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Post# 459865   1/30/2023 at 11:23 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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It's finally time to attack the spare rooms!   There are tons of items I must organize, etc all of this Hoover stuff.  There are 3 rooms full of things.  I've decided to finally group all like items, photograph, etc so I'll know what to keep, sell ,give, etc.

  I'll post lots of pics of before, during and after.   For example, I'll gather all of the Handivacs, pixies, Connies, etc.  Last, but certainly not least,  the massive 'array' of Convertibles.  It'll be therapeutic and fun.

Pics to follow very soon.

Post# 459866 , Reply# 1   1/30/2023 at 12:07 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
and. good news!

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I'm getting a new carpenter to come and do some work here.  Way past time!

  There are piles and stacks of things.  Yikes !!!!!!! but fun at the same time.


Post# 459893 , Reply# 2   1/31/2023 at 06:33 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
I was thinking

maybe let the new carpenter know there's nothing to fear if he hears noises from within the walls, just friendly ghosts coming in to keep warm.

Post# 459904 , Reply# 3   1/31/2023 at 09:32 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Funny you should mention that

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Comments have been made in the past  form others who did work here.  One, "Craig", will never return.  I've heard other workers talking to each other.  Comments like:  "What was THAT"?  Did YOU hear that?  THAT wasn't here a little while ago.   "JESUS",  and,  "What's with the vacuums?  "Don't ask" was the response.  LOLOL

  I guess it's time to shake things up again.

Post# 459925 , Reply# 4   2/1/2023 at 09:36 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, this morning, on my way out the door,

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I ran upstairs and took a few quick pics.  DISARRAY!. Everything got pushed into 3 rooms to make way for carpenters, conventioneers, etc Look familiar to anyone?

 Plus, that beautiful, expensive oak is going downstairs soon.

 Pics in a little bit.

Post# 459940 , Reply# 5   2/1/2023 at 15:42 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Here's a little sneak peek.

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Post# 459941 , Reply# 6   2/1/2023 at 15:43 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A few vault machines.

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4 out of about 25.

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Post# 459942 , Reply# 7   2/1/2023 at 15:44 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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New in box!

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Post# 459946 , Reply# 8   2/1/2023 at 17:11 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

"What's with the vacuums", been there heard that. My favorite, be it mixers or vacuums or logo'd t-shirts is "do you really NEEED that many ..." I say of course I don't NEEED that many but as a collector that's what we do, collect get it? Sheesh!

I wouldn't ask my sister if she really needs 118 pairs of shoes,last count, I know the answer to that!

How are the cats doing? Are they in their new location?

Post# 459947 , Reply# 9   2/1/2023 at 17:20 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Oh my god, here I was having anxiety about my ever encroaching number of vacuums that are parked neatly across the floor, and yours are just heaped into a mound up to the roof, lol

Post# 459970 , Reply# 10   2/2/2023 at 12:05 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
heaps ..that's one way to put it.

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This is the room that is next for renovations/restorations.   I  had to put things away, and, I did.

So, now, I'll chip away at this room, and the others.. 

More pics soon............. if you'd like to see the progress and unearthing.

Post# 459981 , Reply# 11   2/2/2023 at 14:03 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I think I'll begin by

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sorting out all of the polishers, then stick vacs, NIB, etc.

 It will be daunting, no doubt, but fun too.


I'm sure I'll find things long-forgotten.

Post# 459984 , Reply# 12   2/2/2023 at 14:13 by Paul (USA)        

Have fun, John, and thanks for the photos - what a treasure trove!

Post# 459987 , Reply# 13   2/2/2023 at 15:24 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yes, indeed.

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It's making me remember things, events, and people...some good, some great, some not so good.

But,  there should be some things in these rooms that might help others.

  The wiring and windows have all been replaced in this room. I'll be able to hang drywall, and install gorgeous hardwood floors. ...taking something not too nice, and making it beautiful.  I've done that throughout the entire house.

