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Post# 99044   5/25/2010 at 01:40 (3,657 days old) by briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Totally subjectional of course, as beauty is in the eye of the beer holder,,err,,ahh, beholder,,but what vac always impresses you as the prettiest, or most beautiful to look at,,reguardless of functionality?
Assuming they are brand new, or in brand new A1 condition, id have to say the Electrolux Golden J/Super J,,,the dark chocolate brown and chrome Filter Queen with Chrome PN, and the Kirby Tradition.
Again, assuming they are in totally flawless condition with mirror finish chrome.
I like the looks of the Kirby Classic and Classic Omega all shined up too. There is also something beautiful about the Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50,,when it is in brand new condition and buffed out to a mirror finish.
Has anyone ever seen a DS 50 with the gold plating?
Think i heard once that Phyllis Diller had one,,and gave it away,,i think to Stan the vacuum man? Not sure on that.
I bet that was one beautiful machine when it came from the factory.
I can see the beauty of the chrome Hoovers of the 1930s, especially the larger commercial models. (Sorry i dont know the Hoover model numbers of that era very well,,was one called a 913?)
If you had to pick just ONE vacuum as THE MOST BEAUTIFUL of ALL,,which would it be?
Id have to say the Electrolux Golden Jubilee.
(in brand spanking new condition of course)

Post# 99045 , Reply# 1   5/25/2010 at 02:06 (3,657 days old) by briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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I have to say the Golden J too because its unlike any other color of Electrolux.(aside from the golden Model L)
The model G is on my list of the prettiest.
The brown Electrolux Olympia for some reason dosent do much for me in the looks department. I guess it just looks kinda dark and dreary.
What machine do you consider the ugliest?
Again, totally subjectional,,but i think any machine painted black or has a totally dull brown finish is ugly.
Makes it look like something you DONT want to mess with,,much less drag out of the closet and push around the house. I'll bet some of those old black or painted dark machines looked like total torture to the average housewife or whoever had to drag it out and use it.
I remember a shoe store we used to go to when i was a kid,,they had a 1960s, early 70s commercial hoover sitting in the corner by the window,,all black with a black bag and black trim. I was affraid of it!

Post# 99090 , Reply# 2   5/25/2010 at 16:37 (3,656 days old) by 1926700 ()        
Well I'd say.....

The pretteyest is a new chrome hood metal F&G eureka......
The uglyest is a toss up betwixed the first kenmore lifestyle, and a silverking canister.
Just my opinion

Post# 99332 , Reply# 3   5/28/2010 at 22:49 (3,653 days old) by kenkart ()        

An Apex Strato 5555 all chrome with red trim!!!

Post# 99355 , Reply# 4   5/29/2010 at 07:32 (3,653 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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It's hard to choose. It might be my two-tone TriStar that's taupe and hammertone blue. I used to think TriStars were ugly (or at least odd looking). But they grow on you, especially after you realize how very good they are at cleaning. I like the simplicity of its functional design and aesthetic.

Post# 99359 , Reply# 5   5/29/2010 at 09:17 (3,652 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
To me it's this

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Post# 99365 , Reply# 6   5/29/2010 at 11:01 (3,652 days old) by xraytech ()        

I think it would be a Hoover Citation, model 64

Post# 99433 , Reply# 7   5/29/2010 at 23:25 (3,652 days old) by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        

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Your mint green Celebrity is a fantastic specimen! Beautiful indeed!

Post# 99443 , Reply# 8   5/30/2010 at 01:27 (3,652 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        
An Ageless Classic

"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever"

Post# 99456 , Reply# 9   5/30/2010 at 08:24 (3,652 days old) by luxg ()        

Oh Patrick, I wish it was mine, but that's Alan's.

Charles, I have to agree, the XXX is a true work of art, a timeless beauty.


Post# 99457 , Reply# 10   5/30/2010 at 08:41 (3,652 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Terry was the more than willing model for Fred's minty fresh Celebrity, and yes Charles, a thing of beauty IS a joy forever.......

I also own the last Celebrity in this ripped off brochure, I need the power head.

Post# 99459 , Reply# 11   5/30/2010 at 09:55 (3,651 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Something Blue =)

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I love the minty green Celebrity. Id kill for the blue one though lol.
The Kirby Tradition is also a pretty/classy vacuum.

Post# 99698 , Reply# 12   6/1/2010 at 20:23 (3,649 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Celebrities are nice but my vote would be a Hoover 634 (Their first turquoise model?)
Here is a pic of my celebrities.

Post# 99707 , Reply# 13   6/1/2010 at 21:34 (3,649 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
My vote for prettiest vacs:

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The Eureka Ultra upright from the early 1980's, and the Eureka Express canister from the same time period. Can someone post pics of these for me? Merci!!!!

Post# 99757 , Reply# 14   6/2/2010 at 16:00 (3,648 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
My Votes Go to...

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*Kirby Dual Sanitronic 80 (1967-1970) - the avocado green hue was a one-model wonder.
*Kirby Classic III 2-CB (1976-1979) - the plaid bag was a one-model wonder.
*Kirby Tradition 3-CB (1979-1981) - first models had metal fans but also the dreaded headlight safety switches.

Post# 99769 , Reply# 15   6/2/2010 at 20:08 (3,648 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
My vote's with Charlie...

The 30/XXX is as timeless as a '65 Mustang! The Hoover 825 is incredible (it's invaluable to be able to KNOW the make of your vacuum while running it at night without lights on in your underwear!) and a pristine Hoover 29 is like the Biblical 'Pearl of Great Price!' Nothing plastic is even on the radar!

Post# 99813 , Reply# 16   6/3/2010 at 14:48 (3,647 days old) by briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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A friend reciently sent in a Kirby Tradition for a Factory Rebuild, WOW,,it was absolutely STUNNING when it came back. Wish i would have taken a pic.
I have to agree a Tradition in A1 Brand New condition like that is beautiful. Something about all that shiny chrome with the dark blue is just awsome.

Post# 99815 , Reply# 17   6/3/2010 at 14:50 (3,647 days old) by briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Woops, that should be RECEINTLY! Darn it, sorry forgot,, "I before E, except after C!"

Post# 99915 , Reply# 18   6/4/2010 at 18:59 (3,646 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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There's NO I in recently. It's one of those weird words you'd THINK would have an I, but, nope............

Post# 99923 , Reply# 19   6/4/2010 at 20:11 (3,646 days old) by electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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for me I would have to say both Hoover 28 and 61

I have that same pioneer receiver that is in your entertainment center and I love it to bits... Great receivers aren't they

Post# 99940 , Reply# 20   6/4/2010 at 22:20 (3,646 days old) by briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Thank you Portable in Tuscon! Here ive even been spelling it wrong! GRRRRR

Post# 99975 , Reply# 21   6/5/2010 at 10:25 (3,645 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
Difficult to call, but how about this?

Hoover Model 800

Post# 99976 , Reply# 22   6/5/2010 at 10:26 (3,645 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        

Just one more of the detailing!

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