Thread Number: 12243
Another email from my childhood friend
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|Post# 131109   4/6/2011 at 21:45 (4,704 days old) by electrolux~137 ()
Well, I got another great email from my old friend today!
|Post# 131169 , Reply# 1   4/7/2011 at 05:01 (4,703 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)
|Post# 131183 , Reply# 2   4/7/2011 at 12:17 (4,703 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)
Oh wow,,how cool,,you are going to get the actual Electrolux you remember, good for you Charles! That is just awsome. I dont know why but im sentimental about the vac of my childhood also. I think because all we had at home was a crummy Hoover Connie that blew dust all over, and i dreamed of us owning something better! That old Connie sure was nothing like a new Electrolux or Kirby!
I could kick myself for not saving my Grandma's Model E that i fell in love with as a child. She said i was scared to death of it,but when she showed me what it was for, and what it did,,she said i was in love with vacuums ever since! haha
I did have the ol Model E for a time, but gave it to a friend that needed/wanted an Electrolux. Oh well,,i have good memories and it made my friend happy.
Guess i really should have kept it, ive never seen another Model E that was equipped with the PN port.
Grandma got wall to wall carpet in the early/mid 1960s, and was going to buy a new Hoover upright,,but the Electrolux salesman happend to stop by one day and retrofitted a PN plug on her Model E and sold her the PN1 and installed the PN cord for the hose. Ive never seen another Model E with PN since.
About 15 yrs ago the hose finally gave out and was leaking like a seive (it was white, with a light blue spiral tracer) so i took the Model E and gave Grandma an Electrolux Silverado, with a new hose and PN 5. She still has it, but says she misses her "lightweight" Electrolux,,says the Silverado is too heavy!
|Post# 131252 , Reply# 3   4/8/2011 at 05:49 (4,702 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)
Congratulation on a great find. Collecting is fun but it adds a whole extra level when there is meaning / memories attached to the machines. I have several like that including both grandmothers machines. I think the one that has the most memories attached though is an old Ruton. Its very battered and in need of restoring (If I ever find the parts to do it) but it belonged to the lady across the lane from us. When I was 3 or 4 years old my mom used to take me over there a couple of times a week so they could have coffee. The machine sat under a table in a alcove just off the kitchen so I'd sit and play with it while they were talking. They moved about 35 years ago but about 15 years ago they were back in town and I met her downtown. She asked if I still wanted the machine so I grabbed it. Some day I'll get it all together again.