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Post# 394695   7/11/2018 at 16:26 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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The Electrolux of my childhood, the very first Electrolux I saw or used! Not one that looks just like it, but the very machine I remember! It lived what is now the majority of its life in a small church in a small town in SW Nebraska, and last summer one of my cousins told me they had a vacuum for me! It took a whole year to get back out there, but this last weekend I was out there and made to to pick it up!!

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Post# 394702 , Reply# 1   7/11/2018 at 17:55 by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        

Nice! It should look great after a spa treatment.

Post# 394705 , Reply# 2   7/11/2018 at 18:35 by JustJunque (MA)        
Nice!

I've always liked that color.

Great that you have history with it!

Please keep us posted through the beautification process!

Barry


Post# 394709 , Reply# 3   7/11/2018 at 19:15 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        

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Excellent! I ***LOVE*** this story!

 

I have a similar story with a Model E that I knew as a child but never saw again when we moved from that area of Virginia when I was four years old. Many years later I came to find the person who had that Electrolux and who remembered me! It now takes pride of place in my office.


Post# 394711 , Reply# 4   7/11/2018 at 19:46 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Amazing it's survived that long, AND you were reunited with it! Not many people can make that claim!

Post# 394714 , Reply# 5   7/11/2018 at 20:48 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
My 1205 story...

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In about 1980, when I was about 17, my dad grabbed a 1205 that the neighbors had put out by the curb. It never had a power nozzle and the woven, non-electric hose leaked like a sieve, but for whatever reason, I always liked that thing. It stayed around the house and got a modest amount of use for many years, but it disappeared when my parents moved in 1997. I'd always assumed it was one of the many things they had donated or tossed and I thought little more of it over the years until the summer of 2016 when my parents decided to move to a retirement community and I found it while cleaning out the attic.

It was filthy and the handle was broken but I figured it was worth having for parts, if nothing else. When I got it home and plugged it in, I found it ran great; in fact, when I tested it against my other 1205 (simple side-by-side hand test with no hose attached) I found they worked equally well, so I decided to clean it up, replace the broken handle and officially add it to the collection. In the process, it got an electrified hose and power nozzle hooked up to it for the first time in its almost 50-year existence.


Post# 394735 , Reply# 6   7/12/2018 at 02:15 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Noice!




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