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By far the UGLIEST Lux XXX ever!
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Post# 134920   5/1/2011 at 16:49 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Well, here it is....I spent some time in my storage shed today to make room for the organisational activities that will be taking place later this month. I happened upon this:

Post# 134921 , Reply# 1   5/1/2011 at 16:52 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

This was given to Terry Lattz by some friends of ours - and on one of my trips down to Terry's - he slipped this in the trunk of my car when I wasn't looking.

Two things real wrong with it....the runners in the first picture are of course on backward. And in this picture (for whatever reason), the red behind the lettering doesn't line up!

Post# 134922 , Reply# 2   5/1/2011 at 16:55 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

At one time, this machine had either been "redecorated" before as scraped off grayish wrinkle paint is showing hammertone blue underneath. That, or it was one that had been done that way by the factory toward the end of the XXX run -

Post# 134923 , Reply# 3   5/1/2011 at 16:57 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Too bad it's all rusted....this is the RAREST of all Lux XXX's ever! This one came with a manually operated cord winder!

Post# 134924 , Reply# 4   5/1/2011 at 16:59 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

The underbelly. I am assuming there was a sale on gray wrinkle paint the day this unit was painted.....

This machine had been in storage inside a Golden J Electrolux factory box.

I'm keeping the box.....

Post# 134925 , Reply# 5   5/1/2011 at 17:01 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

This machine is for sale. I'm asking $350.00

Well worth the price. The cordwinder alone is worth that.



Post# 134931 , Reply# 6   5/1/2011 at 18:49 (4,687 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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As sad looking as that is, I bet it still runs?

Post# 134934 , Reply# 7   5/1/2011 at 19:23 (4,687 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
Just Shoot it....

...and put it out of its misery! And yes, I bet it still runs great!!! After all, it's a vintage Electrolux!

Post# 134936 , Reply# 8   5/1/2011 at 19:26 (4,687 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
I'm wondering if....

....if the cord winder winds to the left or to the right. Inquiring minds want to know!

Post# 134938 , Reply# 9   5/1/2011 at 19:30 (4,687 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
what a sorry looking Lux

It looks like something that was salvaged from the Titanic!  Still, there are restorers who love a real challenge. 

Post# 134945 , Reply# 10   5/1/2011 at 20:37 (4,687 days old) by silverlux (Des Moines, IA)        
Rumor has it that you were

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off  you're meds again, so I can only surmise that all VCCC members now know that to be true.  I can't help but think that this is somehow "universally" connected to a certain hair malfunction in the not too distant past.  [Those curlers were wound tighter than I thought].  Then, to make Terry the culprit, when all he ever tries to do are good deeds for everyone he knows, I'm sure that he will be crushed that you are trying to profit from his heartfelt gift to you.  By the way, does it come with a fitting cord to wind on that cute little halo?  Let me know!


Ducks and Runs



Post# 134966 , Reply# 11   5/1/2011 at 21:39 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Terry? Terry do good deeds? HA!

Who was it that let me into his home when I wasn't invited at the first annual Terry extravaganza three years ago?

Well, OK - that was Terry.

Then who went with me to New Britain and held a cold washcloth on my head the entire plane trip 'cause I ain't been on a plane in forty years and sung the Village People's Macho Man in my ear until we landed?

So what - that was Terry too.

Fine. I won't send him a bill for the extra gas it cost to haul that monstrosity back to Georgia. The way I figure it, that's about $4.13


Post# 134967 , Reply# 12   5/1/2011 at 21:40 (4,687 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

And no. No cord.

Post# 134976 , Reply# 13   5/1/2011 at 21:56 (4,687 days old) by luxg ()        

Well after seeing the one Brandon just posted that was listed for $20,000 I think this  should be worth at least 350.  Can't remember if we tired it out Rick or not.  Seems like we did and it did run but I could be wrong on that.  That cord winder should be worth the asking price along.  



Post# 134987 , Reply# 14   5/1/2011 at 22:51 (4,687 days old) by silverlux (Des Moines, IA)        
No, I ain't Happy, yet..........

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How am I supposed to  write a check for a dream machine if I don't know that the custom cord winder even works?!  I mean the last time I went blindly into a dream machine, a SEARS 1963 UPRIGHT, I was absolutely damp with excitement!  Well, to my dismay and utter disappointment, what arrived at my doorstep was some vacuum cleaner that was obviously a bojack job from some little dealer that had a name of Universal on it.  How original is that?!!  It sure was a pretty blue color and even had a very nice matching attachment set, but it sure wasn't the SEARS 1963 UPRIGHT that I was led to believe and lusted after.  So, hopefully you'll understand my concern that this rare Electrolux XXX functions as it should.  I think that is not asking too much.  Afterall, if  I'm willing to pay for it, I would like to know how well the XXX functions.


Thank You in Advance,



Post# 134992 , Reply# 15   5/1/2011 at 23:59 (4,686 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




I've never seen an XXX with a cord halo. It would have to have been juryrigged to fit onto the back of an XXX, so I have a feeling this was a "Home Tinkerer's Special."



Post# 135060 , Reply# 16   5/2/2011 at 18:25 (4,686 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        


This unit functions quite well. It is the best door stop ever built. I did test it with a 20' length of cord that is attached to my 1963 Sears Kenmore upright. The upright is just sitting there anyway, while I print up more Universal stickers.

This is all a moot point now however, as I have received a payment of $629.32 as a Buy-It-Now offering on EBay.

Thanks for your interest,


Post# 135085 , Reply# 17   5/2/2011 at 20:23 (4,686 days old) by silverlux (Des Moines, IA)        
What A Lucky Guy You Are- - - - - - -

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I must say, you always seem to land on your feet!!........How nice for you......I'm sure that Terry will be thrilled as well, since he originally gifted that specimen to you, I'm sure that you're planning to split the winnings with him.  How simply generous of you!!  As for me, well there will be another one of those coming down the pike...I am a patient person, afterall.


Thanks for your correspondence!




P.S.- - - -My computer guru was able to get into your paypal account and find out who the lucky buyer was.......It seems as though it was sold to a party known as H. Keller..........and that's the rest of the story! 

Post# 135089 , Reply# 18   5/2/2011 at 20:35 (4,686 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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You kids are a damn funny bunch! I can't even imagine being in the same room with some of you guys, would be pissing my pants I am sure. Make for fun reading.

Post# 135129 , Reply# 19   5/3/2011 at 12:10 (4,685 days old) by reo580 (Holland, Michigan)        
Re: The Ugly Lux

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I think its patina adds to its character. I only remember seeing a yellow topped Lux 30 when I was a kid. That must have been in 1985. I know that Lux 30's or XXX's did not come with a yellow covering from the factory. Must have been a rebuild somewhere in its life.

Post# 135130 , Reply# 20   5/3/2011 at 12:12 (4,685 days old) by reo580 (Holland, Michigan)        
Ulgy Lux

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I love the Model E/L cord-winder screwed to the front of the machine. I have never seen that before. Learn something new everyday lol.

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