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Post# 125752   2/22/2011 at 19:38 (4,749 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Here are the new vacuums I got last weekend!!!!!!
Some sort of Eureka upright, electrolux z89 and a small dirt devil hand vac hope you enjoy!

Post# 125753 , Reply# 1   2/22/2011 at 19:55 (4,749 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Gee...those moss green Eurekas were so beautiful! Let us know how it runs, Zachary.

Though it's the economy "bottom of the line" model (no headlight), I bet you it's now the best-cleaning upright in your home!

Congrats on the new additions.....:-)

Post# 125759 , Reply# 2   2/22/2011 at 20:28 (4,749 days old) by goadie12 ()        

It runs like a dream the motor is very smooth and it is extreamily light to push aound the house. Did they ever come with a hose and attachments maybe on one of the higher end models?

Post# 125765 , Reply# 3   2/22/2011 at 20:49 (4,749 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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All you need to buy is the standard Eureka upright attachment set that fits any of the "motor first" uprights from 1970 to 1990. I think it's called Attachment Set Model 60. You get a bottom plate pan converter that fits onto the chrome bottom plate and voila - you are set to go. Two warnings though - the suction is never very good even with the later "motor first" Eureka uprights (the magic in the carpet cleaning action is in the Vibra Groomer brush roll and the top-fill bag). Also, the foam "weatherstripping" material in the pan converter eventually disintegrates and you have to find a way of replacing it - either with new weatherstripping or even trying some flexible rubber caulking in a tube so that you can continue to get a good suction seal at the edges of the converter.

You will find scores of these attachment kits on eBay....if you can find an older set with chrome wands and that nifty red plastic Tool Pak Caddy, even better! Gimme one second and I'll do a quick a video game while I do this... :-)

Bingo! Here's one of many that are on eBay right now:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK on eBay

Post# 125768 , Reply# 4   2/22/2011 at 20:56 (4,749 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Here's a pic of the better quality upright attachment set that would also fit your Eureka:

Post# 125770 , Reply# 5   2/22/2011 at 20:59 (4,749 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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And here's the back side where you store the hose. Don't see many of these on eBay though.....maybe someone at Vacuumland has one to sell!!!!!

Post# 125771 , Reply# 6   2/22/2011 at 21:18 (4,749 days old) by goadie12 ()        

oh ok thanks i was just wondering ill have to keep an eye out

Post# 125780 , Reply# 7   2/22/2011 at 22:19 (4,749 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Good luck, Zach! Good night from chilly Toronto!


Post# 125782 , Reply# 8   2/22/2011 at 22:45 (4,749 days old) by 1926700 ()        

let me post this pice of Eureka memorabilia featuring your Eureka....that machine is from 1978...

Post# 125783 , Reply# 9   2/22/2011 at 22:49 (4,749 days old) by 1926700 ()        
and heres...

a pic of mine...model 2325....the model right above yours, these are not easy machines to come by.....


Post# 125798 , Reply# 10   2/23/2011 at 13:54 (4,749 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I've never seen that style of hose for the Z89 before. Obviously it's a replacement, but it is in the color and pattern of the U.S. Super J (1975). What was the contemporaneous Canadian model for the Super J? I've never seen one. Or was the Super J also sold in Canada?

Post# 125799 , Reply# 11   2/23/2011 at 15:06 (4,749 days old) by Elux89 ()        


I have the identical hose that Zach has pictured above for a Z89. I also have a Z89 hose in the blue 1205 colors. I also have the newer OEM vinyl style for the Z89 as well.

Yes, the Super J was sold in Canada.


Post# 125803 , Reply# 12   2/23/2011 at 16:38 (4,748 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Well the super j was never sold in canada here are some pics of the electrolux vacuums sold in canada and america.

Post# 125804 , Reply# 13   2/23/2011 at 16:39 (4,748 days old) by goadie12 ()        
here are the american ones


Post# 125806 , Reply# 14   2/23/2011 at 16:56 (4,748 days old) by Elux89 ()        
Super J sold in Canada


Hate to burst your bubble, but the Super J was sold in Canada. A fellow that used to work for my father at the time, also sold lux on the side, he tried to sell my parents a SJ, but didn't succeed. If memory is correct, I don't think they were made in Canada, but imported, I think lux imported machines from the US when the Canadian factories were having labor issues.

Unfortunately, the colored poster you have shown is not the most accurate for dates and models. Case in point, it shows the z89 green from 1958-1973, gee, where is the wine colored 88 and the cream colored 86?? Is this called rewriting history?? Kinda funny, but pathetic that a brochure coming from Lux can't even get their dates and models correct.

Post# 125807 , Reply# 15   2/23/2011 at 16:57 (4,748 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Then I am wondering which model that hose is original to -- the AP100 perhaps?

