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Electrolux straight suction rug tools..1930-1955
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Post# 135420   5/5/2011 at 18:05 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        

Here are the rug tools from model 12- model 61 that I have.

Post# 135421 , Reply# 1   5/5/2011 at 18:07 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        
bottom view

all METAL!

Post# 135422 , Reply# 2   5/5/2011 at 18:08 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        

12 and early 30.

Post# 135423 , Reply# 3   5/5/2011 at 18:10 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        

The one in front is a postwar model 30, thru about 48 or so, but the one in the rear is a mystery, I think maybe a model 20 but im not sure.

Post# 135424 , Reply# 4   5/5/2011 at 18:12 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        

The one in the rear was used on both 30s and some 60s, the one in front was used on 60s and 61s Im fairly sure.

Post# 135425 , Reply# 5   5/5/2011 at 18:14 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        
My favorite!!

No contest, the first postwar rug tool!

Post# 135426 , Reply# 6   5/5/2011 at 18:15 (4,676 days old) by kenkart ()        

Anyone have any more info on these???

Post# 135552 , Reply# 7   5/6/2011 at 19:37 (4,675 days old) by Eluxca ()        

Hans, the model 20 rug tool is more like the 12 tool, and the floor tool is low tech gray wrinkle finish deal. Electrolux kept it primitive for that model.
That's a nice display of tools you have!


Post# 135604 , Reply# 8   5/7/2011 at 06:46 (4,675 days old) by kenkart ()        
Hey John...

Send me an email sometime, I have had troble getting in touch with you.

Post# 135610 , Reply# 9   5/7/2011 at 08:39 (4,675 days old) by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        
The "rug" side

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I've wondered every time I've seen one of those tools how one was supposed to use it. The flat area that contacts the rug is only a few inches wide. Also, it seems that tools like that would tip to either side easily with a small amount of torque from turning or twisting. But, I've never really used one, so maybe someone who has could describe its use and effectiveness.

Post# 135615 , Reply# 10   5/7/2011 at 09:14 (4,675 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
How does it work? Very well!!

I think the design of these rug tools is brilliant; definitely my favorite for suction-only rug cleaning.  The broad side does a very respectable job considering there is no brush strip.  The concentrator side works amazingly well.   There is no "balancing" issue.  It concentrates the suction for picking up stubborn bits that cling to the rug, (when you might be tempted to use the open end of the hose) and it makes cleaning lightweight scatter rugs possible....they don't get inhaled into the tool.

Post# 135616 , Reply# 11   5/7/2011 at 09:23 (4,675 days old) by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        
I think I understand

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These were double-sided rug tools. Not a rug tool on the small side and a floor tool on the large side. I suppose I could have noticed the lack of bristles... Thanks!

Post# 135617 , Reply# 12   5/7/2011 at 09:28 (4,675 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Yes, these were for rugs only, a separate tool was for hard surface flooring.  After the LXI they switched to making the rug on one side/floors on the other style tool.

Post# 135619 , Reply# 13   5/7/2011 at 09:55 (4,675 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Hans

The third rug tool is from a late (1948/49) Canadian model ZB30. It was only in production at the end of the run then they changed to the same style as your fifth nozzle with the ZB55.


Post# 135661 , Reply# 14   5/7/2011 at 15:07 (4,674 days old) by kenkart ()        

Im glad to know WHAT it is, I have had it at least 20 years and never knew!! Thanks again, my package got here safe and sound, I will post pics when I fix the green Lux!!

Post# 135672 , Reply# 15   5/7/2011 at 15:45 (4,674 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

Love the electrolux straight suction rug tools. Like it better than the power head on my wool persian rugs..

Post# 135707 , Reply# 16   5/8/2011 at 01:41 (4,674 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




Here are almost all the Electrolux floor tools, showing their evolution from the 1924 Model V through the 1956 Model E-Automatic, and then the Tan G. (I included the Tan G specimen because it was the first one not to have the switchable gleaner tool. Instead, there's just a slightly ribbed bar that does not change.)


The only ones missing are the still-elusive Model 20 (XX). I've been told about them and have been given descriptions to them but have never seen them.


Sorry the photo is so small, the original is about twice as big but the new forum doo-dads automatically sizes down large photos.

Post# 135708 , Reply# 17   5/8/2011 at 01:43 (4,674 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




hmm... wonder what would happen if I post the photo sideways. Let's see...


Okay, get ready kids, turn your heads sideways! ;P

Post# 135709 , Reply# 18   5/8/2011 at 01:46 (4,674 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



Ah, that did the trick! Now, if you want to see it in its original long-wise form just save the file to your hard drive and view it with your image viewer. Most of them have a "rotate" tool.

Post# 135722 , Reply# 19   5/8/2011 at 06:46 (4,674 days old) by kenkart ()        

I have a tan model G tool that HAS the regular gleaner bar!

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