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Post# 5961   12/17/2006 at 19:18 (4,299 days old) by vacuumkid3 ()        

Let's start a thread for our favorite vacuums. To start off with, my favorite vintage vacuum is the Air-Way uprights. They are such well designed vacuums for its time. Air-Way in general has some of the best vacuums in my opinion. My favorite new vacuum is the Air-Way as well, because, not only has their design hardly changed, but they work very well too. So, let's hear some more!! YAY!!

Post# 5962 , Reply# 1   12/17/2006 at 19:43 (4,299 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

I love the constellations and the celebrities. The way they float on the floor is so cool. Yah I know they blow the dust around blah blah blah. I have used a hovering celebrity and the conventional wheeled type and they both leave the room smelling like dust when I'm done. I can't wait to try a new constellation with the hepa bags.
I also like my Rainbow, but it takes a long time to use.

Post# 5963 , Reply# 2   12/17/2006 at 19:43 (4,299 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
Here's Mine

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Not that it is the best vacuum in the world, but I found it brand new in the box. A brand new 1953 Hoover Aero-Dyne. They don't make them like this any more. I can just imagine it with a Hoover 61 upright. What a combination!

Post# 5964 , Reply# 3   12/17/2006 at 19:44 (4,299 days old) by ian88 ()        

Kirby Classic Omega, Hoover Dial-A-Matic, Any early japanese model, Hoover Senior (convertible), Hoover Junior and Kirby Heritage II...meh I like too many to be listed all at the same time.


Post# 5965 , Reply# 4   12/17/2006 at 19:44 (4,299 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
Here's A 61 To Go With It

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The base has been polished, but you get the idea!

Post# 5966 , Reply# 5   12/17/2006 at 20:09 (4,299 days old) by convertible68 ()        

It's really a tough question considering I like so many different machines (and each has their own advantages and disadvantages), but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Eureka 1400-series uprights, some of which are shown here. I have to admit that the metal-base Hoover Convertibles would come in at a close second, though.

And I must say, after using it, that Eureka 3300-series canister is really growing on me as well!

Post# 5970 , Reply# 6   12/17/2006 at 20:40 (4,299 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

It's a tough question for me because I haven't used let alone seen the majority of the vacuums out there. I suppose though if I had to pick only one to live with me on a desert island I'd take the Eureka Vanguard upright. Why? Because they and the Hoover Convertibles to me are what a vacuum should look like and I always sort of liked the Eurekas just a teensy bit more. Now if I could take a second along I'd take the Kirby Heritage Legend II.

Post# 5976 , Reply# 7   12/17/2006 at 21:54 (4,299 days old) by converto-skip ()        
My favorites

Well now that my collection has grown to right at 300 vacuums, I guess the best answer would be all of them because i do use them all, but at one time my most favorite 2 of all time is the Compact c4 turquiose and the kirby model 561 which were the 2 first vacuums that caught my eye and my fastinaction grew from those 2. But my oldest vacuums like my Kenmore bugeye and my singers r series and my euerka m impress the H*ll out of me because in my opinion they do just as a good job as my brand new Miele and my new constellion. I will definately add the New Electrolux intensity to my collection in Janurary 2007 when they make the debut, I went to the site and watch 2 different videos of it and i'm totally impressed with it and like someone said that this vacuum kinda reminds them of the converto vac and it kinda does and another that it reminds me of is the miele Art which I also have the difference between the 2 are, the art is straight suction only no power brush at all and it does have on board tools where the intensity doesn't have any at all, but does have the power brush on it, in fact in the vidoe they show a Hoover Z 700 with the hose hanging on the back of it and they say the difference is the intensity has no hose at all but only a 3 inch pipe that goes straight to the bag and that way given it more suction power. I can't wait to get it


Post# 5977 , Reply# 8   12/17/2006 at 22:12 (4,299 days old) by luxg ()        

Of course my favorite has to be the Electrolux model G!!!

Post# 5982 , Reply# 9   12/18/2006 at 05:10 (4,299 days old) by vintagehoover ()        

My favourite model range: Hoover Models 370, 450, 800 & 925 (the 925 isn't pictured because I didn't have it when I took the photos!)

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Post# 5984 , Reply# 10   12/18/2006 at 06:41 (4,299 days old) by vacuumboy95 ()        

My favorite vacuums are the hoover modle 0, the apex modle 97

Post# 5986 , Reply# 11   12/18/2006 at 07:23 (4,299 days old) by electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
A Few of My Favorite Vacuums

Here's some pictures of some of my favorite vacuums, one being my Electrolux Hospital G, and the other one my Electrolux CA. Another one of my favorite vacuums is my Electrolux LX.

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Post# 5987 , Reply# 12   12/18/2006 at 07:25 (4,299 days old) by electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
Electrolux LX

Here's another one of my favorite vacuums--My Electrolux LX!

Post# 5988 , Reply# 13   12/18/2006 at 07:28 (4,299 days old) by electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
Electrolux CA

Lastly, another one of my favorites is my Electrolux CA!

Post# 6006 , Reply# 14   12/18/2006 at 13:55 (4,299 days old) by vacuumkid3 ()        
I forgot to mention:

My favorite upright will always be a Kirby. Most notably, the 505. That is my dream vacuum. I would love to get one. I love the idea of so many attachments! I think a Kirby might not just be considered a vacuum cleaner any more, but more like a complete home tool set/renovation team. Isn't that close to what Kirby's motto is today?

Post# 6009 , Reply# 15   12/18/2006 at 15:20 (4,298 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
For me it would have to be........

