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Post# 151457   9/14/2011 at 10:42 (4,551 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I just bought this columbus

This is one of the pics the seller sent to me , it still runns and can convert to a polisher.

Its going to need some work , lots of buffing work .

i remember my gran had one that she used as a polisher

has any one else seen these 


Post# 151466 , Reply# 1   9/14/2011 at 14:28 (4,551 days old) by kenkart ()        
David Watters

In Colorado has a mint one, he brought it one of the first conventions the club ever had at Alex Tabers house , I think it was in 1993.

Post# 151467 , Reply# 2   9/14/2011 at 14:35 (4,551 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have an older one but it doesn't run , it has the carbon brush holders mounted in the hood. It also has a much bigger bag

 

do you know how old they are abouts ?


Post# 151574 , Reply# 3   9/15/2011 at 16:24 (4,550 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Hi there the ones i have is made in the late 1950's.a friend of mine where ive got my columbus that can convert to a vacuum cleaner has got a few of these,he knows the history more accurately than me.if i may ask from where did u bought this one?as it almost looks the same as the one of my friend in jhb?i know he said the original bags were bigger than the ones who could only polish and there wasnt a columbus mark on the bag.we have a garage in leeudoringstad with stuff my great grandfather had in his shop,theres a columbus polisher that has never been used its in excellent condition.theres also a polisher,as i was told it could convert to a vacuum cleaner and you put the wax somewhere in the head where it applies the wax itself and buffing the floors.i would so like to have all the vintage cleaners thats inside that building,but unfortunately they dont whant me to have it all.

Post# 151652 , Reply# 4   9/16/2011 at 17:44 (4,549 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
Vaclover

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I am getting it from a guy here in Cape town , unfortunetly he lives right on the beach front so I can see why it looks like it does.

Gareth


Post# 151656 , Reply# 5   9/16/2011 at 18:21 (4,549 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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hey guys,I found a publication of this vaccum cleaner on one of the most famous italian architecture and lifestyle magazine from the 30s, gonna check tomorrow and scan it for you! greetengs, Tommy


Post# 151703 , Reply# 6   9/17/2011 at 02:30 (4,548 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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that would be fantastic to see


Post# 151734 , Reply# 7   9/17/2011 at 11:50 (4,548 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow!

Hang onto that! That is a VERY rare machine, at least in the states it is. I have only ever seen one, in pictures.

It will look amazing when all buffed out!


Post# 151738 , Reply# 8   9/17/2011 at 13:20 (4,548 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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over my life time, an amazing  32 years, I have seen quiet a few, especially in the last 10 years.

 

I have an older one but it doesn't run so I don't display it , Haha I,m so full of $h!t


Post# 151749 , Reply# 9   9/17/2011 at 16:42 (4,548 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Hi gareth whats wrong with it that it doesnt run?

Post# 151774 , Reply# 10   9/18/2011 at 02:09 (4,547 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The motor won't turn at all , I think the bearings have siezed or somthing is stuck between the armiture and the coil, two of the screws that hold the top of the motor together are stuck and I haven't had a chance top take it appart yet.


Post# 151783 , Reply# 11   9/18/2011 at 03:56 (4,547 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

oh ok.i thought it may have been the field coils or armature that burnt out. Ive got a spare armature, field coil and carbon brushes.if you ever may need it.

Post# 151785 , Reply# 12   9/18/2011 at 04:10 (4,547 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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we will be incontactLaughing    it wasn't that long ago you could still getthem new from Electrolux



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