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Post# 147211   8/15/2011 at 10:58 (4,583 days old) by piplaine ()        

We have unearthed a Goblin Monarch Electric cleaner which we thought may be collectable. We found your site and thought someone on here could advise us, or perhaps even make us an offer? We are located in York so it would have to be collect only.
Many thanks in advance
Pip and Elaine

Post# 147217 , Reply# 1   8/15/2011 at 11:39 (4,583 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Many variables

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Hi Pip and Elaine

There are many factors to take into account to assess its value.

1. What state is the flex in? Particularly around the point under the switch where it goes into the handle. I have a good example Monarch which I cannot use because the flex has perished at this point (note to other members: teh Goblin did not have an extended grommet the way that Hoover had) and the screws for the switch are rusted in so I cannot get the switch out to effect a repair.

2. Does it work? - i.e. does the motor actually run (make sure if you try it that you use and earth leakage circuit breaker if you try it)

3. Does it have a belt to drive the brushroll? Often the belts on these machines perish and break, and whilst it may be possible to find a substitute belt this is a trial and error process. Hoover Junior (the most common vintage cleaner in this class) will NOT fit, they are too big

4. Does it have the original bag? It should be purple with cream lettering all over it.

5. Does the bag have holes in? Very often the problem with these old cleaners that if they have been sitting with dust in them they often rot - particularly around where they join the cleaner.

6. You are limiting your market very severely by making it collection only, particularly to York. They are not that heavy, and if you can lay your hands on a box it will not cost THAT much to post. Removing the handle on this cleaner should be a great deal less trouble and risky than in, say, a Hoover Junior as there is no socket in the end of the handle. In these times of high fuel costs, even if one could collect, it is very expensive from the south of England.

7. And of course it all depends on how much people want one as to the price

It would be a great help if you could post a photo too


Post# 147243 , Reply# 2   8/15/2011 at 16:44 (4,583 days old) by piplaine ()        
many variables

Hi Al,
that is all really useful thanks. We will take some pictures tomorrow of the relevant areas, in the meantime here is a poor effort at taking a pic, if we can manage to download it! tried earlier but it didn't work

elaine and pip

Post# 147246 , Reply# 3   8/15/2011 at 17:08 (4,583 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Its not a poor effort at all!

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The bag looks brown rather than purple (OK it may have faded) but the lettering is spot on. The hose for mine has a sort of rubberised finish rather than a braided hose and teh fittings look somehat different, but that is more of an indicator that mine is a bit older than yours.

If memory serves the Monarch was introduced shortly before WW2 and, just as with hoover, there would have been several years after the war, where they produced pre-war models, aprtly to get the use of plant and metal presses which would have hardly been used and partly due to lack of materials to replace them, not to mention the need for design know how


Post# 147247 , Reply# 4   8/15/2011 at 17:10 (4,583 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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It looks to be nice. Shame the main head is covered by the hose.
Bag looks nice. Price is always hard to come to as every one has diffrent values for diffrent things.

I get emailed on my website people trying to sell me there "Vintage" "Classic" Or even very sentemental vacs etc most of which are in poor condition and should be put out of there misory lol But people want decent money for them.

Its funny when some people say there sentemental blah blah blah but still want to sell

Mind you sometime you get offered something which is nice:o)


Post# 147260 , Reply# 5   8/15/2011 at 19:04 (4,583 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




"Mind you sometime you get offered something which is nice:o)"


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Post# 147336 , Reply# 6   8/16/2011 at 09:36 (4,582 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Nice looking machine - Do you have any of the small parts for it?

If it was over here I'd be interested but I can be fairly certain that shipping an upright to Canada would be incredibly expensive.

Thought you might like to see this 1939 ad showing what parts came with it.


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