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Electrolux 1453
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Post# 127630   3/16/2011 at 11:56 (4,728 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

No idea if this should be in Contemporary or not, but here's an Electrolux 1453 I picked up today, in pretty good shape, with the original hose, wands, and combo floor/rug nozzle. This is a cute little machine, and appears to work well. Other than that, I'll admit I know nothing about it. I'm guessing it was the bottom of the line model with the Olympia (?)

Post# 127634 , Reply# 1   3/16/2011 at 13:24 (4,728 days old) by andken23 ()        

nice electrolux 1453 Bob i have had heard of theme but never tried one.

Post# 127646 , Reply# 2   3/16/2011 at 17:43 (4,727 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        
Heard but never tried...

Likewise. I may have seen a few posts on this forum about it, but this is my first time seeing one. I think the old boy will look pretty good once shined up.

Post# 127650 , Reply# 3   3/16/2011 at 18:11 (4,727 days old) by andken23 ()        

yeah Bob i think it well be nice when it is all shine up and i seen one with power nozzle on you tube.

Post# 127654 , Reply# 4   3/16/2011 at 18:48 (4,727 days old) by electroluxxxx ()        

yep this machine was the bottom of the line machine as it did not feature the cord winder, Suction Dial, and rocker switch. still a very good quality machine though.

Post# 127656 , Reply# 5   3/16/2011 at 19:09 (4,727 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

This one doesn't have an electric hose and PN, but the contacts are there in the hose connector. Once its cleaned up, this will mostly see bare floor and dusting duty, and I'm sure it has more than enough power to do that.

To tell the truth, even though the automatic shutoff is a defining feature of Electrolux, I rarely if ever pay attention to it, but change bags manually, so a non-automatic machine is as good to me as an automatic one.

Post# 127663 , Reply# 6   3/16/2011 at 20:08 (4,727 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
There is Something

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Very elegant about these BOL Electroluxes. They have all the quality of Electrolux in a basic machine. I must admit, the L is still one of my favorites. Basic, but does the job superbly. That's the L off to the left.

Post# 127664 , Reply# 7   3/16/2011 at 20:09 (4,727 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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That was the BOL machine with the Olympia.

Post# 127671 , Reply# 8   3/16/2011 at 21:08 (4,727 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

Agreed completely. I have a Model E and even though it has no flourishes whatsoever, there's something I like about it, just like this 1453...almost like "the little vacuum that could", or something like that. The contemporary Canadian BOL models didn't look that different from the TOLs, so there wasn't a sense you were getting something radically different (but still good).

BTW, is the Electrolux logo on the 1453 bumper strip supposed to be black? I scanned the archives, and every picture of this machine showed a black logo, but on mine, its completely white, and doesn't even show any trace of the black having rubbed off. It's nothing that a Sharpie won't fix, but I want to make sure before doing it.

Post# 127675 , Reply# 9   3/16/2011 at 22:05 (4,727 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Just as a side note - I have got some literature that refers to the 1453 as the Olympia 2 .


Post# 127700 , Reply# 10   3/17/2011 at 12:40 (4,727 days old) by klectrolux ()        

I always liked seeing the differences between the BOL and TOL machines. This body on this machine looks way different than the body on the top of the line Olympia. Did they make two different bodys for them?

Sweet vac by the way Bob, I have that same hose but with an AP fitting at the end of it. Its for the SAP.

Post# 127701 , Reply# 11   3/17/2011 at 13:08 (4,727 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        
Body Talk

The main case, rear wheels, and front caster assembly appear to be identical with the Olympia, or at least with the Golden Jubilee/Super J, and I assume the Olympia is the same as those. The front cover and top "deck" are of course different.

Speaking of that hose, was just thinking it would look pretty good on the brown Model G as well.

Post# 127715 , Reply# 12   3/17/2011 at 16:04 (4,727 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
1453 In Gray

I just bought a gray body, 1453. That was the budget model with the Silverado. I really like it a lot. As it is so much easier to pull and turn corners than the big, Models. Has more then enought power and all the advantages, without the weight factor. Especially when cleaning steps.
I had a brand new brown 1453 back in 1979, added a cord rewinder at a later date. Sort of bogged it down from ease of use. Originally bought it with the electric hose and Power Nozzel. It seems like it was, $175.00, then plus the electric hose and
power nozzle, another 100.00 or 125.00. So later on bought the cord rewind. It was about $50.00.

Post# 127732 , Reply# 13   3/17/2011 at 19:20 (4,726 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

I'd like to see some pictures of the silver 1453; I believe there's a thread about it in the archives somewhere. As far as cord winders go, if a machine doesn't have one, I'd prefer the cord to detach from the machine completely, like the XXX etc, so you can put the cord away somewhere. With this one, there's nowhere sensible to put it except coiled on top of the machine.

