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Post# 279046   5/2/2014 at 21:39 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1939, Model XXX

Post# 279048 , Reply# 1   5/2/2014 at 21:43 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1952, Model LX

Post# 279049 , Reply# 2   5/2/2014 at 21:44 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1954, Model LXI

Post# 279050 , Reply# 3   5/2/2014 at 21:45 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1955, Model E

Post# 279051 , Reply# 4   5/2/2014 at 21:47 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1959, Model F

Post# 279054 , Reply# 5   5/2/2014 at 21:52 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1960, Model G (aqua)--power nozzle cord is plugged in at front receptacle; plastic cord and hose clips

Post# 279055 , Reply# 6   5/2/2014 at 21:54 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1964, Model G (aqua, version 2)--power nozzle cord is plugged in at side receptacle; rubber cord and hose straps

Post# 279056 , Reply# 7   5/2/2014 at 21:57 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1964, Model G (tan)--most are in agreement that the copyright year had not been changed from the last edition of the aqua Model G manual, as general consensus is that the tan version debuted in 1967:

Post# 279057 , Reply# 8   5/2/2014 at 21:59 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1960, Model R--interestingly, the power nozzle cord receptacle was located on the side as opposed to the first Model G's front receptacle; plastic cord and hose clips:

Post# 279058 , Reply# 9   5/2/2014 at 22:02 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1963, B-8 (aqua):

Post# 279059 , Reply# 10   5/2/2014 at 22:08 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1964, Model L

Post# 279060 , Reply# 11   5/2/2014 at 22:12 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1963, Model L:

Post# 279062 , Reply# 12   5/2/2014 at 22:14 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1971, Model L:

Post# 279064 , Reply# 13   5/2/2014 at 22:17 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Model 1205

Post# 279065 , Reply# 14   5/2/2014 at 22:19 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1973, Model 1205:

Post# 279066 , Reply# 15   5/2/2014 at 22:21 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1978, Model 1401/Super J

Post# 279067 , Reply# 16   5/2/2014 at 22:24 (1,482 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        

reply 13 is 1968. You can tell by the front and smooth body.

Post# 279069 , Reply# 17   5/2/2014 at 22:26 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Gold B-8:

Post# 279070 , Reply# 18   5/2/2014 at 22:27 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1980, Olympia One:

Post# 279075 , Reply# 19   5/2/2014 at 22:41 (1,482 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        
Golld B-8

would be 1974 and Olympia One came out April 1979. But the owner might have bought 1980.

Post# 279078 , Reply# 20   5/2/2014 at 22:48 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Model 1505/Silverado:

Post# 279079 , Reply# 21   5/2/2014 at 22:49 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Gray B-8 (and Model 1505/Silverado):

Post# 279080 , Reply# 22   5/2/2014 at 22:50 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Model 1521/Diamond Jubilee (originally posted in Vacuumland by Davinator1977:

Post# 279081 , Reply# 23   5/2/2014 at 22:51 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Model 1521/Marquise (originally posted in Vacuumland by Davinator1977:

Post# 279082 , Reply# 24   5/2/2014 at 22:52 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, B-9 Floor Beautifier:

Post# 279083 , Reply# 25   5/2/2014 at 22:55 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1987, Model 1623/LE (Limited Edition):

Post# 279085 , Reply# 26   5/2/2014 at 22:57 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Model 1623/LE (Limited Edition)--store version *note the bold serifed letters without the "boat-shaped" border:

Post# 279086 , Reply# 27   5/2/2014 at 22:58 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Regency Series 1000/Model 1623:

Post# 279087 , Reply# 28   5/2/2014 at 23:08 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Thanks for your information, John. I thought that reply #13 was 1968, but I wasn't sure. I found most of the pics on eBay and just went by the years, if any, that were listed. As for the Olympia One, I thought you'd mentioned before that it debuted in April 1978. Also, somewhere I had read from another person on Vacuumland that the original Olympia One manual didn't have pics on the cover.

I'd hoped you'd offer information and am also hoping that you will be able to add to what I have posted so far.
Thanks again.

