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An Aerus dealer shows a Model T Electrolux...
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Post# 136895   5/18/2011 at 11:36 (4,668 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




...that he got in on trade. Lucky guy!!


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Post# 136896 , Reply# 1   5/18/2011 at 11:38 (4,668 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




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Post# 136900 , Reply# 2   5/18/2011 at 12:33 (4,668 days old) by luxg ()        

Those were really fun Charles, thanks for sharing them!!  The making them better today part I am not to sure about though.LOL

Post# 136906 , Reply# 3   5/18/2011 at 13:17 (4,668 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




The making them better today part I am not to sure about though



Well, exactly. But the guy's a salesman. He has to say (and think) that.


n.b., another fun trick you can do with a Model T or Model S is to remove the front cover and bag, put the machine on the floor, turn it on, and watch it glide across the floor, propelled along by jet force!


Post# 136948 , Reply# 4   5/18/2011 at 19:17 (4,667 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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I love the model T. Every time I see one on eBay I want to bid on it, but the sellers are asking way too much money for them.

Post# 136951 , Reply# 5   5/18/2011 at 19:35 (4,667 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Well that certainly was fun! The guy did sell a pretty convincing pitch for sure. If I were living back then and saw that, I would buy it!

Post# 136993 , Reply# 6   5/19/2011 at 02:23 (4,667 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Pretty cool little demo-and that same thing was done by Royal tank dealers.They would stick the tank to the wall after taking the front off and it was a special one that didn't have the front lid clamps.I have the 3 ball thin in my collection-got it from the old Electrolux dealer here.Quite contrary to what that man says-think the OLDER Luxes were made better than the new ones.Better quality thruout-was the "T" a "deal closer"the salesman would offer it to a stubborn customer as a second vacuum to go along with the main one.

Post# 137756 , Reply# 7   5/27/2011 at 11:42 (4,659 days old) by Real1 ()        

I'm not sure when the Model T was made, but it looks like it was made long before conventional 'credit cards'. I don't remember anyone using credit cards like Visa, Mastercard etc before the late 60's.

Post# 137760 , Reply# 8   5/27/2011 at 12:35 (4,659 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
Model 'T' or THRIFT

The 'T' was made for a relatively short time in 1956.

They literally have an 'LX' handle (remnants?) and untilize the 30/XXX cloth Bag and have the 'full-sized' 535-watt motor.

While most came with a traditional Belden cord and plug (as did the E and AE and previous Electroli), it appears that other came equipped with a ribbed GE cord set.

Post# 137781 , Reply# 9   5/27/2011 at 17:51 (4,659 days old) by Real1 ()        

It's amazing to me that vacuum cleaner technology/power peaked many decades ago. Today's stuff is, well....lacking

Post# 137841 , Reply# 10   5/28/2011 at 11:15 (4,658 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
Today's stuff is, well....lacking

It IS indeed! The newest cleaner I use in my house is a Hoover 719, among the last of the 'real convertibles' plus a Lux 30 as my daily drivers. Imagine most any machine manufactured anytime recently being in use in 45-60 years and running as well as it did when it came out of the box. "Planned Obsolescence" is the montre now-a-days! (OR, more acurately, P.O.S.!)

Post# 137842 , Reply# 11   5/28/2011 at 11:51 (4,658 days old) by Real1 ()        

Truly....I have to laugh, as I stroll by today's armada of Plastic Fantastics on display at vacuum centers everywhere. And they aren't inexpensive either; far better to buy something old and fix it up!

Post# 138874 , Reply# 12   6/7/2011 at 10:48 (4,648 days old) by electrikbroomgu (Rome, NY)        
Todays cleaners

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I get asked all the time by felow co-workers, family friends etc whats a good vacuum to buy at stores such as Walmart. My reply- the bagged Bissell upright for $39.00 if you must buy a new machine. That is one of the only bagged low cost uprights available today that will last 5-10 years with decent care. I have found loads of these in the rubbish that needed only a belt or replacement cord to get fully operational. The motors, brush rolls and base housing seem pretty sturdy. Other than that a trip to your friendly vacuum repair/sales store or considerably more money spent will field a decent cleaner. If you want something that will last the long haul then fixing up an older metal cleaner is your best bet.

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