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Post# 144199   7/21/2011 at 12:18 (4,598 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Brian had asked that I post pictures of the Eureka Convertor from our Mini Meet.


So here ya go!


Close up shot of the instructions printed on the box.  Sorry, it did not turn out well.

Post# 144200 , Reply# 1   7/21/2011 at 12:19 (4,598 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Next, the front of the convertor

Post# 144202 , Reply# 2   7/21/2011 at 12:21 (4,598 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Back of the convertor.  Notice the groove for the belt and also the lever that is activated once the hose is in place.  This lever takes the belt guard from the bottom of the machine and pushes it out so that the machine doesn't rest on the floor.  This is possibly why consumer reports said it would scratch the floor.



Post# 144203 , Reply# 3   7/21/2011 at 12:24 (4,598 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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next is a photo with the adaptor in place showing how it lowers the underside belt guard.  You can also see how the adapter blocks the suction path and you might even be able to see how the belt goes through the adapter.  Not sure if this created a better seal than Hoover had at the time or not.  This hose doesn't carry suction any I really can't tell.

Hope the photos help.



Post# 144204 , Reply# 4   7/21/2011 at 12:26 (4,598 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Also notice in the last photo...the belt changing tool that came with the machine.  Clipped to the side.



Post# 144205 , Reply# 5   7/21/2011 at 12:28 (4,598 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Cool. I have never see one in person.

Post# 144217 , Reply# 6   7/21/2011 at 13:30 (4,598 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow! What an engineering feet. Sure is more complex than a Hoover convertor. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

Post# 144245 , Reply# 7   7/21/2011 at 18:05 (4,598 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Ah, so that's how they work!

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I have two of those cleaners. What age range are they in?

Post# 144261 , Reply# 8   7/21/2011 at 20:02 (4,598 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Morgan....thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much for doing this! Now I understand how this system works....

Considering the speed that the belt moves, I'm amazed that the belt was able to slide through the slots on the adapter without burning up or causing a fire!!!!Can you imagine how hot that hose end coupler gets? It looks like the adapter has rubber around the two slots for the belt - wonder how long that suction seal would last under heavy use. And yes - it now makes sense how this could easily scratch floors when moving the machine around during tool use. It's no wonder they switched to the "Bottom Plate" system on the 260's and later - the hose end on the newer system just latches onto the port and does not even get near the belt!

Thanks again...the things you can learn at Vacuumland! :-)

Post# 144277 , Reply# 9   7/21/2011 at 22:32 (4,598 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Age of machine...I am guessing late 40's early 50's

It also came with a second brush roll that acted as a floor polisher.

Wish I could find one.


Post# 144293 , Reply# 10   7/22/2011 at 06:54 (4,597 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I think the age of this Eureka upright can be determined by the many vintage ads for the Roto-Matic canisters you see on eBay. If I remember correctly, the very first RotoMatic advertisements had a small section on the bottom of the ad touting the "Automatic" upright. So if you can date the first red Roto Matics, you've got a date for this upright.

Believe it or not, I think Eureka used the date in the model numbers for their uprights: 250 was around 1950, 260 was around 1960 and 2070 (they added another digit) was around 1970.

Post# 144306 , Reply# 11   7/22/2011 at 09:11 (4,597 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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VERY interesting.

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