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Post# 115034   11/18/2010 at 07:03 (3,388 days old) by 1926700 ()        

hey there.....

i have a very nice find to post a few pics of...but im not going to post the pics till later , due to the bag of this item drying.

but ill give yall a clue...
1. read the heading of this posting carefully
2.this machine is two speed and dates to the mid 1930's
3. the name starts with a E and ends with a A...
you fill in the rest!
see yall later...

Post# 115063 , Reply# 1   11/18/2010 at 16:49 (3,388 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
"... due to the bag of this item drying."

You mean you washed the bag? Of the vacuum?? Really?

Post# 115080 , Reply# 2   11/18/2010 at 19:12 (3,388 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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Would it be a Eureka

Post# 115083 , Reply# 3   11/18/2010 at 19:52 (3,388 days old) by 1926700 ()        
good job tyler!

it is a mid 1930's Eureka Challenger.....i was once told that this machine was made to be a rival to the ever popular Hoover 150, Eureka there machine could clean just as good as the Hoover..i personally dont think cleans ok...but it does not grab the carpet like a hoover of that era....

@rick:yes i washed this particular bag, because it was heavily soiled from sitting in Phillip Mullers barn....i just gently hand washed it in the kitchen sink...and let it air dry....

Post# 115084 , Reply# 4   11/18/2010 at 19:55 (3,388 days old) by 1926700 ()        

the wonderful original bag

Post# 115091 , Reply# 5   11/18/2010 at 20:26 (3,388 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Eureka and the three "stripes" or contours

eurekaprince's profile picture I finally have some early "archaeological" evidence of a style trend that seems to have constantly been visible on Eureka vacuum cleaners since the early days of the company: It is a design feature that always shows up as three lines or three contours. In this 1930's vintage upright, we see it very plainly and in clear view - three parallel stripes down the top and front of the hood. The "trio" design element seems to have been repeated over the decades. Just take a look at any Eureka upright (and some canisters, for that matter) and you will see some "trio" of repeating lines or contours. The hordes of "F&G" "Dial-A-Nap" uprights throughout the 1960's and 1970's had a three level contour on the motor hood - like the podium of an Olympic Games Medal ceremony.

Can you guys come up with any reason for Eureka's industrial designers to consistently add some "trio" feature to their vacs? Was it because the word "Eureka" has three syllables? Any thoughts on this mysterious design element?

Post# 115092 , Reply# 6   11/18/2010 at 20:31 (3,388 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Addendum to the "trio" design question -

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Look at this later Eureka nameplate from the 1950's - there are three stars over the name Eureka!

Maybe it has to do with the three horizontal "arms" of the letter "E"?

Post# 115130 , Reply# 7   11/19/2010 at 12:26 (3,387 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hey Jason - What you have there is either a Eureka Model M or a Model R. They looked very similar to each other, except for a few features. There should be a plate on the back or the bottom of the machine with the Model #.

Brian - I have never even thought about the "Trio" theme on Eureka products, but you are right. It must be some kind of company secret?

Post# 115131 , Reply# 8   11/19/2010 at 12:28 (3,387 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Jason -
Here's a few pages from an advertising pamphlet about these Eurekas.....
Front Page.........

Post# 115132 , Reply# 9   11/19/2010 at 12:32 (3,387 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Next Page....This is the G2, the first headlight model Eureka was altered right after this one debuted. They tacked on a headlight one the ones produced after this one....

Post# 115133 , Reply# 10   11/19/2010 at 12:33 (3,387 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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and the Model R, which is what I think you have....note the shape is the same as yours. I think yours has a replacement bag...

Post# 115134 , Reply# 11   11/19/2010 at 12:34 (3,387 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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and finally, the grand Model M, a real beauty. I love the rear swivel wheels and the sculpting around the headlight.....

Post# 115135 , Reply# 12   11/19/2010 at 12:35 (3,387 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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and the back cover, featuring the portable model....

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