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1968 Electro Hygiene
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Post# 96643   4/21/2010 at 12:49 (3,464 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Tank!!




Post# 96644 , Reply# 1   4/21/2010 at 12:51 (3,464 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
This came from!!!!

My good friend Dr Young, I have had this one a LONG TIME !!!

Post# 96646 , Reply# 2   4/21/2010 at 12:53 (3,464 days old) by luxg ()        
Beautiful!!

Wow what a beauty Hans. I am wondering if that machine ever had runners instead of wheels in an earlier model. My aunt had an Electro Hygiene that look almost like that but I am pretty sure it had runners.

Terry


Post# 96647 , Reply# 3   4/21/2010 at 12:55 (3,464 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Front

Showing the famous contraption that was supposed to " PURIFY " the air,you snapped off the chrome cover and poured some crystals that they hawked as germ killers into the opening,snapped the cover on and slid the plate back so air could be drawn thru the crystals.

Post# 96649 , Reply# 4   4/21/2010 at 13:00 (3,464 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Similar to a 901 Royal

But I think is prettier.

Post# 96651 , Reply# 5   4/21/2010 at 13:17 (3,464 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
runners

I think they made something very similar with runners.

Post# 96653 , Reply# 6   4/21/2010 at 13:29 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I've got one too, but it looks like the metallic blue color of mine is brighter, and it has a cord winder.

It's a great machine and built like a tank!


Post# 96654 , Reply# 7   4/21/2010 at 13:30 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        





Post# 96656 , Reply# 8   4/21/2010 at 13:31 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        





Post# 96657 , Reply# 9   4/21/2010 at 13:34 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

As to wheels vs. runners, earlier Electro-Hygiene machines did have runners but I don't know if this exact style of model did.

I do know that there's a similar Royal machine that came first with runners (or metal "slides" actually), then later with wheels. See below.



Post# 96658 , Reply# 10   4/21/2010 at 13:35 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        





Post# 96659 , Reply# 11   4/21/2010 at 13:38 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I did find this Electro-Hygiene photo while looking for the ones above. It's similar to Hans' and my machine but obviously older in light of the design aesthetics. Maybe that, or a similar machine, is the one you recall, Terry? [I don't remember where I found the photo - anyone recognize this machine?]

Where's our resident Electro-Hygiene expert when we need him?!



Post# 96660 , Reply# 12   4/21/2010 at 13:44 (3,464 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
What's the relationship between Royal and Electro-Hygien

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The tools look identical for both cylinder machines.....

Post# 96663 , Reply# 13   4/21/2010 at 13:55 (3,464 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Hans, you noted that this E-H is similar to the Royal 901 which is true, but isn't it funny how the long oval point is on the front of the Royal and on the rear of the E-H!

A few years ago I played the theremin for a German rock group called PhonoRoyal whose lead singer is a sweeper nut who found me on the Internet. He wanted to use a theremin on his next CD, and wanted to have photos of my collection.

Well, rather than fly me to Berlin, the band's manager sent a recording engineer here to Los Angeles with a portable digital recording rig and a high-end digital camera. He was here about a week recording me and photographing my vacuum cleaners.

When he saw my Royal 901 he whistled and said, "Wowwww! That looks like a Giant Metal C###" ... *ahem* ... er ... I won't say the word he used, I'll say "Schwanzstucker!" [recalling Young Frankenstein]

Imagine my surprise when a box of PhonoRoyal CDs came in the mail and I saw the front cover!!



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Post# 96665 , Reply# 14   4/21/2010 at 14:03 (3,464 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I had one with wheels now living with Doug in Saskatchewan (gesundheit) Nice vacs and fairly quiet iirc.

off topic.. I see a Nutone Kitchen Center in your countertop, is it working.. I found one not too long ago at the Habitat store and not really wanting to install it


Post# 96670 , Reply# 15   4/21/2010 at 14:20 (3,464 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Yeah!!

It works,the mixer is worthless, but the blender and slicer are great as is the food processor.

Post# 96739 , Reply# 16   4/21/2010 at 22:04 (3,463 days old) by luxg ()        

Thanks for the pictures Charles, that may very well be the one.

Terry


Post# 96745 , Reply# 17   4/21/2010 at 22:11 (3,463 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
Beautiful, Hans....

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that's one pretty tank.

Post# 96769 , Reply# 18   4/22/2010 at 01:30 (3,463 days old) by joe22 ()        

green with envy,they are ALL beautiful machines

Post# 96775 , Reply# 19   4/22/2010 at 04:13 (3,463 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
I'm Here, Charles!!

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Sorry, haven't been on the computer in a couple days. First, both of your 966 tanks are beautiful machines. The 966 had a long run, from the mid-50's until Electro-Hygiene went out of business in the mid-80's, and was the very model of tank I demonstrated when I sold Electro-Hygiene in the 70's. I have two of them, one I bought brand new in 1974, and also bought a power nozzle for it later the same year when they became available.
The other one I picked up at an estate sale a couple years ago. It is actually one of the first model 966, as it says P.A. Geier Company on the data plate instead of Royal Appliance Co. The two machines are almost identical, except the side trim on the older one is different, it has smaller rear wheels, and the switch button is gray instead of red.
As for the relationship between Royal and Electro-Hygiene, both were made by Royal, and the founder of Electro-Hygiene, Art Frankenfeld (whom I met at a sales convention), started out selling Royals. At that time there were 3 models of Royal, called the Standard, the Super, and the Sanitizor, which had the same crystal chamber as the Hygienes. Art struck a deal with Phil Geier, starting the Electro-Hygiene Company, and Geier would build the Sanitizor model exclusively for Electro-Hygiene.
And Charles, as for the older Electro-Hygiene photo you posted with the cloth hose, that is, to my knowledge, the VERY FIRST tank model Electro-Hygiene. Don't know the model number, but it is similar to the Royalaire model 186 that I have. I hope to find that model of Electro-Hygiene someday.
And now, here is a model 950, the direct forerunner of the 966. I bought it last August from a collector who wishes to remain annonymous. Maybe this is the one Terry remembers that his aunt had.
Jeff


Post# 96776 , Reply# 20   4/22/2010 at 04:17 (3,463 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
And Here's The 186 Royalaire

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This is the ebay pic, the ones I took of it didn't come out to well. This isn't that good of a pic either, but you can see the similarity to Charles' older Electro-Hygiene pic.

Post# 96777 , Reply# 21   4/22/2010 at 04:20 (3,463 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
And Here's My 260 Royalaire

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Almost identical to the 901 Royal, except for the color and the nameplate.
Jeff


Post# 96792 , Reply# 22   4/22/2010 at 08:00 (3,463 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Thank you very much....

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"As for the relationship between Royal and Electro-Hygiene, both were made by Royal, and the founder of Electro-Hygiene, Art Frankenfeld (whom I met at a sales convention), started out selling Royals. At that time there were 3 models of Royal, called the Standard, the Super, and the Sanitizor, which had the same crystal chamber as the Hygienes. Art struck a deal with Phil Geier, starting the Electro-Hygiene Company, and Geier would build the Sanitizor model exclusively for Electro-Hygiene."

Thanks for this explanation, Jeff. :-)





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