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Old 05-10-2018, 12:45 PM
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Hoover was never a big name in large appliances in the US. Beside floor cleaning appliances, they made compact washers, dryers and small fridges.
They did sell small appliances, Irons, toasters, blenders and mixers for a short time.
We had a Hoover frying pan, mid 70's
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:48 PM
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There's a small shop near me that sells and repairs electrical appliances, something increasingly rare on the high street in the UK. In their shop they have a Hoover "Keymatic" washing machine. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...nes_museum.JPG

These machines were found in trendy homes in the 1970s and looked like no other washing machine before or since. The programme was selected by inserting a "keyplate" https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheste...7601120083935/ The keyplate mechanism was not reliable. A gimmick really.
I understand that in the UK, you "hoover up" the floor, rather than vacuum
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:28 AM
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Nice stuff... but I had to re-login to see your images. How the hell did you link them? Survivor appliances.
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I understand that in the UK, you "hoover up" the floor, rather than vacuum
Yes, in the UK the brand name "Hoover" has come into general use, not only as a noun but also as a verb. And it's nothing to do with J Edgar

You see people referring to Dyson hoovers etc.

The Hoover company has effectively lost its brand name rights here.

It happens to other brands too. Scotch Tape (US) or Sellotape (UK); Kleenex (mainly US); Durex (different usages in US and UK but this is a family friendly forum) and probably many more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark
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At the end of August I found this "General Freezer" model GC7L-1 deep freeze. Its capacity is about 6.7 cubic feet. It was sitting at a curb nearby with a sign on it saying "Works. Free." This is a street with a lot of fancy houses, and we know how wasteful the wealthy can be, but it's because of such people that I have much of what I have now. I finished my errand and then went home to fetch my trolley in very great haste as this place is crawling with scrap metal dealers. I cleaned it up and replaced the flickering power light with the "bag full" light from an old Electrolux. I was really stoked to find this as we needed one and there are very few out there that I consider worth having.

The top isn't yellowed, that's just an effect of my low-quality camera.

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At the end of August I found this "General Freezer" model GC7L-1 deep freeze. Its capacity is about 6.7 cubic feet. It was sitting at a curb nearby with a sign on it saying "Works. Free." This is a street with a lot of fancy houses, and we know how wasteful the wealthy can be, but it's because of such people that I have much of what I have now. I finished my errand and then went home to fetch my trolley in very great haste as this place is crawling with scrap metal dealers. I cleaned it up and replaced the flickering power light with the "bag full" light from an old Electrolux. I was really stoked to find this as we needed one and there are very few out there that I consider worth having.

The top isn't yellowed, that's just an effect of my low-quality camera.

We've got a similar one with a wood grain top and no lock...It stopped freezing a while back. Once it gets dug out of the garage during the upcoming annual make the garage parkable again cleanout it is going to hit the curb.

Edit: Holey Mackeral this is my 10,000th post!... I spend too much time here.
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Edit: Holey Mackeral this is my 10,000th post!... I spend too much time here.
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At the end of August I found this "General Freezer" model GC7L-1 deep freeze. Its capacity is about 6.7 cubic feet. It was sitting at a curb nearby with a sign on it saying "Works. Free." This is a street with a lot of fancy houses, and we know how wasteful the wealthy can be, but it's because of such people that I have much of what I have now. I finished my errand and then went home to fetch my trolley in very great haste as this place is crawling with scrap metal dealers. I cleaned it up and replaced the flickering power light with the "bag full" light from an old Electrolux. I was really stoked to find this as we needed one and there are very few out there that I consider worth having.

The top isn't yellowed, that's just an effect of my low-quality camera.

I bought a Canadian-built "Woods" compact upright freezer. It was in-new condition, bought from my favorite Charity Thrift. $35 USD out the door!
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I bought a Canadian-built "Woods" compact upright freezer. It was in-new condition, bought from my favorite Charity Thrift. $35 USD out the door!
Cool! I hadn't heard of that brand, but I hadn't heard of mine either. The "Made in Canada" sticker fell off while I was cleaning the freezer but I still have it.
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