Thread Number: 34724  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
How to tell the age of a Electrolux Model G??
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Post# 374987   7/7/2017 at 11:24 (318 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

I'm trying to identify the manufacture date of my Model G from the serial number. Could someone please tell me how to do this?

I've already established that it's one of the earlier versions of G because of other factors, but I'd like to know more from the serial number.

Thanks in advance,


Post# 375014 , Reply# 1   7/8/2017 at 11:04 (318 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Well, you could try radio carbon dating but you'd have to carefully clean the object first to remove any contaminants that might give an erroneous reading and be sure to slice off a sample from an inconspicuous spot ;)

Post# 375023 , Reply# 2   7/8/2017 at 15:00 (317 days old) by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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You cannot tell the age of an Electrolux from the serial number. I'm sure the factory can, but they haven't (to my knowledge) released this information even to their service branches. We know it was around the end of 1962 that they moved the power nozzle outlet to the side of the machine.

Post# 375030 , Reply# 3   7/8/2017 at 20:50 (317 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I do know

The VERY first Gs had one long power nozzle cord that clipped on the hose with white plastic snap on clips, the next very brief variation was that they made the pn detachable but still used the snap on clips, then sometime in 62 they put the circuit breaker on the pn, added the clean out port and started using a Electrolux built cord instead of the belden with the bumper.The first pns had ELECTROLUX spelled out in block letters across the front.

Post# 375064 , Reply# 4   7/9/2017 at 12:07 (316 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Thanks for the replies.

I guess I'll never know (sigh). I just know that it's an earlier issue because of the sqare Belden plug and the front power nozzle port. The machine itself is practically unblemished and the paint is near perfect. The lady I'm bought it from attributed this to the arid desert climate that she used to live in.

Post# 375186 , Reply# 5   7/11/2017 at 21:19 (314 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I was going to email you to comment on your reply, but it is not available.

Meant to be private: I got a kick out of your comment.

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