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Post# 393597   6/20/2018 at 18:15 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi everybody, so itís been a while that I did one of those vacuum delivery unboxing surprises so I finally get to do one! I won this past Sunday and I been really wanting these types of upright vacuums ever since I started collecting and this bidding never got me fooled this time! This seller was from Texas! Donít mess with it! So anyways this was supposed to be delivered on Saturday but the office was closed that day so it finally arrived today so now letís open her up!

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Post# 393598 , Reply# 1   6/20/2018 at 18:15 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The hose peaking out.

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Post# 393599 , Reply# 2   6/20/2018 at 18:17 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Itís a soft bag upright. Mystery.

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Post# 393600 , Reply# 3   6/20/2018 at 18:17 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hereís the handle. Nice shape, looks familiar to you?

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Post# 393601 , Reply# 4   6/20/2018 at 18:18 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The handles look the same but different color.

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Post# 393602 , Reply# 5   6/20/2018 at 18:19 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The attachments and carrying handle. Hereís what I got!

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Post# 393603 , Reply# 6   6/20/2018 at 18:21 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I won a Singer SB16027 7.5 Amp Vacuum! Won for like $15 with $21 shipping! Win win.

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Post# 393604 , Reply# 7   6/20/2018 at 18:23 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The only attachment was missing is the wand so I looked through a box of spare tools and found the right one which could be original to this vacuum.

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Post# 393605 , Reply# 8   6/20/2018 at 18:25 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Here it is after easy assembly and it is in very good condition being around 20 years old. Another thing is that later around the 90ís this was rebranded as Bissell which everybody probably remembers.

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Post# 393606 , Reply# 9   6/20/2018 at 18:26 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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It has a new bag ready for use. I also found out these vacuums take Hoover type A bags too! Awesome!

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Post# 393607 , Reply# 10   6/20/2018 at 18:27 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Front base and underside in nice condition!

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Post# 393608 , Reply# 11   6/20/2018 at 18:28 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I would say this was made around 1996, my birth year.

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Post# 393609 , Reply# 12   6/20/2018 at 18:32 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I try it out and itís not that loud like i expect but thatís good, but it needs a new belt because the brushroll slows down a bit and the tool suction is not bad but not super duper uber Shark vacuum strong but itís still good, could be worse. The bag definitely looks like and reminds me of the Eureka Bravo/The Boss.

Post# 393612 , Reply# 13   6/20/2018 at 19:26 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Some folks here probably can't relate, but I like the "budget" cleaners from the 1990's which have a soft bag in front of the handle. My favorite is the Hoover Legacy (and the rest of the Elite family, really), but I also like the competitors (more like copy-cats) such as the Eureka Bravo I/II and your Singer.

Is it very loud? I had a later Eureka Precision (Bravo II in disguise) and, sadly, it was earsplitting. In fact, it has been the only vacuum cleaner I got rid of for the sole purpose of saving my ears. No, there was nothing wrong with it--fan, bearings, etc. all healthy. Rather, it was just that loud by design.

Enjoy your new cleaner.

Post# 393617 , Reply# 14   6/20/2018 at 20:00 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice. Looks pretty clean.

Post# 393619 , Reply# 15   6/20/2018 at 20:13 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Trust me broomvac, the Singer is not earspliting, it sounds pretty good!

Post# 393620 , Reply# 16   6/20/2018 at 20:13 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thanks MadMan!

Post# 393622 , Reply# 17   6/20/2018 at 20:39 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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These were made by Royobi, both the Bissell and Singer models. Hoover sued them for patent infringements because these were direct copies of the Elites. For example, they take the same Hoover type A bag. I used to have that same model as yours, I got rid of mine because I couldn't find a replacement brushroll for it. I now have a Bissell version that's 8 amps but it's technically the same vacuum as the Singer. Not a bad vacuum overall but I prefer the Elites or the Bravos better.

Post# 393626 , Reply# 18   6/20/2018 at 21:06 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Panasonicvac, thatís right I remember remember seeing a video on YouTube of your Bissell! I would love to find another soft bag Bissell with a headlight.

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