Post# 279090 , Reply# 29   5/2/2014 at 23:17 (1,482 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Epic 6500 SR:

Post# 279094 , Reply# 30   5/2/2014 at 23:50 (1,482 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Thanks for posting these!! :)

Post# 279101 , Reply# 31   5/3/2014 at 02:04 (1,482 days old) by ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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That Epic 6500 SR was one I found in a thrift store not long ago. Love the vacuum really.

Post# 279123 , Reply# 32   5/3/2014 at 09:14 (1,481 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Thank you for posting these manual covers....being an Electrolux guy myself, I love looking at the different manuals through the years....I hope you don't mind me adding to your thread, but I have a manual I didn't see in your lineup, so to add to it, here is a cover from a 1950 Lux XXX manual.....

Post# 280200 , Reply# 33   5/11/2014 at 20:29 (1,473 days old) by kevin (USA)        

You're welcome for the thread, Charles and Steve. Glad you like it!

And, Steve, I'm glad you posted your own manual cover. Feel free to post more. I hope other do, too.

Here is the Model S "Special Model" (don't know the year for sure; am guessing that it was the only version which would make it 1957):

I wonder if the Model T had its own manual?

Post# 280716 , Reply# 34   5/16/2014 at 07:06 (1,468 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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I have one more to contribute to this thread that I didn't see posted. A really nice lady from Aerus sent me this manual some time ago to go along with my metal body UltraLux...enjoy :-)

Post# 280726 , Reply# 35   5/16/2014 at 09:56 (1,468 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

This is from 1989

Post# 280781 , Reply# 36   5/16/2014 at 18:59 (1,468 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Thanks for the posts, Steve and Nicholas. I've never seen either one before!

I'm still confused as to why Electrolux used a bold wordmark (name without graphic--such as on the Grand Marquise manual), a roman wordmark (such as on the Ultralux manual) and the "boat-shaped" logo (such as on the Epic 6500 SR manual--see reply #29) at the same time. Until now, I'd thought that the first was used only on the commercially-sold machines, the second was used after the "boat-shaped" logo was dropped (which I don't think was ever the case now), and the last was used on the personally-sold machines--at least through the Model 1521s. I've taken for granted, though, that all the Model 1521s were sold door-to-door. Is this correct?

Post# 280807 , Reply# 37   5/16/2014 at 23:33 (1,468 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        

steel bodied machines were sold door to door. That means the 1521 was sold door to door. The only cleaners not sold door to door were the Special Edition models and the models they sold in the stores for that short period.

Post# 280808 , Reply# 38   5/16/2014 at 23:37 (1,468 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        

far as the lettering was done, that was advertising, the company people in charge of giving change. Who really knows. The grunts that sell or sold wouldn't know.

Post# 283399 , Reply# 39   6/6/2014 at 00:32 (1,448 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Here is the 1953 version of the Electrolux Cleaner (Model XXX) Users' Home Maintenance Guide. Unless the scanner's colors were off, it appears that the only cover difference between the two are the black ink on the 1950 manual and the brown ink on the 1953 manual.

I find it interesting that the Model XXX basically had only two versions of its owner's manuals with slight revisions as attachments or styles changed. I have come to learn, though, that the Model XXX wasn't as long-running as I'd initially thought. It was manufactured from 1937-1941 and 1947-1954. In fact, those manufactured in 1947 and 1948 were built with repair parts from the prewar models. So, in essence, the Model XXXs production run was--including 1947 and 1948--11 years.

If my calculations (and Aerus's product history) are accurate that would give a tie to the Model L as longest production run at 15 years (1963-1978) along with the Model C134s, C154s, C170s, and C177s (Guardian series and Lux 9000s--1999-present), the Model C151s (Ultralux Commemorative Editions, Ultralux 2000s and Lux Classics) at (arguably, as some may say that the actual style hearkens back to the Hi-Tech 2100s which began in 1985) 13 years (2001-present), the Model 1676s/C101s (Ambassador IIIs and Lux 5000s) at 12 years (1989-2001), the Model 1521s (Diamond Jubilees, Marquises, Grand Marquises, Legacys, Ultraluxes, Ultralux LXs, and Ultralux Classics) at 10 years (1984-1994), the Model 1718s, 1762s, and C102s (Epic Series--6000 SR, 6500 SR, and 8000 SR) at 10 years (1992-2002), the C153s (Lux Legacy series and Lux 7000s) at 10 years (2004-present), and the Model C141s (2100s and Lux 5500s) at 7 years. (Incidentally, in any given era over the last 20 or so years--ever since the model ids with letters and three digits replaced the four-digit ones--the highest numeric model ids signified the premium models, the next highest went with the medium models, and the last highest went with the minimum models.)