Post# 127746 , Reply# 14   3/17/2011 at 21:15 (4,726 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Wish i had some pics of it,but i had a gray (Silverado) BOL identical to the one pictured except that mine had a heavy plastic square shaped donut on the back to wind the cord on.
The donut is Shaped the same as the rear end of a Golden J, Olympia, Silverado, ect. I can see where the added cord winder would make the Lux harder to use.
Gave this machine to my folks to use in their winter home in South Tex. Dad does all the vacuuming,,says he likes it because its lighter weight than a regular Lux,great for cleaning out the car, and loves the blower feature,(lots of sand/beaches where they live) and, still has the power of a regular Lux.
I had a former Lux salesman tell me once that they didnt like to and normally didnt demo this model too often because they were alot cheaper than a regular Lux. They would only show this model if the customer absolutely refused to consider buying an Electrolux,, they would try to sell one of these as a last resort.
These really are excellent vacs,,a basic Electrolux and MUCH lighter weight than its counterpart. I was always amazed at how light that little Silverado was compared to a regular Silverado.

Post# 127748 , Reply# 15   3/17/2011 at 21:26 (4,726 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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BTW Compactelectra,,i LOVE that pic of your Model L,,Polisher (were they called a B8?) and 1205. They are beautiful.
An older neighbor lady bought a brand new 1205 in 1974 when i was a kid. I was in total AWE.
The salesman put it together for her,,or at least just sold her the one he was showing her. I got there just after he left. I got to use it for a little while,,but not too long,,she didnt want any dumb kid to ruin her new Electrolux!
I dreamed of that machine for yrs afterward,(my parents would NEVER have bought anything like that,all we had was a dumb old Hoover connie that i HATED!),that 1205 was just so beautiful brand new. Reminds me of yours!
A yr or 2 later my Grandma bought a brand new Golden J,,so all hope was not lost. haha

Post# 127749 , Reply# 16   3/17/2011 at 21:47 (4,726 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

That's really the only serious "problem" I have with a lot of the American models; the weight. The Canadian contemporaries are noticeably lighter, even the metal ones, with the notable exception of the Model E.

I was just thinking of the various machines I've gotten since Christmas, and weight and/or maneuverability was a factor in the seller getting rid of them, in a few cases. In other cases, it was "We don't have carpet anymore", and/or "We just bought this new Bissell/Shark/Dirt Devil/etc". A small sample, no doubt, but I bet these "symptoms" are repeated over and over.

Post# 127771 , Reply# 17   3/18/2011 at 16:04 (4,726 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Cords on 1453 and what to do with them !

I have always done the lazy mans thing with the cord on my 1453. Just coycle it in my hand like some folks do for the "top Hook only" on uprights. Then I pull the top of the coycled cord up thru the back side of handle. It's easy to store and the easy to get at the next time.

I'll try to send a picture of my Gray 1453 after I get home this eve.

Post# 127773 , Reply# 18   3/18/2011 at 16:53 (4,725 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

This is all I've done with mine so far. Very untidy for an Electrolux, but nothing's perfect :) At least it has that rubber strap on the plug end to keep it together.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of the silver 1453.

Post# 127790 , Reply# 19   3/18/2011 at 20:35 (4,725 days old) by klectrolux ()        

For my AP, SAP, and Eureka 1740 I just coil it in a circle and use a velcro cable tie. Works great, I usually attach the tie to the handle or something so its not flowing everywhere. I don't like to leave the cord wrapped around anything with sharp-ish corners/abrupt turns for too long, I don't like the idea of wires stretching. That's just OCD klectrolux talking.

Take a peak at the link below, I do suggest velcro ties, they are not harsh and are really useful for a bunch of other things too.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO klectrolux's LINK on eBay

Post# 127791 , Reply# 20   3/18/2011 at 20:54 (4,725 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

I have some old 50 series cords coiled in a circle and tied with garbage bag twist ties, laid flat in a drawer. The upright I have suffers from sharp bends in the cord where it winds around the top and bottom of the handle. This is why God, or possibly Professor Doctor Electrolux, gave us the automatic cord winder.

Seriously, though, the Velcro ties do look like a possibility.

Post# 127832 , Reply# 21   3/19/2011 at 16:01 (4,725 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I believe there were 3 of these? Brown for olympia, silver for silverado and crean for diamond J. Didn't the first 2100 replace this as the low end for the marque?
Anyhow I have all 3 of these and love them.

Post# 127850 , Reply# 22   3/19/2011 at 20:23 (4,724 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

Not sure about the U.S., but the 2100 in Canada was the TOL machine, and the LE the basic.

Post# 127851 , Reply# 23   3/19/2011 at 20:27 (4,724 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Philip:

Bob's right. It was the LE that replaced them, not the 2100.

I have a brochure somewhere that shows the brown 1453 with an optional cord reel as well.


Post# 127862 , Reply# 24   3/19/2011 at 20:59 (4,724 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

Was thinking, after getting this basic machine, and seeing Dave's new 86...wouldn't adding on all of the extras (i.e. cord reels, electric hoses, power nozzles, etc) bring the price of these basic machines very close to the TOL?

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