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Post# 131537   4/9/2011 at 15:00 (4,701 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Hello everyone. I picked this Electrolux up recently and can't really tell what model number it is. Any help with that or a date is appreciated. I haven't touched is and it has been in basement storage for decades I imagine.

Thanks in advance.


Post# 131538 , Reply# 1   4/9/2011 at 15:02 (4,701 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Name plate on top.

Here is the Electrolux name on top.

Post# 131539 , Reply# 2   4/9/2011 at 15:03 (4,701 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Manufacturers info..

Here is the manufacturers plate on the bottom.

Thanks again.


Post# 131540 , Reply# 3   4/9/2011 at 15:06 (4,701 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        


That is a model XII. First one built on American soil...unless is says "Made in Sweden" on that brass name plate - in which case it was made in, eh....Sweden. I'm guessing here, but I think it was made from 1930-1937. It was the predecessor to the XXX. It's a cute, quite machine.


Post# 131641 , Reply# 4   4/9/2011 at 23:11 (4,701 days old) by goadie12 ()        

it was also the very first electrolux to be sold in canada

Post# 131647 , Reply# 5   4/9/2011 at 23:55 (4,700 days old) by electroluxxxx ()        

I also have one of those and yes they are really quiet, and quite powerfull too. if I am not mistaken this one will pull about 50-55 inches of waterlift with a good clean bag with a good rubber seal on it.

Post# 131656 , Reply# 6   4/10/2011 at 00:32 (4,700 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
wow! that's an oldie!

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Looks like it was bought new by.... Jesus!

Post# 131717 , Reply# 7   4/10/2011 at 11:20 (4,700 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Oooo! I have seen one of these at a vacuum shop here. I think they are so cool looking with the leather like wrap.

Post# 131868 , Reply# 8   4/11/2011 at 02:53 (4,699 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




"it was also the very first electrolux to be sold in canada"



Well, 'speak of the devil,' here's a Canadian XII on eBay! The immediate tip-off, before I even looked at the listing, was seeing the red Z88 hose in the preview image. Also note the Canadian-style machine-end plug on the cord.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK on eBay

Post# 131991 , Reply# 9   4/11/2011 at 20:37 (4,699 days old) by MysteryManBob (New Port Richey,FL)        

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hey!!! I saw one of those in a resale shop!! the hose was beige and the
cord was replaced.
I would had bought it but it was 760 dollars!!!

Post# 132037 , Reply# 10   4/12/2011 at 02:18 (4,698 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Mark - nice find. Did you get the parts with it as well?

Hey Charlie - Good catch. Did you notice that the one on ebay also has the optional elbow (shown on the dusting brush) with it? It was an option in Canada but came with them in England.


Post# 132064 , Reply# 11   4/12/2011 at 11:22 (4,698 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
The parts...

It did come with a hose, which is filthy but not too beat up, and has the proper screw on connector. And a couple of wands, and a few tools.


Post# 132065 , Reply# 12   4/12/2011 at 11:23 (4,698 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




@Doug, I really did not notice the elbow. I mean, obviously I saw it but it didn't "register" if you know what I mean. I have a Model V from Sweden, 110 volts, that has the same adapter, only smaller to fit the narrower wand, hose & attachment dimensions.



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