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Post# 98696   5/20/2010 at 16:42 (3,898 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        

Only my favourite pre-war Hoover. Just awesome.

Post# 98697 , Reply# 1   5/20/2010 at 16:43 (3,898 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
And another pic

In the morning sun

Post# 98698 , Reply# 2   5/20/2010 at 17:36 (3,898 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

You've redefined the concept of "glamor shot!"

Post# 98722 , Reply# 3   5/20/2010 at 21:54 (3,898 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Beautiful looking machine

Post# 98730 , Reply# 4   5/20/2010 at 23:48 (3,898 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Now, THAT is

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Post# 98767 , Reply# 5   5/21/2010 at 16:13 (3,897 days old) by a1945 ()        

I love the 800, it is my top dream machine to have.

Post# 98790 , Reply# 6   5/21/2010 at 19:58 (3,897 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
I love that emblem

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on the handle bale. Gotta give the royals their due....

Post# 98830 , Reply# 7   5/22/2010 at 10:30 (3,897 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
A real good looker!

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I've seen a few of these where the little badges have been scratched badly, especially the ones on the handle bails.

Post# 98831 , Reply# 8   5/22/2010 at 10:34 (3,897 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Is that a brass chassis badge?

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Most of the 800 ones I've seen have been aluminium. Having said that I have three 825s. IIRC, only one has a brass badge.

It seems that Hoover either made the brass ones first..or alternatively, just used whatever material happened to be lying round at the time.

Post# 98917 , Reply# 9   5/23/2010 at 14:08 (3,896 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
Brass badges

I have had 4 800s, only 1 had an aluminium badge. The others have brass badges. 1 has the paint almost completely polished off it.

As far as I know, the brass triangular badges were used on the top of the range machines up to 1932 ie. Model 700, 725, 750 (orange with black edging). In 1934 both the 800 and 450 had brass triangular badges. The 800 was black with gold edging; the 450 was orange with black edging - the last orange badged machine and also the only one incorporating the royal crest. For 1936 both the 825 and 475 had brass badges but in a rectangular shape - but chromed so they are silver. Most of these have suffered from overpolishing through the years and so the brass shows through.

The cheaper priced machines such as the 425 and 575 started life with the black aluminium badges. After the war Hoover did a generous part exchange programme and thousands of pre-war machines were refurbished and resold by them at Perivale. These machines were re-polished which meant that the original badges had to be removed for the repolishing process and presumably chucked. The freshly repolished Hoovers were then refitted with the black aluminium badges - the standard badge which Hoover had for reconditioned machines. It stands to reason that a lot of these reconditioned machines survived - they were given a new lease of life by Hoover!

I have had a number of the rebadged machines come through my hands - notably an 825 with a black triangular badge! I removed the badge and underneath it were the 2 original holes for the rectangular badge!

Post# 274552 , Reply# 10   4/2/2014 at 18:49 (2,485 days old) by markanthony5 (England Isle of Wight)        
I think i recognize this 800 i am sure of it

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Hi there i have found a fellow ,English guy here with the same hoover as me.
Now correct me if i am wrong but i am sure this was for sale on eBay not long ago.

The reason i think this is because i have not yet seen a vintage hoover 800 with such a well preserved badge on the handle by royal appointment its in such brilliant condition.

I hope you one day get an 825 to go with that, their kind of sisters lol
I love my 800 the best.

Your machine is wonderful,and they are a work of art and beauty to behold even to people who are not interested in such things.

The thing i prefer about our British 800s is they have those little air vents just before it meets the main body.
adding more stylish touches and the royal appointment badge.

Oh thought you might want to know there is a guy in Scotland along with his grandfather who is starting up a work shop dedicated to spares and resto for those that need it.

Here is the link to my you tube vid of my 800 and 825 and dustette

Post# 274601 , Reply# 11   4/3/2014 at 07:30 (2,485 days old) by sitop (Staten Island, New York)        
Absolutly Beautiful!

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WOW!!! A true work of art! It belongs on a pedestal!

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