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Electrolux model G: A version I have never seen before
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Post# 146634   8/11/2011 at 15:51 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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When I saw this I thought it was a repaint untill I saw the model sticker and then I had to have it. If anyone has info on this PLEASE share.

Post# 146635 , Reply# 1   8/11/2011 at 15:52 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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she has had a rather rough life but is still beautiful!!

Post# 146636 , Reply# 2   8/11/2011 at 15:54 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I believe the rear wheels have been replaced but just look at the golden hub caps on the front!! love it

Post# 146637 , Reply# 3   8/11/2011 at 15:55 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Also notice the two power head plugs.

Post# 146638 , Reply# 4   8/11/2011 at 16:03 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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So it has a gold body, white trim, two plugs, and a turquoise exhaust grill

Post# 146639 , Reply# 5   8/11/2011 at 16:05 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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and here is the best part

Post# 146640 , Reply# 6   8/11/2011 at 16:07 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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in case you can't see it very well it says
MARCH, 1961

Post# 146641 , Reply# 7   8/11/2011 at 16:09 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Sadly no tools or hose with it :(
I would love to know it it had regular tools and power head or if they too were gold?

Post# 146649 , Reply# 8   8/11/2011 at 17:23 (4,577 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Now that IS cool!!!

Good job Phillip!

Post# 146659 , Reply# 9   8/11/2011 at 17:53 (4,577 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Now why in the world would that have two power nozzle recepticals ? Do they both work and would one of been an after purchase modification just curious? Zach.

Post# 146707 , Reply# 10   8/11/2011 at 20:16 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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The plug at the front has been cut off at the motor for some reason. Maybe it went bad and Electrolux just put that one on top?

Post# 146714 , Reply# 11   8/11/2011 at 20:29 (4,577 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Electrolux made replacement chrome trim pieces for the top with the power receptacle so that when rebuilding model AE's they could be used with a powernozzle, which they never came with originally.  Those same trim pieces got used on subsequent models when being rebuilt, either because that's the trim that was available or because it was thought a more convenient location for plugging in the cord than under the hose or down by the right front wheel where they frequently got accidentally yanked out while vacuuming.  I know, I've experienced it myself!

Post# 146719 , Reply# 12   8/11/2011 at 20:36 (4,577 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Phillip Phound a phind!!!

History confirmed. Well done.

Yer gonna have to gild some lux tools, find a white hose with gold tracer and anodize those rear hubcaps...

Post# 146727 , Reply# 13   8/11/2011 at 20:44 (4,577 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Thanks Dave,
will do!!!

Post# 146761 , Reply# 14   8/12/2011 at 00:14 (4,577 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
Can no one realize this was a saleman's prize?

The Electrolux G was the most successful machine in Lux history. This machine was a salesman's prize for performance aka...selling LOTS of G's. Who knows what color the hose and tools were, but the plague on the bottom is telling in that it says "Hey!" you sold lots of Electroluxes!
As has been said many times, the original lower front power nozzle outlet had trouble. We see weekly early G's with the addition of a top mounted PN connection. Of course, it's had a little surgery over the years.

Post# 146899 , Reply# 15   8/12/2011 at 21:12 (4,576 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        

If I had your machine it would be torn down and restored with new paint a motor rebuild.Nice find I am jealous.

Post# 146916 , Reply# 16   8/12/2011 at 23:09 (4,576 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Oh I plan to restore her golden beauty!! Lol

Post# 278070 , Reply# 17   4/24/2014 at 16:28 (3,590 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        


Let us know if you have restored your Golden G. Very cool that the Golden J/1205-J, Super J/1401, gold Model L, gold B-8, and gold CB's color actually came from the Model G award model in the 1960s. I wonder if Electrolux was still giving out award machines in the '70s, and if so what color they were ... perhaps platinum?

Post# 278119 , Reply# 18   4/24/2014 at 19:24 (3,590 days old) by BikerRay (Middle Earth)        

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I know they had Salesman awards prior to the Gold G, they had a B7 floor polisher that was chrome as a Salesman Award.

