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Hoover Model 28
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Post# 80294   9/7/2009 at 13:58 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        

One lonesome pic of my 28, I will work on getting some better glamour shots. Bad lighting in the basement.....

Post# 80305 , Reply# 1   9/7/2009 at 16:20 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28

Ok here are some better ones.....

Post# 80306 , Reply# 2   9/7/2009 at 16:21 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28

and another.....

Post# 80307 , Reply# 3   9/7/2009 at 16:22 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28

and #3

Post# 80309 , Reply# 4   9/7/2009 at 16:22 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28


Post# 80311 , Reply# 5   9/7/2009 at 16:23 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28


Post# 80312 , Reply# 6   9/7/2009 at 16:25 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28

And #6, with cleaning tools plugged in.....

Post# 80313 , Reply# 7   9/7/2009 at 16:26 (3,305 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hoover Model 28

Last one!

Post# 80316 , Reply# 8   9/7/2009 at 16:30 (3,305 days old) by portable (Tucson, AZ)        
Hey Scott -

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One of the greatest Hoovers ever made. And one of the most-purchased, too.
Yours is beautiful.

John L.

Post# 80322 , Reply# 9   9/7/2009 at 16:51 (3,305 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

I love my model 28. It's so different than all other Hoovers.


Post# 80334 , Reply# 10   9/7/2009 at 18:58 (3,305 days old) by hoover28 (Oneida N.Y.)        
nice 28

these are one of my favert hoovers.
I have almost 20 of them. I still get them in for service in my vac shop.


Post# 80340 , Reply# 11   9/7/2009 at 20:11 (3,305 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        

Great machine and pictures. The setting is so current and yet the good ole icon looks very much at home.
Thanks for sharing

Post# 80351 , Reply# 12   9/7/2009 at 21:18 (3,305 days old) by joe22 ()        


Post# 80354 , Reply# 13   9/7/2009 at 21:31 (3,305 days old) by luxg ()        

Beautiful machine!! Looks like brand new!

Post# 80425 , Reply# 14   9/9/2009 at 04:27 (3,304 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Beautiful 28!!

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And the original bag makes it even more beautiful. One of my favorite Hoovers.

Post# 80442 , Reply# 15   9/9/2009 at 15:30 (3,303 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
Fantastic Hoover!

Such a pity we never had it over in the UK. We had to make do with the Model 262 (Model 26 in the US?). The next model after that was the 612 (Model 60 and 61). Maybe they felt that the market, esp. after the war, wasnt big enough and couldnt support another new model.
Was there ever a Model 27?

Post# 80443 , Reply# 16   9/9/2009 at 17:32 (3,303 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Yes, there was a Model 27.....

Produced in 1945 and 1946, it was Hoover's first new "post war" model. It looked a lot like the Model 28, but different colors....

Post# 80446 , Reply# 17   9/9/2009 at 18:50 (3,303 days old) by royaler ()        
I have a

Hoover 27 with the original bag on it. It was a very strange color combination. The pics in the ad's shows it to be brown in color but it is really some shade of gray base and black hood on the sides with a burrelled walnut look on top. The bag actually has somewhat of a red cast to it. Also, Chris (Hoover28) told me that my Hoover 28 is an early model because the gold trim around the hood of mine is a metal strip rather than tape. They are both beautiful machines. I wish I had the original bag for my Hoover 28 like you do !!!!!! As Jeff said, it certainly is the icing on the cake. Oh how I wish I could find the old shake out bags for the early Hoovers. You have a BEAUTIFUL HOOVER 28 !!!!!

Post# 80457 , Reply# 18   9/10/2009 at 00:23 (3,303 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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"stage a vacuum cleaner". Cameras are very kind to that 28.. looks great in that home. I'm sure way back in the 40's they never dreamed of them being in houses like that. But, they ARE HOOVERS... built to last... well, they WERE, once upon a dream...

Post# 80466 , Reply# 19   9/10/2009 at 05:56 (3,303 days old) by aussie-plugs (Sydney, Australia)        
Big Bag!

