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Electrolux nozzles etc.
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Post# 120145   1/4/2011 at 18:30 (4,801 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

I am having to open up some room in my room to make eh, room for some other stuff. I thought that since I was cleaning a shelf, and I had room on my camera - I would snap some digital images of some Lux nozzles and post them here via electronic media filing.

I also wanted to see how many times I could use the word room...

I think I've posted pics of these before but what the heck....

Post# 120147 , Reply# 1   1/4/2011 at 18:33 (4,801 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Very early (one inch) through Late LX rug tools....

Post# 120148 , Reply# 2   1/4/2011 at 18:35 (4,801 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

A cool way to show the progression of what led up to the combination dusting/upholstery tool, and a XXX suction regulator and crevice tool.

Post# 120149 , Reply# 3   1/4/2011 at 18:39 (4,801 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Combination Rug/Floor tools from various models plus NIB (Disclaimer: boxes not shown*) white bristle wall brush and white bristle dusting brush.

Also XII through LX floor tools.

*but I got 'em I swear

Post# 120153 , Reply# 4   1/4/2011 at 19:03 (4,801 days old) by klectrolux ()        

I love Electrolux tools. I Love the combination Dusting/Fabric brush. Neat pictures!

Post# 120154 , Reply# 5   1/4/2011 at 19:04 (4,801 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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What a beautiful display of Electrolux tools, especially the cloven hoof model.

Post# 120158 , Reply# 6   1/4/2011 at 19:36 (4,801 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Pretty Pretty! It's like jewelry! Nice work.

Post# 120160 , Reply# 7   1/4/2011 at 19:52 (4,801 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Second picture...3rd rug nozzle back from the you know what model XXX year that would be from? That was the one my grandma had, had no gleaner, she hated When we went to the farm to visit, I threw our Kirby 505 in the trunk, and would vacuum her whole house. She had hardwood floors, but beautiful wine colored wool room size rugs with a fern type pattern, I loved those rugs. She would use her Bissell Grand Rapids carpet sweeper weekly, and get her XXX out once or twice a month to get the "dust" out of the rug and off everything else. Yet, she would not part with it, and wanted nothing to do with the later ones with power nozzles. Kinda set in her ways, ya think? Her XXX was old enough to need a new hose when I was very young, as she had a hose that looked like it came from an automatic F. Her original hose was the cloth rattlesnake patterned hose, which she kept, taped up, in the She kept the vacuum in the original box in the closet, cord disconnected and coiled laying on top, then covered it with one of her handmade quilts. I sold it to my then landlord 22 years ago when I was moving to St. Louis, not knowing I was going to be a collector. Oh well.

Post# 120163 , Reply# 8   1/4/2011 at 20:10 (4,801 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Mr. Rick - I am impressed!

Post# 120168 , Reply# 9   1/4/2011 at 20:24 (4,801 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I enjoy this sort of display, too. It is interesting to see the evolution of the Electrolux floor tools. Here's a similar photo I took a couple of years ago.

(Note - in uploading this photo, it appears that photo uploading process has been changed here. The original file size is 3232x834 pixels and you can really see the details up close. However, here, it is shrunk down to 1000x258. So I have uploaded the original photo to my server if anyone wants it. Just click on the link and save it to your hard drive, then open it with your favorite image viewer.)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK

Post# 120173 , Reply# 10   1/4/2011 at 20:39 (4,801 days old) by vintagecanister ()        
Wow, Rick!

If I were an arteeeeest (artist, that is) and I were to paint your collection, it would probably look something like this......

Post# 120182 , Reply# 11   1/4/2011 at 21:08 (4,801 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Rick, wish I could help you out with a time frame, really. I only know about some of them. There's others out there that know a heck of a lot more than I do about Lux tools. I just see a different one and pick it up or they get gifted to me. You can see by Charles' photo - I'm missing a few.

The one's I find most interesting is the "black-out" model when metals were scarce during WWII, (fifth one from the front - picture two) and the chrome plated, stamped steel floor tool and dusting brush (both with embossed small logos on them, rather than the larger impressed logos) made of aluminium.

Steve - where the heck do you find these great pictures???

Thanks everyone - Just straightening up my room from when Terry was on one of his "binges", (he trashed the place) and thought I would take a couple of pictures...

