MODEL E Vacuum Cleaner

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The first combination rug and floor tool stated "ELECTROLUX-TOP to designate which end should be up, rendered in the same black fiber material as the crevice tool. This first version did not have a spring-loaded "neck" to hold it in place on the wand. That did not come until the Model E-Automatic.


Beautifully styled optional air-powered floor polisher and scrubber.


Disposable bags. These early versions were hand-assembled and glued by female factory workers.




Front cover removed to show bag in place.


The earliest Model E had only a single caster in the front. This design caused the machine to tend to tip over when it was pulled around by the hose.

This design flaw was remedied at some point during the production of the Model E by the addition of a plastic "stabiliing foot" that extended outward on both sides. This foot was carried through to the E-Automatic (shown here).




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