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Post# 104880   7/31/2010 at 21:36 (3,364 days old) by richardc1983 (Leeds, UK)        

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I havent seen one like this before...

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Post# 104881 , Reply# 1   7/31/2010 at 21:48 (3,364 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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looks like an Electrolux.

Post# 104882 , Reply# 2   7/31/2010 at 21:48 (3,364 days old) by luxg ()        

Very cute machine!!

Post# 104889 , Reply# 3   8/1/2010 at 02:16 (3,363 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Its an electricity board special

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As I have observed on other threads, Hoover produced a wide variety of special models for electricity boards and others, and one of the most common from the late 1970s was the use of headlights on cleaners after they had been dropped from the mainstream models which, if I am not mistaken in the Junior line, was the 1016. After adopting the flat belt and pan converter for tools on Juniors there were no more headlights on the mainstream lines. There was also a soft bag version of this cleaner too
Al


Post# 104897 , Reply# 4   8/1/2010 at 07:21 (3,363 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
There Was The U1040 and U1108 (?)

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Were the U1040 and U1108 ever considered mainstream Junior models by Hoover?

~Ben


Post# 104900 , Reply# 5   8/1/2010 at 11:40 (3,363 days old) by joe22 ()        
electricity board special

what does that mean ??? thanx

Post# 104903 , Reply# 6   8/1/2010 at 12:27 (3,363 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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@joe22
What that means, is that these variations are sold exclusively to the Electricity Board chain.

A similar case of this is any Royal all-metal uprights and canisters branded by Stark, thus exclusively being sold by Stark's Vacuum of Portland, OR.

~Ben


Post# 104910 , Reply# 7   8/1/2010 at 14:23 (3,363 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
U2210

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The U2210 Compact has been quite a popular machine over the years and as other members say, was sold exclusively through Electricity Board showrooms to the best of my knowledge, along with the soft-bag equivalent model U1108 and the earlier version, model U2132(hard-bag with light). Also, there was the original U2128 High Power Compact, the U1036 Junior softbag (without light) and the U1040 softbag (with light). The U1206 was the soft-bag model with light sold in Co-Op stores. There was also the even earlier model U1034 Dirtsearcher, which was an Electricity Board Exclusive soft-bag machine. This is the only one on the above list, which uses round (as opposed to flat) belts.

BTW, the U1036 and U2128 were not Exclusives.


Post# 104918 , Reply# 8   8/1/2010 at 17:09 (3,363 days old) by turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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My Nan had one of these. Great vacuum :)

Post# 104919 , Reply# 9   8/1/2010 at 17:10 (3,363 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Electricity Boards

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To be accurate I should have said Electricity Board Shops. Although there began to be standardisation in the UK power from the mid 1920s, it was 1947 when the electricity supply and distribution was nationalised and administered by 15 regional area boards. These operated their own chains of shops which served the dual purpose of paying bills, arranging new supplies etc. but also as showrooms for the rapidly growing market for electrical appliances. Often demonstrations were arranged and their were trained advisers to guide shoppers in which were the best appliances for their needs. It was also possible to purchase items on Hire Purchase ("on time") with the instalments added to the quarterly electricity bill.

From the 1960s they also ran their "own brand" products which were often indistinguishable from manufacturer's main line products - for example for vacuum cleaners Goblin were the major supplier. Initially these were sold under the regional board name (ManWeb, Seeboard, two examples) but later under the standard "Electra" label. In the 1970s these were discontinued with other manufacturers providing variations of their main models but this time under their own brand name - hence the Hoover exclusives mentioned previously.

Already under pressure from discount stores by the late 1980s, the privatisation of electricity supply again and the growing popularity of direct debit payments and monthly "budget" accounts (hence no need to go into a shop to pay the bill) saw these shops quickly close down, until they are now just a memory.

Al


Post# 105012 , Reply# 10   8/2/2010 at 17:20 (3,362 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
The 1st model of this design......

In a brilliant ad- cant imagine anything like this being filmed now lol......


Seamus


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Post# 105065 , Reply# 11   8/3/2010 at 03:09 (3,361 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Link

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Does not seem to work Seamus, both on IE and Chrome
Al


Post# 105099 , Reply# 12   8/4/2010 at 03:10 (3,360 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Try it this way

Hey Al

3 rows from the bottom 2nd from the left- the 1st from the left is one for the Celebrity......

Seamus


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