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"The Vacuum Cleaner Parking Lot"
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Post# 149656   8/30/2011 at 22:35 (4,563 days old) by mercuryman ()        

Here's a photo of what my mother calls the "Vacuum Cleaner Parking Lot", with a newly refurbished addition--a Model XXX, in which I've just installed a new motor (and it now purrs like a 'lil kitty cat).

Post# 149657 , Reply# 1   8/30/2011 at 22:38 (4,563 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Looks really good!

Post# 149658 , Reply# 2   8/30/2011 at 22:51 (4,563 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Sweet grouping!

Post# 149661 , Reply# 3   8/30/2011 at 23:42 (4,563 days old) by Real1 ()        

nice LUX collection! The real star though is the G....for so many reasons, LOL. Yeah I know....highly subjective, but I always plug the G.Tongue out


Post# 149666 , Reply# 4   8/31/2011 at 00:00 (4,563 days old) by mercuryman ()        
And here's a video of the Model 30 running...

with the newly installed motor. The old motor was totally worn down, and not even rebuildable.


Post# 149670 , Reply# 5   8/31/2011 at 00:04 (4,563 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I think one is

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double parked!

Post# 149671 , Reply# 6   8/31/2011 at 00:14 (4,563 days old) by mercuryman ()        
and @ Kevin (Real1)...

The Electrolux Model G vacuum cleaner is really beyond words to describe how lovely it is. It's a breathtaking's so whisper-quiet when running, it has such powerful suction, it has a great aesthetic and is easy on the eyes--it's just an overall delight to use. As far as canister vacuums are concerned, I'd have to say that the Lux G is the "quintessential" canister vac. While the PN-1 that ran concurrently with the G is of questionable reliability (considering that the non-telescoping sheath of the PN-1 was prone to cracking EVEN WHEN NEW and the PN motor wasn't as good as the motor in the "improved" PN-2), the G, in my opinion, is one of the machines that any Electrolux collector worth his salt SHOULD own. =)

Post# 149679 , Reply# 7   8/31/2011 at 00:58 (4,563 days old) by Real1 ()        

Brian. And yes, the PN-1, especially the early, plastic non-telescoping model was pretty fragile. But they got better and I run one of the last PN-1's from a early 1205 the blue/turquoise color. However, run a PN from an 80's Diamond J and it's stair companion Sidekick and you really see how far the PN's progressed. You can always run a PN-2 from a G too, if need be.


The G was something old, something new..literally. Not really a transitional model like the 1205, but a star all on its own. Good engineering, good execution, simple, elegant and excellent longevity. That Jetson turquoise isn't too hard on the eyes either. Tongue out


I love the OM as well...soooooo 60's! I think June Cleaver ran one in her fancy skirts....had to!



Post# 149717 , Reply# 8   8/31/2011 at 09:01 (4,563 days old) by westingman123 ()        

Very nice. Be glad your Mom refers to it as a parking lot. My Mama growls under her breath at the sight of my "girls".

Post# 149726 , Reply# 9   8/31/2011 at 10:10 (4,563 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

Beautiful. Enjoyed the video, it sounds great, nice demo too!

Post# 149743 , Reply# 10   8/31/2011 at 13:43 (4,563 days old) by FilterQueenMan (Park City UT)        

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Great video enjoyed it very much.  I hate to say this but I remember those machines very well....God I am getting old....Love to see a video of the 1205 (s) when time will permit. 

Post# 149745 , Reply# 11   8/31/2011 at 13:55 (4,563 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

The model 30's have such a distinctive sound in the motors. My grandmothers always sounded so good! Quiet, great suction, I can see it now! I bought one of those along time ago and it runs great.  You have a great treasure trove there! Love the model G!

Post# 149963 , Reply# 12   9/1/2011 at 20:42 (4,561 days old) by redgeminipa (Altoona, PA)        

We're going to have one of those pretty soon full of Kirbys, LOL.

So far we have:
512 - still trying to get some stuff before I start on this one
Heritage II - really rough
G3 - mostly finished as of yesterday. Still have a few things to pick up to finish it.
G4 80th Anniversary - Mostly needs cleaned up
G5 - needs a couple of things before I do this one, then being sold.
G6 2001 - mostly done.
Ultimate G Diamond - working on this one soon then it's going to be sold.

Getting a very nice Classic III with everything tomorrow and another Diamond on Sunday. We're probably going to have another G4 within a month.

I still have to get pictures of the others. I'll be creating an album soon with our collection.

Mike and my cousin & her husband spent the day cleaning out our shed to turn it into my workshop. I can't wait to have everything done in there. I have a lot of Kirby work to get done!

Post# 150391 , Reply# 13   9/4/2011 at 20:04 (4,558 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Now I have another XXX found today at a yard sale for just $4.

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