The 700 Special was a gift to me from Stan Kann, given to me by him when he moved back to St. Louis in 2000. This is one of the earlier 700s as it has the on-off switch with the H knocked-out of the toggle area rather than just being a solid piece.
This is maybe the only rebuilt machine that's more beautiful than the original! I say this because it has a special,very ornate badge on the brush roll housing (see below) and a matching bag. Also, the housing was highly polished out, which was not the case when the 700 was new. These Hoovers came from the factory with a rather sateen, than chrome-look finish. (Again, these photos really do not capture the beauty of this machine.)
Most of the Hoover Specials were painted in brown or gray wrinkle-finish paint rather than than being buffed out, and had very mundane-looking badges and bags.
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