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Post# 365339   1/19/2017 at 12:58 (824 days old) by ronni (USA)        

I happened to stumble upon the online Catalog of Copyright Entries and located quite a few entries from 1949 to 1983 of Electrolux Corporation's products & labels. For some reason, I was unable to locate some manuals such as the Olympia One's or Silverado's. It could be that they just weren't reported to the US office.

The Catalog of Copyright Entries, published by the US Copyright Office, contains a list of all copyright registrations received.

One that jumped off the page was the January 1961 copyright of the Model G's manual. Somewhere else I'd read that it was introduced in 1961 but the copyright of the manual (of several editions) is 1960. However, it must have been an oversight of the printing department not to change it from the Model R's manual cover (which had an identical picture). I wonder, then, if the Model G was introduced in January of 1961, or April of 1961 (the customary drive month)?

Here's the list of entries:

• “Electrolux self-polishing wax”. (Carton) (Polishing Wax) Label. 9Feb49

• “Electrolux floor cleaner”. Label. 28Mar49

• “Electrolux cleaning and polishing labels.” 18Apr49, 28Apr49

• “Electrolux companion (Holder for vacuum cleaner tools) Label. 25Apr49

• “Electrolux cord winder”. Label. 25Apr49

• “It’s the air powered Electrolux polisher (Floor Polisher). Folder. 2May49

• “Protect your clothes, from moths, from dust” (Garment Bag). Folder. 2May49

• “Electrolux, improved Garment-Aire vault. 2Jun49

• “Electrolux polisher”. (Floor polisher) Labels. 25Apr49 1Jun49

• -“Electrolux polisher brushes” Label. 13Jun49

• “Electrolux polisher buffer”. Label. 13Jun49

• “Electrolux porcelain cleaner”. (Carton) Label. 13Jun49

• “Electrolux scrubbing-waxing brushes”. Label. 13Jun49

• “Electrolux hand cleaner”. Label. 7Sep49

• “Electrolux users manual” 14Aug52

• “Electrolux users manual” (in notice: 1952) 12Aug53

• “Electrolux users manual” revisions & additions . 3Mar54

• “Electrolux users manual” revisions. 28Feb55

• “Check yourself” 11May56

• “Electrolux air filter. Filters for vacuum cleaners. Label. 3Dec56

• “Greatest power engineered by Electrolux. New model Electrolux Automatic E.” Vacuum cleaners. Post card. 15Sep56

• “Electrolux triple brush floor polisher and scrubber”. 19Dec57

• “Only the new automatic Electrolux cleaner guarantees you a cleaner home.” (In Good Housekeeping, Dec. 1957, p. 39) Appl. author: Batten, Barton, Durstine, & Osborn, Inc. 19Nov57

• “Guarantees a cleaner home automatically; see the ... automatic cleaner” 2Jan58

• “Air power on the home front; some important things you should know about ... the vacuum cleaner.” 17Jan58

• “The selection, use and care of vacuum cleaners”. 17Jan58

• “Electrolux triple brush floor polisher and scrubber”. 2May58

• “Wax book”. 13May58

• “Electrolux users manual”. New matter. 15Sep58

• “Electrolux floor magic before your very eyes. Triple-brush two-speed floor polisher and scrubber” 3Apr59

• “Garment Vault; first national bank of your clothes closet.” 23Jan59

• “Rug Washer” 9Feb59

• “Welcome your friendly Electrolux man, only he can show you the Electrolux way to easier home care. Automatic F (and other) products.” (in Good Housekeeping May 1959 p.178-179) Appl. author: Batten, Barton, Durstine, & Osborn, Inc. 21Apr59

• “Things you can do with your Electrolux Turbotool air power appliance”. 1Apr59

• "How to use your Electrolux cleaner, model R" 13Jan61

• "How to use your Electrolux cleaner, model G" 19Nov60

• "How to use your triple-brush two-speed floor polisher and scrubber" manual on 23Nov61.

• “All new Electrolux turbo rug washer and floor polisher”. 16May62

• "How to use your triple-brush two-speed floor polisher and scrubber" 20Jul63

• “Better keeping the Electrolux way” Folder. 6Aug63

• "Unsurpassed cleaning with 2-motor system, the amazing Electrolux power nozzle" (revision) 27Jan65

• “We welcome you as a new user of the Electrolux big capacity, heavy-duty vacuum cleaner, model CB” 22Mar65

• “Carpet beautifier for B-8 polisher; users manual & assembly instructions”. 4Oct65

• "How to use your Electrolux cleaner, model 1205" 1Aug68

• “Helping hints on the use and care of your Electrolux floor polisher and carpet beautifier.” 4May71

• “Electrolux heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner--model CB in stainless steel”. Folder. Additional text & revisions. 3Dec69

• “Electrolux heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner--model CB in stainless steel”. Folder. Picture; editorial changes 30Jun71