Post# 283400 , Reply# 40   6/6/2014 at 00:35 (1,448 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1937, Model XXX (I can't see any cover differences between the 1939 version and this one):

Post# 283414 , Reply# 41   6/6/2014 at 08:07 (1,447 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        

and styles may remain the same , it's what minor changes are made that changes. Some we see , some we don't. The same as a car or anything else that is produced. Every change is to improve the product.

Post# 283419 , Reply# 42   6/6/2014 at 08:56 (1,447 days old) by BikerRay (Middle Earth)        

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Here are the Feb 1932, April 1934 model 12 manuals and I'll even throw in the instructions for the sprayer from 1932

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Post# 283878 , Reply# 43   6/9/2014 at 16:57 (1,444 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Lux Classic

Post# 283881 , Reply# 44   6/9/2014 at 17:12 (1,444 days old) by Gr8DaneDad (nowhere )        

the Lux Classic is the current BOL canister of the Aerus line.

Post# 283890 , Reply# 45   6/9/2014 at 17:54 (1,444 days old) by BikerRay (Middle Earth)        

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reply 2 is a late model LX not a LXI

Also I don't think I've ever seen an Electrolux Caboodle or the manual for it

Post# 283899 , Reply# 46   6/9/2014 at 19:03 (1,444 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Thanks for the information, Tom and Ray.

Ray, I'd thought about that manual cover being a late LX but hadn't gone back to look carefully. Good eye! Thanks for the clarification. The fact that the LXI was only manufactured for less than a year would make it likely that there was no manual made for it. Maybe someone else knows for sure?

Post# 289644 , Reply# 47   7/20/2014 at 22:19 (1,403 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1951 Users' Home Maintenance Guide (these must have been updated annually as now we have the 1950, 1951, and 1953 versions). The only text change I have noticed on the cover is the number next to New York. I wonder if that was a phone number?

Post# 289645 , Reply# 48   7/20/2014 at 22:22 (1,403 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Teal B-8 (I wonder if this was the only version?):

Post# 289646 , Reply# 49   7/20/2014 at 22:25 (1,403 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Floor Pro (Generic or was the model id listed somewhere on the inside?):

Post# 289648 , Reply# 50   7/20/2014 at 22:29 (1,403 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Turbo Rug Washer and Floor Polisher (c. 1962):

Post# 289651 , Reply# 51   7/20/2014 at 22:40 (1,403 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Ambassador III (Model?):

Post# 289660 , Reply# 52   7/20/2014 at 23:21 (1,403 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1974, Model L (teal--interesting that they published a new manual the same year the teal color was replaced with gold):

Post# 289661 , Reply# 53   7/21/2014 at 01:17 (1,403 days old) by Gr8DaneDad (nowhere )        


The New York XX is the predecessor to the Zip Code.



Post# 289748 , Reply# 54   7/21/2014 at 20:35 (1,402 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Ok--thanks, Tom. That's right--zip codes were introduced in 1963 or so.

