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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2016, 12:04:37 PM »
Hoover Starlight U2002

The Hoover Starlight was a Europe-only model, introduced in 1975. The Starlight filled a gap in the Hoover product range of small, hardbag upright cleaner. Other manufacturers already produced machines like this - The Electrolux 152 of 1967, the 1972 Hotpoint Swallow and Goblin with their Housemaid of 1974.



At first glance the Hoover Starlight would appear to be a scaled down Hoover Convertible, with its low nozzle and hard case bag, but this cleaner still used the old fashioned dirty fan method of cleaning up the dust, with the debris passing through the suction fan. There are two pulleys on the motor - one end drives the belt for the brushroll, whilst the other turns the fan. Although this one is white and red, the Starlight was also available with a navy blue bag door. the Starlight had both a bag full indicator operated by a rubber bellows in the dirt tube and a headlight (mounted at the bottom of the bag door), making it a well equipped small upright.

By January 1977 the cleaner was made more basic and relaunched as the Junior Deluxe U2068, minus the headlight and bag full indicator. The Junior Deluxe again was sold in two colour schemes - a sedate looking green and white version, and a more dramatic black and orange one, which smacks of the 1970s! There was also a special edition black Alander's department store version, and a beige and brown special too. The Junior Deluxe continued into the 1980s, before being superseded by the Turbopower range of 1983.
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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2016, 04:00:05 PM »
Very interesting read, thanks!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2016, 10:12:18 PM »
Very good! So happy this has all been saved from the originating source. Now,  we could add to this, couldn't we?  After all it stops in the early 70s...
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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2016, 11:13:14 PM »
Very good! So happy this has all been saved from the originating source. Now,  we could add to this, couldn't we?  After all it stops in the early 70s...

Absolutely! Make it grow!  :tiphat:

Not very much was lost from original source. A few photos I replaced and a little editing. 


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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2020, 01:10:35 AM »
Hi,
You posted back in 2016 about vintage Hoover vacuum cleaners and detailed the history of the Senior Hoover, and the 652a (you're knowledge on the topic is super helpful). I'm looking for two spare parts for that model: a belt for the brush and a part to hold up the brush. The part number for the former is JT216734. I thought you might have a lead on where to find parts for vintage Hoovers - I've been searching on ebay and some other websites and have not yet come up with anything. Any help would be very much appreciated!

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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2020, 09:12:20 PM »
When you have three or four posts you can PM Beko, he is the man to ask about those.

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Re: Vintage Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2020, 06:45:43 PM »
The belts are on ebay, try and get a Genuine Hoover* one (their made by q-tex nowadays but thay've been the OEM supplier for decades now)

Not sure what you mean by the part to hold up the brush though, the little springs that hold the end caps up or the base plate itself?
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