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At the last yard sale, I found treasure!
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Post# 150377   9/4/2011 at 19:11 (4,557 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

For only $4 at a yard sale coming back from Plainfield In. tonite.

Post# 150378 , Reply# 1   9/4/2011 at 19:13 (4,557 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I was so happy!

Post# 150379 , Reply# 2   9/4/2011 at 19:14 (4,557 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Runs extremely well, no tools just the cord.

Post# 150382 , Reply# 3   9/4/2011 at 19:39 (4,557 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Rick B will need a the very LEAST a "Bromo fizz".

Post# 150402 , Reply# 4   9/4/2011 at 21:05 (4,557 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Very nice I have said it before and I'll say it again; I am not a American electrolux fan but that XXX is just beautiful. Zach

Post# 150404 , Reply# 5   9/4/2011 at 21:22 (4,557 days old) by vacu-finder ()        
good find.......

that machine is the sweetheart of all Sweethearts... very nice

Post# 150407 , Reply# 6   9/4/2011 at 22:12 (4,557 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

and it runs so well! A tribute to engineering.  It sounds the exact same as my grandmothers did! So soft and quiet! Yet powerful!

Post# 150409 , Reply# 7   9/4/2011 at 22:17 (4,557 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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Nice score, Ben!


Post# 150419 , Reply# 8   9/4/2011 at 23:49 (4,557 days old) by Real1 ()        

Zach...a preference for just Canadian LUX's??  Well that's cool I guess....can't say I have anything against Canadian LUX's, or what they look like.;-)


OMG Ben....stellar find, $4 really??! That's the Mother Ship of LUX's; the one that made them a household name.;-) No way could I could resist taking it apart, if for no other reason to see how they made a legend.



Post# 150421 , Reply# 9   9/5/2011 at 00:14 (4,557 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




Verrrrrrrrry nice find, and scarcer than the usually-found 1949-52 version.


Notice the flat-bottom runners and of the style attached to the machine's body instead of incorporated into the front and rear covers as with the older XXX's flat runners --- which, along with the "saloon door" exhaust cover, add up to a transitional specimen between the 1947 and 1948 versions.


Is there no end to the apparently countless variations on this beautiful vacuum cleaner?!

n.b., I'd almost dare to say that the original leatherette was replaced. Note how it "puckers" at the rear on each side, and then either you can see the edge of the leatherette slightly pulled out of the side-rail nameplates, or maybe that's just a reflection of the chrome. It's hard to tell. But the puckered leatherette, and the very bland-looking texture, suggests replacement. Factory-fresh leatherette on all models was always very carefully and painstakingly applied. It's hard to imagine a less-than-perfect job like this would have left the factory.



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Post# 150425 , Reply# 10   9/5/2011 at 00:29 (4,557 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

Interesting history on those vacs! That is a nice find there and to me Lux is the only cool looking canister. Hope to find one someday. ;)

Post# 150477 , Reply# 11   9/5/2011 at 13:47 (4,556 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I have been trying to find something to take the yellowing out of the top of the canister. I've tried about everything. Any suggestions?

Post# 150480 , Reply# 12   9/5/2011 at 14:57 (4,556 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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Very nice! :)

Post# 150481 , Reply# 13   9/5/2011 at 15:02 (4,556 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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That is beautifull
When I am able to come over to the states for the convention can I please come a few weeks early and go treasure hunting with you

You always seem to find the coolest stuff


Post# 150482 , Reply# 14   9/5/2011 at 15:06 (4,556 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

I've used Lacquer Thinner on power cords, as well as the trim on my Kirby 510 to take the discoloration off the vinyl/plastic. I read this tip when people were complaining about green cords on their G3s and someone suggested lacquer thinner. Do at your own risk, try a small spot where you can't see first cause i'm not sure what the material would be made out of.

If you want to try something that is 100% not harmful but great at cleaning, try a magic eraser with water.

Post# 150487 , Reply# 15   9/5/2011 at 15:56 (4,556 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        
Removing the yellow color...

I use just the ordinary "Fantastic". It works pretty good at removing the color. Also, what a beautiful find :) Machine looks great!


Post# 150530 , Reply# 16   9/6/2011 at 00:01 (4,556 days old) by Real1 ()        
If that's....

true leather up there....I would try traditional leather cleaners before considering chemicals. Leather can be redyed as well once you get any treatment off the surface.



Post# 150533 , Reply# 17   9/6/2011 at 00:39 (4,556 days old) by ElectroluxKirby ()        

I have a Model XXX, it's the most quite vacuum I've ever owned. I use it when I vacuum our carpeted staircase, it sits better on the stairs than the wheeled vacs.

Post# 150535 , Reply# 18   9/6/2011 at 00:58 (4,556 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




Is the yellowing from nicotine do you think? If so, there's a special product you can get at hardware stores made specifically for cleaning nicotine stains off of wallpaper. I don't remember what it's called but I used it once on an otherwise beautiful hose for an Electrolux E-Automatic. I second the suggestion about not trying any kind of solvents or thinners because some of them can dissolve vinyl.




Post# 150537 , Reply# 19   9/6/2011 at 01:27 (4,556 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

It reminds me of  cigarette smoke but I think its just time, dirt from over time. Some of it has come off with just light cleaners I have, but I am not going to push it I don't want to harm it in anyway.  It looks and runs so well and thats the harmony I like!

Post# 150578 , Reply# 20   9/6/2011 at 10:20 (4,555 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



Hello kitty kitty! :)


Post# 150600 , Reply# 21   9/6/2011 at 14:25 (4,555 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

@Charles(electrolux~137)... Did that product completely remove the nicotine staining off of the hose? If so, Id like to get some to remove the coloring on my xxx hose that I bought off of ebay!


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