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Post# 113707   11/6/2010 at 18:37 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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Sometimes things do go the way you want them to ....

Can you guess?





Post# 113711 , Reply# 1   11/6/2010 at 18:40 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Relieving afternoon tedium at work

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I had a little browse through ebay ....

I last saw this particular cleaner in around 1971, owned by an uncle and aunt. I have never seen this model before or since and after nearly 9 years of collecting I finally found one.


Post# 113712 , Reply# 2   11/6/2010 at 18:41 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Side view

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Post# 113714 , Reply# 3   11/6/2010 at 18:43 (3,262 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

I'm glad I didn't guess. I was going to say Goblin. Didn't they have a Goblin holding a pitch-fork?

Rick


Post# 113715 , Reply# 4   11/6/2010 at 18:43 (3,262 days old) by joe22 ()        

awesome, love the logo of the pitchfork !!!! nice looking machine, congratZZZ

Post# 113716 , Reply# 5   11/6/2010 at 18:43 (3,262 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Cool Machine!!!

Post# 113719 , Reply# 6   11/6/2010 at 18:48 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Rear view

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The cleaner is manufactured by Electrolux and based on their models 65/80 - it is known as a model 146a - and has been dated to around 1966, although I suspect this one is somewhat later.

This may be the first occurance of this style of filter, the 65 using the "screw on" type, the 80 (on which mainstream model this was first seen) did not appear until 1967


Post# 113721 , Reply# 7   11/6/2010 at 18:57 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Complete ensemble .

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These tools were first seen in the UK on the Lux 62 and, although this style was used in other countries - particularly Australia - I don't believe they appeared on any other mainstream UK Lux - interesting too that the dusting/upholstery nozzle is colour matched to the cleaner. The cleaner my uncle and aunt had did not have the combination tool but separate. Although the instructions show no suction control on the hose there is an addendum - this cleaner had the suction control with a clip on the back for thecombination tool - an arrangement that I have always liked

Post# 113723 , Reply# 8   11/6/2010 at 19:01 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
The only thing that was not original

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was the hose - I know from experience that the later lux braided hoses where prone to wear where the hose entered the handle.

It even had the original box and in quite good condition as well, it was bought by the sellers grandmother. The seller was friendly, helpful and rather cute too :) Sometimes ebay really does come up trumps ....


Post# 113725 , Reply# 9   11/6/2010 at 19:08 (3,262 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Here is a later version ...

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photo taken at Chestermike's last year, along with the equivalent Electrolux models, although the one I have just got was the one I really wanted and I prefer the handle arrangement. There were only these two variants as far as I know

Thanks for the nice comments - and yes early Goblins did have a logo with of a sprite with a tripod. The instructions state the cleaner was manufactured for Electromode Limited - we suspect that they may have been sold door to door (and must have been one of the last models to have been so) as there is no record of them being sold in shops.

Yes another off my "wish list" - sweet dreams for me

Al


Post# 113825 , Reply# 10   11/7/2010 at 10:45 (3,262 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Didn't they have something to do

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with gum?

"Running as fast as I can........................"


Post# 113828 , Reply# 11   11/7/2010 at 11:06 (3,262 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

Looks pristine - you've had some great finds lately! Congratulations - I'll look forward to seeing it in person next time I see you!

Post# 113833 , Reply# 12   11/7/2010 at 11:49 (3,262 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Jack....how are you going to be able to visit Alistair? He lives in......


oh - never-mind.


Post# 113841 , Reply# 13   11/7/2010 at 12:17 (3,262 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

Lol - Rick, Al's much easier for me to visit than my American friends :)

Post# 113856 , Reply# 14   11/7/2010 at 13:01 (3,262 days old) by 74simon ()        

Very nice Alistair, guess you'll have to choose another holy grail now! I reckon the Trident style carry handle looks rather neater than the Electrolux version. Does the logo appear on the other body side or just the handle?

I could hsve sworn that Trident cleaners were sold through Comet or Currys, the name rings a bell from full page adverts they used to run, although my memory might just be playing tricks!

Si


Post# 113862 , Reply# 15   11/7/2010 at 13:35 (3,262 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Another pristine find!

