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Another Electrolux 404
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Post# 378338   9/13/2017 at 05:28 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Joanne surprised me a few weeks ago with a second Electrolux 404, Now I have one for each house. This one is in a bit of a state externally but internally looks hardly used.

A while back i got a garage full of New old stock Electrolux parts from the 70;s and included were 3 bags for the 404. I fitted one to my current 404 and gave one to my Good friend Heinrich for his 404 and i have a spare for this, Cant wait to restore it.


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Post# 378385 , Reply# 1   9/13/2017 at 16:38 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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This is my other Electrolux 404

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Post# 378489 , Reply# 2   9/16/2017 at 02:32 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Too bad those 'Lux vacuums aren't available in the US.

Post# 378551 , Reply# 3   9/17/2017 at 13:41 by funvacfan (Canada)        
Nice upright...

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What type of bags does it take? Are they bottom fill? Can you take a picture of the underneath so we could see the brushroll and the fan set-up?



Post# 378579 , Reply# 4   9/18/2017 at 01:19 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hi Guy

Its a shake out bottom fill bag with a 10cm cloth tube on the inside.

Here are some pics

This is of my complete unit, the one soleplate clip fell off and i must still put it back on


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Post# 378580 , Reply# 5   9/18/2017 at 01:20 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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This is the armiture and fan from the one I am currently restoring

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Post# 378581 , Reply# 6   9/18/2017 at 01:22 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Thanks for the pics

We NEVER see anything like this over here!

Post# 378582 , Reply# 7   9/18/2017 at 01:28 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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It was designed by the agents for Electrolux in SA at the time Barlows, It was designed to complete against the then popular Hoover Ranger, although allot bigger it was slightly lighter. It was sold under the Electrolux and Columbus names here, The Columbus one been orange. Their were as I have discovered even commercial versions of it with a Red bag and Red hood but still branded Electrolux

Post# 378585 , Reply# 8   9/18/2017 at 06:10 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I would so like to have one of those--appears to be a REAL rough-tough vacuum!!!And its SIMPLE-so it would be easy to keep it going.




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