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Post# 162813   12/20/2011 at 12:51 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

So I was looking around at a local flea Market the other day when I seen this machine sitting under a mans table I just had to have it.I thought he might want a pretty penny for it but I asked him and I paid 20 bucks for it and all it's attachments.It was in really nice condition but I polished and cleaned it up a little better hand washed the bag and wiped it down.I really was surprised that it does still have great Suction.I'm hoping that all the attachments are correct.I wasn't sure of it's year.It doesn't have a tool caddy on its back like some I've seen from the fifties.

Post# 162814 , Reply# 1   12/20/2011 at 12:53 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Wow, looks good, and that price is just astonishing!

Post# 162815 , Reply# 2   12/20/2011 at 12:55 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

A closer look...

Post# 162816 , Reply# 3   12/20/2011 at 12:56 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

Pic 2

Post# 162818 , Reply# 4   12/20/2011 at 12:57 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

Pic 3

Post# 162819 , Reply# 5   12/20/2011 at 13:04 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

Thank's it cleaned up nice. I thought it was a good price too.I'm not sure of the year though.I'm thinking 1930s.All the attachments seem to be there and the hose handle and cord is in nice shape and it sounds really good.I think it's an Electrolux XXX.I'm not totally sure yet.

Post# 162822 , Reply# 6   12/20/2011 at 13:11 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Wow, she really is a beauty... I wonder how hard it would be to break into his house and get it...

Woops, I just thought that out loud didn't I ? Ha ha!

Post# 162824 , Reply# 7   12/20/2011 at 13:19 (4,450 days old) by kenkart ()        

It is definately post WW2, The runners look flat, so it most likely a 46 or 47 model, somewhere about 48 or 49 is when the round runners came in, the rug tool is a little newer but not much. 49 or 50 I would say.

Post# 162825 , Reply# 8   12/20/2011 at 13:21 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        


Post# 162827 , Reply# 9   12/20/2011 at 13:24 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

pic 5

Post# 162828 , Reply# 10   12/20/2011 at 13:25 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Regardless of the age, I'd give anything for that!

I wish the Vacuum Cleaner manufacturers would make some brand new old cleaners, just for us collectors!

I'd love to own my 1977 HOOVER Senior Ranger brand new!

Post# 162829 , Reply# 11   12/20/2011 at 13:30 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

I think it's the Electrolux xxx and I'm hoping all it's attachments are correct.Again sorry about the spots on my lens.I got a new camera just haven't had a chance to set it up yet.

Post# 162831 , Reply# 12   12/20/2011 at 13:32 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You could take pictures of that with a VGA camera and it would still look stunning, don't worry about the spots at all!

Can you tell I have a soft spot for old Luxes ? :)

Post# 162832 , Reply# 13   12/20/2011 at 13:33 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I am 99.9% sure it is an XXX.

Post# 162835 , Reply# 14   12/20/2011 at 13:39 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

That would be awesome if they did make them again.I bet they would sell like Hotcakes.That's OK,LOL. I went crazy when I seen it it too.Especially since I THINK it's got all of it's original tools.I haven't cleaned them up yet though.

Post# 162836 , Reply# 15   12/20/2011 at 13:41 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

I can tell you definitely have a soft spot for them.

Post# 162838 , Reply# 16   12/20/2011 at 13:55 (4,450 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
You can be sure it's a X X X , OH that's G E 's

YES, Tyson
It is a lux XXX. The hose of course is a replacement, but it is a Lux made replacement, from the 70's. The org. would have had a metal wand end. The
hose would have been gray with a black tracer in it or some variation of that.
All the tools are org. Except the one on the end of the Hose, not sure what
that goes to. If it is a floor brush type, I would say Eureka. The long white
Brush is a Wall brush, which is an extra purchase along the way. Could have
been screwed into extra floor tool, in the later 50's. By a lux sales person.
I have a XXX, with the attachment caddy, cord rewind, and sprayer. No org.
hose, but a newer torquise color (like the model L, 1970's) era. I hardley
ever use mine. It is the prize of my 50's line up. It will be one the very
last I will part with. Seemed like everyone had one when I was a kid in the

Post# 162839 , Reply# 17   12/20/2011 at 13:57 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh yes, they would sell like hotcakes!

