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Info on Arno Floor Buffer/Scrubber???
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Post# 103759   7/19/2010 at 19:29 (3,376 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Hello Everyone...

Here are a few pics of an interesting floor scrubber/buffer. An Arno. Has anyone ever heard of the brand or know anything about it. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Mark





Post# 103760 , Reply# 1   7/19/2010 at 19:30 (3,376 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Close-up of the base...

Pretty scuffed up. But seems to work great.

Post# 103761 , Reply# 2   7/19/2010 at 19:31 (3,376 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Bottom...

Has a scrubber brush, with a buffing pad attached. Probably about 10" or so.

Thanks again.

Mark


Post# 103762 , Reply# 3   7/19/2010 at 19:32 (3,376 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
On a different subject - Hoover Pixie

Here is a neat Hoover Pixie. I had never had one before. All pieces are in their proper space.

Post# 103763 , Reply# 4   7/19/2010 at 19:34 (3,376 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Came in a neat box...

Had the owner's pamplet. Receipt dated 1967. Bought originally for $25 and change. Box is in great condition.

Mark


Post# 103772 , Reply# 5   7/19/2010 at 20:48 (3,376 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
Oh boy,

Mark, - my apologies in advance.....but I just can't help myself.

1. There ARNO references to that brand in my scrubber handbook.

2. The only ARNO I ever knew was a pig on Green Acres.

3. (kinda lame but-) Info on ARNO was on the flip side of Tea for Two, from the album "You say Tomato, I say TomAto"...by Eddie ARNO.


Oh Gawd! I kill me.....remember to tip your waitress - they really work hard.

and, Thanks. I'll be here all week!


Post# 103776 , Reply# 6   7/19/2010 at 21:45 (3,376 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Rick....

You kill me too!

Another Rick


Post# 103784 , Reply# 7   7/19/2010 at 23:15 (3,376 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

WOW, that Arno scrubber is AWESOMELY COOL!! Most of y'all know that single-brush polishers really get me going. I've never seen this vision of loveliness before! Where, may I ask, did you find it? Is it a U.S. product?



Post# 103789 , Reply# 8   7/20/2010 at 00:24 (3,375 days old) by joe22 ()        
mark

you always find the neatest things

Post# 103791 , Reply# 9   7/20/2010 at 00:31 (3,375 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
South America?

Well...no wonder this was not in Rick's scrubber handbook... I took the felt pad off and it says Arno S/A Industria E Commercia. Then there is more Spanish, and then is says Sao Paulo. 250w, 110 volt. I found it in the corner of someone's garage last weekend.

Post# 103797 , Reply# 10   7/20/2010 at 06:59 (3,375 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
I keel you

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Hey Rick, Peter Arno:

Post# 103810 , Reply# 11   7/20/2010 at 09:56 (3,375 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
But, I do have about

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10 of those Pixies.with and without the box. They're basically a Handivac without the handle. For bookcases, etc, they are great. Strap on the cleaner and away you go. Have never seen that floor scrubber before... odd-looking thing.

Post# 103813 , Reply# 12   7/20/2010 at 10:26 (3,375 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I neglected to say how much I like the Pixie, I have been looking for one since I joined the club. Fine looking machine.

Post# 103822 , Reply# 13   7/20/2010 at 11:23 (3,375 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

When I was an elementary school age kid living on Gwynns Island, Virginia, there was a little country store on the Island called "Scrooch's Market." ("Scrooch" was the nickname of the man who owned the store.)

The market was pretty ramshackle looking -- oiled wooden floors and a naked light bulbs hanging by their cords from the ceiling. But it was one of the social hubs of the island, where people would gather not just to get a few groceries but to visit and catch up on the latest gossip.

After school, I used to get off the bus at Scrooch's to get a snack and then walk the rest of the way home.

Way in the back corner of the store, near the glassed-in meat counter, on the bottom shelf of the long display rack that ran the length of the store, was a Hoover Pixie very similar to the one shown above, in the same type of carton. The one in the store was light gray with a dark-blue bag, the same color combination as the first Constellation. The hose and attachments were also the matching "periwinkle blue" color of the Constellation attachments.

Presumably, the owner of Scrooches had gotten the Pixie to use for dusting in the store, but I never saw him use it and the box never budged from that spot. Every time I'd go into the store, I'd go back there and look at it. I had forgotten about that until I saw the photo above.

There was another, larger, more modern market on the Island called Callis Market. It was part of a commercial wharf where oysters and crabs were harvested and processed.

In that market were two sweeper delights! There was a small rest room in the back of the store that doubled as a cleaning closet -- inside were mops, brooms, cleaning compounds, and an Electrolux Model E!! I used to go to that bathroom so often just to see the Model E that the store owner finally asked me one day if there was something wrong with my kidneys!

The other thing in the market was a long, long, extra-long woven cloth Electrolux hose. It was an LX-style hose, dark gray with a bright blue chevron pattern. The hose was always draped across the top and sides of a large commercial-sized deep freezer. The hose was so long that the handle and motor-coupler nearly touched the floor on both sides!

I guess the hose went with the Model E but, again, I never saw them using it and neither the machine nor the hose ever moved from where they were kept.

All these years I have been looking for one of those commercial-length Electrolux cloth hoses but have never found one. (There was also an extra-long XXX hose that I've also never seen, only a reference to one in an old brochure about Electrolux equipment. Another "sweeper holy grail" to hopefully be found someday.)



Post# 103864 , Reply# 14   7/20/2010 at 22:43 (3,375 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Alan!

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If you will be at the next convention, I'll bring you one of my Pixies!. Remind me. You Must have one

Post# 103900 , Reply# 15   7/21/2010 at 12:21 (3,374 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Hey John,

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If I get a chance to get all the way up there, it sounds like a deal. If I run into one before then, I'll let you and the rest of the club know. Thanks for the generous offer!

Post# 312194 , Reply# 16   1/16/2015 at 12:20 (1,734 days old) by ronni (USA)        
Arno, Lares, Electrolux, Truvox Polisher Photos, Et cetera

I came across the following pics polishers and vacuum cleaners made by:

-Arno (c/n find info.)
-Lares (c/n find info.)
-Electrolux do Brasil (Electrolux S/A--began in 1950)
-Truvox International (Began in Britain in the 1930s; floor care line begun in the early 1960s)


Flickriver - Photos uploaded by Gugue: www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/en...

Flickr - Photos uploaded by Gugue: www.flickr.com/photos/320...


(Truvox International's history: www.truvox.com/about-us/history...)


Here is a preview of some of Gugue's photos (I'm thinking the B-107 is from another country than Brazil like the B-30):


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Post# 312213 , Reply# 17   1/16/2015 at 15:41 (1,734 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Those Electrolux's are actually Swedish by design. I have a b6 and a B9 both made in Sweden.

I find it interesting that the B12 is the wrong way around just like my B9

Brazil has a Electrolux assembly plant for polishers ( still do our current Electrolux model is imported from their) It could be that they ran the design long after it had been replaced elsewhere due to the hard flooring most people have their





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