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Found this lovely Convertible (UK) Part Today - Anyone know the model?
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Post# 107096   8/28/2010 at 12:12 (3,334 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        

Hi there. Found this this morning going through a friend's electrical store loft!
Anyone know the date and model number and does anyone have one?





Post# 107097 , Reply# 1   8/28/2010 at 12:12 (3,334 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
another pic

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Post# 107100 , Reply# 2   8/28/2010 at 13:00 (3,334 days old) by watsonw (Newport, Shropshire, UK)        
Possibly

..........the light blue and white early to mid 70's 1124A ?

Regards, Walter.


Post# 107105 , Reply# 3   8/28/2010 at 14:54 (3,334 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That is beautiful

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Here, they're the Dial-A-Matic bases.

Post# 107115 , Reply# 4   8/28/2010 at 16:02 (3,334 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
The sticker is yellow...

So I thought there may have been a yellow and white Convertible in the mid 1970s?

Post# 107171 , Reply# 5   8/29/2010 at 08:05 (3,333 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
There was!

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Jonathan
The last mainstream DAM/Convertible(UK) was indeed yellow and white. Made in France the flex and switch were mounted on the body of the cleaner rather than the handle. The burgundy DAM which emerged at the end of the 1980s, several years after the DAM had been dropped from the main product range, was a special - I believe it was carried by Allders and possibly House of Fraser
Al


Post# 107180 , Reply# 6   8/29/2010 at 10:26 (3,333 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Nice find!

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That looks like new Jonathan! Do you think that it is New Old Stock?..and what else has your friend got?

Stephen


Post# 107348 , Reply# 7   8/31/2010 at 09:51 (3,331 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hi, it's for Model U 5010 and I'd really wish I had found it!
Cheers
Tommy


Post# 107732 , Reply# 8   9/6/2010 at 05:02 (3,325 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
Thanks for the info!

Thanks everyone for the helpful info and for the great brochure photo Vacbear. Is it from 1976? Cool Starlights too -didnt know they came in 2 colours.
Stephen Ive had a look at the underside and yes it must be new old stock - it is immaculate. This has certainly never been used.

There were 2 Turbopowers, several Juniors - 1346 etc. and other modern machines from Electrolux etc. How rare are the Turbopowers - not really my area of interest. No older machines.

Does anyone have a U5010 - do you have a photo of it for the VCCC forum?
Ive never actually owned a UK Convertible so I will have to look out for one now!


Post# 107901 , Reply# 9   9/7/2010 at 17:15 (3,324 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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hello , I have a pair of them (1976 ), sure not in marvellous conditions, but I have them, I also have four of the next version in white/yellow. I'll post some pictures as soon as I can find them.
tommy


Post# 107902 , Reply# 10   9/7/2010 at 17:17 (3,324 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        
found the italian brochure which featured it-1976

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enjoy!
tommy
MIlan, Italy


Post# 107903 , Reply# 11   9/7/2010 at 17:18 (3,324 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 108023 , Reply# 12   9/9/2010 at 03:23 (3,322 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
Nice Leaflet!

Thanks for posting the Hoover leaflet Tommy. Really interesting. Looks like this model was called the Convertible in Europe, not just UK.
They’re rare now aren’t they – hardly ever see them on ebay.

If you have time I’d love to see pics of your Convertible collection – sounds like you have quite a number!

Regards, Jonathan


Post# 108090 , Reply# 13   9/10/2010 at 09:58 (3,321 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Looks like it anyway!

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Jonathan, it certainly looks like New Old Stock; that's a great find.

Some years ago I saw a yellow U5010 on a car boot sale for about £10 and dismissed it at the time, being not all that old/collectable in my book. However, since then I've only seen the very odd one.

More recently there was a guy on Ebay selling a similar yellow model, which looked like it had been imported from Europe. IIRC, it had a Buy It Now price of £200. I didn't feel like running to that but it was nice though.

Stephen


Post# 108762 , Reply# 14   9/19/2010 at 15:01 (3,312 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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here are some convertibles of mine

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Post# 108765 , Reply# 16   9/19/2010 at 15:29 (3,312 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
WOW!

Ive never seen so many Convertibles in one place! A great collection Tommy. Thanks for posting them. I'll definately have to get one myself now!
Best wishes, Jonathan


Post# 108766 , Reply# 17   9/19/2010 at 15:43 (3,312 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

Indeed, you have a beautiful collection of Dial-A-Matics (er, I mean Convertibles)! I only wish Hoover produced them a little longer in this country. I love the all gray and mint green/dark green models. Do you have any of the burgundy models from the late '80's? That one was stunning.

Post# 108768 , Reply# 18   9/19/2010 at 15:51 (3,312 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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eheheh thank you!
no I'm sorry here in Italy the grey/lightgrey U 5076 was the last Convertible available in Italy, the same model was in burgandy in other european countries lotta ike belgium, Germany and France, where euro convertibles were made.
gotta find out the other pictures as soon as I can
cheers
tommy


Post# 109178 , Reply# 19   9/24/2010 at 17:10 (3,307 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 109235 , Reply# 35   9/25/2010 at 09:10 (3,306 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
Fantastic catalogue Tommy

Back to the 70s. Strange how so many of these cleaners are so rare today. It wasnt all that long ago - or maybe thats just because I remember being a teenager in the 70s myself!

Post# 109259 , Reply# 36   9/25/2010 at 13:33 (3,306 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
What a great selection of brochures

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Thanks for sharing them Tommy

Post# 110129 , Reply# 37   10/3/2010 at 15:47 (3,298 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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now som pictures of the babies

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Post# 110132 , Reply# 39   10/3/2010 at 16:08 (3,298 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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with tools

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later lovely grey

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Post# 110136 , Reply# 42   10/3/2010 at 16:25 (3,298 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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WITH TOOLS

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SIDE

Post# 110193 , Reply# 44   10/4/2010 at 11:10 (3,297 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Tommy & collection...

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Hello Tommy.

You have quite a large collection it L@@Ks like, nice.

I spotted a Kirby G6 box & a motorcycle behind your current picture displaying some of your vacs. Do you have the G6? And what brand is the motorcycle, I can't tell from the picture?

Again, nice collection & thanks for posting the photos.

Cheers & hagd/n all,

Bill




Post# 110219 , Reply# 45   10/4/2010 at 16:48 (3,297 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Dear Bill,
I own four g sixs and they are currently in use in the houses of mine.the motorbike is a Moto Guzzi Z 750 from the Seventies, it belonged to my father as long as a wonderful Kawasaki 900.I'mnot fond of motos, just vacuums and rolls royces!|!!


Post# 325542 , Reply# 46   5/24/2015 at 10:22 (1,604 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        

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I do not have this fantastic collection. Today I only have 5 Hoover vacuums of the model 652. And still waiting to get one from the repair store




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