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Post# 157396   10/29/2011 at 12:54 (4,498 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Went back to the estate sale I got my Electrolux at and picked this up - haven't even plugged it in and it needs a lot of cleaning...

Post# 157400 , Reply# 1   10/29/2011 at 13:13 (4,498 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Wow, I wish I could find something that wonderful at an estate sale here!  I have wanted a roll-easy forever but the only ones I've seen are on ebay, and the bidding always goes way beyond what I can justify spending.

Post# 157405 , Reply# 2   10/29/2011 at 13:56 (4,498 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

LUCKY LUCKY LUCKYY ive wanted a roll-easy for a few years now! your very lucky to have found that one!


Post# 157406 , Reply# 3   10/29/2011 at 14:04 (4,498 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Oh my that is amazing what a find congrats. Zach

Post# 157418 , Reply# 4   10/29/2011 at 16:07 (4,498 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Does anyone know if bags are still available for these or if there's a bag that will work with it?


Post# 157444 , Reply# 5   10/29/2011 at 18:53 (4,498 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Check out the Searchalator feature for bag information

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Type in Roll-Easy for past posts and pics. I think Dave had a nice way to adapt new Hoover bags for them, I didn't look all the way through the posts. Happy hunting!

Post# 157456 , Reply# 6   10/29/2011 at 21:11 (4,498 days old) by kenkart ()        

I have one I found on the side of the road!, Not complete, but now that Tania graciously sent me a cord, I can use it.

Post# 157463 , Reply# 7   10/29/2011 at 22:26 (4,498 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
Smart move picking that up.

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And not just any 'common' Roll-Easy there, Graham.
Shortly after the redesign of the concave wider version One, all the Copper anodizing was discontinued for plain anodized aluminum.
That's a version Two, the first convex barreled one with the hose inlet centered in the handle bezel. What makes it special are the copper-anodized wands that appear to be in excellent condition and hose end...and the turquoise tool caddy that DOESN'T have its doorknob hanger hole torn out. Got all the matching tools? Let's see a pic of those.
That hose is the official factory woven replacement for the turquoise vinyl hose that sadly was very prone to splitting from towing the vacuum around and up stairs, as recommended in the manual and advertising.
As for the white waxey crusty stuff on the tools and hubs, that is very usual on GE Cycolac plastic and is easily removed and neutralized.
The Search-a-lator Vintage Archive files are a goldmine of Roll-Easy history, Tips & Tricks from those of us who have one.

I did discover a current commonly available bag that works in a Roll-Easy, with the addition of a glued-on cardboard gasket...just can't remember the Hoover type but it's in the archives. If there is a bag in yours, save the cardboard inlet piece for a pattern !

If it simply is not 'your thing', clean it up well and you have a fairly complete treasure that will easily fetch $300 - $500 on eBay, I wager.
If I lived in the Bay area I'd be trying to wheadle it out of you. :-)

Almost everything you want to know about the Roll-Easy:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO aeoliandave's LINK

Post# 157468 , Reply# 8   10/29/2011 at 22:52 (4,497 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Thanks for the info Dave! I have decided to put it up on ebay. Here's a few more pictures.


Post# 157469 , Reply# 9   10/29/2011 at 22:54 (4,497 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        


Post# 157470 , Reply# 10   10/29/2011 at 22:55 (4,497 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

one more....

Post# 157471 , Reply# 11   10/29/2011 at 22:56 (4,497 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        


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