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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover U1100
« Last post by Revooh1 on Today at 04:12:21 AM »
Same brushes for the Hoover Junior
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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover 612 Help Needed
« Last post by Revooh1 on Today at 03:58:02 AM »
Easiest way to convert a 612 to paper bags or other material is to fit a 638 bag flange assembly of the plate, bellows hose with spring and dust pipe
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Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & Appliances / Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Last post by Koszylko on Yesterday at 10:46:37 PM »
I would like to buy this.

Thanks,

Russell Hobbs K1 Kettle

This kettle, dating from the early 1950s, was the first kettle that switched off automatically when the water boiled - up until this appliance was introduced, kettles had either fuses or spring-loaded ejectors should they boil dry, but the K1 was the first that you could switch on, and then carry on with what you were doing, knowing that it didn't need watching. This was found at Brighton Station Sunday car-boot sale, for a fiver, along with the HMV Lincoln electric fire above, but the lead is missing, so I don't yet know if it actually works or not.

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Ronson Supertrim Shaver

This is a pretty typical 1950s electric shaver, and also one of the items that has been in my collection for the longest, although it doesn't work anymore. Which is just as well really, as the cutting foil is extremely thick compared to modern equivalents, and it had a habit of yanking hair out instead of cutting it... very painful.

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Sony Trinitron 1320 Colour Television

Another Japanese import, this Sony television was one of the the first sets to really kick off the cult of good quality Eastern goods in Great Britain. This set dates from around 1971, and is unusual in that it converts the PAL colour signal into the NTSC standard for the screen, hence colour tends to go a bit peculiar sometimes, and the picture has a distinct purpley tint. It also pioneered the single electron gun for a colour set - most other manufacturers built more complicated (and less reliable) three-gun sets at the time. And for a television to still work almost perfectly after 30 years as this one does is a pretty impressive achievement.

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Swan Siren Kettle

The design of this Swan Siren electric kettle dates from the mid 1950s, although this example is dated as being manufactured in April 1969. although not automatic like the Russell Hobbs K1 below, the spout lid features a whistle to warn you of when the kettle has boiled, It also fills from the spout (the cover lifting off via a lever on the handle), and you can't see inside the water chamber, so when I first got it, it was boiled several times, in case there was a dead rat in it or something! No little bones have fallen out yet though, so I think I'm safe. It has a 3KW element, and so boils very quickly.

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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover 612 Help Needed
« Last post by Revooh1 on Yesterday at 10:28:09 PM »
I will have a look out for the video . I got setting names wrong  - normal instead of medium. The 912 has three settings
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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover 612 Help Needed
« Last post by Hoover Master on Yesterday at 10:25:01 PM »
Great info Kevin! I had mine out for a play and filmed it and it indeed has settings thick and med. :thumbsup:
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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover 612 Help Needed
« Last post by Revooh1 on Yesterday at 10:22:40 PM »
The height adjustment lever fits under the rear axle. I think the settings are normal and thick
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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover 612 Help Needed
« Last post by Revooh1 on Yesterday at 10:14:00 PM »
Matthew ensure you use the correct belt for your 612. The belt for models 612,638,912,912A and U7008 is the only one to use. A 652 series belt will stress the motor bearings.
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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Hoover 612 Help Needed
« Last post by Hoover Master on Yesterday at 08:47:16 PM »
Great to hear from another Scottish collector!! Iím just across the forth bridge haha.

I have a 612, lovely cleaners. Did see the lot on gumtree. You did well getting them
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First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: yoke difference
« Last post by ryevac on Yesterday at 08:37:23 PM »
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First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: yoke difference
« Last post by bluebumble485 on Yesterday at 07:34:00 PM »
had a dc25 in today stripped tried head no joy had 2 spare quess what no fit ,same as yours they do now never done it thought of you dinner time spooky
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