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Congratulations on your new aquisition Alistair! I can see that this one will have a special place in your heart, having memories of a similar model belonging to your aunt many years ago.

Though I still think of 1960's stuff as being quite common, having grown up in the '70s, this particular model must be considerably rarer than its contemporaries, such as the model 65.

Enjoy!

Stephen


Post# 113871 , Reply# 16   11/7/2010 at 13:59 (3,262 days old) by turbopowerpaul (UK)        

Hi Al.

GREAT FIND! and all the better when its a personal Holy Grail machine.

Looks in great nik and nice that it still had the original box too. Obviously a very well cared for and appreciated machine.

Onto the next Holy Grail search now! lol.

Paul


Post# 113881 , Reply# 17   11/7/2010 at 14:41 (3,262 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Fantastic!!

Wish some of those European machines would turn up over here!!! I would gladly install a few 220 volt outlets!!

Post# 116161 , Reply# 18   11/28/2010 at 08:11 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident / Lux

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Well done Alistair, excellent find, looks in great condition, made me laugh with the box!!! what is it with those boxes...all my family kept the vac in the box, carefully placing back after every use....mind you the Ewbank was used for everyday cleaning and the "Electric vac" only used a couple of times a week!!

Heres the yellow peril Trident Vac...your blue one is the model "Aunty Joan" mums friend had, but I distinctly remember her showing mum when it was new and the wonder of the Paper Bag and saying that she had gotten it from the Trident Electrical Shop, cos one had opened in the shopping precinct and I walked around to see if I could see it!!!


Post# 116163 , Reply# 19   11/28/2010 at 08:12 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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Even colour co-ordinated vent

Post# 116164 , Reply# 20   11/28/2010 at 08:15 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident

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Ensign...

Post# 116165 , Reply# 21   11/28/2010 at 08:16 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident

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By Electrolux, filter system...

Post# 116166 , Reply# 22   11/28/2010 at 08:17 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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Plug

Post# 116167 , Reply# 23   11/28/2010 at 08:18 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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Front View

Post# 116168 , Reply# 24   11/28/2010 at 08:20 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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With Its cousins...& differences, Z55, Z62 & Z65 Lux

Post# 116169 , Reply# 25   11/28/2010 at 08:22 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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Top View

Post# 116170 , Reply# 26   11/28/2010 at 08:23 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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Side View

Post# 116171 , Reply# 27   11/28/2010 at 08:24 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Trident Electrolux

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Long View

Post# 116172 , Reply# 28   11/28/2010 at 08:27 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
End View

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Changes made from the Z55 up to the Trident

Post# 116174 , Reply# 29   11/28/2010 at 08:31 (3,241 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
And

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How we all remember them!!!

Post# 116331 , Reply# 30   11/28/2010 at 22:07 (3,240 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Guys

Great machines. What model was the yellow Trident?

The Electrolux book I have lists a model U136 (trident) in 1965 - covering Blue-grey horizontal ribbed plastic with handle and end covers in light grey plastic

It also lists models U137 (Challenge) (same as model 64) and U138 (Challenge) (same as model 65)in 1965 both in light grey horizontal ribbed plastic with maroon ends and handle

The Challenge and Trident models must have at least lasted over several years in this case

Doug


Post# 116345 , Reply# 31   11/29/2010 at 02:38 (3,240 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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Hi Doug

Trident model is the U156a made by Electrolux, lovely colour me thinks and very quiet in use, the lady who had it had a white plastic hose and no tools as yet found, so the tools shown are from my Z100 Electrolux, am assuming they would be like Als, but as its a later model not sure....


Post# 116359 , Reply# 32   11/29/2010 at 09:06 (3,240 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Mike

Thanks

Interesting that they had a U136, U146 and U156. From the description the U136 and U146 are pretty much the same.

Wonder if there is a U166 waiting to be discovered :)

Doug


Post# 116362 , Reply# 33   11/29/2010 at 11:06 (3,240 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

Mike, thanks for the close-ups of the Luxes. I was never a particular fan of the older ones, until I acquired a few of the Canadian models, and after that I had a new love. Gorgeous styling, and still, after all these years, good enough performers to get the job done.




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