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Post# 380668   11/4/2017 at 20:57 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Yesterday I had a package delivered to me yesterday and didn't got a chance to get it so today I woked up @ 11 and went to the front office and got my package and it is a vacuum cleaner I got from eBay so just wait and see.

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Post# 380669 , Reply# 1   11/4/2017 at 20:59 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Lot of peanuts 🥜

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Post# 380670 , Reply# 2   11/4/2017 at 21:00 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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This appears to be the vacuum handle.

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Post# 380671 , Reply# 3   11/4/2017 at 21:01 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Looks like the vacuum head and bag.

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Post# 380672 , Reply# 4   11/4/2017 at 21:02 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Nothing else.

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Post# 380673 , Reply# 5   11/4/2017 at 21:03 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 380675 , Reply# 6   11/4/2017 at 21:04 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 380676 , Reply# 7   11/4/2017 at 21:09 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Can it be?

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Post# 380677 , Reply# 8   11/4/2017 at 21:10 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Yes it is!!

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Post# 380680 , Reply# 9   11/4/2017 at 21:19 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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This is what I brought on eBay, a vintage eureka hot shot model 1923 vacuum cleaner, this makes it my 2nd vintage eureka vacuum, the 1st one is a mid 90's excaulibur which I'll make another post of it soon, but here's the weird thing, on eBay there's 2 hot shots from each different seller, this one I got for $39.95 + $19.95 which makes the total of $59.90 and this one is not mint but in really great condition, the other one which is on eBay still is for $59.95 + $40 which makes it $99.95 and it's in rough condition, this one I got made me feel good about this one. I always wanted a vintage eureka like this one.

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Post# 380681 , Reply# 10   11/4/2017 at 21:22 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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It even has a fresh new disposable bag.

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Post# 380682 , Reply# 11   11/4/2017 at 21:23 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The bottom of the cleaner with a new belt as well and the famous vibra groomer II brushroll.

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Post# 380684 , Reply# 12   11/4/2017 at 21:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I believe this was made around 1990, 6 yrs before I was born.

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Post# 380685 , Reply# 13   11/4/2017 at 21:25 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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It also has the dial a nap height adjustment.

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Post# 380686 , Reply# 14   11/4/2017 at 21:27 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I noticed there's a small broken part on the vent but no big deal at all, it shouldn't effect the vacuum's performance at all.

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Post# 380687 , Reply# 15   11/4/2017 at 21:29 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Here it is in action and I gotta tell u it grooms the carpet very well, it's really easy to push and it's lightweight plus it's not loud at all it's a quiet vacuum.

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Post# 380690 , Reply# 16   11/4/2017 at 21:31 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I also have a vintage eureka attachment set I got last year, it's from eBay too, I'll do a post about it another day. This will go good with this vacuum and hopefully some future vintage eureka vacuums.

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Post# 380691 , Reply# 17   11/4/2017 at 21:32 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hot shot with hose attachment.

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Post# 380694 , Reply# 18   11/4/2017 at 21:59 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I hope y'all enjoyed checking out the pics of my new member to my vacuum collection, I had to get this vacuum because there were like 6 watchers wanting to get this vacuum and now I got it'

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Post# 380695 , Reply# 19   11/4/2017 at 22:04 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Sittin there with the whole family

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Post# 380699 , Reply# 20   11/4/2017 at 23:29 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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The very first time I saw a Eureka “Hot Shot” was on “The Price is Right”!!! I actually think this is earlier than 1990 - maybe more like 1985.

EUREKA. The very best in vacuum cleaners.


Post# 380702 , Reply# 21   11/5/2017 at 00:12 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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They made the hot shot in '85? Wow I never thought of that. And yes Eureka is the very best vacuum cleaners! I gotta make a YouTube channel one day and show y'all my vacuum collection.

Post# 380703 , Reply# 22   11/5/2017 at 00:15 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I noticed it uses the same bottom fill bag design as the Hoover convertible where they use type c bags. Soon I'll be using Kirby micron magic filtered bags for this one and my deluxe convertible U4189! I learned that from air-waycharlie that he posted 11 yrs ago.

Post# 380707 , Reply# 23   11/5/2017 at 06:12 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Gabriel...yes indeed, this is from way back in the 1980’s....it’s a precursor to the black “The Boss” that came out soon afterwards. Both names have that similar “powerful, confident, arrogant” sound to them! :-).

Eureka never had a bottom fill bag for their Dial-a-Nap uprights. The correct bag is Eureka’s top fill F&G bag.


Post# 380709 , Reply# 24   11/5/2017 at 08:09 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Eurekaprince, here's what the bag looks like.

