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Post# 122997   1/25/2011 at 19:21 (4,785 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Watch this YouTube video for a most unexpected vacuum cleaner sighting!! It appears at 0:10.

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Post# 122998 , Reply# 1   1/25/2011 at 19:29 (4,785 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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This is so funny!

On this subject - does anyone remember an episode of the 1970's show "Love American Style" in which there appeared a Eureka Princess canister? I think it is the only time on television I ever saw this vac.....made me drool at the time!

Post# 123009 , Reply# 2   1/25/2011 at 20:54 (4,785 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Dont remember that one, but there is at least 2 episodes of "Three's Company" where there is a yellow Eureka cannister,,mid to late 70s version BOL model with small handle on the front, and 3 peg tool pac on the back,, no PN, or Vibra Beat, just the regular carpet/floor nozzle.There is Also an episode of 3s Company with a black Hoover Upright commercial vac.

Post# 123013 , Reply# 3   1/25/2011 at 21:18 (4,785 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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ooooo....have to start watching reruns of Three's Company then!!!!

Post# 123052 , Reply# 4   1/26/2011 at 13:14 (4,784 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        

Idk about "Love American Style," but I was just watching an episode of "Father Knows Best" where Jane Wyatt is vacuuming the living room with a late '40's Premier upright. You don't see the whole machine itself until Robert Young carries it back into the kitchen for her.

- Karl

Post# 123062 , Reply# 5   1/26/2011 at 15:30 (4,784 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Such a good husband to put the vacuum cleaner away after Wifey-poo has been slaving away with it.


Post# 123077 , Reply# 6   1/26/2011 at 15:59 (4,784 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
He should be SLAPPED.....

....for treating a nice model 30 that way!! WHACK!

Post# 123115 , Reply# 7   1/26/2011 at 21:13 (4,784 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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I know on a couple of episodes of "Leave it to Beaver" June Cleaver is using a GE Swivel Top,(wearing a formal dress and trade mark pearls of course) ,looks to be the greenish deluxe model with the chrome,tool bucket, and auto cord rewind.
There is another episode where she is using a Compact. We dont get to see the actual machine that is behind the couch, but she is definatly using the unmistakable Compact hose handle grip and carpet nozzle.
There is also an episode of "Alice" where she is using a Compact in her appartment, trying to wake up "Flo" who is sound asleep in the hide a bed sleeper couch. Exasperated Alice cant wake her, so she throws down the hose and wand, and just walks out with the Compact still running. HAHA
I know there is an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" where "Aunt Bee" is holding the machine and hose of a Hoover Connie top mount hose style, and Andy is holding the wands and floor nozzle with the wheels.

Post# 123127 , Reply# 8   1/26/2011 at 22:15 (4,784 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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It might be fun to actually have a separate section in Vacuumland to record all our memories of vacuum sightings in old TV shows, commercials and movies.

I know how hard it must be to keep up this wonderful website, but maybe when there is time, we might want to figure out a way to create a separate page for this information - with YouTube clips when found! If I was a bit of a webmaster, I would love to help! I imagine we could provide a link to the special page on the main opening Vacuumland page. But whatever is easiest for our dear webmaster!!!!

Post# 123271 , Reply# 9   1/28/2011 at 18:09 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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To any kid growing up in the 30s, 40s, 50s and early 60s Science Fiction was a real thing And we waited for The Future to come true in our lifetimes. Well, it didn't happen exactly as predicted but I gotta say it's still a darn amazing world of technology we live in.

So there's this 2007 Disney animation release called Meet The Robinsons that perfectly captures that wide-eyed World of Wonder we all saw coming. I've been renting a lot, I mean A LOT, of dvds and BluRays this winter and if any of you junior scientists of a certain age haven't seen this I know you can't help but like it.

Newborn babe is left on Orphanage steps. He grows up to be a 7 year old mechanical electrical genius boy. Still an orphan because his weird enthusiasm scares away potential Parents, he asks why his Mom would give him up to his little pal roommate Mike.
Convinced that his birth mother will want him, he attempts to invent a memory-scanning machine in the hopes that he can find her. He spends all of his time on the project, causing his roommate Mike Yagoobian (Goob) to stay awake for days. This makes Goob fall asleep during an important little league game.

Yes, it's a Disney soft message movie with score by Danny Elfman and done without smashing you over the head with a syrup bottle.

Anyway, spurred by a mysterious flyer (left by our villain) Lewis decides to bag two birds with one stone. Invent the Memory Machine so he can go back to the moment that Mom dropped him off, and win the $500 Science Fair prize.

Post# 123272 , Reply# 10   1/28/2011 at 18:11 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Off he goes to the local junk and electronics store and drags a bunch of neat stuff home to the orphanage and sets to experimenting...

Post# 123273 , Reply# 11   1/28/2011 at 18:13 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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At Lewis' school science fair, Lewis is approached by a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman), who claims to be a "time cop" from the future. Wilbur says that a man wearing a bowler hat has stolen a time machine that Wilbur wishes to recapture. The sinister 'Bowler Hat Guy' (Stephen J. Anderson), sends Doris (Ethan Sandler), a robotic bowler hat with mechanical arms, to sabotage Lewis' memory-scanner. As Lewis begins demonstrating the use of his machine, it explodes, throwing the science fair into chaos. Lewis runs out, and the Bowler Hat Guy steals his unattended memory scanner. Wilbur tells Lewis to go back to the science fair and fix the machine. To prove to a suspicious Lewis that he is from the future, Wilbur takes him to a flying time machine to take them to year 2037, thirty years in the future.

