Electrolux Canada Seat Chests

Seat chests were a popular accessory for the Electrolux vacuums from the 1950s to 1990.  They provided easily accessible , stylish storage for the vacuum which kept it handy where ever it was used most.  Made for Electrolux by Chatham Fabrics of Chatham Ontario they could still be purchased directly from the manufacturer untill the late 1990s.

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Eggshell  1957-1966

First appearing in the model 88 instruction book from 1957 The plain eggshell coloured seat chest was one of 4 styles available in the book

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Eggshell/Red  1957- 1963

First appearing in the model 88 instruction book from 1957 The eggshell and red coloured seat chest was one of 4 styles available in the book

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Ginger (Beige/Brown) - 1963-1966

The same design as the chests in the model 88 instruction book from 1957 The Ginger (Beige/Brown) coloured seat chest isnt shown in any of the manuals but was listed as an option in the 1963 and 1965 manuals.

 

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Beige/Black  1963-1966

First appearing in the 1963 model 88 instruction manual the beige and black seat chest was the only style shown but 3 others were listed (eggshell, dover (maroon/grey) and ginger (beige/brown)).  The 1965 manual also mentions the eggshell / green seat chest in addition to those above.

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Creme  1966-1973

In the 1966 model 88 instruction manual the design of the chest has been changed to this style and 3 colours are listed - creme, carmel and sepia but only the Sepia is shown.

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Sepia  1966-1973

In the 1966 model 88 instruction manual the design of the chest has been changed to this style and 3 colours are listed - creme, carmel and sepia but only the Sepia is shown.

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Carmel 1976-1987

The 1976 model AP200 instruction manual shows a change in the design on the front of the chest and only one colour available.  This style and colour would carry on till 1987.

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Carmel  1988-1990

The final seat chest put out by Electrolux Canada.  The design on the front has gone back to the one  used from 1966-73 and the style of the top has been changed.