Post# 120184 , Reply# 12   1/4/2011 at 21:11 (4,801 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Still cleaning up after Terry? Tsk tsk tsk.......

Post# 120190 , Reply# 13   1/4/2011 at 21:36 (4,801 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
Thanks for that link, Charles.

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I agree, Charles. I too lament the days when whatever resolution I chose to post at would be the size it appeared. Since this auto-resizing to 1000 pixels wide began just over a year ago I have taken great care to crop and process any pictures I have to show to best advantage at 1000. The only way to 'defeat' it is to rotate photos 90 degrees so that 1000 is the smaller pixel dimension. I'd like to at least see a return to 1200 pixels wide...

The current 1000 limit works out ok for Picture Of The Day magazine adverts so that there is adequate 'print-worthy' sharpness detail.

I habitually download a goodly number of members' picture posts for my personal Reference Archives.

But as we've seen, many fellers can't figure out how to re-size their pictures, which led to photos too small and fuzzy to be of value (when reprocessed and magnified) on a large monitor or enormous photos from cellphone cameras that necessitated horizontal scrolling to view, that was annoying to some (didn't bother me if I downloaded the jpeg).
Image-intensive threads and posts made the site slower to load on older machines and I imagine the server storage strain and download traffic on the site became a financial concern.

Time & progress marches on, computer power increases, People are upgrading to wide-screen monitors and laptops, internet connections are speeding up, digital cameras can capture at desk blotter sized hd mega-pixel dimensions and I for one greatly appreciate print-worthy images...whether a brochure, owners manual, scanned advertisements or glamor shots of members' prized treasures.

I treated myself to a new desktop mainframe monitor for Christmas, a 24" ACER S243HL (on sale at $189 at Staples) set at max resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and fully expect that my new MacBookPro, when I order it, will be a 17" antiglare screen model.

But I will add that our Vacuumland is by far the best source of sharp clear and informative imagery of the hobby, for which I thank the creators and administrators.

Rick, super duper picture photo framing, focus & lighting. I think, like me, that you take several too many shots to be able to choose the best for the purpose.

To demonstrate how picture height is irrelevant to posting interesting detailed pictures I shot this pointless one with flash in a room with the lights off, thus the graininess. I really need to get the accessories more attractively organized after I create two more bays for Can Lux Z50 series cylinders. :-)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO aeoliandave's LINK

Post# 120212 , Reply# 14   1/5/2011 at 01:30 (4,801 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Guys - Love them tools!

Post# 120218 , Reply# 15   1/5/2011 at 04:28 (4,801 days old) by uprightman ()        
They're just sooooo....Virgin!


LOVED seeing your Electrolux floor nozzles -- have to tell you that the UNSUSED, MINT white-bristled wall nozzle and brush attachment brought tears to my eyes - INCREDIBLE!

...and the wooden floor tool....well, I'll have to get back to you on that one.....the VAPORS have me right now!!


Post# 120237 , Reply# 16   1/5/2011 at 07:43 (4,801 days old) by luxg ()        

Great pictures Rick and everyone else! Isn't it amazing just how beautiful the tools for the older machines were. Look what we get today, just a bunch of plastic! Rick, next time I'm on a "binge", I'll just pack all of them up and bring them home with me! Just think how much more room you will have. No, don't thank me that's what friends are for!!

Post# 120342 , Reply# 17   1/6/2011 at 02:40 (4,800 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I like all of those beautiful cast and polished-machined metal tools too-truely artworks in metal.

Post# 120344 , Reply# 18   1/6/2011 at 02:53 (4,800 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I have a floor nozzle from an Electrolux automatic of some description, in from what I can only describe as poo-brown, I think I also have a matching crevice tool, the floor tool came with my former Z1185e, and the crevice tool with a set of Hoover Turbopower tools... :)

Completely no use to myself, got enough tools in the form of Kirby, Tristar and, ahem, "miele" tools, so, yeah, not really needed.... :)

Post# 120485 , Reply# 19   1/7/2011 at 11:25 (4,799 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

I'm fairly certain the Lux Rug Tool you are inquiring of is the original, 1937 (earliest) model 30 issue.
Sounds like your Grandma took awesome care of her 30. I'll bet you miss it, but at least you experienced it!! Most people in those days really appreciated their machines while some others simply slammed them back into a closet in complete disarray, often not even disassembled.
All the best,
Rick B

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