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Post# 137401   5/23/2011 at 13:35 (4,657 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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I picked this up yesterday at a thrift shop for $2. It also came with an extra one that looks slightly used.

Post# 137402 , Reply# 1   5/23/2011 at 13:37 (4,657 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
No, no, no....

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that's not the picture!

Post# 137403 , Reply# 2   5/23/2011 at 13:38 (4,657 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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still in plastic.

Post# 137404 , Reply# 3   5/23/2011 at 13:39 (4,657 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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brand new!

Post# 137405 , Reply# 4   5/23/2011 at 13:40 (4,657 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Last one

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of the sole plate and brush.

Post# 137412 , Reply# 5   5/23/2011 at 14:39 (4,657 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
very interesting to see

as I have already heard of "original" Lux machines being sold under the "Dometic", "Trident", "Viking" or "Volta" label, but apparently this "Turbinette" thing is a Miele makeover. I had seen it with 70s and 80s Miele vacs. Of course it can be the case that Miele themselves bought it somewhere else as well, no idea.

The vac given on the brochure is a Z325 which I own and a "light-less" ZE3 motor brush.

I had no idea that Electrolux had business relationships to Miele.

Funny indeed, tell us more if you can.
Cheers, Joe

Post# 137502 , Reply# 6   5/24/2011 at 02:53 (4,656 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
What a great find

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and not one but two :)

It really was your lucky day. Do you have a Dometic cleaner to put it on?

It is perfectly possible that Electrolux my have used the same source for their PNs as Miele (be that Miele or some other source) as PNs were not as popular in Europe (and apparently particularly in the UK) as in America and Canada, so it is unlikely that there would have been sufficient volume to justify a number of different production lines.

However there was a turbine driven nozzle available as an option on the TOL models called the "Turbinette", I am not sure it may have been standard issue of mid 1980s TOL models 355 & 358.


Post# 137528 , Reply# 7   5/24/2011 at 08:10 (4,656 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Guy:

The Machine pictured in that brochure is a Dometic model 245 (I have one). The turbinette was an option for it here in Canada as was the power nozzle. It was the same machine as the Electrolux 325 (which I also have) with the only difference being that the 345 didnt have an electric outlet for the PN.

Interestingly enough Joe may have hit the nail on the head. The vacuum itself is made in England but the power nozzle is made in Germany.

The earlier Dometic Volta machines sold in Canada also had a similar powernozzle but it had an attached plastic wand like the early Electrolux ones here.


Post# 137565 , Reply# 8   5/24/2011 at 14:12 (4,656 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
Now look at this: Miele

As if there was some magic around, once you talk about it, it shows up:

(oh, I forgot: This is called Miele Turbobürste S 020, was sold in the 70s)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO whirlpolf's LINK on eBay

Post# 137572 , Reply# 9   5/24/2011 at 16:10 (4,656 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Ah ha...

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very interesting. I tried it out on my 220v Philips last night. I sure did get a spinning!

Hey Doug...I have the 345 (from you!) with the powerhead.

Post# 137584 , Reply# 10   5/24/2011 at 19:30 (4,656 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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LOL Guy - I forgot about that. Now you have another of the accessories. Did I email you a scan of the instruction book for it?


Post# 137585 , Reply# 11   5/24/2011 at 19:50 (4,656 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Hey Doug...

funvacfan's profile picture sent me the scanned copy. Thanks! The Volta/Dometic lines are my favourite to find and collect!


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