I'd probably (and I'm not joking) buy about two or three Rangers and leave them in the boxes never opened, then in about 60 years time when I'm an old man, sell them for lots of money and treat myself to something nice (like maybe an Electrolux XXX! Ha ha!)

Post# 162841 , Reply# 18   12/20/2011 at 14:06 (4,450 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

I also have a model 30(XXX) and it is a 1949 model. Came with all of the original attachments,including the hose, although I did pay $70 for it. Surprisingly very quiet, and cleans pretty well too :)

Daniel :)

Post# 162842 , Reply# 19   12/20/2011 at 14:13 (4,450 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You can't go wrong with a vintage Electrolux!

The motors were made exceptionally well (I should know - My '82 502S upright was in daily use from the day it was bought and still works fantastically with the original motor).

Post# 162849 , Reply# 20   12/20/2011 at 15:01 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

Wow! Thanks Norm sounds like yours is a keeper too.I was pretty shocked that this one still runs good and cleans really well.The end of this hose is metal as well but I'm wondering what is missing.I like the looks of this one it looks like one of the old Stream-liner trains.I think it's a cool looking vac and I bet yours is outstanding too.

Post# 162850 , Reply# 21   12/20/2011 at 15:02 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

I know I'd buy a few of them too.I always liked the looks of the ranger too.

Post# 162851 , Reply# 22   12/20/2011 at 15:06 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

Yours sounds like a great find too Daniel.I think I would have probably given 70 for it too.

Post# 162856 , Reply# 23   12/20/2011 at 15:38 (4,450 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Metal Wand End !

When I say metal wand end. It would be a metal, curved wand end. NO plastic
hand grip !
I'll show you when we have a spring time mini meet, hopefully in Ashland.

Post# 162858 , Reply# 24   12/20/2011 at 15:55 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

Oh Ok Norm.I understand,Yeah that would be great.I did find out they made it from 1937 all the way through the early 40s.I wish I knew how to read it's numbers to find out it's production year out of curiousness.K86679H as it's stamped on the front of the machine's lid.

Post# 163034 , Reply# 25   12/21/2011 at 14:23 (4,449 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

Tyson, they were made from 1937 until the early 50's, with a few variations, which I find is incredible for one single model! Here is a link containing more information on the model 30 which I found with a google search a few months ago.

Hope this helps!
Daniel :)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO vacuumfreak's LINK

Post# 163035 , Reply# 26   12/21/2011 at 14:25 (4,449 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

Oh, and just a guess, its probably around a 1942-1945 model.

Daniel :)

Post# 163043 , Reply# 27   12/21/2011 at 15:56 (4,449 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Looks just like my 48, the best sound one has ever heard

Post# 163067 , Reply# 28   12/21/2011 at 19:43 (4,449 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

Do you happen to have a picture of the exhaust end? This also helps a little bit to tell what year it was made.

Daniel :)

Post# 163077 , Reply# 29   12/21/2011 at 22:53 (4,449 days old) by tyson ()        

I took a picture of the exhaust port.Here you go.I think it's one of the later models.

Post# 163091 , Reply# 30   12/22/2011 at 05:55 (4,448 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

That is a early 1948 model I believe. Around late 1948 is when the round runners came out.
Daniel :)

Post# 163257 , Reply# 31   12/24/2011 at 12:36 (4,446 days old) by tyson ()        

Thank's Daniel I thought it might be because of the runners but the saloon doors exhaust kind of got me wondering what year is this thing as the earlier Models had just vented Exhaust ports.

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