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Post# 102886   7/8/2010 at 20:01 (3,518 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Hello Everyone. I recently picked up this Hoover 305. Can anyone give me a manufacturing date range.

Thanks in advance.


Post# 102887 , Reply# 1   7/8/2010 at 20:02 (3,518 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Replacement Bag?

A replacement bag I assume???

Post# 102888 , Reply# 2   7/8/2010 at 20:03 (3,518 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Here is the base. A bit scuffed and a broken lens.

Post# 102889 , Reply# 3   7/8/2010 at 20:04 (3,518 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Fairly clean.

Thanks again.


Post# 102897 , Reply# 4   7/8/2010 at 22:55 (3,518 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
305 date range

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Hi - I'd ball-park it around 1939 give or take a year

Post# 102938 , Reply# 5   7/9/2010 at 23:34 (3,517 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
Yep, that sounds about right.

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This was a "landmark" model. Designed by Henry Drefuss, it was one of the last Hoover old-style tool conversions to hit the market. Already, Dreyfuss had re-designed Hoover's first-line cleaners to have side slide-in tool conversion (1936). Because this model 305 was the budget model, Hoover was able to offer it for $49.50 "and your trade-in". After the war, this model would be re-designed (with side tool conversion) into the Model 27, then, very quickly, into the famous Model 28. But, this was the first model that looked like this. Hoover's second-line company NORCO, offered a very similar machine to this 305.

Post# 103039 , Reply# 6   7/10/2010 at 22:31 (3,516 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        
From my late 1950's Hoover Service Manual

Chart of models, years and serial numbers

Post# 103049 , Reply# 7   7/11/2010 at 08:38 (3,515 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Thanks everyone...


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