Thread Number: 35904  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 385156   1/31/2018 at 22:53 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I just gave this Model L a spa treatment inside and out, all the way down to a motor disassembly and clean out. Just wondering if someone can tell me PN would have been sold with this unit. Also, would the tools be aqua or beige? Thanks!

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Post# 385167 , Reply# 1   2/1/2018 at 05:40 by Electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
Power nozzle and tools

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Hi Bill, yes that model of Lux had a power nozzle, usually a blue PN-1 although I've seen a few that had a chrome PN-2. The tools are typically aqua/blue which includes the rug/floor tool, crevice tool and dusting brush/upholstery tool. Great machines! Nice and quiet but with powerful suction!

Post# 385189 , Reply# 2   2/1/2018 at 11:40 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
Thanks Nathan!

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This blue model has the newer style motor. It is quiet, yet very powerful . . . something today's vacuum manufacturers need to learn!

Post# 385190 , Reply# 3   2/1/2018 at 11:50 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Mine is a 1969 model with Canadian-built pistol grip electric hose, Canadian-built telescopic electric wand, and PN-1 Power Nozzle. Love the Model L.

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Post# 385192 , Reply# 4   2/1/2018 at 14:14 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Canadian hose and wand...

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I have the same hose and wand with one of my 1205's. I didn't know they were Canadian made. Does that mean my 1205 came from Canada? Surprisingly, the hose doesn't leak noticeably but I've quit using it because the pistol grip is badly cracked and I've got it held together with nylon cable ties. I really like the telescoping wand and wish they had continued to offer that design.

Post# 385219 , Reply# 5   2/1/2018 at 22:47 by Paul (MN)        


"Does that mean my 1205 came from Canada?" No, it means that Canada introduced the US market to direct-connect hoses. It actually began with the Model G around 1966 during the switch from aqua to tan, so some aqua ones were made and some tan; although no one has ever posted a photo of one on Vacuumland.

The direct-connect hoses were introduced in 1969 for the 1205 and teal Model L, but were discontinued around 1971 (according to user manuals) due to the cracking potential and not having gotten UL approval—or something like that. From 1971 to 1974 the gooseneck grip was used again with the direct-connect coupling. The revised pistol grip was introduced in late 1974—after the 50th Jubilee cleaner was introduced.



Teal Model L power nozzles & hoses

1968-1973 PN-1 (teal with white bumper); teal hose w/white tracers

1973-1975 PN-2 w/jade elbow and teal wand sheath & power cord; teal hose was used until 1974, then white hose with teal/gold/teal tracers like the 50th Jubilee's was used

All tools were teal, but the later floor/rug combo tool was ivory with a teal brush plate.

Post# 385233 , Reply# 6   2/2/2018 at 09:28 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Electric hoses for the model G (turquoise as well as tan) were introduced AFTER the machines were no longer being built. The hoses were made in Canada, were not UL approved, but were for replacement use while the 1205 and Model L's were using Canadian-built hoses. The cord from the nozzle plugged in back of the handle, like the late 1205 and Golden J hoses did. This is the Canadian-built electric hose for the Model G, shown with my Hospital Model and PN-1 Power Nozzle.

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