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Post# 75745   7/18/2009 at 11:47 (4,778 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Mine would have to be Dial A Matic. It is not just because I just got one, but it truly has good power for an upright of its time.

Post# 75746 , Reply# 1   7/18/2009 at 11:55 (4,778 days old) by gsohoover (Reidsville, NC)        

I think the 700 is awsome although I don't own one.

Post# 75747 , Reply# 2   7/18/2009 at 12:03 (4,778 days old) by kirbyotronic ()        

For one that I own, it would be my model 61. Generally all Hoovers of that era will please me, like the model 28, 63, etc...


Post# 75754 , Reply# 3   7/18/2009 at 12:47 (4,778 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
I Love Them All

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But the following two would have to be at the top of my list. First Model 53 Aero-Dyne.

Post# 75755 , Reply# 4   7/18/2009 at 12:48 (4,778 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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The Model 69 Convertible.

Post# 75756 , Reply# 5   7/18/2009 at 12:49 (4,778 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
And Who

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Doesn't love the 150?

Post# 75757 , Reply# 6   7/18/2009 at 12:56 (4,778 days old) by gsohoover (Reidsville, NC)        

I like the 150 looks. It is just really retro.

Post# 75762 , Reply# 7   7/18/2009 at 13:44 (4,778 days old) by 1170hoov ()        

I like all vintage Hoovers, but I would say I like the convertible series the best because I grew up with convertibles.
My parents had a model 719 when I was 2, My grandma had a U4005.
Here they are in order, a model 70, model 1010, model U4057, model U4395.

Post# 75801 , Reply# 8   7/18/2009 at 18:28 (4,778 days old) by samotronic ()        
29 , 64

I think these pre-Convertible models deserve mention as they not only ditched the industrial brown and grey colors, but were downright hot. 64 had a warmth about it. Sorry for no photos, but I don't have these models. Have only admired them from afar.

Post# 75808 , Reply# 9   7/18/2009 at 19:11 (4,778 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
OK Chris

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I'll do the honors with mine.

Post# 75815 , Reply# 10   7/18/2009 at 20:28 (4,778 days old) by samotronic ()        
Thanks Fred!!

I've admired your photos for quite some time, especially your Kirby photos, but this is about Hoover. Evidently the 64 didn't come with a tool caddy? Every photo I have ever seen of them did not include the caddy. My aunt had a 64, but she did not believe that uprights had any business having above floor tools and used only her pixie for above floor cleaning. But I digress. Thanks Fred.

Post# 75818 , Reply# 11   7/18/2009 at 20:37 (4,778 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Actually Chris

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Apparently - it did. Here is a publicity shot of the 64 with tools and caddy. Truly a beautiful machine and a somewhat rare one due to the transition to the "new" convertible.

Post# 75821 , Reply# 12   7/18/2009 at 21:21 (4,778 days old) by samotronic ()        

That explains it. That box caddy which was used with the early convertibles also, was not very durable, so it might explain why we don't see them often. But your photo shows why the 64 is my personal favorite. The pre-convertible line went out with a bang in this model. And interesting that this line of Hoovers seemed to age better than the 65s and early convertibles that warped and did not hold their shape very well.

Post# 75832 , Reply# 13   7/19/2009 at 03:54 (4,777 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Favorite Vintage Hoover

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Of the ones I own, the 300, 475, 28, and 29 would be my favorites. Favorite Hoovers that I DON'T have would include the 825, 150, 26, and 63.

Post# 75850 , Reply# 14   7/19/2009 at 12:49 (4,777 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Don't forget the 634! Sure wish I had one!

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Post# 76186 , Reply# 15   7/23/2009 at 08:37 (4,773 days old) by vintagehoover ()        

I'll take one of these to go, please!

Post# 76271 , Reply# 16   7/24/2009 at 00:02 (4,772 days old) by caligula (Nutrioso, Arizona)        
Favorite Hoover?

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First choice would be the Hoover Model O! On a more practical note though, the Hoover model 541, next the Hoover Duster! I also like the 700, 150, Constilation (first models) Pixie, the (early model), Floor washer, and finally the Lark (broom vac)

Post# 76333 , Reply# 17   7/25/2009 at 04:38 (4,771 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Would Be....

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The 1334 1970`s grans 2nd vac and the one I was allowed to use!!!

