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Historic Electrolux brochure and ultra-rare "Type 7"

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    Posted 6 months ago

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    Electrolux company's brochure from 1979 of vacuum models and years, showing photos of each tank. My collection has the rarest - not even on the brochure - the "Type 7". Even the collectors haven't heard of it. My guess is that it was sold only in Sweden before they came to this country.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Your collection sucks! Pun intended! How did this happen? did you start collecting vacuum cleaners?
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      THANK YOU for showing this!! What an easy and concise reference for amateur suck-o-lux collectors (like me!) to use in dating our own machines!!!
      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
    3. fortapache fortapache, 6 months ago
      I love their vacuums. I have a couple myself.
    4. thecherngroup, 6 months ago
      To dav2no1:
      To answer your question about how I started collecting vacuum cleaners: I worked for Electrolux from 1965 to 1971, and was exposed to their history in Sweden and the introduction of the Model V in 1924 in the USA. I also had access to some very old machines taken in on trade, and kept in the basement of the store. Anything newer than the 1920's vintage was sold monthly for $6-$10 to a small company that cleaned them up and sold them used.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense now. These are pretty cool looking. We never had any. We did have a hoover that is round and looks like a giant fishing bobber...I remember that one. I think there's a few more around here I'll have to dig out.

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