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We Say Goodbye to Our Queen, Elizabeth Regina !!
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Post# 1159895   9/19/2022 at 04:11 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Today we say a final goodbye to The Queen, Elizabeth Regina, our Queen for over 70 years, hard to imagine a life without her presence. We can honour her Royal Warrant on our most treasured Hoover Appliances - God Save The King !!

The 2nd photo is one I took in 1977 when The Queen visited right outside our house & St Helens Town for her jubilee in 1977, you can see the old pit of Sutton Manor, St Helens, now demolished & home to The Dream woodland and sculpture.

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Post# 1159917 , Reply# 1   9/19/2022 at 13:16 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
To Mike and All of Our Members In The UK

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Since the live telecast of the Queen’s funeral began live at 2:30am our time we recorded it all. I’ve been watching it all morning.

What a fitting and moving celebration of her life and 70 years on the throne. Such a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful human being. She was truly one of a kind.

My condolences to all of the British people. For most of you she was the only Queen you’ve ever known. And that is the same for myself too.

May she rest in eternal peace by the side of her beloved Phillip.

God save the King.


Post# 1159936 , Reply# 2   9/19/2022 at 17:25 by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        
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Was there a dishwasher pictured? I recall seeing a Hoover dishwasher (with interior by Thermos) for the first time on a visit to South Africa in 1984.

I also recall a TV biodocumentary that mentioned that Her Majesty the former WWII army mechanic and amateur photographer was quite enamored of gadgets of many sorts. Some film of the royal family was taken herself with a movie camera that she owned. So, I like to imagine that the royal visit to that factory may have been a treat for her as well as the workers.

Post# 1159970 , Reply# 3   9/20/2022 at 07:09 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Eddie & many Thanks for your thoughts, it was indeed a momentous occasion and military display, it will be interesting to see how the new King Charles, who was seamlessly transitioned as hereditary monarch, will takes The Monarchy forward and in what way, probably a more slimmed down monarchy fit for the current years.

We cannot underestimate how much Queen Elizabeth II transitioned The Monarchy from during the war years but as much is being muttered today as to how much the funeral and how much they cost from the public purse and how they should be funded going forward .

Going to be an interesting watch !!

Post# 1159971 , Reply# 4   9/20/2022 at 07:20 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Chris , Many Thanks for your reply , we think between us and keep hoping that The Queen was a closet "Hooverer" taking a midnight Hoover by Headlight down a palace corridor ha ha

We are trying to confirm if any Hoover Household washing machines where ever used in the palace laundries, it would be great if a twinny or keymatic was in regular use, certainly for small personal washes, we can but hope.

There was a few Hoover dishwashers made, here is a pic of the Hoover Autojet & Crystaljet which had the unique spinning baskets !!

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Post# 1159972 , Reply# 5   9/20/2022 at 07:25 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Remembering Hoover 70yrs old of which they were presented with The Hoover Royal Warrant !!

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Post# 1159974 , Reply# 6   9/20/2022 at 07:34 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Her Majesty Platinum 70th Jubilee celebrations , this year !!

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Post# 1159976 , Reply# 7   9/20/2022 at 08:00 by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        
Talking of midnight Hoovering

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Mike, thanks for the pics of that interesting spinning basket washer that reminds one of the roto rack on the ancient and infamous D&M machines of the mid 1900s. I also puzzled whether Hoover household-grade laundry equipment may have been used in the palace laundries.

I recall that when they first said "I do", Kate and Prince William vowed to keep a house that felt more suburban than Royal with a minimal amount of servants. I am trying to imagine Kate throwing George's filthy playthings into the front loading washing machine or the Duke of Cambridge/Prince of Wales washing up the tea-things when their maid calls out ill.

Post# 1159983 , Reply# 8   9/20/2022 at 10:36 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Hoover Loyal Greetings

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Post# 1159984 , Reply# 9   9/20/2022 at 10:53 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Classy Folk

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There have been no heads of state anywhere since Jack and Jackie that I have considered "classy".  To me, the Kennedys presented an excellent face as a couple and did a fabulous job of representing the USA.  However, I think I see the same combination of looks, grace and class in William and Kate that I saw in J & J.  Sorry, but I see none of that in Charles and his second wife.  I look forward to the day when the Crown is represented by William and Kate.



Post# 1160002 , Reply# 10   9/20/2022 at 15:35 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Re; Charles, JFK

Most think Charles will do fine. Some would have prefered William and Kate instaed though. They loved Diana, and if she were queen consort today, yes, Charles would be more renouned.
I know a few who hadn't voted for a U.S. president since JFK, until 2020 that is.
So there's that as well.
Then some want 2020 fixed. I've seen signs around. What those don't relaize is that with the scotus outlawing Rowe vs. Wade, our newest imigrants and some former minorities will be having more birth's, and that will further make white supremist's a minority.

Post# 1160014 , Reply# 11   9/20/2022 at 18:10 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Mike (Vacerator), a posting about Queen Elizabeth's passing and funeral is not the correct forum to mention such subjects.

Post# 1160025 , Reply# 12   9/20/2022 at 19:56 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

Vacerator!! Poor taste!

Post# 1160046 , Reply# 13   9/21/2022 at 03:09 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I second all of this from the get...

Only queens as in Speed Queen, otherwise only appliance-related topics, though I've got a great automotive topic I would like to post...

No Green Forum or Brown Forum topics, which this may likely be, posted here...

