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Post# 374235   6/20/2017 at 20:42 (396 days old) by JustJunque (MA)        

Hello all.

I'm new here, and I'm not even sure if this is the right place for this post, but I'll give it a shot.

I don't know that I'm so much a vacuum collector, as I am a hoarder.

That being said; I have four, fairly late model Electrolux canisters.
Three Epic 6500s, and one Ambassador III.
With the exception of the 75th Anniversary Epic, (because it's dated), I have no idea how to date them based on color combinations.

Speaking of colors, that brings me to my dilemma.

I need an on-board combination tool and adapter for the 75th Anniversary, and the same tool, (without adapter), and a (very short?) crevice tool for the Ambassador.
I'm finding that these parts are out there, in a ton of different colors.
And it's nearly impossible to know if it's going to be the right color just looking at an eBay listing.
I'm wondering if anyone here might have these parts, that maybe you're not using.
I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I'm quite obsessive about the attachments matching the machine.
One of my Epics, I bought "seller refurbished" from eBay.
Apparently, the on-board tools were missing from it when they got it, and they replaced them with whatever colors they could find. I love the vacuum, and it's my "daily driver", but the mismatched tools really stand out like a sore thumb every time I look at it.
That one is sort of white, with light blue trim, and a "Good Housekeeping" decal near the on/off switch.
I'm not looking to replace those tools at this time, but the other two machines, since the tools are missing, I want to get the correct colors.

The Epic is, of course, the 75th Anniversary, sort of off white color with grey trim.
And the Ambassador is the sort of dark grey color. I have no idea what year, but it seems like it was towards the end of the "Electrolux" branded models.

Both of these vacuums were curb finds that I felt the need to rescue.
The Ambassador looks almost like new, and runs fine, but makes what I believe is some bearing noise when the motor is winding down.
The Anniversary Epic doesn't run at all, so I'm apparently going to have to learn how to replace a motor at some point in that one.

If anyone is still reading, here in chapter twelve; thank you!
And, if you happen to have any of the parts and pieces that I need, please let me know.
Thank you!


Post# 374771 , Reply# 1   7/1/2017 at 10:53 (386 days old) by felix1stv (Boston Mass)        

Hi Barry
i have lots of parts i think with the adapters for plastic end hoses
are you in mass?

Post# 374775 , Reply# 2   7/1/2017 at 12:42 (386 days old) by JustJunque (MA)        

Hi Ron,

Thank you for the reply!
Yes. I'm in Mass. Towards the opposite end from you.
Since my post, I have acquired "close enough" color tools for the Ambassador.
They're a lighter grey than the body of the vacuum, but they look nice on it.
In fact, the combination tool is just slightly lighter grey than the crevice tool.

What I would still need is the combination tool and adapter for the 75th Anniversary Epic 6500.
Like I said in the original post, I know I could buy the tool and adapter all day long on eBay. However, for that vacuum, I'm looking for the exact color match.
I was surprised to find out that the white color on the 75th Anniversary isn't the same as on my other Epic with the blue trim, and the Good Housekeeping decal.
The Anniversary looks almost beige next to the other one.

I suppose, if you had a complete set of on-board tools that would match the Anniversary, I could stand to replace the crevice tool as well.
That was a vacuum that I rescued off the curb, and the previous owner had absolutely trashed it. Such a shame.
So, the crevice tool, while present, is pretty gouged up.

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