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Post# 4878   11/29/2006 at 06:32 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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front cover

Post# 4879 , Reply# 1   11/29/2006 at 06:33 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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uprights 1

Post# 4880 , Reply# 2   11/29/2006 at 06:34 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 4881 , Reply# 3   11/29/2006 at 06:35 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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canisters 1

Post# 4882 , Reply# 4   11/29/2006 at 06:36 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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compact canisters

Post# 4883 , Reply# 5   11/29/2006 at 06:36 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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stickbrooms 1

Post# 4884 , Reply# 6   11/29/2006 at 06:37 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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floor polishers and shampooer

Post# 4885 , Reply# 7   11/29/2006 at 06:38 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 4887 , Reply# 8   11/29/2006 at 06:59 (4,372 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Hoover, Who Better!!!

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Hi Tommy

What a grand range of Hoover products, never seen so many, especially the extra stick vacs and vacuum polishers that we never had here....

Was the Blue/White portable the last one produced with you??


p.s. I also collect Hoover Keymatics, any chance of a pic??either posted on the super forum or send it email by my profile etc..

Post# 4895 , Reply# 9   11/29/2006 at 08:20 (4,372 days old) by 74simon ()        
More excellent scans

What, no 1346A?!?!

Never knew the Portables (the Necessaire) were sold so late in mainland Europe, or that there was a commercial U4002.

The 'Scopa' looks like a Quik Broom, and all those suction polishers are great - five different versions, eh?

Post# 4925 , Reply# 10   11/29/2006 at 17:49 (4,372 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hello guys, I'm glad you liked the scans!I havo two white/light blue necessaires and they were sold until 1978.
I have almost all the cleaners shown in these bookletts and should have single pictures of each one.
The hooverette has been sold til 1979 and the last versions were white/orange and white/yellow. I own also the 1968 white/green model, as well as the shampooer, the convertible and the constellation in the same color scheme.
The last model of the Classic 427 was available here till 1981/82 in white/light orange and white/yellow as well as the Constellation. I have the white/yellow version of both.
I'm going to buy a hoverette in two tones of liht blue one of the next days as a friend of mine sow it in a thrift shop and reserved it for me.
old ladies appreciated them very much over here for small, quick cleaning jobs.
another interesting thing: as you will see from my next posts, we've been having hoover dial-a-matics till 1989 and the last one over here was model U 5076 in two tones grey (two speeds, headlight etc.).
the hoover canisters I like most are the earliest sensotronics, I own some of them but the one I prefer is model S 3134 Total system, with Electrokinetic pn (smaller than the Quadraflex pn, it is equivalent to a hoover junior upright and brushrolls are interchangeble).
I've just taken a few pictures of a nice "suction polisher" from the sixties in white/pink. I'll post them tomorrow as I get back to Milan.It's very"convertible like", you'll see!
I'll try also to get the pictures of the 1979 sebos if I can find them!
Greetings, tommy

Post# 4932 , Reply# 11   11/29/2006 at 21:59 (4,372 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
Thanks For Sharing Tommy!

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I love to see the difference between the US line of the time and the Italian!


Post# 4948 , Reply# 12   11/30/2006 at 02:07 (4,371 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

If you have time, you should scan one of those Full Line Hoover brochures of mine, that are in those binders you're borrowing...

I think the earliest full line that's among those is 1978...


Post# 4975 , Reply# 13   11/30/2006 at 23:17 (4,371 days old) by frkirby511 ()        
Tommy, thanks so very much...

...for posting these pictures. They bring back such memories! I was a student in Rome in the mid 1970's. I remember seeing some of these Hoovers on display in the windows of many stores.

I remember going to a large department store there..I think it was called Standa or Stanza? It was like the Italian version of Target. It had everything...even wine and groceries. Also, there was a shop on the Via Victore Emmanuele that had all these Hoovers on display in the front window. I had to walk by it every day going to the Angelicum University from the seminary on the Janiculum Hill. I would always stop if I was alone and check out the display.

I especially remember being fascinated by the vacuum polishers. I thought,"well, of course, most people had marble floors not carpet; naturally Hoover would make a vacuum to clean the marble floors." However, I never did get to use one. No one I knew had one of these. And the seminary had only one vacuum cleaner that was a Siemens and it was awful. The only carpet we had was on the altar platform --- a beautiful oriental rug. I don't know what they used to vacuum it because it was done at a time when we were all in class down at the Roman universities. We would get home for pranzo and all that work had already been done. We got more mundane chores to do like the dishes and the bathrooms!

Anyway..I always wondered how the vacuum polishers worked and how common they really were? I'd be interested to know your thoughts.

Thanks again for sharing these great ads.

Bruce Cinquegrani
Memphis, TN

P.S. My paternal grandparents are originally from Cefalu and San Stephano; and my maternal grandparents are from Castelveccia --- all in Northern Sicily.

Post# 4976 , Reply# 14   12/1/2006 at 02:53 (4,370 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        
Hello bruce!

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Hello Bruce, I'm a little bit late now, and will write something more later! However I'd like to post some pictures of this old Hoover Suction polisher in the "hoover suction polisher thread!

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