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Post# 105701   8/11/2010 at 18:01 (3,351 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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I picked this up today for $6.00. First I left it, and then went back later and got it.




Post# 105702 , Reply# 1   8/11/2010 at 18:03 (3,351 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
I don't think the bag

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is original, can anyone tell me? It's kind of a gold and white houndstooth.

Post# 105703 , Reply# 2   8/11/2010 at 18:04 (3,351 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
A closer look at

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the hood. Grimey untouched as found.

Guy


Post# 105705 , Reply# 3   8/11/2010 at 18:05 (3,351 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
When was this

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model made?


Post# 105711 , Reply# 4   8/11/2010 at 18:21 (3,351 days old) by eluxca ()        
That's fairly rare

It was in the US called the golden Convertible, made in 1958 to commemorate Hoover's Golden Anniversary. I'm glad you went back to get it, and if you're not attached to it, drop me a line:)

The original bag, IIRC, was off white with gold lettering and a gold strip at the top. Your machine is in rather decent shape.

I saw one in a vac store about 15 years ago and was repulsed by what I though was a cheap spray over by the store owner. (He did like to paint the vacuums before they were put out for sale.) I would think the base of these machines is easy to refurbish with a can of gold paint.

John


Post# 105769 , Reply# 5   8/12/2010 at 16:53 (3,350 days old) by sanimatic ()        
Refresh my memory

What was the story with these? Were they sold to the general public during this time frame? Or were they given to special customers or employees, etc similar to the golden Kirby vacs that I've seen.

Post# 105795 , Reply# 6   8/12/2010 at 19:21 (3,350 days old) by eluxca ()        

That's a great question I'll defer to Fred S. or another Hoover expert. I assumed they were limited production machines sold in stores. In the States, the nameplate simply said Hoover Model 65. I guess the serial number might differentiate a Golden from the standard pink/white vac.

John


Post# 105812 , Reply# 7   8/12/2010 at 20:30 (3,350 days old) by vintageroyal611 ()        

The Golden 65, I believe was a Salesman's Award.

Post# 105814 , Reply# 8   8/12/2010 at 20:32 (3,350 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Well the

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serial number is:

960473...I think. It is stamped right into the metal base where you stick the attachment converter.

What would this number mean?

Guy





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