• “Electrolux heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner--model CB in stainless steel”. Folder. Picture; editorial changes 29May72

• “Electrolux heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner--model CB in stainless steel”. Folder. Picture; editorial changes 31Jul73

• “Electrolux heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner--model CB in stainless steel”. Folder. Editorial changes. 28Feb74

• “Electrolux heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaner--model CB in stainless steel”. Folder. Editorial changes; new pictures and additional text. 28Feb76

• "How to do a lot less work and get a lot more cleaning done." additions and updating. 30Nov76

• "Electrolux heavy duty vacuum cleaner, model CB--in stainless steel". Folder.31May77

• "How to use your new Electrolux super J model deluxe vacuum cleaner rug saver power nozzle attachment and power hose." revisions and updating. 31May77

• "Helping hints on the use and care of your Electrolux model B-8 Deluxe Floor Polisher and Carpet Beautifier shampooer." 31May77

• "The world's most modern upright vacuum cleaner"; brand new; an Electrolux upright vacuum cleaner. 30Jun77

• "Optional attachments for above-the-floor cleaning with the Electrolux upright vacuum cleaner". Folder. 31Aug77

• Good Housekeeping. volume 196. page 262. 1983 Silverado ad.

Post# 365341 , Reply# 1   1/19/2017 at 13:30 (824 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Thanks ronni.

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Users manual August 14, 1952. Was that for the new model LX? or the last of the model XXX? This really helps me pinpoint the exact date that the LX was introduced, a question that's bothered me for years.

If the LX was introduced in the spring/summer of 52 it clears up another personal question concerning the date my friend Jeanette bought her Electrolux.

Post# 365342 , Reply# 2   1/19/2017 at 13:51 (824 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Model LX manual, and Companion.

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I happen to know that both the instruction manual and the ride on tool holder called the Companion were not ready when the LX was first sold. I have documentation with letters to Electrolux stating "just got the manual and tool holder," seems customers waited about 6 weeks for these.

I'm trying to pinpoint when I first saw the Electrolux model LX. If you go with the August 14, 1952 date, it's two weeks before my second birthday (September 2, 1950). It also confirms I was 2 years old when I saw it eject (around February of 1953).

I know it sounds like a small issue, but it's not! To me it solves a huge question that's puzzled me for decades.


Post# 365343 , Reply# 3   1/19/2017 at 14:48 (824 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        
Electrolux U.S. Patents 1924 – 1964



Electrolux U.S. Patents 1924 – 1964

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Post# 365344 , Reply# 4   1/19/2017 at 14:53 (824 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        

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Please contact me at as I need to talk to you privately about Electrolux stuff that's not club related.

By the way, without knowing it you helped me solve a problem with a family tree. You just gave me the month I was searching for. Email me.

Post# 365345 , Reply# 5   1/19/2017 at 16:08 (824 days old) by ronni (USA)        


I just emailed you.

In case you didn't read my latest post on the WMWC thread I also found this information:

"Electrolux heavy duty cleaner" manual and "Electrolux heavy duty cleaner salesmen's guide for operating model C-A." 17Jul61

Regarding the Model LX manual, the entry of August 1952 didn't reference "Model LX"; likely because the manual's title was "Electrolux Users Manual".

I don't trivialize others interests just as I appreciate them respecting mine. I'm glad the information I uncovered was interesting and helpful to you.

I'm thinking, though, that the copyright filing dates don't indicate the actual date of publication. However, they do help to narrow it down. Issues of ELECTROLUX NEWS would provide the information. They were listed in the copyright catalog, too, but I didn't copy that information.

It would be great if Aerus would publish its list of serial #s and production dates, wouldn't it?

Post# 365346 , Reply# 6   1/19/2017 at 16:09 (824 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Thanks for the link to the patent information, Charles.

Post# 365356 , Reply# 7   1/19/2017 at 16:25 (824 days old) by ronni (USA)        
Entry Corrections, et cetera

In copying the information, I mixed up the copyright dates of the models R & G (which were listed next to each other but had separate entries).

The Model R's manual was copyrighted 19Nov60, and the Model G's manual's was 13Jan61.

Also, the 6Aug63 entry's title should read "Better housekeeping the Electrolux way."

There are probably other errors I made. Feel free to double-check my information by searching Google books with something like: "Electrolux Corporation Model G" or "Electrolux Corporation Catalog of Copyright Entries".


Thank you, Charles and Doug, for your time and efforts in researching and listing the patent information for Electrolux cleaners from 1924-1964. What a wonderful resource!

Post# 365361 , Reply# 8   1/19/2017 at 16:46 (824 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The model LX was launched in December, 1952. A Good Housekeeping ad in December, '52 said "Introducing the Cleaner That You Never Have To Empty". According to the ad, it would be available shortly to be 'seen' in your home.