-- Dave


Post# 1160047 , Reply# 14   9/21/2022 at 03:38 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Remembering The Queen

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Morning Chris, yes weve often had discussions over here at the meets wondering if The Royal staff have been using the latest washers etc, many pics of the Hoover vacs being used,
here is The Queen visiting the Merthyr factory being shown the Keyplate from the latest Hoover Keymatic of which we use often...

ps, but I still wonder if Her Maj snook out a headlight Hoover up and down the corridors just for the fun of it !!

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Post# 1160048 , Reply# 15   9/21/2022 at 03:49 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Al , nice poster , not seen that one before ..

Hello Mike , yes it's a decisive topic , like marmite , and now will be the time moving forward to voice how it all goes and so be written in the history books for future generations .

Post# 1160049 , Reply# 16   9/21/2022 at 04:01 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
remembering The Queen

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Lets not be too harsh on ourselves, its opened lots of debate here moving forward but for now we can remember history as it was and the perhaps allow debate for how it will all be seen moving forward for next generations to read about.

Hi Dave , I did think when it auto generated but am sure the webmaster will move if a problem and I did smile as there are more links in the Vintage forum as we have posted all those Hoover products we repair and use with The Royal Warrant on..

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Post# 1160076 , Reply# 17   9/21/2022 at 18:48 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Another great post from Mike and the Lads!

Thank you for starting thread and sharing.

Post# 1160292 , Reply# 18   9/24/2022 at 08:21 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I thought I was

objective enough. I communicate with people in the UK, and keep up on things.
Some just don't see the forest for the trees, or the bigger picture.

Post# 1160325 , Reply# 19   9/24/2022 at 19:21 by SudsMaster (California)        

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I thought you meant well enough. Not to worry.


Post# 1160378 , Reply# 20   9/25/2022 at 14:27 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
All Hail and Good Cheer, Royal Washman Michael!

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Came back a week or so ago and looked all over for you--and HERE you are.
So good to see you all again. Loved your festive uniforms; you all looked as good as Her Maj's pall bearers in theirs. And I loved the many shots of the Original Hoover Electric Washing Machine.

So many of those "first" machines from the late 40's have that iconic style: white block, black lines, minimal gadgetry, so old and comforting. Read somewhere this Summer, that this machine was a real revolution in washer tech because it was so fast, so economical, such a small-footprint in dimension, and what a brilliant agitator design. And that people were crazy about it.

Got such a kick out of your thinking Her Maj snook a lamplit Hoovering. Made me imagine her having a First Electic hidden away in her remotest chambre to sneak a midnight bloomers wash! LOL.

Again, so happy to see you! Seems like Canton, Ohio was a hundred years ago.

PS: The Hoover Autojet DW is a dream! Wonder if that's where Whirlpool got the idea for the KM spinning basket DW.

Post# 1160379 , Reply# 21   9/25/2022 at 14:35 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Senior moment

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For the life of me....Could NOT remember.......Roto somthing, not swirl, not flex, but whaaaat...... ???


Post# 1160391 , Reply# 22   9/25/2022 at 16:58 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        

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I have been looking for a photo of the then Princess Elizabeth's wedding gifts which included special editions Hoover 160 (upright) and the not even launched Hoover 402 (canister) so she actually could have done a sneaky bit of headlight Hoovering :)

You are 100% correct about the Hoover washer - it did have its limitations but it was compact and affordable. This video never gets old

Hoover had a somewhat mixed experience with dishwashers. The machine Mike posted earlier was actually made by Zanussi in Italy. Hoover resold refrigerators and freezers bu Zanussi too. This is the actual machine shown in Mike's pictures so you can see it in action

In around 1973 Hoover launched dishwashers of their own manufacture, made in Wales. It was a commercial failure and production was cancelled - the UK dishwasher market was just too small and there were plenty of Italian machines on the market, most rebranded by British companies. The two existing UK manufactured dishwashers Colston and Swanmaid both had their origins back in the 1950s. The other major model, Kenwood launched in 1965 but by 1974 had been replaced with another Italian model. That had the distinction of being a front loader with a bottom propeller rather than the more familiar spray arms.

Actually I struggle to think of any other UK manufactured dishwashers of any era, I am not sure if the Hoover machines from the early 1990s were made here or not.

Ironically Charles Colston had been Hoover (UK) Managing Director since it's outset until the family kicked him out n the mid 50s (one of many changes in Hoover at that time) and the dishwasher his company sold for so many years has many of the hallmarks of that first Hoover washer - compact, easy to install, affordable (comparatively) although it too had some limitations. I have always wondered if it was a planned Hoover product which he got out "under the radar". But that is just speculation.

Great to have you back Mikey, we will have to see if we can dig up some more wringer machines for you :)

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Post# 1160392 , Reply# 23   9/25/2022 at 17:04 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
We had one of those

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You might like to check out Mike's YouTube channel too, WeHadOneOfThose - its on the link


Post# 1160409 , Reply# 24   9/25/2022 at 20:35 by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Thanks so much, Al. Wonderful !

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The DW video is superb: seems like Mike got it to go faster than the first operator, unless it was an optical illusion.
Fun how the Hoover has both racks roto-ing while the Kenmore has only one.

Then I went to Mike's Youtube channel and watched the English Electric and the Philips Toptwin. Love the way the pumps are pumping all the time, a lot like our Easy Spindriers, and how facile and mobile the filter to drain modes work. The EE filter is identical the one Kenmore Visimatics used for a few years.

But Oh My Gosh, the agitation on the Philips, how fierce and frightening. Would love to see the items added with the agitator running to watch what would surely be, an incomparable takedown. And that spinner, how like a jet turbine, seems faster than a Hoover. Spray rinsing in that would be simply diabolical.

Thanks again, Al, for the vids and Mike's channel. What a sweet Sunday night treat.

Here's a vid of the KM version of the EE filter. Enjoy.


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