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.