Post# 459999 , Reply# 14   2/2/2023 at 19:31 by Paul (USA)        

I'm sure that's a great satisfaction!

Looking forward to seeing the completion.

Post# 460001 , Reply# 15   2/2/2023 at 20:58 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Are the cats residing in their new digs, I remember you saying there was a move in their future.

Post# 460013 , Reply# 16   2/3/2023 at 09:39 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Their 'apartment' is still used by them.

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Their food, litterboxes, etc are there.  It's the safe place they can go when construction has been done, or, large crowds of people were here.  During my mini meets, They're be up there, safe.  After dinner, they would come downstairs and mingle. It WAS the 'maid's room', yrs before we lived here.  It's a 20' X 25' room, above the kitchen.  It WILL be restored and used as their apartment plus the 'gallery'.  Hopefully, Mr. Fountain will be here shortly to do the things I cannot.

  I'm getting inspired again.


Post# 460014 , Reply# 17   2/3/2023 at 09:42 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
This will give me chance to

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round up all of the 69s, 70s, 1070s, etc... Fun!!

  Has anyone played "I spy with my little eye" yet?  I know one who has.

Post# 460019 , Reply# 18   2/3/2023 at 10:07 by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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I don't really like the Slimlines, Portables, Connies or any of the older Hoover straight suction canisters. I currently do not have any of those in my collection aside from a family member's green Slimline in the box.

However, I'm totally with you on the convertibles especially the 60 series. 66, 67, 68, 69. I used a 589 at another house and one of my 69s at mine. Hoover got it right on the attachments aside from low suction. My favorite attachment is the wall/bare floor tool that came with the 65 and up. Its brushes are full and it's so easy to click in the converter to go from carpet to dusting and catching a couple of cobwebs on the wall and dog hairs on a bare floor.

Yesterday, my electric shaver slipped out of my hands and landed on the tile floor in my bathroom. I grabbed my 69, ultraflex hose, telescoping wand and floor/wall tool already assembled and my 69 got the shaver's contents up in seconds.

Yes, the tool suction on the convertibles is not the best. In my opinion the quality of the older Hoover tools makeup for this and are designed to take advantage of the available suction.

And both genuine and generic C bags are still freaking everywhere even in 2023. I just bought a bundle of C bags and belts at the thrift store yesterday.

Post# 460023 , Reply# 19   2/3/2023 at 11:08 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I like the canisters because we never had any when I was

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little.  WE only had the model 67, ultraflex tools.

  Yes, that wide floor brush is my favorite too.  It gets everything.

Whenever I see them, I get them. They are wonderful.

So are the Convertibles.


Post# 460152 , Reply# 20   2/8/2023 at 11:31 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, so far,

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Ive found polisher pads for 'another species', plus, I've grouped all of the non-genuine Hoover bags.

  Pics soon..................

they all will be up for grabs!


Post# 461009 , Reply# 21   3/6/2023 at 15:58 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Will post more pics very soon.

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I discovered all of the "Juniors", etc...

I'm currently removing all of the 69s and 70s.


Post# 461090 , Reply# 22   3/8/2023 at 22:38 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, here are a few

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More pics

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Post# 461091 , Reply# 23   3/8/2023 at 22:39 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, some

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Post# 461092 , Reply# 24   3/8/2023 at 22:42 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, finally gathering

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Mounding to stain. Looks like it will be installed soon.

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Post# 461093 , Reply# 25   3/8/2023 at 22:43 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, found another

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Vault machine.... the dual voltage.

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Post# 461094 , Reply# 26   3/8/2023 at 22:44 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, found some

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New in box appliances.

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Post# 461095 , Reply# 27   3/8/2023 at 23:49 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

That's the same Concept Two Electronic that I picked up for free at a local vac shop. I never knew they existed with a control slider. I always knew of the ones with the lighted display. Are they hard to come by? I need to replace the needle bearing on the belt side of the motor and find a cord since it and the internal connector melted. Thankfully, changing that connector was pretty easy.