Post# 289764 , Reply# 55   7/21/2014 at 22:00 (1,402 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??/Olympia One:

Post# 289768 , Reply# 56   7/21/2014 at 22:10 (1,402 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Epic 3500 SR:

Post# 289769 , Reply# 57   7/21/2014 at 22:15 (1,402 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Brown Model B-8 (there may have been an earlier version):

Post# 289781 , Reply# 58   7/21/2014 at 23:35 (1,402 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1964?, Model G with new "boat-shaped" logo:

Post# 310934 , Reply# 59   1/5/2015 at 00:16 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c.1968, Teal Model L:

Post# 310935 , Reply# 60   1/5/2015 at 00:24 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c. 1968, Tan Model G and Teal Model 1205/United Way:

Post# 310936 , Reply# 61   1/5/2015 at 00:28 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1989, Model 1521/Legacy:

Post# 310937 , Reply# 62   1/5/2015 at 00:32 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1978, Brown Model 1453/Deluxe Special Model:

Post# 310938 , Reply# 63   1/5/2015 at 00:35 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

1993, AdvantageSeries:

Post# 310939 , Reply# 64   1/5/2015 at 00:44 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c.1985, Hi-Tech 2100 (sand/jade):

Post# 310940 , Reply# 65   1/5/2015 at 00:47 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c.1991, Lux Lite:

Post# 310941 , Reply# 66   1/5/2015 at 00:51 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c.1986, Model 2101A/Regency Series:

Post# 310942 , Reply# 67   1/5/2015 at 00:53 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Little Lux II:

Post# 310943 , Reply# 68   1/5/2015 at 00:59 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

??, Model 2101:

Post# 310944 , Reply# 69   1/5/2015 at 01:06 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c. 1986 Model 2101A/Special Edition (originally posted by BikerRay):

Post# 310945 , Reply# 70   1/5/2015 at 01:27 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

Re: Reply #24

I found out that the Model B-9/Floor Beautifier was made in two colors: 2-Tone Gray to match the Model 1505/Silverado and gray Model 1453/Deluxe Special and Sand/Jade (that went with the featured manual cover) to match the Model 1521/Diamond Jubilee and the sand/jade Model 1453/Deluxe Special.

So the featured manual would have been printed circa 1984-85.

Post# 310946 , Reply# 71   1/5/2015 at 01:32 (1,235 days old) by kevin (USA)        

c.1985-87: Model 1522/Diamond Jubilee:

Post# 311564 , Reply# 72   1/10/2015 at 23:22 (1,229 days old) by Kevin (USA)        

1979, Olympia One--originally posted by Crevicetool:

(Other Olympia One manual covers in this thread: #18 (1980) and #55 (I'm now thinking 1978 due to the Olympics Logo on its cover):

Post# 311566 , Reply# 73   1/10/2015 at 23:28 (1,229 days old) by Kevin (USA)        

1974, 1205/Jubilee--originally posted by xraytech:

Post# 311567 , Reply# 74   1/10/2015 at 23:31 (1,229 days old) by Kevin (USA)        

1972, 1205 (no copyright that i could see, but the back cover had a sales date of November 1972)--originally posted by Constellation86:

Post# 311579 , Reply# 75   1/11/2015 at 03:21 (1,229 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Yep,,that proves it! I once asked an old old Electrolux salesman who had been selling at least 50 years, what was meant by Electrolux "DELUXE" vacuum cleaner. He said the "Deluxe" means WITH POWER NOZZLE.

Evidently left over term from the days of the Model A/E and forward where the PN was an optional attachment and was sold seperate from the machine,,and the PN, and/or PN hose didnt come in the same box.

I remember a lady down the street from us in the early 1970s that had a 1205 with no PN. Just the standard hose, wands and flip over floor/rug tool.

I remember thinking that was odd. Didnt understand they probablly couldnt afford the PN and PN hose.

Post# 391211 , Reply# 76   4/28/2018 at 14:09 by Paul (MN)        
Re: Reply No. 7

First, the tan Model G was introduced in 1966. Some NOS aqua ones may still have been sold in the beginning of 1967.

Second, there was at least one change to the cover of the tan Model's user guide, because the wand was changed. The first style matched the one used with the aqua Model G, which had the metal top. The second style had a plastic top, which was also used on the first iteration of the Model 1205.

I am reposting the first version that you posted in reply 7 for easier comparison with the second version. I'm not sure when the change was made, because the copyright on the inside hadn't been changed since the 1964 edition of the aqua Model G's manual cover.

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Post# 391405 , Reply# 77   5/1/2018 at 20:54 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Canadian Electrolux Ap 200 manual

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