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Post# 103780   7/19/2010 at 22:38 (3,605 days old) by kirbyotronic ()        


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Post# 103781 , Reply# 1   7/19/2010 at 22:58 (3,605 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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The one who posted the ad could be of British decent. Across the pond, "Hoover" is used generically to refer to all vacuum cleaners. They also refer to vacuuming as "Hoovering". Just a thought. But then, the guy may not have a clue!

Post# 103783 , Reply# 2   7/19/2010 at 23:13 (3,605 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

My guess is they're probably clueless. The vacuum cleaners I've seen on eBay listed by sellers in the U.K. usually are identified "Kirby Hoover," "Electrolux Hoover" etc. etc. which of course to non-Brits is amusing and maybe a bit confusing.

Post# 103801 , Reply# 3   7/20/2010 at 08:20 (3,605 days old) by chuffle (Rural Pennsylvania)        
Just last evening...

I caught this ad for a Hoover Dirt Devil on the Pittsburgh Craig's List.


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Post# 103804 , Reply# 4   7/20/2010 at 08:52 (3,605 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The vacuum in truth is a Kirby Classic 1-CR.

Post# 103806 , Reply# 5   7/20/2010 at 09:24 (3,605 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Since the U.K. folks call an Electrolux an "Electrolux Hoover" and a Kirby a "Kirby Hoover," why don't they call a Hoover a "Hoover Hoover" ??! hahahha

Post# 104118 , Reply# 6   7/23/2010 at 15:17 (3,601 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
As a UK member/ resident..

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I've noticed how there is an element of truth in this. In particular, there seems to be a lot of talk about Henry Hoovers, so much so that I'm in danger of saying it myself..


Post# 104119 , Reply# 7   7/23/2010 at 15:21 (3,601 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        

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I don't know how many Hoover Hoovers I now have ;)

Post# 104128 , Reply# 8   7/23/2010 at 17:58 (3,601 days old) by rolls_rapide (-)        
Hoover hoover

As you might say, the definite article.

Post# 104135 , Reply# 9   7/23/2010 at 18:45 (3,601 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        
Charles Hoover!

Speaking of Henry Hoovers, I've always wanted one of these:

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Post# 104162 , Reply# 10   7/24/2010 at 01:43 (3,601 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I think Charles would work MUCH better if he had a powernozzle!!That tool being used looks like TOO much work for carpet and INEFFECTIVE!Charles is a pretty neat little vacuum--Any US dealers for these?

Post# 104168 , Reply# 11   7/24/2010 at 06:08 (3,601 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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The floor tool on that picture above is for wet pick up only.
The carpet/hard floor tool looks diffrent to that:o)

Post# 104249 , Reply# 12   7/25/2010 at 11:26 (3,600 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
but hey, you're so lucky!

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There's a Charles and a James but what about a Stephen Hoover? ;)

Post# 104256 , Reply# 13   7/25/2010 at 12:30 (3,600 days old) by rolls_rapide (-)        
Don't forget....

...George and Hetty!

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