Post# 461096 , Reply# 28   3/9/2023 at 00:30 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Picture #2 in the "Parts" grouping:

Post# 461103 , Reply# 29   3/9/2023 at 09:32 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Yes, indeed.  I didn't see him there.  He's the original "Inspector 12". My "Murphy" is almost 18 yrs old, and is starting to 'shrink'.  Poor little guy.  A wonderful pet, indeed.  He goes nuts when he sees all of this stuff....gets into everything!!!!!


Yes, that Concept II is a very powerful machine. That's going to Hazleton.  I have a bout 3 Concept IIs.

Post# 461278 , Reply# 30   3/14/2023 at 12:26 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Snow day today!

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So, baking a lot, plus continuing in that room found a decade 80 vault, etc.... slowly making headway.

Post# 461328 , Reply# 31   3/15/2023 at 14:08 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I found an Oreck

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carpet sweeper, yikes!  and,,,a plastic package with genuine Glamorene polishing pads...original packaging. Charmaine must have left them behind.

  Any interest in these? I'll post pics soon.


Post# 461424 , Reply# 32   3/17/2023 at 22:18 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Joe kassock and I went

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For pizza tonight. Then, he insisted on seeing my progress . He was in hoover heaven.

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Post# 461425 , Reply# 33   3/17/2023 at 22:21 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Just look at what he was selecting! Lol

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He'd love to spend a day "helping me".

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Post# 461427 , Reply# 34   3/17/2023 at 22:29 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I kept hearing,

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"OH, you have one of 'theeeeese'"I'll have to check pockets everything he comes. Might be hRd, though, to slip a hoover into his pocket ket!

Post# 461429 , Reply# 35   3/18/2023 at 06:35 by convertible18 (utica, ny USA)        

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I see several model 69s golden 65 tons of elites that I could die for!

Post# 461437 , Reply# 36   3/18/2023 at 11:31 by eurekaexpress (Hazleton, PA)        

John I'll be there latter with the U-haul .

Post# 461451 , Reply# 37   3/18/2023 at 17:07 by convertible18 (utica, ny USA)        

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Would you be willing to sell the gold 65 pictured here?

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Post# 461452 , Reply# 38   3/18/2023 at 17:18 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I wouldn't mind having that Lark in the same picture.
But, I guarantee I couldn't even afford the shipping; never mind the vacuum plus shipping
That was one of my childhood vacuums, and the first one that I remember running.

Post# 461463 , Reply# 39   3/18/2023 at 21:47 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Joe, may I call you joe?

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I'm sure you could create a "joe"pile. ThT gold 65 is not for sale. I do hVe 2 regular 65s .. one could go. And, yes. As fR as my 69s..... you never know when you can use a good 69! More to come.

Post# 461471 , Reply# 40   3/19/2023 at 09:39 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Joe and kid around a lot

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But....when it comes to this room, and the other two.... I'm not so sure. Lol I do know that there will be some things. That will go. Anyone need,want a blue ranger, for example?

Post# 461472 , Reply# 41   3/19/2023 at 09:40 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I tried to type

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Joe and i.

Post# 461486 , Reply# 42   3/19/2023 at 17:46 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

If you had to put a number on it, here it comes, how many vacuums of any type do you have? Working or not working. Just a ball park number. I've held the line at 51 for two years and my bucket list is down to two. Although if I had a big house ... Billy

Post# 461495 , Reply# 43   3/19/2023 at 22:32 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, billy

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As far aS one particular model, I have (I think),8 69s,6 or 7 70s, .I only have .ultiples of a few. far as hoo er appliances.. we're looking at 409 plus... the problem/blessing/curse of having a big house.

Post# 461669 , Reply# 44   3/23/2023 at 11:30 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
i'm off tomorrow

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and, it's going to rain. So... the plan is:  make a huge stride in that room............. do laundry, go to Sam's Club, then, pizza with friends (Lent, you know).

