Thread Number: 43812  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Saving an Early Hoover Brushroll
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Post# 457123   9/28/2022 at 19:44 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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I got the brushroll from (repairman) Mike

The original felt bearings were shot and it needed to be rebristled

Pic 1 is from Mike's thread how the brushroll looked when he got it
Pic 2 is of the original felt bearings
Pic 3 is the felt bearings I made for the brushroll
Pic 4 is the brushroll cleaned up and ready to be rebristled
Pic 5 is the rebristled brushroll before trimming and axel rod
Pic 6 is the finished brushroll after trimming

Isn't it amazing what you can find at a hardware store that works as a felt bearing

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Post# 457154 , Reply# 1   9/30/2022 at 00:55 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

Very creative indeed Ray! You do amazing work. Glad to have met you.

Post# 457163 , Reply# 2   9/30/2022 at 10:49 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Went through owners manuals and patents, figured out that the brushroll is from a Hoover 105.

The Hoover 102 had wood bearings in the brushroll
The Hoover 105 had felt bearings in the brushroll
The Hoover 541 had ball bearings in the brushroll

Post# 457165 , Reply# 3   9/30/2022 at 12:30 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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And just think: The model O brush roll didn't have any bearings at all.

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