Now that's the way I remember the bag on my mum's 612 when I was a kid. I have a 612 now, but somehow it's bag doesn't inflate in quite the same way ... that 28 is awesome

Post# 80472 , Reply# 20   9/10/2009 at 08:51 (3,303 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

That is indeed a beautiful 28! The 28 will always have a special place in my heart since it was the machine that started my hobby 20 years ago. I bought it at a garage sale for $8.00, and it's been in my collection ever since. Finding one today with the celluloid light cover and the bakelite hood unscratched is somewhat of a rarity. They outsold the model 61 in about a 3:1 ratio, which is surprising, as you would think people would rather the convenience of the Handisacs. Does anyone know the price difference between the two cleaners? Also, did the 612 also offer disposable bags?

Post# 80474 , Reply# 21   9/10/2009 at 09:25 (3,303 days old) by vintagehoover ()        
'...did the 612 also offer disposable bags?.

No - the first UK Hoovers to use disposable bags were the next generation of models: the Junior 1334, the De Luxe 638 (which came, at least initially, in shake-out and 'Disposall' bag options), the Constellation 822, and the Dustette 2614.

Post# 80511 , Reply# 22   9/10/2009 at 21:26 (3,302 days old) by indyhoover ()        
I have a magazine advertisement from

Christmas 1949 that listed the Model 28 at $74.95, the Model 61 at $94.95, and the Model 115 at $49.95. 95 bucks was a lot of money in 1949!

Post# 80512 , Reply# 23   9/10/2009 at 21:30 (3,302 days old) by indyhoover ()        
Hey Jim B -

If you could, would you post some pics of your Model 27? Thanks!

Post# 80525 , Reply# 24   9/11/2009 at 00:27 (3,302 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

Thank you Scott, now I can wonder no more. $20.00 was a considerable difference in 1949. I do like the "flat top" appearance of the 61, and clearly, this was where Hoover was going with subsequent models, as the parts were similar. I believe towards the end of the production run, Hoover offered the disposable bag system as an upgrade for the 28. If the 61 was $20.00 more, I suppose the upgrade would have been maybe $5. or $10. I have a few 28's with later bojack outer bags that use disposable bags, but none that are factory original. Now, does anybody out there have a pre-war machine with the ultra-rare Hygienisac system? :-)

Post# 394639 , Reply# 25   7/10/2018 at 16:27 by kmarcus (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)        

Did Hoover model 28 use paper bags? I'm new to learning about these vintage machines and not sure.

Post# 394646 , Reply# 26   7/10/2018 at 20:33 by bnsd60m9200 (Ponder,TX)        
this thread is almost 9 years old

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so youre not going to get an answer from any of the people in this topic (except john long he's still here)

to answer your question. no the model 28 was a dump bag not unlike a kirby or royal of the same period. airway had patents on paper bags until the early 50's.

the first hoover upright to use paper bags was the model 63, in 1954. the model 60-62 used a "handi sac" which was a re-usable paper bag, "type "W" as it was known well after those models were discontinued, but those machines arent common and bags are even harder to find for them. the model 63 was the first hoover to use the very famous "c" bag usually associated with the hoover convertible thru the late 70s

Post# 394655 , Reply# 27   7/10/2018 at 22:53 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Actually, there WAS a paper bag (handisac) apparatus option for the model 28.

Post# 394663 , Reply# 28   7/11/2018 at 00:51 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice necropost. :P

Post# 394670 , Reply# 29   7/11/2018 at 08:00 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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There were also aftermarket bags that had Eureka F&G style bag fill tubes and bellows in them. I've got one of those that I swap the original bag in my 28 for whenever I want to use it.

Post# 394672 , Reply# 30   7/11/2018 at 08:44 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        
For all the Hoover 28 and 61 buffs out there

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Thought I'd share this. I remember seeing this commercial when I was a kid. Strange how Hoover shows the 61 right after the 28 in the evolution when they were offered at the same time. The 28 was my first ever vintage cleaner and I still have it 30 years later. I do like the look of the 61 flat top slightly more. I'd LOVE to find a model 60 Hoover Special dressed up as a 61. I've noticed some 61's have glass headlights, while others have plastic. I'm guessing the later ones were plastic?


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