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Post# 301   8/30/2006 at 09:46 (4,408 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        

Hey Guys

As you may recall from a previous thread on im lucky enough to own a UK spec 858 which going on the serial # is from April 1970.
The hose is white and is defiantly a US produced example as it has ULTRAFLEX an a US patent # embossed on the machine end.
My question is did the hoses on these either change from or to Seal Greige as ive seen US versions on Ebay with Seal Greige hoses-also I believe Charlie Lester has one in his photos??. Or did the US model come with Seal Greige and it was just the UK version that was white??


Post# 302 , Reply# 1   8/30/2006 at 09:47 (4,408 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
And The Hose end

In the UK Ultraflex was called Hooverflex...

Post# 303 , Reply# 2   8/30/2006 at 09:52 (4,408 days old) by hoover1060 ()        

an 858 from 1970 sold here would have had the seal griege medium color hose.

The cleaner pictured is a LATE 858, as its flamingo colored on top, and medium taupe on the bottom.

Post# 304 , Reply# 3   8/30/2006 at 09:55 (4,408 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Looking at Charlies fantastic pics again.....

Did the base colour change during the run as well???


Post# 305 , Reply# 4   8/30/2006 at 09:59 (4,408 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Hey Jeff

Thanks for clearing that one up :)


Post# 307 , Reply# 5   8/30/2006 at 11:26 (4,408 days old) by hoover1060 ()        

The base color changed from medium seal griege to medium taupe in 1971, and by 1975 the bade color was light taupe

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