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Post# 104600   7/29/2010 at 09:19 (3,600 days old) by midcenturymike ()        

While still grumbling over being mistreated by yet another bigoted, faith-based thrift store employee, this peach Canadian model 711 appeared in the corner to brighten my day! The front lens and aluminum trim piece are missing, but I have a beater machine with a melted hood that I can salvage the necessary parts from. The remainder of the parts appear to be in good condition, and this machine has the aluminum hose collar which I am quite fond of. I will post some pictures of it all cleaned up later on today, hopefully.
The last patent date is 1958, but it appears newer than that. What year would this be from?
Have a great day everyone!


Post# 104601 , Reply# 1   7/29/2010 at 09:22 (3,600 days old) by midcenturymike ()        
The bottom

I can't wait to get home from work and clean this up!

Post# 104615 , Reply# 2   7/29/2010 at 12:24 (3,599 days old) by a1945 ()        

Aw, poor thing looks so sad, but I'm quite sure once you get done with her, she will look great.

Post# 104642 , Reply# 3   7/29/2010 at 16:45 (3,599 days old) by sanimatic ()        

I am not familiar with Canadian Hoovers and we never had this model in the US, but based on the handle grip and the Hoover Badge emblem size, I am sure it is from after 1958. Yet the information panel on the bottom looks like the model 70 or earlier US Convertibles. Also wondering if there is any correlation between the model number 711 and the US model numbers of which 70 would be similar. Based on that plus the badge size (which shrunk at model 70) and info plate, I am guessing it was around 1966, but that is totally a guess.

Post# 104705 , Reply# 4   7/30/2010 at 00:34 (3,599 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It looks like the 719 counterpart.

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The U.S, one had that funny molded handle grip in orange.

Post# 104729 , Reply# 5   7/30/2010 at 09:13 (3,599 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Great colour!

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Hey Micheal...good find, and I think that one will polish up really well!

Did you end up picking up the early Kenmore Whispertone?


Post# 104734 , Reply# 6   7/30/2010 at 10:59 (3,599 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
the small Hoover emblem means.....

this vacuum was made after mid 1966 because that is when Hoover made switched from the big metal clip on medallion to that little stick on emblem on the base.....PAT COFFEY

Post# 104739 , Reply# 7   7/30/2010 at 12:09 (3,599 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
Orange you glad it's a Hoover??

(Sorry! Couldn't help myself!!)

Post# 104754 , Reply# 8   7/30/2010 at 16:30 (3,598 days old) by midcenturymike ()        
My new daily driver;

Washed, polished, and lubricated!

Post# 104798 , Reply# 9   7/30/2010 at 21:05 (3,598 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
a very nice specimen,

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Post# 104802 , Reply# 10   7/30/2010 at 21:19 (3,598 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
Wow, Mike -

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Congratulations. Nothing lifts the spirits like a pretty Convertible. You did a great job!

Post# 104804 , Reply# 11   7/30/2010 at 21:51 (3,598 days old) by luxg ()        

Fantastic job, What did you use to polish this beauty with?

Post# 104807 , Reply# 12   7/30/2010 at 22:01 (3,598 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Wow nice job!
I would keep that one behind glass!
What a beautiful machine.
Did just the Canadian Hoovers have the painted bottom plate?
All the ones I have seen are bare metal.

Post# 104846 , Reply# 13   7/31/2010 at 09:50 (3,598 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Canadians are a single handle and

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a white plate. ( The vacs, not the Canadians themselves), of course.

Post# 104851 , Reply# 14   7/31/2010 at 10:43 (3,598 days old) by sanimatic ()        

I wish we had that color here.

Were the US convertibles by that time still using the metal strip over the headlight?

Post# 104853 , Reply# 15   7/31/2010 at 11:20 (3,598 days old) by midcenturymike ()        
The headlight lens was missing;

I included the aluminum trim piece along with the lens when I installed it(it was missing when I purchased it: see first photo). I have no idea whether the Canadian machines had stopped using the trim piece by this time or not. Please let me know if it is incorrect; I shall remove it!
I don't recall having seen this color before; its not orange, and not pink. Its almost a vivid salmon tone, not quite sharp enough to be mandarin.


Post# 104857 , Reply# 16   7/31/2010 at 13:36 (3,597 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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That would certainly brighten MY spirits! And it's in my color range too! Happy Hoovering!

Post# 104873 , Reply# 17   7/31/2010 at 20:05 (3,597 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That strip was not included,

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at least not in the U.S. But, KEEP it! You may need it at some point, but, it isn't original to that machine. Congrats on that great Convertible.

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