Thread Number: 13980
My New Find at an estate auction! Electro-Hygene (Royal) Canister Vacuum!
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items --- [As an eBay Partner, eBay may compensate if you make a purchase using any link to eBay on this page]
Post# 148029   8/20/2011 at 15:40 (4,578 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I went to an auction in Richmond, In to find a Kenmore canister vacuum, but it wasn't there, in its place was an Electro-Hygene. It was pretty dirty, but I cleaned it up and Its not bad looking!

Post# 148040 , Reply# 1   8/20/2011 at 18:11 (4,578 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Wow, that's a great find!  And all the attachments are there too.  Those things have lots of power and they're a tank!

Post# 148041 , Reply# 2   8/20/2011 at 18:13 (4,578 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



I have the same machine. Its retro-looking design is wonderfully "over-the-top." Mine has a cord winder.

Post# 148043 , Reply# 3   8/20/2011 at 19:28 (4,578 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

aeoliandave's profile picture
A handsome vacuum, Ben.
The bright blue tools, hose & cord are very cheerful.
I have the tub version w the swiveltop.

Post# 148057 , Reply# 4   8/20/2011 at 21:34 (4,578 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I don't plan on keeping it, I have it on ebay, I just don't have the room right now. I have So many vacuums in my bedroom second bedroom and in the dining room. I have 3 on ebay now. I have some that I will never get rid of. Thats my G.E.'s and my signatures. I also picked up a Filter Queen today too.

Post# 148059 , Reply# 5   8/20/2011 at 21:35 (4,578 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

The limited edition Filter Queen.

Post# 148067 , Reply# 6   8/20/2011 at 22:28 (4,577 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

aeoliandave's profile picture
Dang Ben!
I would paid cash money for that blue Hygiene and driven down to Greencastle to pick it up in person on my way to the Convention.

Oh well, maybe I'll win your auction and do that anyway.

That green GE is tempting, too.

Been searching eBay Vintage and can't find the Hygiene, Ben. Did it sell already?

Post# 148068 , Reply# 7   8/20/2011 at 22:43 (4,577 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Its under the Vintage Vacuum cleaner listings not sold yet, make me an offer and Iwill hold it for you I can pull it from the sale.

Post# 148074 , Reply# 8   8/21/2011 at 04:18 (4,577 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

kirbyclassiciii's profile picture
What are the model # and serial #s off of this Electro-Hygiene canister? Example: Model 401, Serial 401-1515 or 17A-C-11415 (17A = January 1971).

Thank you,

Ben Edge (KirbyClassicIII)

Post# 148083 , Reply# 9   8/21/2011 at 09:37 (4,577 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

It looks like the hose is in the wrong end of the Electro Hygene!

Interesting they designed it like that. Usually one associates the smooth bullet nose as the front, or inlet.

But then again Compact did the same thing on their machines. :)

Post# 148089 , Reply# 10   8/21/2011 at 10:27 (4,577 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

kirbyclassiciii's profile picture
Royal's mainstream version of this canister was the model 931, which replaced the 901 in 1966. Likewise, before the 966 Electro-Hygiene had the 950.

Both the 931 and the 966 were discontinued by 1980.


Post# 148155 , Reply# 11   8/21/2011 at 17:33 (4,577 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow I must say you have found some real nice vacuums I think it is time for me to start looking at some estate sales/ auctions. Zach

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy