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Post# 456366   8/31/2022 at 16:07 (202 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

A forgotten Hoover product is very likely to not have a single video or two of it on Youtube.

Post# 456369 , Reply# 1   8/31/2022 at 16:25 (202 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There's no videos of this one online anywhere.

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Post# 456371 , Reply# 2   8/31/2022 at 17:27 (202 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I never heard of that unit. Looks like an Electrolux Discovery machine...

Post# 456373 , Reply# 3   8/31/2022 at 18:12 (202 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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More like an Oreck BigFoot.

Post# 456375 , Reply# 4   8/31/2022 at 19:18 (202 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That one came from England, due to it being made by Hoover PLC in 2002, years after its split from our Hoover arm following the "Free Flights" disaster.


Post# 456376 , Reply# 5   8/31/2022 at 20:10 (202 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
It’s rebadged from another maker

I’ve seen it in Europe as a Fakir or as a Nilco.

One of its earliest iterations in the U.S. was as a Clarke Combi-Vac.

Post# 456390 , Reply# 6   9/1/2022 at 13:09 (201 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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It's possible it came from England, but I'm pretty sure the pictures were taken in France when I found them online.

Technically these were sold in multiple brands including Sebo. In the US, they were sold under as Powr-Flite, Sandia, Bissell, my personal favorite Oreck, etc.

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Post# 456391 , Reply# 7   9/1/2022 at 14:13 (201 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        
NOT a Fakir!

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It's a rebadged Italian commercial upright. If I recall correctly, made by a company called Ivac.

One way you can tell it's not a Fakir is the bag door. The Fakir's bag door latch is flush, doesn't stick out like it does on a Ivac.


Post# 456392 , Reply# 8   9/1/2022 at 14:13 (201 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

There are more Hoover products that are not on Youtube.

Post# 456404 , Reply# 9   9/1/2022 at 19:16 (201 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Which ones are there?

Post# 456410 , Reply# 10   9/2/2022 at 05:31 (200 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Hoover Telios and the Kmart-exclusive Runabout variant.

Post# 456427 , Reply# 11   9/2/2022 at 15:35 (200 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I never heard of a Hoover Telios before, was that sold in the US or elsewhere? And do you have photos of the Runabout that was sold through Kmart?

Post# 456430 , Reply# 12   9/2/2022 at 16:40 (200 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

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Post# 456431 , Reply# 13   9/2/2022 at 17:32 (200 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Never seen either one before, fascinating! It looks as the Telios was sold in other countries according to the wattage but the Runabout was sold here in the US according to the amps. Very much reminds me of the orange S1361 canister that I knew Hoover sold here before and it looks very similar to both of those other ones, they're probably made by the same manufacture which I don't know who it is.

Post# 456433 , Reply# 14   9/2/2022 at 17:59 (200 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

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Post# 456438 , Reply# 15   9/2/2022 at 20:56 (200 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Don't think I've ever seen either of those before as well. I knew Home Depot sold a orange Farrington Windtunnel Self-Propelled model before but I don't think there's videos of that one on YouTube. Unless if someone just recently did and I haven't checked yet.

Post# 456447 , Reply# 16   9/3/2022 at 12:10 (199 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I can't find a pic of that orange Windtunnel Home Depot once sold.

Post# 456453 , Reply# 17   9/3/2022 at 14:03 (199 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There is one on here, curiosity to kirbyloverdan.

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Post# 456454 , Reply# 18   9/3/2022 at 14:10 (199 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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*courtesy not curiosity.

Two more Hoovers that I also don't think are on YouTube, at least not anymore. A green Windtunnel Widepath LS upright and this Steamvac that was only sold through HSN.

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Post# 456456 , Reply# 19   9/3/2022 at 14:36 (199 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Even though the green Windtunnel Widepath LS and the HSN Steamvac are not on Youtube, it's no big deal because other variants are on there.

Post# 456468 , Reply# 20   9/3/2022 at 21:26 (198 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Also lets not forget the 400 and 550 central vacuums

Post# 456490 , Reply# 21   9/4/2022 at 07:49 (198 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

There's that. Those Runabout pics I found online that are essentially rebadged Fold Away, Telios, Windtunnel/Tempo, Spirit, Sprint upright, and Futura machines, they're kind of a rarity. All I know is that they were Kmart exclusives back in the day.

Post# 456711 , Reply# 22   9/12/2022 at 17:01 (190 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Washington)        

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The Hoover Preferred Windtunnels. They barely have any vids of them on Youtube.

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Post# 456721 , Reply# 23   9/13/2022 at 00:14 (189 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There's only one video of this Windtunnel on YouTube but no pictures anywhere else.

Post# 456727 , Reply# 24   9/13/2022 at 10:40 (189 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
As panasonicvac stated

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The rare Windtunnel Widepath LS. An extremely rare translucent variant of the Limited. Honestly has to be one of the coolest windtunnels I ever saw.

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Post# 456729 , Reply# 25   9/13/2022 at 13:20 (189 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Hoover Elite Tempo

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Also the rare variant in a bright teal green called the hoover Tempo.

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Post# 457069 , Reply# 26   9/26/2022 at 21:15 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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THere usued to be old QVC photos of the hoovers they sold in the 1990s and the turbopower 5200 was one of them. Theres some photos of it on flickr as well. Surprisingly that one is more common than the Widepath LS. My aunt had the version with no dirt finder, the 5100. So did my mother before a screw was sucked up and burnt the belt out.

Post# 457072 , Reply# 27   9/27/2022 at 03:02 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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This particular Hoover Legacy 740

Post# 457139 , Reply# 28   9/29/2022 at 08:28 by compuvac (Spain)        

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Soteco commercial tubvac branded as a Hoover HP9D

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Post# 457144 , Reply# 29   9/29/2022 at 11:51 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
The hoover runabout u4253-930

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Post# 457149 , Reply# 30   9/29/2022 at 17:25 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I guess this one qualifies. I've never been able to find any videos, pictures, or information about it.
The Deluxe Convertible, Model U4145.
I "fostered" this one for a while, before passing it along to its rightful owner.
Sorry again for the sideways picture. I'll never understand how to turn them the right way.


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Post# 457164 , Reply# 31   9/30/2022 at 12:20 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
There was one particular Hoover

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That are used to own, it was pretty unique as it didn’t involve any sort of cyclonic technology but it was still Baklis, there were three filters I think, a screen to prevent all the hair in large dust particles clogging the filter a large particulate filter and a small particular filter, so that worked extremely well, both in dust particle filtering and in cleaning the carpets, as back, so that worked extremely well, both in dust particle filtering and in cleaning the carpets, as back before my mum had replaced the carpet in her Bedroom, that Vacuum was literally sucking up loose bits of pile, as you could see the white fibres in the dust collection tank, that machine was awesome

Post# 457166 , Reply# 32   9/30/2022 at 17:03 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Here’s one that there is no videos or pictures of.

1998 Hoover elite legacy supreme U5072-930

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Post# 457168 , Reply# 33   9/30/2022 at 19:32 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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I've never seen the late 90s Legacy! One from the mid 90s but never this one. Hoover definitely has the most interesting rarities

Post# 457178 , Reply# 34   10/1/2022 at 18:54 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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There seems to be only one YouTube clip of the rare Hoover “Denim” Convertible….see the link below.

This blue jeans Levis vacuum is a model I rarely see on EBay or even on Vacuumland…must have really been a limited edition. Love the tan leather name badge sewn onto the denim bag!!!!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 457544 , Reply# 35   10/24/2022 at 05:35 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
So the hoover legacy supreme u5072-930 is very rare.

So for that being said here's a video of it.