Post# 365362 , Reply# 9   1/19/2017 at 17:31 (824 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Hi ronni.

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Got it and emailed you, thanks for the help.

Post# 365379 , Reply# 10   1/19/2017 at 23:12 (823 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        

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I've gotten all the info I need, so I'm not posting on this from now on. As they say, I'm outta here.

Post# 365382 , Reply# 11   1/20/2017 at 05:01 (823 days old) by Rainbowd4 (TN )        
Two speed polisher?

I don't remember ever seeing, or hearing of any of the triple brush polishers being two speed. I've used them from every decade as far as I know. The earliest one I ever used was from before the shampoo tank was standard, and I think it had a T shaped handle. All I've ever seen were one speed. Release the handle, and off you go.

Post# 365387 , Reply# 12   1/20/2017 at 09:13 (823 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The polisher that matched the Automatic F had a two speed switch on the back. You release the handle to start the polisher, the step on switch changes speeds.

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Post# 365397 , Reply# 13   1/20/2017 at 13:33 (823 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


The first turquoise polisher, also designated as Model B7, had a two-speed motor.



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Post# 365400 , Reply# 14   1/20/2017 at 14:18 (823 days old) by ronni (USA)        

"'Electrolux triple brush floor polisher and scrubber'. 19Dec57 & 'Electrolux triple brush floor polisher and scrubber'. 2May58"

It appears that the first version of the Model B-7 only had one speed. Why else would the later manuals have specified "two-speed"?

Also, I wonder if the entry “'Electrolux users manual'(in notice: 1952) 12Aug53" was for the Model E. If so, maybe the Model E was launched then instead of 1954.

Does anyone have a copy of a 1957 or 1958 triple brush floor polisher & scrubber manual, a Model B-7 without a speed switch, and/or a copy of a 1953 Model E manual?

Post# 365448 , Reply# 15   1/21/2017 at 11:45 (822 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The model E replaced the model XXX as the lower priced model in 1955. The LXI ran as the deluxe model until October of 1955, when it was replaced by the Automatic E.

Post# 365450 , Reply# 16   1/21/2017 at 12:04 (822 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Ok, thanks. Somewhere I'd read 1954 as the Model E's introduction year. I was just trying to figure out what manual was printed in 1953 that wasn't a revision (according to the entry).

Post# 365456 , Reply# 17   1/21/2017 at 14:10 (822 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Actually, the Model E came out in 1954.

Post# 365491 , Reply# 18   1/22/2017 at 14:44 (821 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Do either of you have evidence that supports 1953, 1954, or 1955 such as literature or a dated ad?

What manual would have been copyrighted in 1953?

Post# 365495 , Reply# 19   1/22/2017 at 15:19 (821 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Good Lord.


Post# 365498 , Reply# 20   1/22/2017 at 15:29 (821 days old) by ronni (USA)        

I'll take that to mean that you don't know for sure.

Post# 365507 , Reply# 21   1/22/2017 at 18:06 (821 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


You can take to mean I find it kinda funny that someone is requiring "evidence" on the date of manufacture of a 60+ year-old vacuum cleaner.

Post# 365586 , Reply# 22   1/24/2017 at 14:48 (819 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Trivializing others' queries or comments on this forum fails to encourage participation or mutual respect.

I don't understand your patronizing style or your correction of the curator of the Vacuum Cleaner Museum without proof. If you didn't care about accuracy of data of a 60-year-old cleaner then you could have just laughed it off and not responded. That would have been the kind thing to do.

Instead, you chose to be rude.

Post# 365595 , Reply# 23   1/24/2017 at 18:41 (819 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I'm not being rude. You're being overly sensitive, making a mountain out of a mole hill.


Post# 365599 , Reply# 24   1/24/2017 at 19:36 (819 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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You seen to call a LOT of people patronizing, I suggest you start looking at your own posts first before you call anyone patronizing.

Post# 365601 , Reply# 25   1/24/2017 at 20:31 (819 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        
"Will this do?"



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Post# 365602 , Reply# 26   1/24/2017 at 20:37 (819 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        
Also see...


Also see this link -- scroll down to the bottom.

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Post# 365608 , Reply# 27   1/24/2017 at 22:14 (818 days old) by Rainbowd4 (TN )        
Model e

Actually, I thought it was pretty common knowledge that the model e came out in '54. There are even magazine ads from' 54 for the model e. Just because it was pointed out, doesn't mean it was meant to undermine anyone else's expertise, or to be rude, or disrespectful. Good grief, get a grip already.

Post# 365684 , Reply# 28   1/26/2017 at 21:59 (816 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Thank you for the information.

Post# 365688 , Reply# 29   1/26/2017 at 22:46 (816 days old) by ronni (USA)        

I apologize to those whom I've patronized with my posts, and I'm sorry for being overly sensitive and making mountains out of mole hills.

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