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Post# 964515   10/27/2017 at 10:16 (329 days old) 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 (329 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

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 (329 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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 (328 days old) 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 (327 days old) 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 (327 days old) 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 (327 days old) 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 (327 days old) 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.

"... 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?!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO warmsecondrinse's LINK

Post# 964936 , Reply# 8   10/30/2017 at 01:52 (326 days old) 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 (326 days old) 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 (324 days old) 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 (324 days old) 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 (324 days old) 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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