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Post# 107953   9/7/2010 at 23:17 (3,558 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

model 701

Post# 107966 , Reply# 1   9/7/2010 at 23:49 (3,558 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

That's really pretty! Love the color scheme.

Post# 107981 , Reply# 2   9/8/2010 at 07:54 (3,557 days old) by sanimatic ()        

You asked on the off topic forum about the year. My guess is 1965 or early 66. I am basing that on the US model 70, on which Hoover changed the Hoover emblem from the larger, more sturdy badge to a puny decal in 1966. I assume the same occurred with the Canadian models, though I don't know that for a fact.

Anyhow, you have quite a beauty there.


Post# 107991 , Reply# 3   9/8/2010 at 11:29 (3,557 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
thanks chris

How do I change the lightbulb?

Post# 107994 , Reply# 4   9/8/2010 at 13:31 (3,557 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

"How many vacuum cleaner collectors does it take to change a light bulb?"


1. One to admonish that the bulb should not be changed, because that's how Aunt Clarice always used hers.

2. One to research the vacuum cleaner model, down to the serial number, to make sure the correct bulb is secured.

3. One to rummage through vac shops and thrift stores looking for a NOS bulb.

4. One to remove the old bulb, wrap it in bubble wrap and seal it to save it. Because it's original.

5. One to put a soft towel on the work table to prevent the hood from getting scratched.

6. One to open the hood and remove it.

7. One to hand over the NOS bulb still in its original packaging, shedding a tear or two as he opens it.

8. One to insert the bulb and re-assemble the machine.

9. One to clean and polish the housing to make it all pretty.

10. One to plug it in and turn it on.

11. One to go outside and listen to it run from the front yard.

12. One to take photos of the entire procedure and submit an article to the VCCC newsletter.

13. One to present a blue ribbon for the most authentic, historically informed restoration job.

Post# 108004 , Reply# 5   9/8/2010 at 16:33 (3,557 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Nice vacuum! That is a cool color scheme. BTW, I think I'm number 12 on Charles' list!

Post# 108021 , Reply# 6   9/9/2010 at 00:56 (3,557 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
I am having a difficult time..

opening the hood...

Post# 108022 , Reply# 7   9/9/2010 at 01:00 (3,557 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
Hi Charles..

Are you sharing from experiencing your 13 step procedure that you so mindfully created?

Post# 108026 , Reply# 8   9/9/2010 at 04:33 (3,556 days old) by xraytech ()        


if you flip the machine over there are two screws that hold the hood to the base

Post# 108043 , Reply# 9   9/9/2010 at 12:54 (3,556 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        
Not on the Canadian Models....

The Canadian models have thumb screws. One on the left one on the right. See highlighted picture for information.

Once the hood is removed, install a 15 WATT light bulb.

Contact me for more instructions.


Post# 108044 , Reply# 10   9/9/2010 at 12:55 (3,556 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        


Post# 108054 , Reply# 11   9/9/2010 at 16:04 (3,556 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
Thanks guys.

Thank you for your kindness, I appreciate that.

Post# 108117 , Reply# 12   9/10/2010 at 17:47 (3,555 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        

How is it going???

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