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Beautiful Eureka "canned ham" on ebay
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Post# 146550   8/10/2011 at 20:21 (4,588 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

WOW!! What a find!!!!!

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Post# 146683 , Reply# 1   8/11/2011 at 19:16 (4,587 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! Wish I knew where Hinckley is!!!! That is one nice Empress canister - the best set of attachments Eureka ever provided! And in such great shape with the original box....and the asking price is unbelievably cheap!...... *drool* :-)

Post# 146687 , Reply# 2   8/11/2011 at 19:33 (4,587 days old) by Eluxca ()        
That's Hinckley, Ohio

I believe i bought a vacuum from the seller years ago, she is a good ebayer. That model of Eureka has insanely powerful suction!

Post# 146700 , Reply# 3   8/11/2011 at 20:09 (4,587 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Is within spittin' distance from me, but I have a feeling that machine is going to go high.  Thank goodness I have one on loan from the Voight collection.  Here are some shots.

Post# 146701 , Reply# 4   8/11/2011 at 20:11 (4,587 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Fabulous Vibra-Beat nozzle.

Post# 146703 , Reply# 5   8/11/2011 at 20:12 (4,587 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Tool caddy.  Kind of reminds me of a Barbie-doll case!

Post# 146704 , Reply# 6   8/11/2011 at 20:14 (4,587 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
There Was

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Another attachment set and caddy for the Empress.  Have the tools and caddy found brand new, but not the machine.

Post# 146706 , Reply# 7   8/11/2011 at 20:15 (4,587 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Back side of the caddy

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Eureka at its best!

Post# 146708 , Reply# 8   8/11/2011 at 20:17 (4,587 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Thought that was Hinckley, Il.

Post# 146709 , Reply# 9   8/11/2011 at 20:20 (4,587 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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my G-d, that's one beautiful white tools and hoses.....*need air*....

.....I .......think........I' faint................*bang*!


Post# 146732 , Reply# 10   8/11/2011 at 20:57 (4,587 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Soooooooo beautiful! 

Post# 146753 , Reply# 11   8/11/2011 at 22:52 (4,586 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Man that is beautiful I am just wondering did those vibra vac attachments ever really work or were they just loud just wondering I have never used one? Zach

Post# 146754 , Reply# 12   8/11/2011 at 23:04 (4,586 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Those vibrabeat nozzles were VERY loud and not very effective at all.  I think the plain suction nozzle was far better at actually cleaning carpeting.  After vacuuming a whole house with the vibrabeat your arms would be like jello from the vibrations.  But, they were still a unique idea and kind of fun!

Post# 146762 , Reply# 13   8/12/2011 at 00:21 (4,586 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Ya that's what I thought they dot look very efficient I don't even really know exactily how they work. How exactly do they work? Zach

Post# 146897 , Reply# 14   8/12/2011 at 21:06 (4,586 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
How does a vibra beat work?

It's the same principle as a brass player's lips vibrating while blowing into the instrument.   As the vacuum's suction pulls air between the rubber strips in the nozzle they buzz and vibrate.  It's a nice theory but in reality if the rug is any heavier/thicker than a dish towel the vibration isn't enough to loosen embedded dirt. 

Post# 146902 , Reply# 15   8/12/2011 at 21:25 (4,586 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Those Vibra-Beat nozzles were not very effective.  But for us vacuum folks, much fun.  Noisy as heck.  Have fond memories of using one as a kid at a neighbors.  There is a funny story about a member using a Vibra-Beat in a cleaning contest at a convention.  Got totally clogged.  That issue aside, this is one of my favorite Eurekas.  Beautiful and well made.  Came with a regular rug nozzle as well.

Post# 146907 , Reply# 16   8/12/2011 at 21:36 (4,586 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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I'm going to bring this one up this weekend and take her for a spin.

Post# 146908 , Reply# 17   8/12/2011 at 21:37 (4,586 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Very Powerful

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And well designed.

Post# 147180 , Reply# 18   8/15/2011 at 07:24 (4,583 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Its such a shame that Eureka who was such a high quality vacuum, had such beauty in design, if it weren't for all the collectors on VCCC would be nothing but a memory. Thank you to those who carry on these works of art for all to see and admire!

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