Post# 76351 , Reply# 18   7/25/2009 at 06:51 (4,771 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
My Favorite vintage Hoover is

My Mom's old Model 28 with all the tools. Still purrs like a kitten to this very day. But If I ever can find and buy a Hoover Model 14 Lark, I will think I had died and gone to vacuum heaven!!!!!!

Post# 76714 , Reply# 19   7/28/2009 at 22:41 (4,767 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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Mine would be my special 825

Post# 76969 , Reply# 20   7/31/2009 at 05:11 (4,765 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
Hoover Model 825

I just won one of these off of Ebay... It came yesterday and I must say it is a pretty neat old vacuum... But I still like my mom's model 28...Maybe not to many of these 825's around.. It was only manufactured from 1935 to 1936.....

Post# 76970 , Reply# 21   7/31/2009 at 05:37 (4,765 days old) by vintagehoover ()        
Hoover 825

First cleaner anyone in my family ever owned! My great-grandfather won a load of money, and the first thing he bought was a gold watch and a brand new Hoover 825 with dusting tools as gifts for my great-grandma! He must have won a considerable amount of money, because the 825 was the most expensive of the 3 upright models Hoover were making at the time, and cost the equivalent of £1080 in modern currency!

My great-grandparents died when my grandma was 18, and she inherited both the gold watch and the Hoover 825. She still wears the watch today - the 825 soldiered on until the mid-1970s, when she decided that after 40 years of flawless service, she wanted a modern Hoover with disposable bags and bought a Junior 1346A. The 825, still going strong, was given to a neighbour.

Post# 76980 , Reply# 22   7/31/2009 at 09:17 (4,765 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
Hoover- Kitchen

Hi Alex I love your Hoover also your Kitchen is beatiful my wife would love that. What do you think of the 1935 Kirby that was sold on e-bay for 1248.00. Take care Doug

Post# 320259 , Reply# 23   4/3/2015 at 12:08 (2,693 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        
three senior

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Live in Paris, France.
Proud to have 4 Hoover Senior but one doesn't work since the maid fall it in stairs.
Since this day, she lost her work !

Always looking to buy some more

On picture, the three I keep in perfect condition

I'm getting three more for the next days.

Post# 320281 , Reply# 24   4/3/2015 at 15:36 (2,693 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
These are my favorite

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I also have a Concept One I like a lot, but it doesn't match the color scheme of these. I have full attachments for them all except the Convertible. I need a hose for it, then I can share the rest of the attachments from the DAM.

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Post# 320282 , Reply# 25   4/3/2015 at 15:50 (2,693 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Post# 320284 , Reply# 26   4/3/2015 at 15:53 (2,693 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Thanks John

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You inspired it from your avatar. I decided to stick with the yellow for my vintage Hoovers. Happy Easter!

Post# 320285 , Reply# 27   4/3/2015 at 15:54 (2,693 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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My favorite is my 1910 Senior.

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Post# 320292 , Reply# 28   4/3/2015 at 16:26 (2,693 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Post# 320302 , Reply# 29   4/3/2015 at 17:50 (2,693 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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@dysonman1 I was wondering how much that 1910 hoover senior weighs. One of my listed dream machines is either a hoover model 0 or something similar actually because of the machines weight, that is my personal reason for wanting such machine.
Thank you very much for the info.

Post# 320330 , Reply# 30   4/3/2015 at 23:53 (2,692 days old) by Jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
That means

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Your profile picture.

Post# 320331 , Reply# 31   4/4/2015 at 00:02 (2,692 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Ah! I learned something new today!!

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I used to tell my kids that... "It was worth getting up today,  wasn't it"?  Thanks!

Post# 320338 , Reply# 32   4/4/2015 at 03:20 (2,692 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        
the next I'm going to get

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This is the next vac I'm going to get in some days but I do not know what model it is.
I'm getting it for almost nothing.

Have a nice Easter

Post# 320348 , Reply# 33   4/4/2015 at 09:35 (2,692 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The 1910 Senior weighs about 65 pounds. A lot of that is due to the sand casting of the aluminum housing, very thick walls. Most women who see this at The Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Missouri cannot pick it up.

