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Turquoise Eureka upright
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Post# 119067   12/23/2010 at 09:24 (3,343 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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I stopped in to a local thrift and picked this upright up. I don't often see older Eureka's.


Post# 119068 , Reply# 1   12/23/2010 at 09:25 (3,343 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
A close up

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of the large rocker switch.

Post# 119069 , Reply# 2   12/23/2010 at 09:28 (3,343 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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it's underbelly. I think it's in pretty good shape! The bristles seem kind of wimpy, but I have to say the vacuum does clean well. Even on my cat hairy carpets!

Post# 119070 , Reply# 3   12/23/2010 at 09:29 (3,343 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Close up

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of the height adjuster.

Post# 119071 , Reply# 4   12/23/2010 at 09:30 (3,343 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Finally, it's

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rating plate. What year do you think it's made guys?

Thanks for looking!


Post# 119072 , Reply# 5   12/23/2010 at 09:55 (3,343 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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My guess at the date:

1970 or 1971.

Dial-A-Naps made later than that date would have ventilation slots on the hood, and would probably not have a model number in the famous 2000 series (it would probably have a number in the 1400 series.) If it's Model 2010, then it is the bottom of the line model from the same year that the Vanguard Cordaway Rugulator came out (Model 2070). The cord hooks are also metal and are shaped like those from 1960's Eureka uprights. I don't know if we can use the beater bar brush roll to date the vac as that may not be original to the machine.

These classic Eureka uprights are great carpet cleaners, and prove that you don't need a lot of wattage or bells and whistles to get a carpet clean. The secret? The famous top-filling F&G bag that Eureka has used since 1960!

Other Eureka experts - please jump in with your thoughts!!! :-)

Post# 119075 , Reply# 6   12/23/2010 at 10:42 (3,343 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Very nice! I really like those older style Eurekas. They're excellent cleaners.

Post# 119079 , Reply# 7   12/23/2010 at 11:35 (3,343 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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Eurekaprince! You are a wealth of knowledge!


Post# 119081 , Reply# 8   12/23/2010 at 11:50 (3,343 days old) by joe22 ()        

i LOVE any vac that has a SHAG setting ;^)

Post# 119082 , Reply# 9   12/23/2010 at 12:07 (3,343 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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You're very welcome Guy!

Love seeing the "Made in Canada" label on the name-plate!!! (Those were the days....)

Post# 119102 , Reply# 10   12/23/2010 at 16:52 (3,343 days old) by kenkart ()        
I like those!

Much better than Hoovers!

Post# 120500 , Reply# 11   1/7/2011 at 17:08 (3,328 days old) by vintagekitchen1 ()        
power switch...

anyone else notice the rocker type power swtch? dont beleive i've ever seen another eureka with that tup switch... wonder if its rare, or a vac shop switch replacement..

Post# 120516 , Reply# 12   1/7/2011 at 19:10 (3,328 days old) by kirbyeureka95 ()        
i was just going to ask about that :P

i actually think id like it, and if it was a replacement they did a darn good job doing it

Post# 120519 , Reply# 13   1/7/2011 at 19:22 (3,328 days old) by vintagecanister ()        
I was wondering the same.........

but seeing as it was produced in Canada, and not the Bloomington, IL plant, I thought perhaps it was a Candadian thing.

And I agree, if it was a after-market fix, they did a good job at installing it.

Post# 120534 , Reply# 14   1/7/2011 at 21:24 (3,328 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Switch is Original

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That is an original switch ,it was a very good switch compared to the newer step on switch . It just cost too much to use so they dropped it . I have a brand new one in a box I bought on ebay a few years ago for $25.00 before the prices went crazy .

Post# 120546 , Reply# 15   1/7/2011 at 21:50 (3,328 days old) by em-tor64 ()        

My model 2020 (U.S. made) has the rocker switch also.

Check out the parts page....under 2000 series....these were factory. Part 19 on the schematic or Eureka part# E-34825A.


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