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Eureka Powerteam Model 1289
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Post# 379650   10/13/2017 at 00:34 by keither (California )        

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My very 1st Eureka Model 1289! It's going to need a few minor cosmetic touch ups and I'm still cleaning off the grease and scuff marks . The attachments I hope to find , but I can pull them from my other models for another pic display later. Otherwise it sounds and runs very good !

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Post# 379665 , Reply# 1   10/13/2017 at 09:27 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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awe 1978 at it's finest!!! Nice machine to add to your collection.

Post# 379673 , Reply# 2   10/13/2017 at 10:57 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I had one under the Wards label, great power.

Post# 379678 , Reply# 3   10/13/2017 at 11:50 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
They are great!

Mine has a few minor scratches, and the identical replacement hose as Kiethers does. $10 2 years ago at Salvation army. I touched them up with burgundy metallic Pontiac paint. Original cleaning tools too, and in good shape. The crevice tool was cracked. I found a blue one and painted it.
I also have a model 1279 Brandywine. I bought it for my mom in 1979. Both came with the same Vibragroomer I power nozzle.
There are photos somewhere on the site archive as "I'm new here".
Petek has a mint condition example, and the coordinating upright.

Post# 379680 , Reply# 4   10/13/2017 at 11:58 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
The motor

is a 2 stage (fan) ball bearing beast. So much power that it sucks the power nozzle down to the carpet on high speed set for rugs.
Mine says model 1290, and draws 11 amps, the 1279 draws 9.5. The power nozzle draws 1.8 amps.
Check the rating sticker on yours Kiether. I wonder what the difference is if any.

Post# 379684 , Reply# 5   10/13/2017 at 13:31 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I want to say the Wards labeled canned ham I had said 3.7 on the label, HP?its been 25 years, not sure

Post# 379711 , Reply# 6   10/13/2017 at 22:46 by Keither (California )        

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David and Mike -The Model 1289 Canister has 11.8 AMP w/120V and the PN has 1.8 AMP w/120V

Post# 379740 , Reply# 7   10/14/2017 at 08:45 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I checked again

with my reading glasses. 11.5 amps for the 1290. It has a slight round bump out on the bottom the diameter of the motor.

Post# 379772 , Reply# 8   10/14/2017 at 19:38 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Keith,

That’s a beautiful Eureka you got there. Believe it or not, the canister design (minus the power nozzle) is from around 1968. Eureka Williams called this the Empress II “FastVac.”. They touted new features as being like a racing car: radio buttons for the suction control, mag wheels for better maneuvering and racing stripes along the sides for styling. The Tool Pak on top had 5 nubs for 5 attachments including a Vibra-Beat carpet nozzle and a separate regular carpet nozzle.

Not sure if the link will work, but I am adding a link to a groovy vintage advertisement for the original Eureka FastVac...see below.

Have fun! Zum, zum!!!😊

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 379801 , Reply# 9   10/15/2017 at 15:41 by Keither (California )        

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Hey Brian :-) Thanks for the kudos ! I tried the link but it did not work :-(

Hope your weekend has been good !

Post# 379805 , Reply# 10   10/15/2017 at 15:57 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
This is the...

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Picture he was trying to send. Which is a ad for the first Empress II from 1969.


I will also include some literature for the first powerteam Empress II from 1972.

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Post# 379813 , Reply# 11   10/15/2017 at 18:56 by Keither (California )        

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Thx for sharing this

Post# 379817 , Reply# 12   10/15/2017 at 21:52 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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That’s it Jae! The dealer Spec Sheet even says “FastVac” as I remember. And the model representing the Empress has a “2” on her bandana! Groooooovy!

Post# 379828 , Reply# 13   10/15/2017 at 22:55 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Here is the print advertisement I was talking about... I made a mistake about the number of nubs on the Tool Pak - there are only 4, so that the fifth tool is whatever is connected to the curved wand for floor/carpet cleaning:

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Post# 379830 , Reply# 14   10/16/2017 at 00:46 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Really did make a fine product then, all your machines are fine specimens!

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