Thread Number: 44433  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
1993 Numatic Henry HVR 200 With Optional Turbo Electric TE290 Power Head
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Post# 462372   4/17/2023 at 15:49 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Ahh, my first post in probably 10 years! Lots has happened since I last graced VacuumLand!

To break the fast, I thought I would show you the latest vac in my collection, it is this lovely, classic, Numatic Henry, from the 1990s.

This model I got off eBay for £69, it was in pretty good condition already but I did work my magic on it, which, incidentally, I recorded the whole process in the form of a 2hr+ video! Which you can find bellow, if you’re interested.

This Henry cleaned up extremely well and was one of the last models to come out of the original home for Henry, Numatic’s first proper factory in Beaminster, Dorset. Numatic moved to Chard, Somerset, in 1994, where Henry’s are still made today.

So a brief History about Henry, if you were not aware, he was introduced in 1981 under the model NV 200, this was a red base with a black top, with “Numatic” printed on it. The smiley face was included but provided separately as a sticker pack, which the user could choose to apply themselves.

In 1983 Henry was born, the red base and black top with Henry printed on it in bold, this carried the model HVC 200 (Henry Vacuum Cleaner).

Henry remained the same until 1987, when a trouble free and spring free cord rewind was added and at this point, Henry’s font was changed from Mello Super, to Shapiro Base Plus. A cream and brown version of Henry was also added around this time. This new version was known as HVR 200 (Henry Vacuum Rewind) the model Henry still uses today.

1991 Numatic began printing Henry’s face on to bucket, at the factory, it was user applied up until this point, furthermore, 3 additional colours of Henry became available, around this time - blue, yellow, green and of course, red! Cream and brown was dropped.

There have been all kinds of changes over the years, to Henry, too many to go into! However, the most disappointing change they made, for me at least, was the dropping of the 240v 100w PTO socket, in 1999, which was standard on all Henry’s, up until then.

Anyway, that’s enough waffle, here he is.

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Post# 463188 , Reply# 1   5/16/2023 at 23:35 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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What a wonderful machine to break the silence.
It's interesting to see the WW power nozzle there too.

Post# 465327 , Reply# 2   8/16/2023 at 09:03 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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It’s a lovely machine. In great shape too. The power head performs really well, makes it so much better on carpet.

I did make a final video of it.

Post# 465328 , Reply# 3   8/16/2023 at 09:16 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I think that Ibasiac    has  2  of the henry  Hound   one green  one red    thsoe are rare machine  your  lucky  to  have  one  .

Post# 465334 , Reply# 4   8/16/2023 at 15:24 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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I have a Henry NV200 from 1986 and a Henry HVR200-11 from 2018 and love both of them.

Congrats on your Henry

Post# 465335 , Reply# 5   8/16/2023 at 15:31 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
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Glad to see  you back!!!!!

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