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Post# 390900   4/22/2018 at 20:03 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have tried to get a 1930's royal vacuum from a gentleman in Pennsylvania. He is trying to break down vacuum to ship. That was a couple months ago. He emailed me recently asking if I was interested in a eureka hose in original box unused. It looks like my 505 kirby vacuum hose same material. He sent pics but i have not received yet as he is mailing tomorrow. Any info on the hose would be appreciated. I don't collect eurekas so knowledge is limited. I just know unused 70 year old hoses are rare. Thanks in advance.

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Post# 390907 , Reply# 1   4/22/2018 at 22:28 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Thats the hose

For a 250 Eureka upright early 50s.

Post# 390908 , Reply# 2   4/22/2018 at 22:36 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Is the vacuum hose rare? Is it valuable.
Thanks les

Post# 390931 , Reply# 3   4/23/2018 at 22:15 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Well idk, but I bet the hose caddy box thingy is more rare than anything else.

Of course, rare doesn't always equal valuable. No idea what it's worth.

Post# 391008 , Reply# 4   4/25/2018 at 01:52 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
I have those attachments and the upright they go to!

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My model 250 is dated 1955. The attachments actually belonged to David Watters, but the matching machine was not present. So they came with me to go with mine.

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Post# 391012 , Reply# 5   4/25/2018 at 05:18 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow...if those attachments are unused, that is a rare find!

The method of hose connection here always fascinated me: somehow, the metal hose converter slides around the belt without the need for removing the belt. But does the converter also raise the front end of the vacuum off the floor? I somehow remember Consumer Reports commenting that they did not like this tool configuration as it could potentially damage bare floors. The set-up was changed for the subsequent model 260 Super Automatic with the inclusion of a Bottom Plate to cover the brush opening.

Post# 391039 , Reply# 6   4/25/2018 at 18:13 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
actually yes...

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That early converter did lift the front of the machine off the floor. There us a little mechanism on the back side of the converter so it presses down on the center belt gaurd on the cleaner, so that then acts like a kick stand so to speak. Its actually a alot like the Convertible converter, just backwards.

Post# 391044 , Reply# 7   4/25/2018 at 20:30 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

eurekaprince's profile picture I understand. I guess, kind of like the Hoover converter, it was not able to “grab” all the suction coming out of the fan chamber. Just a certain percentage, since the suction is still leaking out through the brush “window.”

Post# 391157 , Reply# 8   4/27/2018 at 16:02 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Im going to get hose next week. I would sell it to someone who can use it. I just know old unused hoses are rare and I didn't want it thrown away.

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