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Post# 135325   5/4/2011 at 19:44 (4,678 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Oh Im SOOOOOOO exited.... I just found a Compact at a thrift store today! Its beautiful... It has all the attachments, and is still in the original hassack! I cant post pictures as it is still in my car and it reeks of cigarettes so I am going to clean it up tomorrow. Its a baby blue, sort of teal color. Has the original hose, too! When I get it out of my car ill take some pictures. Any idea what model this is, at year its from...? Anything is appreciated.


Post# 135331 , Reply# 1   5/4/2011 at 19:57 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Would need the model from the bottom of it and serial number under the latch to give you a good date of manufacture.

Congrats! Compacts are one of my top favorite brands of all time.

Post# 135332 , Reply# 2   5/4/2011 at 20:10 (4,678 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Smells like cigarettes so Im going to clean it up tomorrow.

PS, is it okay to put febreeze in the hassock? Like I said, it REEKS of cigarettes.


Post# 135333 , Reply# 3   5/4/2011 at 20:15 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Yep Thats what Febreeze is for. :)

I dont know how effective it would be, but try taking a pan or cup of baking soda and placing it in the hassock, and even inside the bag chamber of the vacuum. Might neutralize some of the smell.

Post# 135427 , Reply# 4   5/5/2011 at 18:16 (4,678 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Alright, so I found out it's a model C6. Has all the attachments! I think its interesting how it has the "air concentrator" on the top of the rug nozzle, didnt Electrolux come up with that idea?

It still these stickers from the factory on the side, and on the bottom. I didnt take a close enough look to see what it saud, but I do know that the bottom said "Compact is on the BALL"

Any idea of the age?


Post# 135429 , Reply# 5   5/5/2011 at 18:22 (4,677 days old) by kenkart ()        
Early to mid

Sixties, I believe the C-6 came out in 63 or 64, I have a 57 flatlid c-4 and a 60 c-4 with the regular lid, the c-5 with one caster came out in late 60.

Post# 135432 , Reply# 6   5/5/2011 at 18:31 (4,677 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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My C5 is a 59, no caster, 2 glides

Post# 135433 , Reply# 7   5/5/2011 at 18:39 (4,677 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

The C6 was made in many different variations over several years. Early to mid 60s.

A serial number is needed to find the year and month of manufacture.

Post# 135448 , Reply# 8   5/5/2011 at 20:40 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Well, the serial # is: 1978617. And its a pretty Robins egg blue.


Post# 135449 , Reply# 9   5/5/2011 at 20:46 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Here she is in all her glory.

Post# 135450 , Reply# 10   5/5/2011 at 20:47 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Heres a better picture.

Post# 135451 , Reply# 11   5/5/2011 at 20:49 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Carpet nozzle an hard floor brush! Interesting- on the top of the carpet nozzle theres one of thise "air concentrators". I thought that was Electrolux's idea...?

Post# 135453 , Reply# 12   5/5/2011 at 20:51 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Dusting brush, upholstery nozzle, and crevice tool

Post# 135454 , Reply# 13   5/5/2011 at 20:52 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Original thread-woven hose!!!!!! No leaks!!!!

Post# 135455 , Reply# 14   5/5/2011 at 20:52 (4,677 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        

What does the hassock look like? Is it off-white with a glittery gold floral pattern?

I have one exactly like yours that I found at a thrift shop also, with the hassock as described above.

Post# 135456 , Reply# 15   5/5/2011 at 20:57 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        
Kirbyotronic Alex

Yep, it is! :) Off-white with a gold floral pattern. Makes a nice foot rest. WHILE NOT WEARING SHOES AND WEARING THOSE LITTLE PLATIC BOOTIES!

On another note, it came with a Hoover sales receipt and what I believe to be a Convertible 66 manual.


Post# 135459 , Reply# 16   5/5/2011 at 21:01 (4,677 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

I forgot how to read compact serial numbers.

I am thinking it may be july of 1961.

Post# 135460 , Reply# 17   5/5/2011 at 21:27 (4,677 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice! My tools were gray, hose replaced in 70, I used it a lot as a child.

Post# 135462 , Reply# 18   5/5/2011 at 21:34 (4,677 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        

Oh, cool!

Looking at your pics again mine is a little different. Mine doesn't have the yellow logo under the Compact logo. Instead it has an "xx year anniversary" decal on the side. The warranty card that came with it is dated 1966.

Congrats on your find!


Post# 135464 , Reply# 19   5/5/2011 at 21:41 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Thank you all! I just got done cleaning and polishing the attachments and now all thats left is to turn it on. :)


Post# 135466 , Reply# 20   5/5/2011 at 21:59 (4,677 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Just realized its very close to one of my grandpas in styling. Color seems the same.

He has the original hose and tools in the basement for it. No hassock that I can find.

I believe his is a later one as it has a power nozzle plug near the foot switch. And the decal is slightly different!

Compact changed so many little details within each model of vacuum. Its really cool to examen the differences.

Enjoy the fantastic world of Compact cleaning! One of the best and probably the most indestructible canisters around.

Post# 135475 , Reply# 21   5/5/2011 at 22:56 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

I just turned it on and it works GREAT! Awesome suction, too!


Post# 135496 , Reply# 22   5/6/2011 at 03:02 (4,677 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        
Sam, congratulations on the Compact....

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I just picked up a later version Compact C6 with the PN receptacle at the back & will be doing a restoration on it. It came with just the hose & rug nozzle, but I am sure the other pieces will be easy to find.


Post# 135519 , Reply# 23   5/6/2011 at 13:38 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Thank you! So far its outperformed some of my uprights. Im actually using it right now!

BTW, apparently the bag is made of cloth, like some old Luxes.
But its seperating from the opening; would it be okay to glue it?


Post# 135528 , Reply# 24   5/6/2011 at 14:31 (4,677 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



I've had a few different Compacts & Revelations come and go over the years. The one I have now is a turquoise C7 [see photo]. The hose is very cool-looking -- silver with turquoise stripes going in two different directions.


The Compacts (and all the various variations and iterations) are great machines, very powerful, well made, and easy to use. But for some reason I've just never been able to warm up to them. I suppose it's because I never saw one in my childhood. Didn't even know they even existed until I came to California and saw one for the first time when I was in my 20s.

Post# 135529 , Reply# 25   5/6/2011 at 14:34 (4,677 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Nice C7! And, I appreciate that photo because now I know how the attachments go in the hassack! Do you mind if I save that photo?


Post# 135532 , Reply# 26   5/6/2011 at 15:19 (4,677 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



Sure, help yourself! :)


Post# 135542 , Reply# 27   5/6/2011 at 18:30 (4,676 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Wish I still had all of my parts, or the 1982 I bought new, that looked a lot like it.

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