Thread Number: 9541
Gee...And I've always mistakenly referred to them as 'Coffee Cans'
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Post# 104535   7/28/2010 at 15:49 (3,498 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

I am guessing (apparently) the band has been repainted and the Green Logo surgically removed. Still, perhaps a nice original machine to restore. These were kind of a stand-alone model in so many ways.(paint, plug, 'dirt-finder + positive agitation' in an 'economy priced' full-sized cleaner!)

Post# 104536 , Reply# 1   7/28/2010 at 15:51 (3,498 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
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Post# 104562 , Reply# 2   7/28/2010 at 21:09 (3,498 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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this was one of the first dirt-finder economy models. $49.50 and your old cleaner as a trade-in.....

Post# 104572 , Reply# 3   7/28/2010 at 23:22 (3,498 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

And in just a few short years, the economy model (the model 305) would be the most modern looking Hoover cleaner. Wasn't the model 300 the last "coffee can?"

Post# 104737 , Reply# 4   7/30/2010 at 12:06 (3,496 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
the last

Yes, the last of which I am aware, at least in the US. And it was indeed replaced by the 'modernistic' 305 which had an even longer run (5 years vs 4 for the 300)and carrying the Henry Dreyfuss design of the post-war higher end models 27 and 28. (I love the inscription of 'HOOVER' on the hood! They shoulda kept that!)

Post# 104911 , Reply# 5   8/1/2010 at 14:32 (3,494 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Model 300

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I have one example of model 300, which I've imported from America. It looks quite clean and works well but doesn't appear to have the original bag.

At some stage I'd like to aquire models 305, 150, 25, 26, 27 & 28..but then I could get carried away, possibly go for a 61 a 91, a 64..

Post# 104997 , Reply# 6   8/2/2010 at 12:56 (3,493 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
300 Bag

Hi Stephen

The 300 bag is unique to this machine in that it has a rather large green logo on it (about 4 inches) on a dark background/field that matches the unique logo on the top center of the coffee can hood/dome (derby hat!) On the logo, it states:

AS IT Sweeps
AS IT Cleans


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