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Post# 356044   7/14/2016 at 10:33 (802 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Good day. i have recently found an Electrolux Model V in an extremely good and complete condition. i would like to see the instruction leaflets, boxes and accesories that came with your model V. mine is not cleaned up yet but i have a few photos.

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Post# 356047 , Reply# 1   7/14/2016 at 12:24 (802 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


WOW! What a great find!! Could you please take a clearer and larger photo of the front of the carton, and the other sides if they have similar illustrations on them? Thanks!

Post# 356049 , Reply# 2   7/14/2016 at 14:10 (802 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
the box....

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Post# 356050 , Reply# 3   7/14/2016 at 14:13 (802 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
The instruction leaflet machine and accesories...

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Post# 356051 , Reply# 4   7/14/2016 at 14:14 (802 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
And i dont know if its an origanal but a Hoover plig fitted

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Post# 356069 , Reply# 5   7/14/2016 at 20:20 (802 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Ok I can throw in two pieces of information. To begin with the hose appears to be from a Goblin Clean Sweep (second picture below). The ends from the original hose, which would have been metal (shown in the third picture - from the net - below), are there though.

Also the series number 527 indicated model 5 - 1927, which would put it as one of the last of the model V (They changed to the model 11 in 1927.

The dusting brush is from a later model of Electrolux (The original would have been wood the same as the one pictured with my model 11 below) and the Floor brush appears to be from a Siroma manufactured machine (Siroma used a triangular nozzle connection with 3 screws while Electrolux used one with only 2, also shown in my picture below)

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Post# 386628 , Reply# 6   2/23/2018 at 12:48 (213 days old) by oicangimuj (santiago, chile)        
selling my 1924 electrolux v model

still working, includes original accesories. contact me if interested "ij(at)"

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Post# 386645 , Reply# 7   2/23/2018 at 20:31 (213 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Apparently, oicanqimuj has contacted everyone with a working email. I give him kudos for enthusiasm, but I don't appreciate the unsolicited query about buying his vac. Not all Americans have deep pockets (or want) ancient vacs sent from foreign countries with no way to inspect/try out.



Post# 386677 , Reply# 8   2/24/2018 at 14:48 (212 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


He contacted me as well. He wants "only" US$1000 for it.......



Post# 386685 , Reply# 9   2/24/2018 at 15:44 (212 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Contacted me as well. I already have both versions (with removable runners, and without), and mine rune on 120 volts. The one from Chile runs on 240 volts. For $1000, he'd have to deliver it in person to my front door, and convert it to run on American current.

Post# 386689 , Reply# 10   2/24/2018 at 16:12 (212 days old) by S31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
He contacted me too....

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Same story, $1000 (or a reasonable offer), and shipping on top of it. I donít have one, and would love to add one to my collection, but thereís no way I can (or will) ante up that kind of money for one, especially a 220V model that I couldnít even use without some kind of converter.....

Post# 386699 , Reply# 11   2/24/2018 at 20:28 (212 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Holy cow!!! He never mentioned a price in his email to me.....good grief.



Post# 386701 , Reply# 12   2/24/2018 at 22:16 (212 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I w0nder how he got all our email addresses. I thought our profiles were secure.

Post# 386702 , Reply# 13   2/24/2018 at 22:16 (212 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I think that's what the Pickers on TV would call an 'I don't want to sell it price'.

Post# 386710 , Reply# 14   2/25/2018 at 09:58 (211 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I wondered about that too.....but I see I have my email in my profile.



Post# 386719 , Reply# 15   2/25/2018 at 12:22 (211 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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I would just about give my right eye for one - a 110 volt version anyway. For me, it ranks right up there with the Hoover model O. But how in the world did one ever wind up in Chile? Wonder if he prefers payment in Bitcoin? Lmao

Post# 386748 , Reply# 16   2/26/2018 at 01:16 (210 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
@ dysonman1

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No need for that. You buy a voltage converter unit as a middleman between your outlet and the vacuum.

@ electrolux137

Any member can view user profiles on the site. He likely used a mail bot program that scans a page for emails and then sends the message in bulk to addresses found.

I never got any message though.

That email address domain he used traces back to the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago Chile. So likely he's just a college student needing some funds, hence the high price tag on it.

Post# 386750 , Reply# 17   2/26/2018 at 01:34 (210 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


n.b., my email address is concealed in my profile. Or so I thought...

Post# 386768 , Reply# 18   2/26/2018 at 13:50 (210 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That's correct....I don't see it in your profile......wonder how he hacked that and who of us he profiled and why? A little unsettling......



Post# 386770 , Reply# 19   2/26/2018 at 14:00 (210 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I've always kind of wanted one of these though.

Post# 386779 , Reply# 20   2/26/2018 at 14:35 (210 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Unless, he's gotten rid of it lately, your boss has one that's in REALLY nice condition best I could tell. I tried to talk a blue streak to talk him out of it, but he wouldn't budge on it! LOL!

Post# 386780 , Reply# 21   2/26/2018 at 15:07 (210 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
He also contacted me...

He also contacted me, i already have one, not a 1924 model but a 27 model. Sent for Electrolux South Africa. Original cord although not the original hose. Sweet little machines. Mine needs some cleaning and buffing, but for 91 years old i think its in good condition.

Post# 386787 , Reply# 22   2/26/2018 at 16:51 (210 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Does anyone know when during model V production Electrolux switched from the elephant to the serpents on the rear handle?

Post# 386792 , Reply# 23   2/26/2018 at 18:19 (210 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


The serpent -- actually the Rod of Asclepius (see link), was used on the 1925 model. The elephant, which was a company icon, was on the earlier 1924 model. I have seen various old Electrolux items such as bookends, etc., with the elephant icon on them.

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Post# 386813 , Reply# 24   2/27/2018 at 00:01 (210 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
Mine still have the elephant

My Model V still has the elephant on the handle its a 1927 model.

Post# 386828 , Reply# 25   2/27/2018 at 08:50 (209 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Thank you for the info Charles. Perhaps only the American version had the serpents on the handle? Does anyone have such version so we can see pictures? Back in the 1980's an Electrolux dealer by my house had a model V in the window. It was the only one I can recall ever seeing in person, and stupid me being a kid at the time never asked if it was for sale. The answer would've probably been "no" anyway, but still.

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