Is this the oldest vacuum cleaner in Bedfordshire?

A 1959 Electrolux vacuum cleaner, still in its original box and still going strong, has been found in Bedfordshire.

Ian Ferguson and his wife Maggie from Wheathampstead in Bedfordshire contacted AEG to reveal they had an original LUX 1 Electrolux vacuum cleaner, bought in Ghana in 1959. It was shipped and stored in the Harrods repository until the couple moved back to the UK in 1960. The vacuum, which is still in working order, has been kept in the family since then.

AEG, part of Electrolux plc, presented the couple with two brand new state of the art vacuum cleaners to continue the cleaning legacy – but this time more quietly, with energy efficiency and a performance that the last century’s cleaners just can’t match, thanks to modern technology.

Richard Vallis, head of product/brand & marketing at AEG, said: “It’s always great to hear of older product models, as they demonstrate the appreciation that our customers have for our products as well as their longevity and durability.”

The AEG vacuums have developed significantly since their 1959 counterpart. The AEG 18V Ergorapido, for example, features a lithium battery for long run time and AEG’s patented BRUSHROLLCLEAN technology which untangles and unclogs unwanted hairs and fibres for uninterrupted suction – while the AEG UltraOne Quattro is designed for exceptional suction on multiple floor types and is an AAAA rated vacuum- the only vacuum of its kind on the market.

Old & new, the 1959 vacuum with brand new AEG models

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