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Post# 147644   8/18/2011 at 08:37 (4,573 days old) by richardlxixxx (Jupiter, Florida)        

A Good Day to Everyone in Vacuumland,

 

I have a minor collection of vintage Electrolux vacuums.  Looking for a pristine Model G (either color) and a Model AF.  I know, who isn't.  The attachments and hoses are not important to me, just the vacuum. 

 

My collections currently consists of  two XXX's, an LX (purchased from the original owner.  Came with instruction manual and the orginal sales receipt), Model AE, and my Olympia (which I purchased brand new).  The Olympia, IMHO, was the last of the great Electrolux vacuums.  It seems after that model, the quality declined.  My Olympia is still in excellent condition, although I no longer use it as my daily driver.  That responsibility now belongs to my Miele Champagne.  A superior machine in everyway.

 

If anyone out there happens to see a great Model G or Model AF, let me know.

 

Stay well and happy collecting,

 

RichardCool

 


Post# 147773 , Reply# 1   8/19/2011 at 00:03 (4,572 days old) by Real1 ()        
They...

routinely go through ebay....but you'll pay a bit, especially with shipping. Depends on how much you value vacuum collecting, I guess. Compared to other hobbies I have, non-rare vacuums are still comparably cheap. The turquoise G is my favorite and yet I've warmed up to the two 1205's finally. I consider the G the last, great classic LUX vacuum. YMMV

If you live near a big city, dredge the thrifts-even garage/yard sales. I never see them here. My theory is that the people in this town who originally were able to afford them, were also the kind of people that kept 'moving on' in vacuums.

Kevin


Post# 147813 , Reply# 2   8/19/2011 at 11:10 (4,572 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Given their popularity among vacuum collectors, if a model G in pristine condition shows up on ebay be prepared for a bidding war.  There are still a few likely to be found hidden away in some grandma's closets so never miss an opportunity to rack up some good karma and stay on good terms with your vacuum fairy godmother/father!  Some pretty rare and wonderful vacuums still show up in estate sales or even on craigslist here so I stay tuned into those sources as much as I'm able.  Or, as many of us poor mortal vacuum nuts have to do is set our sights a little lower and take a machine in relatively good, if well-used condition and then keep a lookout for bits and pieces and a parts-donor machine or two, and spend some time and effort to bring it back to lustrous condition.  I had a model G back in the 80's which was in excellent condition but I gave it to a friend in-need.  Hopefully another one will come my way someday.


Post# 147956 , Reply# 3   8/19/2011 at 22:41 (4,571 days old) by Real1 ()        
I.....

totally agree with that; craigslist, thrift stores and estate/garage sales are the way to go these days for any kind of reasonable vacuum/parts pricing. I'm not doing anymore collecting until I polish up my PN-2 Anniversary model for the 1205's and go completely through it.

Too many hobbies, too little time and too many people wanting me to build/fix things for them.:-(

Kevin


Post# 148224 , Reply# 4   8/21/2011 at 22:19 (4,569 days old) by Electrolux-Dude (Canyon, TX)        
Model G's

Hi, Richard, this is Nathan, Electrolux-Dude, I have a couple of model G's, that are both in really good shape cosmetically, no major dings or dents to speak of. I will be happy to check over and service the motors on them to make sure they are in good working order. Feel free to e-mail me at: thetrain48@yahoo.com. I'll be glad to help!
Nathan
Electrolux-Dude



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