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Post# 138040   5/30/2011 at 15:34 (4,660 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

Today I went to my local thrift store in good hopes of finding good items because today they were having a 50% off sale on everything!
Well boy did I find some goodies.

-First is just 2 packs of bags.

-Second is a Singer Twin Turbo (which I already have the same one of but this one is in such great condition)

-And last (also my favorite) is the Eureka. the hood needs to be re-painted but otherwise everything else is just dirty.

Here are some before pics for you all, in the next few days I will be posting pics of them after the spa(; so stay tunedddd!


Post# 138041 , Reply# 1   5/30/2011 at 15:36 (4,660 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        


Post# 138042 , Reply# 2   5/30/2011 at 15:37 (4,660 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        


Post# 138043 , Reply# 3   5/30/2011 at 15:39 (4,660 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        

The Eureka certainly is a super find! Congrats. :)

Post# 138044 , Reply# 4   5/30/2011 at 15:41 (4,660 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Did those come from Unique?  My friend texted me a picture of that Eureka maybe 2 weeks ago.. I never ran up to get it; I have a pretty nice one... Mine has a round handle, though -- it looks like that one has a square handle.  Congrats!  That hood may clean up nicely -- try giving it a good scrub and polish before repainting it.



Post# 138045 , Reply# 5   5/30/2011 at 15:45 (4,660 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Trevor, the Singer is nice but that Eureka is FABULOUS!!!  I'm very happy for you and a little envious too.  I went to the thrift store on my end of town today too but didn't find anything nearly as good.  The crowd there today was huge; I had to park clear at the other end of the shopping center!



Post# 138046 , Reply# 6   5/30/2011 at 15:54 (4,660 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
Thanks everyone!

Fred- yes these are from unique! lol i go there allll the time because they usually have such great stuff, its was extremelyyyy crowded though since its 50% off today. they had another one up there but it had the round handle and the switch on the base. and also speaking of unique. remember a while ago when you picked up that green DAM from there? i thought it was quite funny because about a week earlier i went in there and seen it but had no money! LOL

And henry200- thats the same way it was for me! the entire parking lot and most of the street were full of cars!

kirbyotronic- Thanks! i love it!

Post# 138054 , Reply# 7   5/30/2011 at 19:04 (4,660 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

This eureka resto is a little more work than anticipated. lol can you tell me when you have a free weekend? cause i sure could use some help haha its clean just the scuffs and paint and bag are harder then first seemed haha(: so if you could help me oout that would be great! thanks!


Post# 138055 , Reply# 8   5/30/2011 at 19:14 (4,660 days old) by kirbyklassic80 ()        

OMG, the eureka takes me back. That was the first eureka that I got from my dad that he got from work. But a flood destroyed that and many other machines. Awesome finds! Best of luck with them.


Post# 138078 , Reply# 9   5/30/2011 at 22:37 (4,659 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Is there anything wrong with it, or have you never worked on one before?


Not sure offhand when I'll have a free weekend; but we'll try to work something out soon!  We're way overdue to meet up and play vacuums!



Post# 138126 , Reply# 10   5/31/2011 at 16:06 (4,659 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

the only thing thats sort of wrong with it is one of the sides on the bag connector is broken. i have like 10 eurekas of this style so i know what to do lol its just this one is a bit more complicated. i would love for this one to be a very nice resto when im done!(: and yes i agree we must hangout soon!!


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