Post# 320390 , Reply# 34   4/4/2015 at 16:17 (2,692 days old) by CompactC9guy (Bathurst NB)        
My favorite Hoover would have to be

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THe Hoover Celebrity its the vacuum my mom use to have it was the early model air ride but mine had weels and a power head .Also the i love the dial a matic upright so convenient and also the dimension 1000 whit the quadra flex power head and control on the hose whti variable speed . and of course the convertibles seires and the grand Model O . and the concept one .

Post# 321545 , Reply# 35   4/12/2015 at 09:52 (2,684 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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Lot of household this sunday.
large house with lot of carpets on 1st and 2d floor.
With three Hoover Senior 652, this is a pleasure !

Two more are coming soon (vaccums... not houses)
Maybe later, a vaccum for each room?

Nice day to everyone

Post# 321548 , Reply# 36   4/12/2015 at 10:02 (2,684 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh come on, need you ask?

I really need to take another picture though as this one is about 3 years old...

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Post# 321549 , Reply# 37   4/12/2015 at 10:05 (2,684 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Jamie... May I call you Jamie?

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A RANGER?  What a shock!  I never knew.......................

 "running through the Pocono maountains"

Post# 321556 , Reply# 38   4/12/2015 at 10:50 (2,684 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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Ranger is difficult to find in France.
Each time I see one for sale, it is in bad condition.
Would like to find a pink senior 652, for fun.

When some friends call me, they say: "Allô, may I speak to Mrs Doubtfire please ?"

Post# 321564 , Reply# 39   4/12/2015 at 11:07 (2,684 days old) by anthony (leeds uk)        
my ranger

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lives on the landing and is my upstairs machine .Take its fancy clothes off and its just a 652 underneath but i love it

Post# 321567 , Reply# 40   4/12/2015 at 11:13 (2,684 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You learn something new everyday John! wink

Post# 321650 , Reply# 41   4/12/2015 at 16:09 (2,684 days old) by boxer_rules (Switzerland)        
Hoover junior 1354A dirt searcher

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for me it's the Hoover junior 1354A de luxe dirt searcher

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Post# 321801 , Reply# 42   4/13/2015 at 13:43 (2,683 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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Found a large service book for maintenance.
Models from 1965 to 1970 (washing machines, vacuums, polishers, etc...)

Post# 450441 , Reply# 43   2/28/2022 at 18:09 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I thought I'd mention that my personal favorite vacuum period let alone my favorite vintage hoover is my model 750.
Here it is.

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Post# 450444 , Reply# 44   2/28/2022 at 19:25 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Mine would be this Hoover Concept Two with Power Drive that used to be my aunt's but is now mine.

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Post# 450445 , Reply# 45   2/28/2022 at 19:30 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Nice! What is going on with the headlight and it's wiring?

Post# 450446 , Reply# 46   2/28/2022 at 19:31 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I mean on the 750 not the Concept 2.
Nice Concept btw!

Post# 450451 , Reply# 47   2/28/2022 at 22:22 by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        

Mine is the Hoover 26 I found in a thrift shop. It's non-original, but I love it!

Post# 450454 , Reply# 48   3/1/2022 at 00:10 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Hoover celebrity IV Power matic blue on blue with beat as it sweaps as it lean power head powerm atic air ride body wiht 3 caster on the bottom .

Post# 450455 , Reply# 49   3/1/2022 at 06:28 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Btw my 750 the original hedlite bumper perished and the wiring is good just not original as I have yet to find some original wiring.

Post# 450456 , Reply# 50   3/1/2022 at 07:05 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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For me it would be the British-made Hoover Harlequin canister/cylinder vac. At some point, these were on sale in Canada, and when I saw them in newspaper advertisements, I thought it was such a cool vacuum - especially the nifty metal wire tool caddy!!!

Post# 450457 , Reply# 51   3/1/2022 at 07:42 by Maytagman1982 (Savannah)        
Favorite Hoover

My favorite is the 1980s Guardsman

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Post# 450492 , Reply# 52   3/2/2022 at 21:15 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
For me…

Of a vintage Hoover…it would have to be a dial a matic. My play school teacher had one. It was the early 70s and it seemed so cool to me as my Mom only had the Electrolux model L. Since then I’ve realized it was not a “dirty fan” machine and really became the model for what basic upright vacuums are today. They say the best is often imitated! My Brother had one for some time he got somewhere…a later version with power drive. He liked it for the rugs but never had a lot of rugs so I think he finally deleted it as he also has an Electrolux Silverado which was left with the house when they bought the place.


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