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Post# 465373   8/18/2023 at 13:18 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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A family friend's brother is moving to assisted care.  I was asked to 'go through some things' to see if there was anything I'd like.   They planned on me having the vacuum.  And, there it was:  model 1170, power drive in taupe, with tools.  A few of the attachments are missing.  But, they might show up before the movers come.  It's nice to add another model to the rest.  Pics  forthcoming.

Post# 465387 , Reply# 1   8/19/2023 at 22:54 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, here it is.

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It's Ctually a model 1178, made from may 25, 1971 to Feb 20, q976.406,600 units made. Retail:$179.95. A lot for that time.

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Post# 465388 , Reply# 2   8/19/2023 at 22:58 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Perhaps I'll post more pics

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After it gets a nice spa date. Gloves on, perhaps a nice pair of shorts,what color? Maybe I have some nice taupe shorts this time...loose enough to not bulge... chemicals ready.........

Post# 465391 , Reply# 3   8/20/2023 at 00:16 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I will remove

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That service sticker from a store in Virginia. A lot of know, I'm very anti sticker. Lolol

Post# 465421 , Reply# 4   8/21/2023 at 11:03 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm thinking of featuring an "array"

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of a lot of my Dial A Matics....perhaps on those stairs???


Would anyone care to see that?


Post# 465423 , Reply# 5   8/21/2023 at 11:17 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Other than historic stickers I would remove a modern sticker from any vintage vacuum.

Post# 465425 , Reply# 6   8/21/2023 at 12:03 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

"Would anyone care to see that?"

*Frantically waving hand in the air*
Maybe it's just me, but I'd enjoy seeing an "array" of vintage Hoovers displayed just about anywhere!
The nice vintage staircase is just an added bonus!

Post# 465426 , Reply# 7   8/21/2023 at 12:04 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I only kept 2 different stickers:  both were very reputable vac shop owners,, and both are deceased. Mrs. Betty Fritz and Gnall Jones.  He was mentioned  in the old Hoover "Newsies".

Post# 465433 , Reply# 8   8/21/2023 at 15:53 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Then, Barry,

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You'll see an 'array' of Dial A Matics (all kinds) on that infamous staircase. 

 Why not?  Right???

 I'm unearthing them everywhere.

FUN !!!!


Post# 465434 , Reply# 9   8/21/2023 at 19:10 by Joel27609 (raleigh)        
Great addition

Beautiful machine

Post# 465435 , Reply# 10   8/21/2023 at 20:38 by electro (Indiana)        
Price is right!

You are right on with the price. It WAS a lot of money. My parents was bought in 1972. Still have it. If I ever get it to Jeff Parker, he is going to do a little work on it for me. Now let's see you in the matching shorts!

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Post# 465436 , Reply# 11   8/21/2023 at 22:33 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Wouldn't you be surprised if I HAVE them???

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I'll have to get working on that.

Post# 465438 , Reply# 12   8/22/2023 at 06:58 by convertible18 (Utica, New York, USA)        

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I have the "1178" DAM too. Mine was free too...including a never changed bag, big clog and "Type A" bags? Lets see you fit those in the machine...

Post# 465439 , Reply# 13   8/22/2023 at 07:02 by convertible18 (Utica, New York, USA)        
though I love my 1178...

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DAM's never really caught my eye. say I went to a mini meet and saw a lineup of DAM's...I would marvel at them but never would be interested to buy or look up any on eBay. If I see MWards Or JCP badged DAM's, now were talking. I would ask to buy in a heartbeat if it was the right price.

Post# 465441 , Reply# 14   8/22/2023 at 09:03 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

I remember the first time seeing your staircase all festive with Hoovers lining the walls from top to bottom and of course garland weaving through the banister since it was Christmas! I think you had white mini-lights also running up the staircase to showcase said vacuums. Festive it was. Billy

Post# 465445 , Reply# 15   8/22/2023 at 12:01 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Billy

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You have a great eye. Yes, "that staircase" is the perfect place to spotlight almost anything.  If you ever saw it before it was totally restored.  there are some pics of it somewhere.


And, like shorts, cookies, tea, etc,  because of the ribbing, I just go farther...because I can.

 WE can't help that some people have no taste, no class, no manners, or, are just plain stupid.  Not our concern.

  So.......  Fall decor,  Halloween decor,  Hoover decor. .. It's all good.


I'll have to start arranging some cleaners, etc.   The staircase was even shown on the HBO special that covered The VCCC  convention.



Post# 465470 , Reply# 16   8/23/2023 at 11:09 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, I have many sets of tools

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not for EVERY machine, but.  Some are NIB...all of the various colors.


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