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Post# 380628   11/3/2017 at 20:19 by oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

No, that's not A typo. I actually found an aerus-electrolux upright mmade by the Sanitaire-Electrolux somewhere on the internet! I don't know what you would call this, but to me, this is in a way confusing! I mean think about it: a company of the exact same name is copying the design from a coompany that shares its name (though in recent times has been re named). I guess that no matter if you see this as being designed by the newer electrolux or the old one: it's an electrolux machine both ways!

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Post# 380631 , Reply# 1   11/3/2017 at 21:01 by blackheart (North Dakota)        

I've seen them under a few names, Sanitaire, proteam, and perfect to name a few. They seem to be based off the Aerus 4000/6000 which did feature an onboard hose.

Post# 380639 , Reply# 2   11/4/2017 at 09:03 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yes, it's definitely an evolutionary descendant of the Electrolux Discovery Plus, which was really just a Discovery II fitted with brackets for onboard tool storage. it appears to have the same tool holder on the handle for the dusting brush and crevice tool as was used on that model. It would be interesting to give it a test drive to see how it handles. The Plus is downright unpleasant to use when completely laden with all its accessories. The wands and brushes aren't all that bad but the hose definitely has to come off when using it as an upright. Hopefully, this updated design has improved on that.

Post# 380649 , Reply# 3   11/4/2017 at 12:33 by Oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

Blackheart, I know that proteam and others have made them. I just find it ironic that the non-aerus Electrolux would make this machine based on an upright from aerus-Electrolux. Itís also coincidental since both companies at one time shared the same name. Now if aerus-Electrolux made a machine based on one from the other Electrolux company, that too would be ironic, coincidental, and interesting. But if proteam makes them, I donít think it would be ironic since they never shared the same name with Aerus. Although to proteamís credit, they make a machine with a smaller head width too so it can fit in smaller spaces and both of their current Electrolux-style uprights are made with a hose already onboard. Back to the point though, this gave me a good chuckle considering that this upright comes from a company that shares its name (or at least did at one time now that Electrolux is now Aerus) with another vacuum company.

Post# 380895 , Reply# 4   11/7/2017 at 23:15 by Paul (MN)        

From what I've read, part of Aerus's deal with Electrolux, Sweden, when the brand was sold back in 1999 was that Electrolux took over manufacturing of the vacuum cleaners beginning around 2001 at its Eureka plants in Texas and Mexico. That means that both Aerus and Electrolux products from that point could be called "Eurekaluxes". The exceptions of which I'm aware is that Lux International, Switzerland manufactures the Lux Guardian Platinum (model C177A); Tacony Corp. manufactures the "Lite by Aerus" (model U162E), "Lite Cordless by Aerus" (model U163A); Kwonnie Electrical Products Limited, China makes the Sidekicks and Little Luxes, and ProTeam (Emerson) manufactures the commercial and possibly the standard household upright.

Aerus made two styles of its L-shaped uprights: one with the attached hose & wand (Lux 4000, Lux 6000, Xtreme Plus); and one without. Around 2001, Aerus dropped the former's design and sold its patents to ProTeam, because its customers found it too top-heavy.

Also, I read an article that Aerus discontinued manufacturing the Floor Pros and attachments in May 2016--the only products it still made, but I'm not sure who now manufactures them. So the Bristol plant now is just a distribution center.

Anyway, several companies or Aerus subsidiaries have rebadged both of the standard Aerus upright designs besides Sanitaire (SC6600, SC6600A, & ?), including: ProTeam (ProForce, ProCare, Cascade lines & possibly others); Pullman-Holt (model UV5); and Veridian (models U139K & ?).

Here's a Youtube video of the Sanitaire SC6600:

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