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Eureka 502B
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Post# 373679   6/11/2017 at 21:55 by keither (California )        

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My Eureka 502B. It looks like a little baby 👶 Vacuum Cleaner !

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Post# 373685 , Reply# 1   6/11/2017 at 22:37 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Yes indeed, a cute one too

Post# 373691 , Reply# 2   6/11/2017 at 23:13 by keither (California )        

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Hey thanks :-)

Post# 373695 , Reply# 3   6/12/2017 at 03:31 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Remember those Eurekas-seemed liked apartment dwellers liked them.

Post# 373697 , Reply# 4   6/12/2017 at 05:18 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
I have one of those..

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Except mine is well used..

Lol..That was from about 1975. The lowest end canister you could get from Eureka! I do have the matching upright to that. 

Post# 373698 , Reply# 5   6/12/2017 at 06:21 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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It's a brand new little Princess!!! This design debuted in Lagoon Blue around 1961....yours must be from around 15 years later (mid 1970's). At that time, there was even a power nozzle version available.

Always wondered why this base model in the 1970's had a short, straight handle. Can't see how this could make the hose any cheaper to produce since all other Eureka vinyl hoses of that era had standard longer bent handles. This always mystified me. And must make it really uncomfortable to use with the other wands when vacuuming carpets.

Post# 373699 , Reply# 6   6/12/2017 at 06:28 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
You have

Some very nice machines!Glad you joined us!

Post# 373700 , Reply# 7   6/12/2017 at 06:33 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
Now that I am on my PC...

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Here is the matching upright, and some lit.

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Post# 373704 , Reply# 8   6/12/2017 at 08:13 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Loved those little guys. Light, easy to maneuver, powerful, just a lovely machine for small homes, apts.

Post# 373736 , Reply# 9   6/12/2017 at 20:41 by keither (California )        

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Thanks for the awesome feedback gentlemen!

Post# 373746 , Reply# 10   6/12/2017 at 21:57 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Looking at the great dealer literature showing Eureka's mid 70's line ups, you can see how every canister's Tool Paks had the dusting brush facing forward on the first nub. All other attachments face to to the rear. Just a bit of Eureka dusting brush trivia!

Post# 373753 , Reply# 11   6/12/2017 at 23:17 by keither (California )        

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Reply to eurekaprince : Very cool ! You know your Eurekas!!

Post# 373764 , Reply# 12   6/13/2017 at 07:30 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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:-D !!!!!

Post# 373804 , Reply# 13   6/13/2017 at 12:49 by keither (California )        

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Reply to eurekaprince : Ha :-) You do know them ! N

Post# 373807 , Reply# 14   6/13/2017 at 13:17 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hey Keith! Unfortunately, there seems to be no cure for my obsession with the Eureka company and their products. Maybe I lived in Bloomington, Illinois in a previous life? I see the box your Princess came in, and I just stare in awe.... :-D!

Post# 373811 , Reply# 15   6/13/2017 at 13:39 by keither (California )        

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reply to eurekaprince : I loved vacs as a kid and I still do! Even though Electrolux is my favorite, I really liked Eureka's too! I would sprint to the vacuum cleaner displays in the appliance sections of WoolWorth , JC Penny, and Grants to see the league of Eureka and Hoover Vacuum cleaners on display! I will be saving this beauty as an antique! I would love to find a canned ham powerteam!

I hope that your having a good day!

Post# 373814 , Reply# 16   6/13/2017 at 14:18 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I like Eureka also!

I have a bunch of them, my prized one belonged to my kindergarten teacher the late Mrs Vera Mitchum, which I bought at her estate sale, a 1962 910 B Roto Matic.I also have a Golden Anniversary 260.

Post# 373830 , Reply# 17   6/13/2017 at 16:59 by keither (California )        

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Reply to kenkart : That's awesome ! It would be cool to see pics of them sometime!

Post# 373840 , Reply# 18   6/13/2017 at 19:23 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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You were very lucky to have original Eurekas at your local stores, Keith - they were only available at specialized vac shops in Montreal when I was growing up. I had to be satisfied with Eurekas branded as "Eaton Viking" sold at our now deceased Eaton's department stores.

Here's one of my favourite Eureka TV commercials from 1970 - love the slow, calm, tranquil pace of the advertisement! To me, it reflected Eureka's understated design elegance - very calming and reassuring for an anxious kid like I was.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 373843 , Reply# 19   6/13/2017 at 20:08 by keither (California )        

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I remember that name ...I've seen it on an Instruction Manual. There was also Bradford and Koblenz. Thanks for sharing the commercial ! Takes us way back!

Post# 373925 , Reply# 20   6/15/2017 at 07:38 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Cool tortoise

Eureka Keither!
Planning on using it, or keeping it mint brand new? Where did you find it?
I never see those in any resale store or garage sale.
It's at the opposite end of my 1979-80 Eureka model 1279 and 1289 brandywines.

Post# 373946 , Reply# 21   6/15/2017 at 11:34 by keither (California )        

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reply tovacerator: My plan is it keep it mint / brand new ! I have more than enough machines to use and play with.

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