Thread Number: 35637  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Almost NIB 1950's Electrolux - via Craigslist?
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Post# 382851   12/18/2017 at 12:33 by Jasper (Minnesota)        

Hey vintage vacuum fans,

Ran across this beauty on Craigslist. Looks to be excellent condition.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO Jasper's LINK on Grandrapids Craigslist

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Post# 382862 , Reply# 1   12/18/2017 at 16:16 by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
That's Gorgeous!!

From the top it looks like an early 50's Model XXX
in Museum Quality condition.

A true "time-capsule" find


P.S. More piz please

Post# 382866 , Reply# 2   12/18/2017 at 17:22 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Lovely, but I believe it's a "Reconditioned by Metropolitan" specimen. None of the Model XXXs - even the last one - came with a woven vinyl hose; they were still woven cloth.


Also note the gray power cord -- XXXs always had black Belden cords.


I wish the seller had taken better - and more - photos, e.g., the cleaner out of the box, the box itself, the attachments, the polisher etc. etc. etc.

Post# 382884 , Reply# 3   12/19/2017 at 09:41 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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I agree with you Charles. I'll bet it's a rebuilt by Metropolitan. The blue covering would only be correct for the very last of the XXX's - and even if that was the last of the XXX's, the hose is wrong. Still it's in very nice shape, and a testimony to how well Metropolitan rebuilt those machines.

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