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!