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Today's Pic - Eureka Golden Crown
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Post# 129374   3/28/2011 at 06:56 (4,716 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Today's pic reminded me of the Golden Crown that my aunt had when I was a kid. Hers however had a woven green hose and it had the 3 piece wand set i.e. 2 straight and 1 curved whereas all the pics I have seen have the plastic/vinyl hose and the 2 piece wand set with the floor tools having the elbow. Was the difference due to hers being a Canadian model? Every time we visited I remember trying to sneak a peak at it.

Gary


Post# 129386 , Reply# 1   3/28/2011 at 08:07 (4,716 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Takes me back to my childhood....

Two days in a row now the pic of the day hase been on my all-time favorite list. Yesterday the convertible our neighbor Gladys had, and today my aunt Lila's rotomatic PLUS our neighbor Nancy's 260 upright! Talk about memory lane, this is memory interstate freeway!!! Having these models in my collection would put me way over the speed limit.

Post# 129396 , Reply# 2   3/28/2011 at 08:44 (4,716 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Back when I was little, I had to wear a cast on my right leg, in regard to being born club footed. I could swear that the canister vacuum hooked up to the cast cutter was either that one or the similar model with less gloss. It fascinated me at the time.

Post# 129426 , Reply# 3   3/28/2011 at 11:21 (4,716 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



I can "ditto" countryguy's recollections of a Golden Crown with a woven hose and three-section wand.

My Aunt Dabney, the aunt with the "scary" Kirby, had this very machine. She kept it in the garage which had a door leading to it from their lower-level rec-room (they had a large split-level house finished in 1957). I clearly recall the brushed-gold top.

Every time we'd go visit, I'd go in there to look at it. She kept the hose hanging from a nail in the wall. The hose was still hanging there long past the time she had either the Kirby or the Eureka.

The odd thing is, her Eureka also had a green woven vinyl hose and the newer-style rug nozzle, with the long curved neck and the little metal flip-tab to activate the brush strip. I remember that very clearly, because for some reason she used that floor tool with her Kirby, stuck on the end of the gray plastic wand.

She was fairly tall, so she had to hunch over a bit to use it. She'd vigorously scrape away at the carpet with that nozzle, moving it rapidly back and forth. She kept the Kirby in the living room closet just by the front door, hose attached, draped over the coat rack with the wand and Eureka rug nozzle attached.

I never figured out why she did that instead of just using the Eureka which surely had more straight suction power. Maybe she suffered from the same "Sweeper Laziness" that my mom did...!


Post# 129468 , Reply# 4   3/28/2011 at 16:35 (4,716 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        
Vac of the day request

Please put up a Dual Sanitronic 80. It's one of my favorite Kirby's ever made. I'd appreciate it.
-Jayson


Post# 129497 , Reply# 5   3/28/2011 at 18:21 (4,715 days old) by kenkart ()        
Eureka..

I have a 1962 model that came from my kindergarten teachers estate, it also has the braided hose and 3 wands. The instruction card has the date and it is unusual in that it is October of 62, right in the middle of the Cuban missle crisis!! Bought at Leflers Sewing Machine store, when I was a kid Mr Lefler would help me with repairs on old vacuums, a very nice man, He sold Pfaff, Domestic and Fleetwood Sewing machines.

Post# 129499 , Reply# 6   3/28/2011 at 18:25 (4,715 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Does anyone actually have a Eureka Golden Crown in their collection? Please post pics if you do. Ive never seen one in person, or even a pic of one,,just the ads from the 1950s.

Post# 129500 , Reply# 7   3/28/2011 at 18:29 (4,715 days old) by Elux89 ()        
Eureka Golden Crown replacement bags????

My grandmother had one. My father is now using it in his house. About 15 or so years ago, he had the hose replaced. I can't remember if the original was braided or if it was vinyl. Something sticks in the back of my mind that it was a green plastic type hose but I could be wrong.

In regards to replacement bags, the Eureka Style "K" bag is just about, if not impossible to get. Has anyone found a source or know of a substitute that will fit this vacuum???

Vernon


Post# 129525 , Reply# 8   3/28/2011 at 20:00 (4,715 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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No Golden Crown here not have I seen one in person.
But I do have the fairly common Plain Jane predecessor from 1956 - The Model 910 Super Roto-Matic.



Post# 129618 , Reply# 9   3/28/2011 at 23:25 (4,715 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

I had a Golden Anniversary RotoMatic like in the ad... I never really used it, it just sat in it's hassock. I gave it to Tania about 7 years ago. I know she still has it. It did have the green woven hose. I wish I had some pictures of it now! I'll ahve to snap some pictures of it next time I visit her in Milwaukee.


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