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"NIB Mint" Electrolux Bronze G on eBay
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Post# 132748   4/17/2011 at 11:14 (4,703 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



This looks yummy-delicious and verrrrrrrry tempting. Except for the seller's comment about how "time has not been kind to the rubber gasket on the sweeper attachment." If that material is dried out then very likely all the other rubber and plastic material is also dried out, including the inner lining of the hose. It's not a matter of time, but of HEAT.


The seller stated this machine was found in the attic of an abandoned house. Anyone who has an attic, especially a non-insulated or poorly insulated attic, knows how temperatures rise to searing temperatures up there in hot weather.


I'd bet my bottom dollar that that hose is stiff and rigid, very possibly permanently stuck in the looped position that it's been for all these years.


The bidding is already pretty aggressive. I sure hope the winning bidder is not disappointed....... "Been dere, done dat."

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Post# 132764 , Reply# 1   4/17/2011 at 13:27 (4,702 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

I have a real soft spot for the bronze G. It could be because its relatively rare, or because of that gorgeous brown/cream/silver color combination, or because its the end of an era, I'm not sure. I do know its possibly my favorite American Electrolux. That, and the contemporary 80 series, are the pinnacle for me; after that, things went somewhat downhill in terms of "emotional" appreciation of Electrolux. Not, mind you, that I don't like machines after that period, but the feeling is a little different.

Post# 132775 , Reply# 2   4/17/2011 at 14:33 (4,702 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Pretty! Willing to bet anything you are correct there Charles.

Post# 132836 , Reply# 3   4/17/2011 at 22:46 (4,702 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




@sireluxomatic - I know EXACTLY what you mean. Some of the later Electroluxes are great performers and attractively styled. But there's just "something" about the Model G, both colors, where Electrolux design was at its pinnacle. The Model G is truly magnificent in every regard.

Post# 132850 , Reply# 4   4/18/2011 at 00:09 (4,702 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        
'Tis the performance as well

Whenever I use a later model Electrolux, I'm always thinking "Why is this machine expending so much noise and energy and heat to do a relatively simple job?" I really believe the Gs and 80s can do a perfectly satisfactory cleaning job at a tiny fraction of the noise and half the amps of the later machines, provided you have an airtight hose and perhaps an L-shaped power nozzle. On top of that, you've got one hell of a stunning work of art following you around as you clean.


Re: the G on Ebay. It'll be interesting to watch the price soar over the next five days. If someone here happens to be bidding, I hope they're lucky.

Post# 132966 , Reply# 5   4/18/2011 at 19:21 (4,701 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

what a fantastic looking machine,, the bidding is way out of my price range..

Post# 132985 , Reply# 6   4/18/2011 at 20:34 (4,701 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        
I've made this comment "in person" before....

to other vacuum collectors, and this is a perfect time to point out what I have been talking about. First, this machine is gorgeous. Secondly, in certain lighting the bronze "G" looks two toned. Take a look at the picture of the auction. To me, the rear motor housing just before the polished aluminum cordwinder - appears darker to me. Yet, in other lighting situations they are the same color.



Post# 133004 , Reply# 7   4/18/2011 at 22:04 (4,701 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




@ Crevicetool -- It is just the lighting. The bronze G is only one color other than the trim and accents on the hose.


Post# 133006 , Reply# 8   4/18/2011 at 22:05 (4,701 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



It is just the lighting -- the bronze G is the same color all over, other than the accents.



Post# 133110 , Reply# 9   4/19/2011 at 15:08 (4,700 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

The bidding is up to $405 with three days left..It is such a awesome looking machine..Would love to bid on it but I have a feeling it will be close to a grand when the bidding is done.

Post# 133133 , Reply# 10   4/19/2011 at 16:16 (4,700 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        
Just for show-and-tell's sake

Here's a picture of my bronze G. The body is in absolutely beautiful condition, with no dents and very few scratches. The hose, while cosmetically good, has very little suction and is never used, and the combo floor/carpet tool has seen somewhat better days. I don't have the matching combo dusting/upholstery tool, crevice tool, or the original power nozzle (well, I do have the beige PN1, but it has a blue cord and elbow). This vacuum is a near perfect picture of elegance, if you ask me.

Post# 133144 , Reply# 11   4/19/2011 at 17:34 (4,700 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Hey Bob

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That is a beautiful specimen.  You can bet if I ever find a G in half as good a shape as that one, I'll be all over it.

Post# 133153 , Reply# 12   4/19/2011 at 18:07 (4,700 days old) by kenkart ()        
My Tan G

Not new , but darn near it, and it cost fifteen dollars!

Post# 133156 , Reply# 13   4/19/2011 at 18:10 (4,700 days old) by kenkart ()        
It Cost!

205.00 New!

Post# 133157 , Reply# 14   4/19/2011 at 18:11 (4,700 days old) by kenkart ()        
I know...

The original owner, she bought it new on Feb 8 1968, Salisbury NC.

Post# 133158 , Reply# 15   4/19/2011 at 18:13 (4,700 days old) by kenkart ()        
RE Color...

I think the reason the rear section seems a slight shade different from the main body of the cleaner is that the rear is cast aluminum and the body is steel, the two metals take paint differently, it is the same color, but does appear slightly different.

Post# 133160 , Reply# 16   4/19/2011 at 18:23 (4,700 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Such an elegant machine. They could sell that today and still be a great piece!

Post# 133211 , Reply# 17   4/19/2011 at 21:14 (4,700 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

This one cost me a little more than I usually pay for machines, since it was an Ebay find imported from the States, but well worth it for such a well-preserved specimen. Still runs perfectly as well, and there's no reason, as said above, that it can't be used as a regular vacuum.

Post# 133212 , Reply# 18   4/19/2011 at 21:15 (4,700 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

Very nice Hans, How does you get such an awesome machine at such a great price..

Post# 133221 , Reply# 19   4/19/2011 at 21:32 (4,700 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
My Tan G

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Price - Priceless - a gift from Charlie. Pristine and all original.

Post# 133256 , Reply# 20   4/20/2011 at 02:11 (4,700 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




Here's mine, also in yummy condition with power nozzle, original hose (off-white with closely spaced pairs of gold tracing), original tools, rug washer, instruction manual & sales receipt. Sorry, I don't have any better photos of it. This was an eBay purchase many moons ago. I paid $50 for it plus shipping.

Post# 133290 , Reply# 21   4/20/2011 at 12:15 (4,699 days old) by kenkart ()        

Where I work, I work at a large retirement community in Winston Salem, they had a fund raising sale three years ago and one of the ladies who has lived there since the place opened, donated her model G for the sale, since she has had a housekeeper since she moved there in 1980, the g has been mostly unused, still had a pack of bags with it that looked like maybe early 70s.

Post# 133310 , Reply# 22   4/20/2011 at 15:20 (4,699 days old) by camelotshadow (Valley Village)        
Electrolux ivory Crevice Tool trade

Love the G esp in bronze.
Had a really nice one
hose was shot.

I donated it to Goodwill along w a blue G from Charles cleanout as well as a 50's Filterqueen & 2 Kirby D50 Sanit & others when I needed to do a deep clean fast.

My heart shudders but it got out of hand.

I still have the ivory crevice tool that came with the bronze G.
I see others have brown.

What electrolux came with the ivory ct?

I've had it on ebay but be open to trade it for a filter queen part/access.

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