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Post# 158721   11/12/2011 at 05:51 (4,628 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Yea it finally arrived yesterday looking rather sorry for itself 

 

Its a really old one as it stil has the wooden handle and  not  the Bakelite one of newer models 

 

Now for a full rebuild and polish and every thing. bags had it but I have a spare 

 

that's my youngest son Anthony a avid vacuum enthusiast standing next to it , yes he is very cute , gets it from his dadTongue out


Post# 158854 , Reply# 1   11/13/2011 at 10:39 (4,627 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

Never seen a vac that looks like that before. Cant wait to see what it looks like after you polish and re-build it!

Daniel :)


Post# 158884 , Reply# 2   11/13/2011 at 12:17 (4,627 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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It has an interchangeable polishing head as well


Post# 159060 , Reply# 3   11/15/2011 at 10:20 (4,625 days old) by Docker (Cape Town, South Africa)        
Columbus

That is a Columbus B12 polisher with vacuum attachment. The B11 version did not have the clips to remove the brush base. I am still using my mom's 1958 B12 to polish my Stinkwood dining-room table. They did not buy the vacuum attachment at the time as the polisher alone cost 48 Pounds.

Post# 159070 , Reply# 4   11/15/2011 at 12:55 (4,625 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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hey Docker sorry to say my one pre dates the b12 it is a M111 , I have a later model like yours as well nice condition.

 

I also have the b11.

 

Your one is in great condition, I have a b11 electrolux head unit that I use on my table as well

 

were abouts are you in Cape Town ? 




This post was last edited 11/15/2011 at 13:37
Post# 159130 , Reply# 5   11/16/2011 at 05:53 (4,624 days old) by Docker (Cape Town, South Africa)        

Gareth
I'm in Bothasig. I see you also have an Electrolux S1000.


Post# 159133 , Reply# 6   11/16/2011 at 06:38 (4,624 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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No way I live in Steenoven street Bothasig 

 


Post# 159608 , Reply# 7   11/21/2011 at 13:56 (4,618 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I got this sorry looking columbus b11 the other day too , it is only a polisher and still runs even if it looks terrible.


Post# 268517 , Reply# 8   2/19/2014 at 14:04 (3,797 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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So 830 days later I finally finished it, Wow that took a while, I am sorry i didn't take more photo's during its restoration. I only started working on it a few weeks ago. Just to many things ( life ) happened and it got sidlined for a long time. 

 

I also have a band new workshop at home again and this is helping me finish many of my projects. 

 

She runs beautifully 


Post# 268518 , Reply# 9   2/19/2014 at 14:05 (3,797 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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In polisher mode, the bumper still needs some work 


Post# 268534 , Reply# 10   2/19/2014 at 15:54 (3,797 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Nice restoration job! You should have had Anthony present it again--this time with two thumbs up and two toes up! haha

Post# 268545 , Reply# 11   2/19/2014 at 16:40 (3,797 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I will get a pic of him with it on the weekend, he was at school when I took the pic 

 


Post# 268570 , Reply# 12   2/19/2014 at 17:59 (3,797 days old) by ronni (USA)        

That will be nice. He sure is a good-looking boy. While appliances and other man-made things can be stylish and attractive nothing on earth compares to the beauty of humanity.


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