Thread Number: 33661  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Shark's Oreck Counterpart?
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 366074   2/3/2017 at 13:18 (294 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

eureka1998's profile picture
I have a few questions about this one. Was this Shark's version of the Oreck vacs? I haven't seen too many of these. The only time I saw one was in a Marshall's years and years ago. Was this also both a commercial and home use upright? Have any of you ever tried one of these out? Does it sound as loud as an Oreck upright? I always thought these were interesting looking.

  View Full Size



Post# 366148 , Reply# 1   2/4/2017 at 20:43 (292 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

It looks like a potato

Post# 366160 , Reply# 2   2/4/2017 at 22:00 (292 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        
crazykirbydude

eureka1998's profile picture
It surely is the weirdest looking vac I've ever seen.

Post# 366167 , Reply# 3   2/5/2017 at 00:46 (292 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Is this a vacuum with a lift off canister?-the "lump" in the center of the handle looks like it could be a lift off canister vacuum.

Post# 366182 , Reply# 4   2/5/2017 at 10:29 (292 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        
tolivac

eureka1998's profile picture
I believe this unit does not have a lift off feature. Just the bag house. It's weird looking ain't it?

Post# 366190 , Reply# 5   2/5/2017 at 12:27 (292 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

eureka1998's profile picture
The motor design, the bag situated on the thin suction port all lead me to believe that this however is a Shark version of the old Oreck uprights. Only difference it seems is that instead of a soft outer bag it has a weirdly shapen hard bag cover.

Post# 366245 , Reply# 6   2/6/2017 at 13:35 (291 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
What part of New York are you from, eureka1998?

fantomfan's profile picture
I'm from Western New York. Many collectors reside in the Western and Central parts of New York.

Post# 366310 , Reply# 7   2/7/2017 at 10:06 (290 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        
FantomFan

eureka1998's profile picture
I am from the Downstate regions.

Post# 366339 , Reply# 8   2/7/2017 at 22:36 (289 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
John

kirbylux77's profile picture
That mini upright was not Shark's version of a Oreck upright. Here in Canada, they actually did sell a 8 pound, soft bagged upright that looked EXACTLY like a Oreck. It used HEPA Cloth bags, had a headlight & was dark red in color, same color the Shark Professional/Shark Legacy EP754 powerhead canister that was a Miele copy. It was sold mainly in Canadian Tire, I think for $299, but could have been $249. This was around 2006 to 2009 or so. Very cheaply made, the fans were prone to cracking & breaking with hardly any usage. I have heard they were also sold in the USA, but cannot verify for sure. I tried to find a image on Google, but so far haven't found one.

Rob


Post# 366342 , Reply# 9   2/7/2017 at 23:36 (289 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        
Rob

eureka1998's profile picture
Shark Canada sold a soft bag light upright? Do you know the model #?

Post# 366448 , Reply# 10   2/9/2017 at 18:34 (288 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I have one of those Sharks, it was a gift from my buddy Phillip. I haven't turned it on in quite some time, but I remember thinking it wasn't a bad little vac at the time. It was not as loud as an Oreck, I do remember that, and if memory serves me..lol..that's a stretch, I think I used a Kenmore 5055 canister bag in it as I couldn't find the original bags for it. I'll have to check it out to be sure.

Post# 366476 , Reply# 11   2/9/2017 at 23:51 (287 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        
Vac-O-Matic

eureka1998's profile picture
Judging by the motor design it is direct air correct? Do you have a youtube channel by the way? if you do, do you think you could upload a video of this machine? To me, this strikes me as Sharks rarest machine, seeing as how very little I have seen them. There also is not too many pictures online of these odd shapen but very interesting looking cleaners.

Post# 368244 , Reply# 12   3/11/2017 at 10:19 (258 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Shark UVC805, UVC805C 8 pound bagged upright

kirbylux77's profile picture
John, my apologies for not replying back to this thread sooner. That upright is VERY elusive & hard to find a picture for!! And a couple of things I forgot....it had swivel steering & a Turbo boost setting.

Here is a picture of it from a online manual I found for it. Linked below is the manual & a Ebay auction for a package of belts.

Rob

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Shark-UVC805-UVC8...

homeappliance.manualsonline.com/m...


  View Full Size



Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


Vacuumland home
Discuss-o-Vac Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Today's Vacuum of the Day
Photos of our Collections
Vintage Vacuum Cleaner to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy