Vintage Electrolux ashtray from Atomic Warehouse Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • January 24, 2010 A vintage Electrolux vacuum cleaner … muse for this 1950s ashtray. Seems like true love to me. $120 at Atomic Warehouse. Related stories No related posts. Ad Comments 10 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments tailfin says January 24, 2010 at 8:43 am My great uncle Ben sold Electrolux vacuums door-to-door in Columbus, Georgia, from the early 1950s until about 1980. He and my aunt had an ashtray very similar to this in their living room when I was growing up. As I recall, their ashtray was more of a hot pink and was larger, but it featured the blue Electrolux canister vac. I have always remembered that ashtray and wondered what happened to it. I’m sure it got tossed to the curb after my aunt’s death in 1984. Thanks for the fun memory! Reply Eucritta says January 24, 2010 at 10:54 am I’ve seen ashtrays a bit like this show up on eBay as well, along with little toy models in plastic. A few months back I bought an Electrolux XXX off Craigslist, and I’ve been really pleased with how well it works. It’s just fun to use, too. Reply Alex says January 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm I live five minutes from Atomic Warehouse! I would love the shop a lot more, if one; the prices were better, and 2; if it had better/more hours. Reply midmodms says January 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm We had one of those vacuum cleaners when I was growing up. It was grey and stainless steel, and worked very well. We burned out the motor a couple of times, but my Dad was an electrician, and he just kept repairing it. My Mom used it for decades. Reply Susie says January 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm That is beautiful! Reply Patrick Coffey says January 25, 2010 at 10:44 am The vacuum on the ashtray is a Model G. The Model G was Electrolux’s top of the line model made from 1961-66 in turqouise and 1967-68 in brown. This machine had the feature where when the bag got full the motor turned off and the bag door opened. It was superceded in 1968 by the boxy model 1205 Reply Douglas says January 25, 2010 at 11:21 pm i actually have that vacuum lol! Reply Mark says January 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm I’m a Filter Queen guy myself but very cool ashtray! Reply joyce's jane says March 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm my friend and I have a term for this……cute as a bugs butt! Reply Joe Felice says September 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm That is too cool! We had that vacuum cleaner! And I have owned Electrolux vacuums ever since. I’ll bet, if we still had that model, it would still work! Today’s Electrolux vacuums are no longer made by the same company; they just own the name. The real Electrolux is now Aerus. There is a Chinese company that makes a knock-off of the ’50s model, but I am told it is extremely cheap and doesn’t work well. Why am I not surprised? We’ve sold our souls to, first the Japanese, then the Chinese, and still haven’t learned. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.