Thread Number: 35568  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Anyone have a Eureka
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Post# 382148   12/4/2017 at 15:17 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Sweet 16, Its one of the few newer vacuums I would like to find.

Post# 382200 , Reply# 1   12/5/2017 at 12:55 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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What is a Eureka Sweet 16? Handheld?

Post# 382201 , Reply# 2   12/5/2017 at 13:52 by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Is this it?

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Post# 382211 , Reply# 3   12/5/2017 at 17:50 by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

I'm looking for the earlier straight suction about 1970

Post# 382214 , Reply# 4   12/5/2017 at 19:28 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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What’s a Eureka Sweet Sixteen? It’s a canister vacuum in the 1600 Series of models from the early 1970’s. There were originally 4 models - 1620, 1640, 1660 and 1680. The 1680 was the deluxe version with Cordaway and audio bag signal on the control panel.

Here’s an understated, laid back Eureka TV commercial for the basic Sweet Sixteen from 1970:

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Post# 382224 , Reply# 5   12/5/2017 at 23:49 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
That is my Youtube channel....

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Prince is correct, there were 4 different models that were considered the Sweet 16's. As the commercial states, they are called that because they were suppose to be simple. When they were first introduced, they were just the lower side of Eureka's Canister range, then they were incorporated as the straight suction options to the new 1200 series Power teams. Two of the Sweet 16 modes where basically reissues, with the electric hose, and Power head added. 


As always, I am including some literature to top my post off.


Yours always,

The Eureka Empress!

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Post# 382228 , Reply# 6   12/6/2017 at 06:02 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks for your great YouTube channel Jason!!! It has helped me relive those magical moments of my childhood when luck would surprise me with a rare Eureka commercial. These were usually broadcast on daytime tv while I would be in school. But if I was home sick, I might be watching daytime game shows which every so often had a rare vacuum commercial to reach that “housewife” demographic.

I actually remember seeing that Sweet Sixteen tv commercial! I was so mesmerized that it was over before I realized it! And the climax was that masculine voice of authority stating “....and more kinds of vacuum cleaners than anyone else in the world....” *sigh*. In 1970, I would have been only 11 years old.

These advertisements for Eureka Williams were all created by the giant ad agency Young & Rubicom.

Thank you for sharing those pieces of trade literature from Eureka Williams, too!

Prince bows to the Empress!!! 😀

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