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Post# 964515   10/27/2017 at 10:16 by Gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Picked this up yesterday at my local Goodwill. It was a 'Pink' day. Price was $7.99. Got is for $4.00 A great memory since my maternal grandmother had one and used it all the time.
She also had a 1956 GE Filter Flo with the 4 turquoise buttons.

Great memories!



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Post# 964522 , Reply# 1   10/27/2017 at 10:59 by johnrk (Houston)        
Color!

It saddens me how we have de-colorized so much in our society. Who would've ever believed it back in the 60's and 70's? I just bought an NOS Proctor-Silex stem off of EBay that I really didn't need. But--it is a beautiful lime green and so evocative of the time in which it was made. It's actually rather cool, because it states there are only 5 units making up the iron, making it easy to repair.

Like anyone actually repairs these things today...


Post# 964528 , Reply# 2   10/27/2017 at 11:44 by golittlesport (California)        
Cool!

What a cute electric broom! Love the colors! Bet you'll enjoy it, especially since your grandmother had one.

Post# 964583 , Reply# 3   10/27/2017 at 20:48 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I remember my grandma & grandpa having a rather plain gray Hoover electric broom like that, and my uncle (dad's brother) had something that was branded "Shetland"...



-- Dave


Post# 964758 , Reply# 4   10/28/2017 at 22:58 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Congratulations, Gary! Those Electric Brooms are a fave of mine too! I love the colour of your new find!


Post# 964766 , Reply# 5   10/29/2017 at 00:19 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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My mother had one of those Reginas in a brown. I won one with the Powermate head that sadly died after many years of quick clean and not have to dig out the Electrolux. Wished I still had it.

Post# 964788 , Reply# 6   10/29/2017 at 06:42 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I found a rust colored Electrikbroom several years ago at a local thrift for about $5.99.  I don't know what I'd do without it.


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Post# 964813 , Reply# 7   10/29/2017 at 12:31 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Great find! Hope you enjoy it.

My mom had a tan/taupe & white one from the early 60's she liked. It 'needed' to be replaced when we got shag wall-to-wall in the 70's. When I got pulled along vacuum shopping I wanted her to get a Regina powerhead model that was on display. For reasons that never did get explained that wasn't viable and we came home with a sunbeam like the one below that did NOT have a powerhead but WAS deemed viable. Go figure. Even at 10 years old I saw a slight logic problem there, lol.

My main memories of the Sunbeam were that the wands were way too short and that it was so top-heavy all you had to do was look at it and it tipped over.
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"... died after many years of quick clean and not have to dig out the Electrolux. Wished I still had it."

Agreed. I've no rugs at the moment and I'd be much more diligent about vacuuming if I had an Electrikbroom stored at shoulder height so I could grab and use it pain free. I *LOVE* my near-silent Electrolux but hate all the stoping and bending involved in using it.

Apparently these Reginas are in demand as the 'sold' listings in fleapay run upwards of $50. Electrikbrooms as an investment tool. Who knew?!


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Post# 964936 , Reply# 8   10/30/2017 at 01:52 by Tolivac (greenville nc)        

I used to have a Regina broom vacuum that had a-owner nozzle I used to build electronic kits at that time.That little vacuum was. Great for picking up the wire clippings and strip pings.But the vacuum died after a price of wire jammed in the fan and cut the nozzle off that held the power nozzle or bare floor tool.The machine met its final fate in the dumpster.Bought a metal Royal upright to replace the Regina.

Post# 964970 , Reply# 9   10/30/2017 at 10:12 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

The best electric broom I ever had was a Miele. It was powerful, whisper-quiet, and a beautiful soft green color. I've never seen anything quite like it again.

Post# 965227 , Reply# 10   10/31/2017 at 22:47 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Mother had a blue one that color but her cloth bag was also blue.


Post# 965297 , Reply# 11   11/1/2017 at 05:58 by TheSpiritOf76 (wichita kansas, Historic Midtowne.)        
Ahhh Yes!

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The famous Regina ElectrikBroom! A very Iconic machine, was introduced in about 1947, and ran till about 1993. I will post some ads and literature for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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Post# 965300 , Reply# 12   11/1/2017 at 06:12 by TheSpiritOf76 (wichita kansas, Historic Midtowne.)        
Here is the Regina....

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ElectrikBroom in the collection at Jae Place! I absolutely love the gold and the gold bag! My model is dated 1967.

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