A Blue coloured Hoover electric floor polisher. This was Hoover's third floor polisher, the first being the Model 0212 released in the 1950s (in metal and bakelite/phenol formaldehyde), followed in 1961 by the Model 5134 which was much lighter and issued in more colourful plastics materials. This example, the 5464, was launched the following year with the inclusion of a polyethylene (PE) tank to hold solutions for shampooing carpets or waxing hard floors, and a dispensing system operated via a squeeze trigger, allowing the user to apply cleaning liquids as they operated the machine. This example is complete with various spare parts including brushes, shampoo heads, polishing pads and a lambswool buffer. There is a 3cm crack through the central section at the top of the tank, where it is removed for filling and replaced for use. This is obviously a weak point in the design as other examples have been seen with the same damage. The donor's father tried to prevent the crack from enlarging by drilling two holes over the 'H'.