My 1963 Hoover Convertible Special 33, It was bought by my mom and dad when they moved into there new house as newlyweds in 1963. I also absolutely love My blue Constellation 86 which I use to clean my kitchen floor as well as my foyer. I also can not forget my model 61 which just exudes class and style and has the greatest sounding motor I have ever heard.. Patrick COffey

Post# 6010 , Reply# 16   12/18/2006 at 15:22 (4,298 days old) by rexairman ()        

Mine would have to be the Rexair Model B, The Hoover Model 150, and the Air-Way 55A. The Air-Way uprights and the early Hoovers all rate right up there too.

Post# 6015 , Reply# 17   12/18/2006 at 16:07 (4,298 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        


Post# 6034 , Reply# 18   12/18/2006 at 21:33 (4,298 days old) by robgwisdala ()        

Hoover Convertibles/DAMS/Concepts/Celebritys/Spirits/Dimensions
Eureka/Sanitaire F&G bag uprights/V bag canisters
Royals who look like Kirbys

Post# 6035 , Reply# 19   12/18/2006 at 22:14 (4,298 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

After the Ohio Tuec, my all-time favorite machine is the Kirby as well. If I had to choose my dream machine would be the elusive "R" series with the switch in the handle. Charlie Lester's is the only example of this I have ever seen. I love the Hoover Dial-A-Matics as well, and at one point, tried to collect every color combination produced.

Post# 6047 , Reply# 20   12/18/2006 at 23:38 (4,298 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Some of my favorites from my collection include my Lux G, AE, and XXX; Electro-Hygiene 903, 80, and 966; Hoover 28, 29, and 82 Constellation, Filter Queen 350, Regina 39; and my Lewyt 40 and 90.
Some of my favorites that I DON'T have, include Kenmore Torpedo Tank (preferrably model 116.730); Hoover models 825, 150, 26, 63, and Aerodyne; Electro-Hygiene 285 and 950; Galaxie Prestige 990; Silver King; Apex; and a few Westinghouse tanks and uprights.
Actually, there are so many ones that I do like that it would be easier for me to make a list of the ones I don't like!!

Post# 6058 , Reply# 21   12/19/2006 at 04:20 (4,298 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I would have to vote for Kirbys as wellI would like to run into a 511-what I used while growing up and was bought the year I was born from a DTD salesman on their "van campaigns"-knocking doors to get a sale-they still do it today.

Post# 6064 , Reply# 22   12/19/2006 at 09:36 (4,298 days old) by thunderhexed (Edmond, OK)        

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My fav vacs are the Kirbys.
Mainly the earlier Sanitronic styled (DS50 is my fav) and then the Classic series and the Tradition.
I also like the Royal all metal uprights that closely resemble the older styled Kirbys.
I also have a soft spot for the traditional styled Eureka uprights and the Hoover convertibles.

Post# 6069 , Reply# 23   12/19/2006 at 10:50 (4,298 days old) by vacuumfreeeke ()        
my fave

I think my power drive concept 1 is my favorite vacuum. It was the first member of my collection. The design is beautiful, and performs wonderfully. I like my DS 80 and my Heritage Legend 2 because of how big the bags inflate... the DS80 is better because the bag is on a chain so it bounces! I don't really use them much anymore because I favor the G5, but the older ones sure had more style and less plastic! I love it! Royal 801 and Convertibles are also great, but fave is still Concept! I adore my green and chrome QS Celebrity... even better than Rainbows and Filter Queens... that would be favorite canister.

Post# 6260 , Reply# 24   12/21/2006 at 20:20 (4,295 days old) by myhooverco ()        
Delf Blue Favorite...

The Hoover Convertible model 719 is my favorite Hoover Cleaner. I grew up with this model. I now have 6 decent ones including one with the box, tools, and receipt. Believe it or not there were a lot of running changes to this model like the foot pedals changing from smooth to ribbed, the indoor/outdoor changing to low, and the handle grip going from the smooth handle grip to the regular Hoover grip. The 719 replaced the nearly identical (except for color) sunset orange model 714. It began production in 12.23.68 and ended its run on 8.6.71. It had a good long production and many were produced. This model was second from the top in the line up. The 1070 was considered the top of the line model. The 719 was the first model to have the new 4 position height adjuster. The colors were delft blue (from the model 70) and seal greige light (Hoover seal greiged us to death in the late 60's!) Hope you like the pic.


Post# 6267 , Reply# 25   12/21/2006 at 20:41 (4,295 days old) by vacuumboy95 ()        

would you like to trade or sell one of those.I'm only 11 and tring to buy gifts for my vacuum friend max.I don't havd a lot of money.

Post# 6538 , Reply# 26   12/26/2006 at 22:46 (4,290 days old) by bisonian (Where the buffalo roamed! (Ocala, FL))        
Favorite vacs

Gotta go with the Kirby 500 series, for two reasons -- a 519 was the start of my collection, and more importantly, because my grandmother had one just like it when I was a kid.

As for canisters, I'm fond of my trusty Electrolux 1205. But that could change when I get around to rebuilding the G.


Post# 6561 , Reply# 27   12/27/2006 at 10:08 (4,290 days old) by vacuumkid3 ()        
My first...

was the Kirby 515. I guess you could say it is a "co-ink-i-dink!"

Post# 6564 , Reply# 28   12/27/2006 at 10:15 (4,290 days old) by vacuumboy105 ()        
kirby all the way

My favorite is the kirbys exspecailly the model 519. It out cleans a dyson anyday and i proved it.try this sprinkle baking powder over carpet then vacuum with the dyson several times then go over with the kirby but over the blower connection place a black cloth and vacuum over the carpet. You will be amazed with the powder it will suck up.

Post# 6602 , Reply# 29   12/28/2006 at 00:37 (4,289 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Another favorite in my collection is my NSS Model "M"s-the king of vacuums in my collection.

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