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Post# 380711 , Reply# 25   11/5/2017 at 08:38 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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It’s hard to see from your photo, but if that bag has a long paper throat that would drop the dirt from the top into a separate dust collection sack, then you have the correct bag. If it’s just a long bag that connects to the throat at bottom, it’s not the correct bag - even though it will work, just not as good as Eureka’s special bag design.

Post# 380731 , Reply# 26   11/5/2017 at 19:08 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

It's a shame that Eureka is now "The Very Worst In Vacuum Cleaners"

Post# 380735 , Reply# 27   11/5/2017 at 19:53 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Gabriel,

 

The first four digits in the serial number denote the year and week made... 9035 breaks down as year 1990, week 35, which would be put as the week starting August 27/ending September 2 of that year.

 

~Ben


Post# 380738 , Reply# 28   11/5/2017 at 20:17 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Then I guess I was right the first place, this was made in 1990, because this one has the previous eureka logo that was used from 1989/90 to 2009, but if this made in 1985 it would have the 1982/83-89 logo which looks similar to the other one, if you know what I mean.🙂

Post# 380739 , Reply# 29   11/5/2017 at 20:19 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Gabriel,

 

All correct... and some of the pre-1983 Eurekas still used the 1968 Eureka Williams "E" logo.

 

~Ben


Post# 380740 , Reply# 30   11/5/2017 at 20:21 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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CrazyKirbyDude, I kinda hate to tell u this but please don't get upset lol, I have a 2012 Eureka Power Plus that I got for my 16th birthday and a 2014 Eureka Airspeed One for my 18th birthday, they both came from Walmart, sooo yea. They both work good. But I agree that the older eurekas work a lot more better.

Post# 380741 , Reply# 31   11/5/2017 at 20:25 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Exactly, like the ESP self propelleds right? Does the 1982/83-89 logo have a special name?

Post# 380744 , Reply# 32   11/5/2017 at 20:41 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Ben knows his Eureka serial numbers...I stand corrected! I guess it is from 1990. :-)

Post# 380745 , Reply# 33   11/5/2017 at 20:42 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Gabriel,

 

The logo you describe was first introduced in 1974 but only on printed matter initially... it was set in Helvetica Bold. The 1985 logo was in an italic (slanted) version of the font.

 

~Ben


Post# 380747 , Reply# 34   11/5/2017 at 20:57 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So I think I got this right. Eureka Helvetica logo: 1982/83 - 1989. Hey I noticed your named KirbyClassicIII, if you want, I can show you some pics of my '77 Classic III soon.

Post# 380748 , Reply# 35   11/5/2017 at 21:03 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Gabriel,

 

Yes... please try to devote your next thread to that machine! Here's mine (the one in the middle in these pictures).

 

~Ben


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Post# 380750 , Reply# 36   11/5/2017 at 21:09 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Decent Kirby collection! I only have 2 so far, the classic iii is in the closet but here's my '57 model 517 which I'll make another post about it soon!😊

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Post# 380752 , Reply# 37   11/5/2017 at 22:06 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Gabriel,

 

What a nice looking 517 (1957-58)! It originally had these gray parts: bag, Emtor bottom and wheels, and red trim for the handle grip, foot switch, and the headlight and nozzle bumpers. It also used to have a gray cord with red plug ends.

 

In fact, the original tool set had almost all the tools in red (even though the Classic III ones are perfect substitutes)!

 

~Ben




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Post# 380753 , Reply# 38   11/5/2017 at 22:17 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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That Kirby was given to me as a present for my 12th birthday by my 6th grade teacher in '08, she was one of the best teachers in my school years, and yes it probably did had the original red/gray parts but this was factory rebuild in September '96, sadly the factory rebuild sticker came off 4 yrs ago so I don't know the actual serial number to this one, but most of all, the Kirby works really awesome. 60 years old!

Post# 380754 , Reply# 39   11/5/2017 at 22:17 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Oh and the only original part to that Kirby is the red belt lifter!😊👍

Post# 380756 , Reply# 40   11/5/2017 at 23:20 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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When I got the 517 for my birthday, it even came with an attachment set too, it was mixed colors of green (d80), tan (sanitronic/d50), and brown (1cr or 1cb), the hose attachment was brown too but 3 yrs ago I removed the hose end parts and added it to a long white Panasonic hose I found on the curb on my way home from school, but soon I'm planning on buying a new set of Kirby attachments, the current one for the avalir and a 12 ft stretch hose, both from eBay.

Post# 380767 , Reply# 41   11/6/2017 at 09:04 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Congrats!! Love these!
I wanted one of these ever since I saw Bob Barker give them away in the very early 90's. I would watch The price is right every morning in 1990 while waiting for Mom to take me to kindergarten. My class was at noon and Price is right was on right before we would leave. I was glued to the TV to see this vacuum. I finally got one last year and it's like freaking NEW. Mine is dated 1989 on both the serial number and the time dial on the bottom.





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