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Post# 142004   7/4/2011 at 19:40 (4,620 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

I had just about given up on thrift stores, but I found all these last month.
I guess now I will have to keep trying.

Post# 142006 , Reply# 1   7/4/2011 at 19:46 (4,620 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

Great finds.

Post# 142008 , Reply# 2   7/4/2011 at 21:18 (4,620 days old) by luxg ()        

The electric broom looks to be in great shape.  My mom had one of these and loved it!

Post# 142012 , Reply# 3   7/4/2011 at 22:15 (4,620 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow! Amazing finds. Especially the constellation 82.

Post# 142013 , Reply# 4   7/4/2011 at 22:24 (4,620 days old) by Real1 ()        

The 1205 just looks dirty....wonder how it will 'clean up'?? That clinches it....I'm going to start stalking the thrift shop here.


Post# 142016 , Reply# 5   7/4/2011 at 22:29 (4,620 days old) by dialanap (Woodstock, IL)        

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Those are some great vacs!! I wish I had that much luck! LOVE the convertible and constellation!

Post# 142021 , Reply# 6   7/4/2011 at 22:57 (4,620 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

I have one of those electricbrooms, great cleaner

Post# 142128 , Reply# 7   7/5/2011 at 22:18 (4,619 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I believe that Regina is a 1978 model?

Post# 142157 , Reply# 8   7/6/2011 at 13:05 (4,619 days old) by klectrolux ()        

NICE FINDS! I love the Electribroom, looks like its in excellent shape. And the Hoover Spirit too, hell, all of it looks great!

Post# 142174 , Reply# 9   7/6/2011 at 17:03 (4,619 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Nice collection there. I had a ElectrikBroom when I grew up.

Does that Constellation have a PN? I'll do ANYTHING to get a Constellation w/PN; those Connies w/Powermatic are Super rare.

Post# 142325 , Reply# 10   7/8/2011 at 08:46 (4,617 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Well the Luxes Cleaned up pretty good. I found a ton of receipts and the manual for the L in with the bags! I cleaned and sealed up the Celebrity and it claimed the title for most suction of any vacuum I own. The Constellation runs but it is super dirty inside, even the base is way nasty. It will take a lot of work to clean up. I haven't got to the rest yet but hopefully soon.
I love the dual power connections on the 1205.

Post# 142328 , Reply# 11   7/8/2011 at 09:22 (4,617 days old) by Real1 ()        

"I love the dual power connections on the 1205."

That is cool. It would also indicate that you have an earlier 1205. Later on they dropped the external PN connection and did it just through the hose. I found this out the hard way (had to buy a hose just for the 1205's). But the later models have a more powerful motor, I'm told.....brush holders a different color. Both my 1205's are the later variants.


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