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This "sucks"... the Hoover And Other Vintage Vacuum Cleaners

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by PrettySquareGal, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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  2. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Got Electrolux model XI. from late 20's recently. Must admit, that this 80 years old grandpa works much better than my previous new-made plastic scrap.
     
  3. Lillie Librarie

    Lillie Librarie New in Town

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    The fiance and I picked up this Electrolux Automatic Model G yesterday at an estate sale. Got it mostly because its my favorite color, especially for vintage appliances, and only $10!! I have now spent twice that ordering filters on Amazon but it works great with no tweaking, even better then my sisters Dyson and is quieter too but don't tell her I said so ;) It has all of the basic accessories but we are now on the hunt for the specialized attachments.

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  4. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Here's photo of mine. Case is certainly not original.
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  5. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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  6. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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  7. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Thanks scotrace, now I'm sure, how to treat him.
     
  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

  9. This moron's other videos consist of him smashing other perfectly good appliances. I wonder if he smashed the camera after making the video?
     
  10. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Yeah, did you read his replies on comments? As you wrote-he's a moron.
     
  11. Here's something scarier -- I've noticed that most of his videos have ads at the beginning. YouTube puts ads on the videos that are either popular or get a lot of looks. :eeek:
     
  12. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Interesting, I haven't noticed any.
     
  13. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Hysterically, the ad I got was for Kenmore appliances. That's one way to eliminate the competition.
     
  14. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Yes, some of his replies indicates something like that. To me it appears he's living on some scrapyard, doing this as main job. Unfortunately there are more people like him all over the world. My 59' refrigerator could have ended up similar, if I had not bought it.
     
  15. Bingles

    Bingles A-List Customer

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    I picked this Hoover up at an Estate Sale today for $5. It has deteriorated too much for me to even attempt to plug it in -- and is well beyond my capabilities to restore to working order.. but I thought it made a cool "decoration" in my kitchen as a display item.

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  16. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    Did the sellers say anything at all about its working condition?

    What about it is in such a condition that leaves you reluctant to even plug it in?
     
  17. Bingles

    Bingles A-List Customer

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    It was from an estate sale and was sitting in a corner of a dust and dingy basement where it's probably been for a few decades. The rubber cord is some what frayed in spots (and actually rather sticky). While I was cleaning up the chrome base, I noticed the wires going in and out of the unit were either rusty and or frayed also.
     
  18. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    Sounds like just the thing for vacuuming up the puddles on the patio.

    (No, I'm not being serious. Tell the lawyers there's more than enough truly reckless people out there to keep 'em in lunchtime martinis.)
     
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  19. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    At the very least, it's good it has stayed out of the landfill, Bingles. I'm not supposing you have any interest in doing this, but it wouldn't take an expert to address the obvious problems with that thing.
     
  20. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    So, I'm walking downtown in my dinky little Midwestern town and I'll be darned if I don't see this new shop open:

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    Repairs. A collection of old Hoover machines in the window.
     

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