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Post# 961058   10/7/2017 at 04:43 by Whispermatic (Guildford)        

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After reading ChesterMike’s post about the celebration of 60 years of the Hoovermatic in Malmesbury,
I thought I’d post these pictures of my 1979 T5024. Despite being mechanically perfect, it had fairly severe paint damage. As I have two of them I thought I’d have it repainted in a suitable paint colour of the time of manufacture to honour the 60th anniversary. As orange and brown were the key design elements of the machine and a very 1970s combination, I had the paint matched with a spectrometer to the orange details of the machine. It’s definitely not one for the purists, but is a definite nod to Mike’s oft said comment of Hoover not being afraid of colour! Affectionately called ‘Clockwork Orange’, it is still used regularly and stands as a (definitely unique) salute to 60 years of the Hoovermatic and indeed to Hoover as the proud company it once was.

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Post# 961062 , Reply# 1   10/7/2017 at 05:19 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Oooh! Your Hoovermatic looks great! The orange matches the original orange accents wonderfully. I came across a model like that in the NL. They are very rare here. Ofcourse that one was white, but with the orange accents. Loved it!

Post# 961117 , Reply# 2   10/7/2017 at 11:58 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Great one Jenson

that will match the orange Kenwood Chef, hygena kitchen units and tupperware of the 70's, looks a great paint finish too. Maybe not the colour to greet you in the morning in the kitchen as you have your breakfast lol, definately a tribute to the hoover colour palate, well done


Post# 961126 , Reply# 3   10/7/2017 at 12:54 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        
Looking Good

What a great colour, you've made an excellent job of it. Its a shame more manufacturers didn't take a leaf out of Servis' book and produce coloured appliances.
I know somewhere it would fit in quite nicely too!
p.s You soon get used to it first thing in the morning Mathew!

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Post# 961151 , Reply# 4   10/7/2017 at 15:32 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
I suppose I would

Hi Ian, your kitchen looks great, how do you find the twinny hoses work with the supataps, mind I would think the hoover anti siphon would be ok, the way the hose part fits to the top part.


Post# 961339 , Reply# 5   10/8/2017 at 13:05 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        

I must admit the taps can be a bit difficult. I've not tried a Hoover anti syphon one but oddly enough the Hotpoint box end hoses fit the best. Any ordinary ones and you have to turn the tap on first before pushing the hose in place.

Post# 961350 , Reply# 6   10/8/2017 at 15:30 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I like the orange machine - it actually looks 'the part'!

I can imagine it in the pages of a glossy brochure / Sunday colour supplement / mail order catalogue.

Well done!

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