  I've purchased many plastic totes....ready for the task!

Post# 461727 , Reply# 45   3/25/2023 at 09:58 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's getting worse

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Before it gets better, I guess. Lolol. I'm gathering things to give, sell, box displY, etc. We've all been there. Tissues for Joe kassock! Lol

Post# 461752 , Reply# 46   3/26/2023 at 11:17 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
ThT chandelier is a

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Repro, recently installed. There was a "cap" there from a gas light. . Long removed(1940s). It will be nicer when that room gets done. Goal is "perfect" for christmas.

Post# 461762 , Reply# 47   3/26/2023 at 16:18 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's possible that I now have

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All of the Connie's. If not.... darn close. I'll have to check with. Tom (a).

Post# 461763 , Reply# 48   3/26/2023 at 16:19 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
No apostrophe in

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Connie(plural) hate this talk to text

Post# 461974 , Reply# 49   4/2/2023 at 19:34 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Progress is slowly being g made.

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I e discovered several juniors, belts in the blister pCk for "j.c.penny uprightz" but, we k ow they're really hoovers.1

Post# 461996 , Reply# 50   4/3/2023 at 11:13 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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they are.  darn text.. it never types the way you want it to.

Post# 462022 , Reply# 51   4/3/2023 at 22:10 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Oh my!

409 Hoover appliances that's all inclusive meaning from toasters to Hoover vacuums and everything in between! That's not even accounting for the non Hoover appliances like Kitchenaid or Sunbeam etc, etc. Did you ever own the popular Hoover Twin-Tub washing machine with the spinner?

Post# 462024 , Reply# 52   4/3/2023 at 22:34 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Did i?

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I do!I have a white set. I like the others too, but can't justify all that t space. I'll post pics of the. When I can

Post# 462241 , Reply# 53   4/12/2023 at 11:00 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I don't have room for

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laundry 'sets' in various colors.  I'm glad to have one set, actually.

 Getting them upstairs was a feat. People have seen them, and will during some sort of a 'revamped mini meet'. When I invite people, they come.  When they say they will, they actually do.  The get in their cars, drive here, visit, enjoy hospitality, and then, go home.  Even my close, close friend, Tom Anderson (responsible for the washer), said he'd come for the convention.  Due to a family commitment, was unable.  BUT... came the week before.  He was a great help. He said he would... and actually did.  a 6 hour drive. (well, 4.5 for him). :)


  So, yes, another laundry set in a different color (than white), would be nice.

Post# 462257 , Reply# 54   4/12/2023 at 18:45 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's sea of

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Plastic totes here, at the moment

Post# 462426 , Reply# 55   4/19/2023 at 22:16 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I just unearthed a bunch

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Of Dial A Matics! Both power drive and regukar!Heaps of fun !!!!!!!

Post# 462434 , Reply# 56   4/20/2023 at 10:33 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's a little like Christmas

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You find fun little things all over.

 Chipping away at things is very good. After it' all gone through,  I'll post pics here and in Supermarket, for items others might like.  Some will be sold, others given free of charge.

 Plastic boxes galore!


Post# 462435 , Reply# 57   4/20/2023 at 11:57 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It really is good to

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find, locate, rediscover things you have.

  So, maybe this Spring, you, too, can open up you bungalow, double-wide, castle, palace, etc  and thin out, sell, buy, trade, etc.

There are some items here others would love to have.  Some of it will go...into homes of grateful collectors.


Post# 462451 , Reply# 58   4/20/2023 at 21:12 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Nice, kind

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People. Luckily, I know some

Post# 462493 , Reply# 59   4/22/2023 at 11:18 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
More progress

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Pics to follow soon. I got all of the concepts and concept 2 .models. Headway, indeed.

Post# 462494 , Reply# 60   4/22/2023 at 11:19 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
About 7 or 9

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Model 69s a d 70s.

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