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Post# 49201   11/15/2004 at 08:37 (7,100 days old) by partscounterman (Cortez, Colorado)        

Wow! Is that ad ever sexist! Men get the keys to the sexy sports car and women get the keys to the ...Washing Machine! The creators of this ad may be surprised to see which key most the guys around here would prefer! LOL!

Post# 49203 , Reply# 1   11/15/2004 at 09:42 (7,100 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
Time, plus

This ad does seem very sexist in 2004, but it was run in what? 1967 or so? Also, England (the rest of the world) may have other ideas regarding gender sensitivity. (NOT trying to create controversy.)

Was there just ONE keyplate? Was there any indicator for cycle phase?


Post# 49209 , Reply# 2   11/15/2004 at 11:33 (7,100 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

My question is, what happens if you lose the keys to the washer?

Post# 49214 , Reply# 3   11/15/2004 at 12:43 (7,100 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Another Hoover ad

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The German picture of the day is also of a Hoover washing machine. That model is somewhat newer, from 1972. Nice ad that mentions the 1972 Olympic games in Munich.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO foraloysius's LINK

Post# 49218 , Reply# 4   11/15/2004 at 14:36 (7,099 days old) by mielekai ()        

Hi everybody,

I love this Hoover Keymatic and perhaps they didn't know that some men love car keys and othes love keyplates for the Hoover in the 60s :-).

The German POD, Louis mentioned, shows the Hoover Automatic 950 that was built for built-in-kitchens. It had 15 cycles and 520 rpm.


Post# 49224 , Reply# 5   11/15/2004 at 16:09 (7,099 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        

Love that German Hoover.

How much difference was there between the German and British Hoover product lines was there?

It looks similar to the British Hoovers, but different.

Post# 49228 , Reply# 6   11/15/2004 at 18:01 (7,099 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That is a cool pic of the German Hoover, Kai - I check your site every day - there are many cool pictures!

It seems that Euro machines started out spinning slower than they do today, would you say that is due to the advances in suspension technology, consumer demands, energy concerns or a combination of several things?


Post# 49231 , Reply# 7   11/15/2004 at 19:25 (7,099 days old) by WASHENDRY (pinconning,mich)        


Post# 49249 , Reply# 8   11/15/2004 at 22:26 (7,099 days old) by mielekai ()        

Hi Greg,

yes you are right in the beginning of the 70s it was very expensive in Europe to produce fast spinning washers and as tumble dryers were not that common at that time the market for slower spinning machines was much bigger than today.

I do not know it exactly but from the outer appearance this Hoover machine could be produced in Italy (a long time before Hoover was taken over by the italien company Candy) as british Hoover washers already had a faster spin drying with 750 rpm at that time.

@ Kim
I put a link down here for the English version (still under construction, sorry) for the site. Then you just click on 'Picture of the day' to see the latest one.

Take care everybody


Post# 49423 , Reply# 9   11/18/2004 at 07:41 (7,097 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

If you lose the keyplate you can't operate the washer. Spare keyplates were available at your local Hoover dealer. There were two plates supplied - black for cold only fill and red for hot and cold water connection. I believe a blue plate was also available though I have never seen one and don't recall what it was for - possibly non-heater operation? Later on a green one was available which gave a few more options including a cold water wash. The newer keyplates could be used with older machines that were made years previously - being able to get "update" keyplates to suit new fabrics or detergents was an advertised feature.


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