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Post# 463287   5/22/2023 at 15:05 by ODAVID123 (Los Angeles ca )        

Does anybody here know where i can find a replacement handle switch for a 1934 model R?

Post# 463291 , Reply# 1   5/22/2023 at 16:31 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Do you have a pic?

Post# 463309 , Reply# 2   5/23/2023 at 19:39 by Centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

I had a 3R once upon a time. As I recall it used a black plastic toggle switch very much like a Hoover 28/913/etc.

This won't be a switch available new, but should be easy enough to find used...even if it means sacrificing an old Hoover handle off a parts machine.

Post# 463310 , Reply# 3   5/23/2023 at 19:40 by Centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

Of course, the R may have used an entirely different switch from the 3R. As Kieran said, a picture would help!


Post# 463335 , Reply# 4   5/24/2023 at 17:54 by Odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

I need the toggle switch or at least a comparable one to install on it

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Post# 463339 , Reply# 5   5/24/2023 at 19:33 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Educated guessing any 2c or earlier toggle switch would be ooem.
Share more pics it's not like there's 2 or three type Rs even mentioned on VL.

Post# 463349 , Reply# 6   5/25/2023 at 01:55 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Weirdly I don't see any screw holes in that grip slot. If there were 2 then I would suggest the standard metal toggle switch used in prewar machines, a really thin one. I have a spare or two of those.

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