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Post# 93464   3/14/2010 at 14:04 (3,737 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Crevicetool, doesn't this just break your heart.......

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Post# 93465 , Reply# 1   3/14/2010 at 16:07 (3,737 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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it kinda breaks my heart for some reason

Post# 93467 , Reply# 2   3/14/2010 at 16:48 (3,737 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
I'm on it!!!!!

I'm gonna need four pounds of Bondo....STAT!

A gallon of Hammertone paint.....STAT!

I've called in a specialist to assist in the re-chroming of the runners.......he's vacationing in Gary Indiana right now but his private jet is warming up on the run-way.

Hang on little buddy! As God as my witness you'll never suck-up dust bunnies again! No, nor any of your folk! If I have to lie, cheat, steal or kill - as.....

Thanks, Charles.

(and pardon the above dramatic interlude),


Post# 93469 , Reply# 3   3/14/2010 at 17:08 (3,737 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
With a little luck.......

this little guy can join his brothers and sisters (I say sisters, because that Atlas is kinda, well, you know.....)in the bosom of the bosom.

Post# 93470 , Reply# 4   3/14/2010 at 17:13 (3,737 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
He will be warmly greeted by this guy,

Whoops. Sorry again, I keep forgetting to take off that blue ribbon for first place in "Best Original" at last year's convention. Of which of course, there was only one winner. Not two as some people would like us all to believe.

Post# 93473 , Reply# 5   3/14/2010 at 18:13 (3,737 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Wow, that is nice. I'm going to put in a bid for it, if I get it, I can split it and make a bullet planter and an ash receptical for my screen porch!

Post# 93477 , Reply# 6   3/14/2010 at 18:48 (3,737 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

luv you too Alan.....

Post# 93478 , Reply# 7   3/14/2010 at 18:59 (3,737 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Ize just kidding......:-)

Post# 93483 , Reply# 8   3/14/2010 at 21:09 (3,737 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
WOW Rick!!

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What a fantastic Universal display!! They look great all together. I'll be looking forward to seeing the ebay machine after you work your magic on it and it joins the others in your display. Keep us posted!!

Post# 93490 , Reply# 9   3/14/2010 at 22:15 (3,737 days old) by luxg ()        
Well if.....

anyone can bring this poor old girl back to life it will be you Rick!! That sure is a fantastic looking Universal display!!!

Post# 93507 , Reply# 10   3/15/2010 at 07:04 (3,736 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
I'll keep out of your way on that!

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Rick, are you serious about buying it, after all you already have a nicer one - is it the same model?

BTW, the seller Bolerado sold me my first upright Hoover from the US.

Also, my Universal Upright has arrived..YAY!


Post# 93511 , Reply# 11   3/15/2010 at 08:24 (3,736 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
We had them here too Stephen

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Or at least very much like it, manufactured by Pheonix of all people. My uncle and aunt had one, possibly as a wedding present in 1957, and I managed to get one in early 2009. The machine appears to have been manufactured here as the tools appear to be similar to other Pheonix models, in other words not very good, unlike their US counterparts. But the cleaner itself dispays the same beautiful line as the Universal - the nearest equivalent being the one on the rear left of Rick's picture above.

Rick, what were the production dates for these cleaners please?


Post# 93513 , Reply# 12   3/15/2010 at 08:37 (3,736 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Ah, so there was a Phoenix version then..

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I have a couple of Phoenix Popular machines, a red and a green one. The hoses are black and cloth-covered.

Post# 93514 , Reply# 13   3/15/2010 at 09:03 (3,736 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Me too

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Actually a Major (Brick Red) and a Popular (Blue) - which are probably my least favourite in the collection. I have also seen them badged as Gamages (I think). About the most distinctive feature was the flex connector with the Pheonix on it. Apparently they had fabric covered flex (like an iron) the match the hose - at least one of mine does ...... Horrible tools too, the floor nozzles not even swivelling - they are like early Lux nozzles - fair enough in 1920s but not in the 1950s It was a real surprise to see the Universal clone made by them although apparently from a 1963 Ideal Home article I have they had several models on the go then, the last gasp I think as this is more or less the last I heard of them

Post# 93524 , Reply# 14   3/15/2010 at 11:16 (3,736 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Yeh, think I've seen the blue one

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There have been one or two of those Phoenix machines on Ebay recently but I didn't bother with them. IIRC, one of these was a blue one.

I wouldn't have minded having them..but I've just got so much stuff..and now that Universal has come I've just been given another warning about Hoovers...


Post# 93612 , Reply# 15   3/15/2010 at 22:29 (3,736 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

I've actually got about six "parts machines" of the VC6702 (the blue ribbon one), and I've got one 2/3 complete VC6700 (E65 before WWII). It never hurts to have another. That way I could build one more complete machine. That's the fun of the hobby for me, fixing up "beyond hope" machines to as close as new that I can. I don't really plan on keeping two of any machine, so when I get more than one, I would like to make them a gift to someone once restored. I haven't refinished a machine in over two years, and they are piling up! Gotta get back into it......SOON!


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