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Post# 92927   3/5/2010 at 15:37 (3,743 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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I picked this one up today. Boy it sure is in great shape. Nary a scratch on the hood, and the beater bar is still shiny and black. I don't know much about the vintage convertibles (I only have one from the 80's). Maybe someone can help tell me it's age.

Post# 92928 , Reply# 1   3/5/2010 at 15:38 (3,743 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
A pic from

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the bottom.

Post# 92929 , Reply# 2   3/5/2010 at 15:39 (3,743 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Closer up of the model plate

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on the underside.

Post# 92930 , Reply# 3   3/5/2010 at 15:42 (3,743 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Interesting bag holder...

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I've only ever seen the coiled spring as the holder. This one is like the Hoover Junior
The Serial number is
20914 any ideas to the age

Post# 92931 , Reply# 4   3/5/2010 at 15:43 (3,743 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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Last one.

Post# 92942 , Reply# 5   3/5/2010 at 19:35 (3,743 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Here, they're model 69

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I have 2 They were the first upright to have a white handle. The HOOVER folks called the bag holder the "diving board". They could tend to break, thus returning to the spring. Was a great vac. Built circa 1963/64 here are mine

Post# 92943 , Reply# 6   3/5/2010 at 19:37 (3,743 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
my favorite as a child

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you never know when you can use a good 69

Post# 92946 , Reply# 7   3/5/2010 at 20:32 (3,743 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Super find, Guy. lOVE the colour and I see it is a Canadian factory labeled issue

Post# 92951 , Reply# 8   3/5/2010 at 21:36 (3,743 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
our bottom plates aren't white

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Is your handle one piece
Ours are 2 pieces. It's a great machine.

Post# 92954 , Reply# 9   3/5/2010 at 21:52 (3,743 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        

What a great machine. I wish I had it for my collection! The 69 is a fine machine. I have one myself, and it is just about perfect. Wanna sell it LOL ;
All kidding aside, that painted brush roll plate is so awesome on Canadian machines. I wonder if the headlight cover was replaced. My Canadian friend Dave, maybe you'll know if your Canadian counterpart machines had the "Convertible" embossed on the headlight lens.

Post# 92955 , Reply# 10   3/5/2010 at 22:08 (3,743 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We had a 67, my aunt had the 69

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it, of course, has the Converible on the lens. I LOVE tha

Post# 92956 , Reply# 11   3/5/2010 at 22:11 (3,743 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
you DO plan to

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remove that sticker, aren't you
I used to have a Wilkes -Barre center service some of my machines. I told them,"NO STICKERS"... I know how to reach you.... I'm talking to you now. "Betty Fritz" used to tell EVERYONE about me and the "no sticker" deal.

Post# 92958 , Reply# 12   3/5/2010 at 22:44 (3,743 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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I do remove the Shop stickers if they detract from the appearance but I do save them and affix them out of sight inside the hood or on the chassis somewhere, to preserve the vintage shop information
I don't recall ever seeing a Canadian Convertible with the embossed lens

Post# 92963 , Reply# 13   3/6/2010 at 06:17 (3,743 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Thanks for the interest...

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and information! Yes John, everyone does need a 69 from time to time...I will be removing the service sticker. I agree with you regarding the sticker placements. They do it at my local sewing machine repair place as well.
The handle is one piece. I'm going out today to get a bulb for it.
Yes Dave, it is stamped with my hometown...Hamilton, Ontario!

Post# 92989 , Reply# 14   3/6/2010 at 16:28 (3,742 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
John -

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That is a riot about the bag hanger being called "The Diving Board"! I never heard that one!! JL

Post# 93001 , Reply# 15   3/6/2010 at 22:46 (3,742 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
...and, it's absolutely

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true. I have a model 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, among others. I'll post the lineage someday soon.Do you have the attachments? You MUST have a set.

Post# 93005 , Reply# 16   3/6/2010 at 22:58 (3,742 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Here's My

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Hoover 69. As Charlie W. says - every vacuum collector needs a 69!

Post# 93006 , Reply# 17   3/6/2010 at 23:01 (3,742 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Another. A beautiful machine.

Post# 93009 , Reply# 18   3/7/2010 at 00:27 (3,742 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
An excellent specimen, Charlie

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That lens is so perfectly clear. My tools are the tuflex.. I have those tools, too. A great machine.

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