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Post# 456909   9/20/2022 at 00:31 (521 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Thanks to a lot more help from my friend Hans Craig in North Carolina, I now have another interesting Electrolux.


As I said in my posting about the tan Model L, I had come across a Facebook Marketplace listing where the buyer was selling the tan L and a late-version Model E that I also wanted because it has some differences from the earlier Model E, and I didn’t have one.


The seller was located in North Carolina and wasn’t interested in shipping the machines to me. I contacted Hans to see if he would be willing to go get them and send them to me. Well, he did just that! The Model E arrived today, a few days after the Model L for some reason.


I’m intrigued by the slight differences between this Model E and all the others I’ve ever seen. It has the same wheels as the later Model S and has the “stabilizing feet” about the front caster that actually came out on the later Model E-Automatic. These two things lead me to believe that this one wax manufactured late in the run of the Model Es.


I’m tickled pink to have it!


Thanks, again, Hans!

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Post# 456925 , Reply# 1   9/20/2022 at 20:43 (520 days old) by mjhoshaw (Western PA)        
My parents had a late model E that was not quite like yours

They bought it with the optional cordwinder in 1956. (I remember seeing the invoice when I was a kid.) It had the stabilizer in front. I added a stabilizer to mine so it would look like my parents'. Neither theirs nor mine had/has the model S rear wheels. Theirs had a cloth-braid hose that they donated to their XXX, and their replacement hose was an AF hose. I noticed that your hose has a slight sheen, so apparently Electrolux shipped some late Es with the AE vinyl-braid hose. Your hose is a dead ringer for the AE hose I have. The color has aged the same way.


Nice addition to your collection!



Post# 456928 , Reply# 2   9/20/2022 at 21:17 (520 days old) by Paul (USA)        

That's a nifty Fifties cleaner - glad you were able to add it to your collection through Hans.

I recall your former website and how you provided descriptions of model variations. So were there 3 iterations of the Model E: early (without the stabilizer), mid (w/stabilizer), and late (w/S-style wheels)? Does the one featured in this thread seem to be the rarest?

Post# 456929 , Reply# 3   9/20/2022 at 21:53 (520 days old) by mjhoshaw (Western PA)        
I find it curious, too . . .

. . . that the rear housing/cover is a different shade of hammertone blue than the main body. And, I don't remember my parents' model E having "spokes" in the wheels like mine does. But, it's been many years since I saw theirs, and I may have never noticed that in their cleaner. Maybe a fourth variation?

Post# 456933 , Reply# 4   9/21/2022 at 00:34 (520 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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About the hose -- the machine didn't come with any attachments. I thought since it seemed to be a late version of the E that a woven vinyl E-A hose would be appropriate.


About the varying color -- it's much less pronounced than it appears in the photos which for some reason exaggerated it.

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