Thread Number: 36367  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Blue eureka canister
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Post# 389887   4/5/2018 at 19:23 by Crazykirbylady (North Carolina )        

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I donít know much about this model. But I love the color. Donít think it was used much.

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Post# 389895 , Reply# 1   4/5/2018 at 20:52 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Oh memories of Grandma's Singer as a kid, emptying it out

Post# 389998 , Reply# 2   4/6/2018 at 19:20 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I have the same model and all attachments including the storage box.

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Post# 390002 , Reply# 3   4/6/2018 at 19:52 by Crazykirbylady (North Carolina )        

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I need to find more attachments as I canít stand that weird flappy beater bar nozzle thing itís got lol. Nice one!

Post# 390034 , Reply# 4   4/7/2018 at 03:44 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        

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That blue color was used alot, in uprights and canisters as early as 1960, and as late as 1980. Your particular Roto-matic canister is from about 1962. It matched the 2nd and 3rd re issue of the model 260 upright.

And the flappy beater bar thing you are talking about is called the Vibra-Beat nozzle.

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Post# 390078 , Reply# 5   4/7/2018 at 18:10 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Very nice find! I have a Eureka upright sporting that same color. I wonder if it has a Lamb motor.

Post# 390090 , Reply# 6   4/7/2018 at 20:48 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I remember that a Eureka Williams design document called that colour ďLagoon Blue.Ē The Eureka Super Automatic 260 we had in the early 1960ís was in that same colour. The blue was used across the Eureka line-up at the time, for everything from uprights and canisters to stick vacs and floor polishers.

Post# 390123 , Reply# 7   4/8/2018 at 08:30 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

Supposedly those nozzles were onlhy good at making noise, they did not clean anything but at the time it was Eureka's answer to a power nozzle. I'm also wondering if it used a Lamb motor. If you really want to improve its cleaning ability on carpets, get the Volt power nozzle, that would be an awesome combination.

Post# 390209 , Reply# 8   4/9/2018 at 15:28 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Eurekas used Lamb motors, My take on the Vibra Beat is a little different on a thinner carpet they do pretty good at shaking loose sand and grit but on plush or shag useless, I have a Eureka 910 that was bought new in 1962 and it is the green that Eueka used for so long and white instead of the blue.

Post# 390210 , Reply# 9   4/9/2018 at 15:30 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I should have said

All Eureka CANISTERS and TANKS used Lamb motors I think they made the upright motor themselves.

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