Post# 457549 , Reply# 36   10/24/2022 at 10:44 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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A white Hoover Elite Soft&Light. Never seen a later model in white like this!

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Post# 457554 , Reply# 37   10/24/2022 at 11:19 by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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You don't see the Hoover Sprint terribly often either. It looks like the green bagless Runabout upright a few posts up except its in silver. I have a 12v corded version of the Hoover Dubl-Duty Wet/Dry Hand Vac rebranded as the Hoover Road Rat. It has a bag it and it's two attachment slide into. We keep that in my wife's Volkswagen Atlas as we have a one year old and a four year old and accidents happen. I'll try to snap some pictures of the Road Rat tonight.

Post# 457556 , Reply# 38   10/24/2022 at 12:27 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Interesting choices.

Post# 457564 , Reply# 39   10/24/2022 at 18:06 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Hoover "Dimension" Preferred

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This one looks really nice and I couldve sworn something like this was being sold at Walmart a LONG time ago. A Hoover Preferred styled "Dimension". Kind of looks like the Breathe Easy but I like the red on this one ALOT more.

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Post# 457570 , Reply# 40   10/24/2022 at 20:26 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
First generation Hoover wind tunnel

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Post# 458261 , Reply# 41   11/28/2022 at 17:55 by adiostoreador (Fredonia, NY)        
Hoover Windtunnel Mach6

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I don’t have a picture of this vacuum right now and I’ll have to see if my grandma still owns, or if someone has a picture of it, but it was a fairly big machine that was silver with a bright green accent color. It was the first of what I remember of Hoovers bagless vacuums here in the US. If I remember correctly it was just a rebadged Vax Model for the US. It was a pretty good vacuum from what I remember definitely on the heavier side but she loved it and used it till she eventually got a shark a few years ago.

Post# 458556 , Reply# 42   12/13/2022 at 21:48 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Another rare Windtunnel?

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A translucent green Windtunnel Supreme, usually in blue or black. Never seen a green one except one labeled as Widepath.

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Post# 458578 , Reply# 43   12/14/2022 at 22:17 by Kirbytex85 (Houston, TX)        

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Saved this Hoover from the trash man. Works great, just needed a good cleaning. The attachments were all there and the self propelled works great. I remember these in all the Service Merchandise and Sears ads of the 90s. Anytime I’d go in those stores, these would be on a big display.

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Post# 458599 , Reply# 44   12/15/2022 at 20:01 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Hoover Widepath Bagless

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For some reason these have become really elusive. Probably not Hoovers greatest bagless but id assume better than the dirty fan Twin Chambers. I'd certainly like to get one for the nostalgic factor. Especially the one in teal (left). Saw one in Target years ago next to what was the last of the Elites (right) produced.

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Post# 458605 , Reply# 45   12/16/2022 at 00:49 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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My grandfather had a Widepath before up at his cabin, it shortly got replaced by a Kenmore 2621 that he still has and uses today. I don't remember it too well anymore but this is as close as memory serves.

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Post# 458662 , Reply# 46   12/19/2022 at 05:47 by vacuuminfo (AZ)        
Hoover Pet Vac Rewind Legacy

This is basically a Hoover Elite Rewind but it is called "pet vac" and is a metallic purple and grey color. I have one that I was lucky to get but they are pretty rare.

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Post# 458668 , Reply# 47   12/19/2022 at 13:15 by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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What about the purple or is it green Hoover preferred it's not an Elite but more like
a clean air designed Windtunnel.

Post# 458803 , Reply# 48   12/24/2022 at 19:56 by adiostoreador (Fredonia, NY)        
Here’s something for y’all

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So awhile back I posted about this Hoover Windtunnel Mach 6 and I was finally able to find it! I don’t really know to much about this machine and I can’t find any information on it anywhere. Excuse the dirtiness of it, my grandma has me doing a service on it.

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Post# 458807 , Reply# 49   12/24/2022 at 22:17 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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I know exactly what youre talking about

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