Post# 125809 , Reply# 16   2/23/2011 at 17:15 (4,748 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Yes the Super J was sold in Canada. The golf course where I worked as a greens keeper in my university years had one. On rainy days when I couldn't cut grass I would use the Super J to vacuum the carpets. Also my aunt bought a Super J after she got tired of her Rainbow D.


Post# 125812 , Reply# 17   2/23/2011 at 19:20 (4,748 days old) by Elux89 ()        


Can't see that gold color hose being original to an AP100, as they are more of a salmony pink color (if that's even a color). I've got an original AP100 on the floor. I'm wondering if it were closer to an AP200?? Haven't seen an ap200 hose in a while, so my color memory is a little foggy, but it's more of a yellow/gold color. But I can't remember if the AP200 had the stripes

Post# 125815 , Reply# 18   2/23/2011 at 20:37 (4,748 days old) by midcenturymike ()        
I had also heard about imported Super J's

A veteran vacuum shop owner in Windsor had mentioned that the Super J's were imported into Canada to meet market demands for new machines during a labor strike.
I had seen this model montage at the Aerus dealer, and thought it rather silly that they didn't include the red and beige 80 series. You'd think that they would want to display as much of a broad historical reference as possible, to boost their reputation.

Post# 125817 , Reply# 19   2/23/2011 at 21:42 (4,748 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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You are correct about the strike situation that brought Super J's to Canada, Mike.

What I'd like to know is if the Canadian Super J had an American style hose coupler or was fitted with the larger diameter Canadian one?
Doug Smith will have the answers.

The non-green hose with Zach's 89 is a later dealer replacement using saran braided hose stock from the AP series but factory fitted with the ball bearing coupler, shield and pigtail unique to the 80 series and cast in beige plastic. That hose has a yellowish cast to it and I know Pete has a bannana yellow AP, but I don't recall the model number. But I do know the plastic tools and PN are a matching yellow.
I think the dark tracer line on the yellow hose is a dark blue?

Post# 125818 , Reply# 20   2/23/2011 at 21:44 (4,748 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Canadian APs are immediately identifiable at a distance by the side profile V shape of the bag door.
Another interesting note from Doug - On all Canadian machines (up to the 2100 at which time production was moved to the United States) you can determine the manufacture date from the serial number. Eg: if it is an 89 made from 1967 to 1973, and the first number is 1, then it was made in 1971. Same applies to the AP series 1973 thru 1984.

Don't remember where I snagged this picture but it shows a healthy lineup of Canadian AP models.

Collect them all. :-)


Post# 125821 , Reply# 21   2/23/2011 at 23:13 (4,748 days old) by andken23 ()        
re super j

my grandmother had a super j from 1974-1988 i still got the parts to it and i still use them on my current luxes.

Post# 125829 , Reply# 22   2/24/2011 at 08:53 (4,748 days old) by goadie12 ()        

ok i guess i was wron i now learned somthing new today ya i guess they were sold during the time of the ap 200 thats why the ap200s are are some what hard to find.

Post# 125885 , Reply# 23   2/24/2011 at 22:58 (4,747 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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LOL - time for me to pop in I guess.

The first power hose for the 89 was a very dark green with a gold tracer, metal vacuum end and dark green handle. It was sold as an optional accessory. When they started to sell them with the machines it was changed to the green hose with white tracer and lime plastic ends. Any other colours are later replacement hoses.

As for the Super J it was sold in Canada when the plant went on strike during the production of the AP200's around 1977. Thats why there are so few 200's around and there was never a drop down model of the 200 made.

Incidentally we got alot of the US garbage at that time as they sent us very few new machines. Most of what was sent up to Canada was demonstrators that were pulled from all the different branches in the US. Consequently we had 1205's Golden J's and SuperJ's all at once, alot of which didnt have the correct parts with them (Thats why you will see alot of the Golden J's with Blue parts here - they reoutfitted them with what ever the branch had in stock just so they could get rid of them). The salesmen were furious at being told they had to sell someone elses junk.

The funniest part of it was they sent this stuff all out to the branches then realized they werent CSA certified so they had to actually pay for a CSA inspector to go around to all the branches and do the certification, even on the ones they had already sold.

There have also been other US and English models sold in Canada. The first one that I know of is the English model 24 which was sold as a drop down model for the Model 12 in 1934/5. The first US one that I know of was the model LX (an experiment to see how the new idea of disposable bags would go over) then the AE (same reason but sold in Canada with a full set of parts rather than the dual parts which were only sold on the "cheap" model here).

The next one was the English model 48 which was sold in the 50's when the factory here was once again on strike. The 1205, Golden J and Super J mentioned above were the last ones sold here untill free trade saw the loss of most manufacturing in Canada.

Think that about covers it


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