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Post# 124019   2/4/2011 at 13:53 (4,773 days old) by kenkart ()        

I BEGGED my Mom to get a Super J in 78...She thought 389.00 she bought a miserable Hoover Celebrity 2 Powermatic...I was not a Hoover fan so I was not happy!! but I was 13 so I couldnt convince her to buy the Electrolux!! When I was growing up Electrolux was least in my hometown to be THE vacuum of choice!

Post# 124024 , Reply# 1   2/4/2011 at 14:25 (4,773 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

That is a wonderful ad, but it brings a question to mind.

Didn't the Golden Jubilee have the white hose shown here, and the Super J had a creamy yellow hose?

Post# 124054 , Reply# 2   2/4/2011 at 19:47 (4,773 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Not Sure

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About the Golden Jubilee, but the Super J I bought new had the gold hose with the blue tracer. Lovely! This is one of those machines that I could kick myself for getting rid of. It was a great performer and a beautiful machine. I have the B-8 polisher that I bought with it still (and in weekly use polishing the floors!) See picture. I think you may be right Charles, the hose on this machine came with the Golden J. But you know how they carried parts over from machine to machine to use them up.

Post# 124056 , Reply# 3   2/4/2011 at 19:53 (4,773 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Another great Super J ad is coming up. Stay tuned! Thanks Tania.

Post# 124072 , Reply# 4   2/4/2011 at 22:21 (4,772 days old) by vintagecanister ()        
Wherever they're all coming

from, they've been great! Thank you to all.

Post# 124091 , Reply# 5   2/5/2011 at 02:34 (4,772 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
Super J

that I bought new in the 70's had a white hose, and then later in the 70's when I worked for Electrolux they came with the golden hose... Dan

Post# 124110 , Reply# 6   2/5/2011 at 12:45 (4,772 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Happy Ending Golden J story : When i was a kid in the mid 1970s, my father took a job 500 miles away from family and friends,,i was horrified and miserable by this chain of events,,and also vacuum crazy by this time.
A few months after the move, One day my Grandmother back home called to tell me that she had just bought a New Electrolux! (Be still my aching heart!) I would be going "Home" to stay with my grandparents for the summer soon, and now was even more excited!
Sure enough, she had a brand new Electrolux Golden Jubilee, complete with the 50th Anniversary stickers on the back of the machine, and on the top of the PN. The hose was white with the blue and i think gold tracer line spiraled around it.
Of course i was in LOVE with the new Lux,,and grandma was good about letting me use it.She knew i was vacuum crazy, and she had a large home with wall to wall 1960s sculptured carpet, and carpeted stairway, so of course it was my job to do the vacuuming, which was fine with me! All we had at home was a lousy old Hoover Connie, and a Hoover DAM, that were both problematic,and in my young mind, low on the todem pole of vacuums! They certainly were NOT anything like a NEW ELECTROLUX!
I remember the exhaust of the Golden J had that "Electrolux" smell to it,,and the motor was really powerful and quiet.
As the years passed, every time i came home to visit,,there was the Golden J, my old friend, waiting for me. Id do the stairway, and eventually the whole house with the Golden J, just loved using it.
In the late 1990s when Grandma went to the Rest Home, the day came for us to clean out her house. Of course i took the old Golden J home with me after cleaning her house with it for the last time.
Yes, i still have it as part of my collection. The old hose is gone, and the PN finally wore out,,but the machine is still going strong,,if not a little tired now in 2011. I do use it ocasionally just to hear the sound of the motor and smell the exhaust and reminesce,,the exhaust still has the Electrolux smell to it.
Its like a visit with an old friend.

Post# 124115 , Reply# 7   2/5/2011 at 13:25 (4,772 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have the polisher/shampooer/machine!

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..complete with attachments. I'd be more than happy to sell it. It came from convent! don't ask........

Post# 124116 , Reply# 8   2/5/2011 at 13:26 (4,772 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
"a" convent

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Post# 124148 , Reply# 9   2/5/2011 at 20:38 (4,772 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Brian - That's a great story. How nice that you ended up with the vacuum.

John - Shame on you for stealing from nuns!!
PS: I went to Catholic school, and every time I had to go over to the convent, I used to go around opening closet doors to see if I could find out what they were vacuuming with. I got caught more than once, and I never found out!! I think our school janitor used to do the cleaning over there.

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