 at 15:16 by dysonman1 (the county)        
The prototype

for the Convertible. Had to unlock files to get this one. Thanks John G.

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Post# 442776 , Reply# 13   6/9/2021 at 15:58 by dysonman1 (the county)        
Files are locked for a reason

But thank you John G. for all the helpful information. You are really "The" Hoover guru. We should all make an annual pilgrimage to your amazing vacuum store - the land of Hoover.

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Post# 442804 , Reply# 14   6/10/2021 at 09:07 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Two of my favorite Convertibles.

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Post# 442814 , Reply# 15   6/10/2021 at 16:24 by dysonman1 (the county)        
Automatic hose connection

Just bend it over and shove it in for 50% more suction.

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Post# 442816 , Reply# 16   6/10/2021 at 17:18 by Maytagman1982 (Savannah)        
Happy Birthday to the Hoover

The Convertible deserves a good celebration

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