Thread Number: 34720  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Eureka ironsides
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Post# 374948   7/5/2017 at 22:55 by Smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        

I bought a eureka ironsides on ebay this is exactly like the first new vacuum i purchased for my mom needs cleaning cant wait to get it.i will add more pics when i get it cleaned.

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Post# 374958 , Reply# 1   7/6/2017 at 09:56 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love love love these!!!
The very first vacuum I ever laid eyes on was a gold 1970s bottom of the line model 1260 with the beautiful wood grain power nozzle. She bought it new in 1978 (first introduced 1972-3) and used it 3 times a day 365 days a year up until 1989. I was 4 years old and I remember using it in mom's bedroom when the motor started arching and died. We dropped everything and went to town to buy a new Eureka. We came home with a nice brand new navy blue Eureka model 1779 and it's power nozzle had a headlight. oooo that was so cool to me! I still have that very cleaner today.
Mom tells the story of me in the bassinet pulling myself up for the first time so I could watch her vacuum.

Post# 374959 , Reply# 2   7/6/2017 at 09:58 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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oh ps. This black one you pictured was one of the very last of these made. They ended these around 1992ish. There was a black one, white one, and I was to say a rust colored one that all bore the name ironsides. I'm sure there were more in that last set in the early 90s but I can't remember them all

Post# 374994 , Reply# 3   7/7/2017 at 18:04 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Always was a good sturdy machine.

Post# 375006 , Reply# 4   7/8/2017 at 08:41 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Yes! Great vac's

Introduced first in 1970 as the "Sweet 16". No Rototmatic power nozzle. Top line model had a Vibra Beat carpet agitator.

Came in gold, medium blue, orange, then cream, ultra marine blue, brandywine, then Kelly green, then grey, bright red/amber (Vactronic) and finally, black.

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