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Electrolux about 1935
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Post# 3291   10/31/2006 at 21:08 (4,401 days old) by vacuumgenius ()        

Someone just gave my son an old Electrolux that appears to be from about 1935. It did not come with a cord but has a place to hook a cord onto that is similar to a coffee pot or electric skillet plug. Does anyone know where I can get a cord for the vacuum? There isn't a model number on the vacuum; not one that we can find anyway. Thanks much, Barbara MacMillan

Post# 3307 , Reply# 1   10/31/2006 at 23:29 (4,400 days old) by swingette ()        

not an expert here, but that sounds like a standard Lux inlet connection, and a common Lux cord may fit. paging the Electrolux Experts!

Post# 3308 , Reply# 2   10/31/2006 at 23:32 (4,400 days old) by charles~richard ()        
It depends on the model

If it is a Model XII, then the "standard" (XXX) plug will not fit. You may be able to scrounge around in thrift shops for an old iron or coffee pot cord that will work but it will take some trial and error.

See link for a photo of the Model XII.

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Post# 3442 , Reply# 3   11/2/2006 at 15:05 (4,399 days old) by rocketwarrior ()        
Show us a Pic

You might take a digital pic and put it on the site so we can see what has been given to you. C'mon, Barb, share.

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Post# 3474 , Reply# 4   11/3/2006 at 08:40 (4,398 days old) by waterstreet ()        

My XII has a cord that is, as you note, the type that was used for many appliances of the the time. It is a replacement, as I have the origiinal plug with ELECTROLUX on it but one of the spring wires holding it together is missing.
There is a place on the web that sells replacement cordsets for vintage appliancea.

Sorry no picture, I am in Florida and the XII is in Maine

Post# 3498 , Reply# 5   11/3/2006 at 18:03 (4,398 days old) by vacuumgenius ()        
Electrolux 1935

Ok everyone, I took pictures and once I figure out how to load them and put them on the site I will! Thanks for all of your help! Barb MacMillan

Post# 3500 , Reply# 6   11/3/2006 at 18:58 (4,398 days old) by vacuumgenius ()        
Electrolux pictures

If I can get them to load; here are the pictures of the Electrolux someone gave my son, Scott. I need a cord for it to make it work. Barb MacMillan

Post# 3503 , Reply# 7   11/3/2006 at 19:40 (4,398 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
ELECTROLUX about 1935

Hello Barbara. OK, your (son's) Lux is actually newer than that. Since it has the (now painted)chrome rear end, it is later than the original issue of the Model 30, which debuted in 1937 and ran two or three years. It has FLAT runners, so it is pre-1948. I would put this machine around 40-41 (there was a moratorium on the manufacture of these during the war years of '42-'45.) Without more info, I cannot rule out '46-'47, either. However, the good news is this DOES accept the far more common 30/XXX cord, as well as MANY common coffee percolator cords, especially from the 50's and 60's. Also, most any half-way decent vacuum shop (good luck tryiing to find a REAL Vac Shop!) will have a cord for this, preferably a used one! If the bearings are good, and the carbon brushes are replaced as needed (about every 20 years!) and assuming it is kept away from water, it will probably last another 40 years! The 30/XXX (different designations along its history) are nearly indestructable and very well designed. With any luck, hoses and bags will likely continue to be available for the rest of our lifetimes! I hope your son enjoys the vacuum, it is a great machine to take apart and learn on, just like an Erector Set!! Best of luck, Rick.

Post# 3508 , Reply# 8   11/4/2006 at 08:47 (4,397 days old) by vacuumgenius ()        
Lux 30/XXX

Rick, thanks for the information. We have a good vacuum shop here where Scott has learned most of what he knows. They are checking on a cord for me. Barb

Post# 3509 , Reply# 9   11/4/2006 at 10:06 (4,397 days old) by buffalo-joe ()        
Cords are still available.........

There are aftermarket cords still available for these machines. If your vac shop uses ESCO or HESCO for its wholesale supplies, then there should be no problem getting a new one. I just bought a new Lux 30 cord thru HESCO.

Great to see an oldie still going.


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