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Electrolux Ultralux
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Post# 375178   7/11/2017 at 18:36 by Keither (California )        

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The last of the Electrolux metal machines ☹️

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Post# 375182 , Reply# 1   7/11/2017 at 20:54 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Very nice...

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especially the hose. I actually have one of these in great condition, but I use a vinyl hose. I like using it, but the front closet is getting tight. So I may have to find a place for it.

I have a large mahogany dining table I have been wanting to sell. I have decided to step it up so I can convert that room into my collection home.

I should fetch a pretty penny for it which would go towards the shelving. It currently is surrounded by vacuums right now. Hard to take pictures for CL. I think this will be a consignment store item instead.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week.

Post# 375198 , Reply# 2   7/12/2017 at 00:38 by Keither (California )        

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Reply to fantomfan57: Hey thanks for the feedback!'! I need to start using a vinyl hose just so to preserve the life of the fabric hose. Have a good rest of your week . What's your name?

Post# 375213 , Reply# 3   7/12/2017 at 08:18 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Not sure, but...

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I think the braided hose just naturally ages, don't think usage matters. Perhaps keeping them in a cool environment does it. I know rubber loves petroleum, but I don't think oiling up the inside with say, baby oil will be good with dust traveling through it.

However, coating the inside with liquid rubber or plasticoat might help. Just a guess.

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Post# 375222 , Reply# 4   7/12/2017 at 10:34 by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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I love the color scheme from that Electrolux era. I've enjoyed seeing your collection!

Post# 375257 , Reply# 5   7/12/2017 at 21:34 by keither (California )        

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Thanks Gary and Ryan

Post# 375267 , Reply# 6   7/12/2017 at 23:59 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
I always thought....

the last metal body Lux was the Diamond J. But I honestly know very little after that model as that's my cut-off point for collecting. My ex has had some reissue, metal body iteration Lux's, but I don't understand their run sequence and who is/was doing them.



Post# 375271 , Reply# 7   7/13/2017 at 01:33 by keither (California )        

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Hi Kevin

Check out the attached brochure of the Electrolux canisters which provides their dates of distribution. Missing though are the Legacy and Grand Marquis which are pretty much identical in color to my Ultralux. Dates of Distribution ( 1988-1992) Let me know if this helps .

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Post# 375285 , Reply# 8   7/13/2017 at 11:14 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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It's possible your ex either had a re-manufactured unit or one of those Perfect C-101 canisters. The Perfect canisters are not made by Electrolux and are thus not part of the above chronology. They essentially reproductions of the later Electrolux metal canisters, minus the bag eject mechanism. The design is apparently based on expired patents and the bag eject mechanism's patent is apparently still current. The machines have an excellent reputation and have received extensive coverage in this forum.

Post# 375290 , Reply# 9   7/13/2017 at 13:10 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Please remember that there are models missing from the Aerus chart...

Post# 375335 , Reply# 10   7/13/2017 at 21:39 by keither (California )        

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Kevin, Andy is absolutely right. There are many models missing from the brochure , especially the CB units. Electrolux made so many machines , some I'm sure some of us have not even seen.

Post# 375340 , Reply# 11   7/13/2017 at 22:54 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

if we're just going by the chart, you're saying the Ultralux is the last metal body Lux?


And was that a two-stage motor or some Lamb iteration?



Post# 375346 , Reply# 12   7/14/2017 at 01:01 by keither (California )        

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Hi Kevin. I will need to confirm the motor type.

Post# 375349 , Reply# 13   7/14/2017 at 06:14 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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That was a 2 stage motor machine.

Post# 375388 , Reply# 14   7/14/2017 at 21:50 by keither (California )        

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Thanks for chiming in Andy

Post# 375394 , Reply# 15   7/14/2017 at 23:40 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Cool at that stage of the game, 'who' made the motor?



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