Post# 123274 , Reply# 12   1/28/2011 at 18:18 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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While giving Lewis a tour of the fantastical world of the future, Lewis realizes he can use the time machine to go back and actually see his mother, since he knows the date he was left at the orphanage. Wilbur insists he go back to fix the memory scanner instead, and while arguing, they crash the time machine. Wilbur asks Lewis to fix it, and Lewis agrees under the condition that Wilbur take him back to visit his mother afterwards. Wilbur tries to hide Lewis in the garage of his house, but Lewis leaves and meets Wilbur's grandfather, Bud (Stephen J. Anderson). Bud takes Lewis on a tour of the house, during which Lewis meets the rest of the fun-loving and overly-eccentric Robinson family, which consists of adopted people living in a large, stately manor. Wilbur explains that his father, Cornelius, the only member of the Robinson family that Lewis did not meet, invented several of the futuristic inventions earlier seen, coining the motto "Keep moving forward".

Post# 123275 , Reply# 13   1/28/2011 at 18:27 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Meanwhile, Bowler Hat Guy and Doris follow Wilbur and Lewis to the future and attempt to kidnap Lewis so he can show them how his memory scanner works. Meanwhile, the Robinsons offer to adopt Lewis but change their mind when they discover that he's from the past. Lewis runs away in misery after finding out Wilbur lied to him about going back to see his mom, and encounters the Bowler Hat Guy, who lures him into his time machine by promising to bring him to his mother.
Instead, the Guy brings him to Lewis' orphanage, at some point after 2007, when it has been shut down and abandoned. The Guy reveals himself as an aged and deeply embittered Mike Yagoobian. He also reveals that "Cornelius Robinson" is Lewis, making Wilbur his son and the Robinsons his family. Goob explains that he blames Lewis for his miserable life, which began a downward spiral with the little league game he fell asleep in. He later met DOR-15 (Doris), a failed and abandoned invention of Lewis'. They co-operate to steal the time machine and plotted to use it to capture and plagiarize Lewis' first famous invention, to ruin Lewis' career as an inventor.

Post# 123276 , Reply# 14   1/28/2011 at 18:29 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Bowler Hat Guy and Doris prepare to present the stolen invention to a corporation in the present. Meanwhile, Wilbur and his robot Carl (Harland Williams) save Lewis and escape, but Doris destroys Carl. As Bowler Hat Guy makes the sale to the corporation, the scenery around Lewis and Wilbur in the future darkens, and Wilbur vanishes into oblivion as history is rewritten. Lewis enters the derelict house where the Robinsons once lived, and discovers the memory-scanner in the garage. Viewing its records, he discovers that after mass-producing the memory-scanner, Goob also mass-produces Doris, whereupon the multitude of robotic hats took control of their wearers, something Goob hadn't planned. The utopian future is replaced by a Doris-controlled, smog-darkened industrial empire, with mankind reduced to mindless slaves.

Post# 123278 , Reply# 15   1/28/2011 at 18:34 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Pursued by an army of DOR-15 hats, Lewis manages to repair the time machine and uses it to go to the precise moment and location where Goob signed the contract at InventCo. Lewis causes Doris to disappear into oblivion by promising that he will never invent her. Lewis then shows Goob the bleak future Doris would have created, which is transformed before their eyes back into the utopian future. After they land near the Robinson house, Wilbur is brought back into existence. Lewis gets Wilbur to offer for the Robinsons to adopt Goob, but Goob, ashamed of what he has done, hides and then walks off, uncertain of what to do.

"Cornelius" (Tom Selleck) finally returns from his business trip and meets his younger self, giving him a helpful speech. Wilbur fulfils his promise to Lewis by visiting the moment at which his mother abandoned him. Lewis nearly interrupts her from leaving the infant at the orphanage, but inexplicably decides not to, abandoning his lifelong dream.

Finally, Lewis returns to the present and prevents Goob from becoming the Bowler Hat Guy by waking him up in time to catch the ball that wins him the game.

Post# 123279 , Reply# 16   1/28/2011 at 18:36 (4,782 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Lewis then returns to the science fair and demonstrates his memory scanner on the science fair judge, Dr. Krunkelhorn (Laurie Metcalf), revealing that she is Wilbur's grandmother, Lucille. Lewis also meets a young Franny. Bud and Lucille adopt Lewis, nicknaming him "Cornelius", as it seems to suit him, and Lewis quickly sets to work building Carl in an observatory bought by Bud and Lucile which will one day become the Robinson house. Just before Lewis drives off with Bud and Lucille, he turns around and waves at Goob, who is also leaving the orphanage with his own new family. Bud and Lucille move into the house Lewis saw further in time where he continues his inventing, fulfilling his future.

Post# 123285 , Reply# 17   1/28/2011 at 19:39 (4,782 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        
Lewis's memory machine

This is one of my favorite movies--- Ive always been facinated by the future. Anyway, that vacuum in Lewis's machine looks like an XXX or maybe a LX.


Post# 123292 , Reply# 18   1/28/2011 at 21:00 (4,782 days old) by uprightman ()        
I'll have to check that movie out....

I don't have the Electrolux XXX OR the LX, however, I wear the EXACT same type of metal hat as Lewis is sporting. It's makes the "voices" come in sooooo much clearer.

Post# 123340 , Reply# 19   1/29/2011 at 12:52 (4,781 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Nor do I. Infact, i dont have any E-Luxes, but that doesnt mean i dont want them. ;) Theyre some of my favorite vacuums.


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