Post# 278162 , Reply# 19   4/25/2014 at 09:40 (3,589 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Electrolux award machines

I am not aware of any special machines or colors after the Gold G & chrome polisher until the Commemorative edition of the last metal body Elux tank seen in April 93(I think)monthly contest brochure.It was chrome with black trim and special matching hose as has been seen here before.It was common especially in 'drive' months of April & October to have Elux machines that could be won by a salesman for X number of sales.There were also many other prizes to choose such as TVs,furniture,trips/cruises,cash,etc depending on number of vacs sold in a month.If a salesman won and chose an Elux machine it was awarded out of standard branch stock in most cases with the home office adjusting the inventory numbers as Elux was company owned from the factory to the branches to the vac in a salesman car.

Post# 278365 , Reply# 20   4/27/2014 at 13:15 (3,587 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Thanks for the information, Ray and Jimmy.

Regarding the Ultralux Commemorative Edition being a salesperson's award that would explain why they hardly ever appear on online auction sites.

Going back to the Golden G ... that name likely inspired the name Golden J.

Post# 278471 , Reply# 21   4/28/2014 at 01:51 (3,587 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Kevin, no the Golden J is the 50th Anniversary Model Electrolux.
Golden meaning 50 year annivesary,, the same as in marriage.
The 50th wedding anniversary of a married couple is the GOLDEN one.
The J in Golden J model Electrolux stands for JUBILEE,,meaning celebration.

So, the Golden J is the Golden Jubilee model, made from 1974-1976. When the Super J came out in late 1976 or early 77, they called it the Super J because it has a larger, and improved motor. The J in Super J still means Jubilee, according to Electrolux its a Super, stronger and better motor than the Golden Jubilee. More reason to celebrate!

10 yrs later, the Diamond J came out,,,Diamond 60 years (just like in a wedding anniversary) Jubilee model. Thus the Diamond J.

My Grandma bought a new Golden J in early 1976,,,it now lives in my collection. And remains my favorite Electrolux of all.

Post# 278703 , Reply# 22   4/29/2014 at 20:44 (3,585 days old) by LillyLux (Oklahoma City)        

This is fascinating indeed! I didn't know what to think! Clearly that two-headed plug dated it around 1960--but the colour much later as has been said.

Post# 278710 , Reply# 23   4/29/2014 at 22:09 (3,585 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Thanks for the information, Brian. Speaking of Jubilee, I'd bet that SC Johnson & Son's Jubilee Kitchen Wax would shine up the Golden Gs, Golden Js, and Super Js nicely.

Post# 278711 , Reply# 24   4/29/2014 at 22:17 (3,585 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Forgot to mention that Jubilee Kitchen Wax (which was first sold in the late 1950s) can be purchased through Ace Hardware stores (you may have to ask them to order it from their warehouse). It can be ordered as a 12-pack on their website, too.

Ace website:

Post# 312257 , Reply# 25   1/16/2015 at 22:41 (3,323 days old) by Kevin (Livonia)        

I found pics of another Electrolux Model GG on Terry Kay's webiste. I'm wondering if there were 500 made of it just like the later black and chrome Model 1521/Ultralux CE achievement award?

Anyway, even though some opine that the golden color is garish, I beg to differ. I think it has that "groovy" '60s and '70s look (making it stylish) along with giving it a sense of dignity (honoring the work ethic).

Don't miss the following items in the pics (source:

1. ivory-colored aqua G-style crevice tool (presumably in the same hard plastic; the tan G's was a soft plastic and slim style)
2. gold-plated wands
3. gold bumper on the combination floor/rug tool
4. gold hubcaps

(Unfortunately there was no power nozzle, special or standard, mentioned or pictured.)

Here are the photo captions that accompany the pics:

"A Brand Spanking New, never been used, 1961 Electrolux model Model G Special Eddition.
It was presented as a sales award to an Electrolux salesman excelling in sales in one months time his given region.

The G has never been used, it's been stashed in a closet since it was presented.
It is Brand New!
The cannister portion is metallic gold, the hub caps on the wheels, the wand sections & the trim on the floor tools are all gold plated.

standard floor & dusting tools that came with it.

Take a look at the gold hubcaps & the Gold Plated Wands---I've have never seen another Limited production G quite like this.

Nice Find for a collector, or for somebody that wants a brand new G to use.

A collector has found this Gold G and it has sold."

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