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Post# 158117   11/5/2011 at 15:07 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Got this today - says Eureka Super-Power on the hood - says it's a model 248. The brush roll is shot and I haven't turned it on yet, but the lady said it worked. Looks like it'll polish up really nicely!

$10 seemed more than fair?

Post# 158118 , Reply# 1   11/5/2011 at 15:17 (4,491 days old) by Vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        

That should turn out really nice when finished!

Post# 158119 , Reply# 2   11/5/2011 at 15:34 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

close up

Post# 158120 , Reply# 3   11/5/2011 at 15:35 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

any idea what type of brush roll it takes?

Post# 158123 , Reply# 4   11/5/2011 at 16:29 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

after a quick shine....

Post# 158124 , Reply# 5   11/5/2011 at 16:31 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        


Post# 158130 , Reply# 6   11/5/2011 at 16:47 (4,491 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Very nice find nice job on the pollishing. Zach

Post# 158137 , Reply# 7   11/5/2011 at 18:02 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement brush roll for this vacuum - the one that is on there is all wood with square shaped bits on the ends. -- if anyone can point me in a direction that I might find one, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Post# 158138 , Reply# 8   11/5/2011 at 18:03 (4,491 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

another angle

Post# 158144 , Reply# 9   11/5/2011 at 18:37 (4,491 days old) by Vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        

That should be it. it has the square ends on it and it is a vibra groomer 2. should be sufficient. btw the reason the brush roll has a pair of bigger brushes and a pair or regular size brushes it because back when this machine came out, hoover still had their patents on it's brush roll so eureka could not really copy that design yet so they made a pair of bigger brushes to act as beaters!

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Post# 158145 , Reply# 10   11/5/2011 at 18:40 (4,491 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

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Post# 158199 , Reply# 11   11/6/2011 at 07:47 (4,490 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Will this bag fit on this machine and let me use throw away bags? Is it that simple? What bag would this machine have come with?

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Post# 158200 , Reply# 12   11/6/2011 at 07:48 (4,490 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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in your picture of the underside you will see ( on the left side of pic ) a little nipple inside of a circle, most of the time this will have two numbers that are the year of production. I wonder if this one has those numbers?

Post# 158201 , Reply# 13   11/6/2011 at 08:10 (4,490 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

the numbers in the "nipple" are 677 / 10

Post# 158205 , Reply# 14   11/6/2011 at 08:34 (4,490 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Yes Graham, that bag will work perfectly. I think from the numbers on the bottom, it was produced in '67, don't know about the other numbers, forgot how to read them. That's a really nice Eureka, never have seen that one before. I don't think the VGII will fit due to the hex shaped fittings, might want to look further on that.

Post# 158238 , Reply# 15   11/6/2011 at 13:28 (4,490 days old) by 1926700 ()        
i jusr fugured that out!!!!!

Oct 7th 1967.......the 10 is the month and the 7 is the makes perfect sence!!!

and graham, what is the amps of this machine, im guessing a 3.5...if so then why was it adveristing "super Powerd" on the front of the base?

Post# 158240 , Reply# 16   11/6/2011 at 14:01 (4,490 days old) by vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        

I just realized that the vg2 had the hex endcaps. And as stated above that bag will work perfectly fine. I do recall seeing one before and know someone who had a eureka 260 I believe. I had found a brushroll for whim wit square end caps. I will look for ya and if I find one I will send you the link.

Post# 158241 , Reply# 17   11/6/2011 at 14:03 (4,490 days old) by vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        

It has the 3.5 amp pancake motor most likely. Those motors were more powerful than the blender motors I believe.

Post# 158261 , Reply# 18   11/6/2011 at 17:49 (4,490 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

3.35 amps - thanks for helping me find a brush roll. I'm thinking I might have to custom make one out of a new roll with the end caps of the one that is on there...

Post# 158262 , Reply# 19   11/6/2011 at 17:50 (4,490 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

That's a super-cool find! Looks to be in spectacular condition! I love the "Super Power" script on the Eureka nameplate. I assume that pops off to accept a tool converter? I assume that was marketed as a commercial cleaner, and it looks like it has more durable, perhaps nylon wheels than its domestic counterpart. My Eureka "Twin Power Automatic" is from about 6 years earlier than this one and has plastic wheels. One of the rear wheels broke to pieces. I have since found a replacement.

Thanks for sharing!

Post# 158273 , Reply# 20   11/6/2011 at 20:12 (4,490 days old) by 1926700 ()        

3.35....are u shure?....that a odd amp rating.....ive seen only 3.0 , 3.2, 3.5, 4.0 , 4.5 , 5.0 , 5.5 , 6.0 , 6.5 , and 6.7amps...and in meatal based nothing over 3.5amps....even for the Tol machines....and eveything 4.0amps and above was for the plasic based series in the 80's and later....

Post# 158274 , Reply# 21   11/6/2011 at 20:18 (4,490 days old) by vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        

Yeah. 3.35 amps. sounds like a slowed down pancake motor.

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Post# 158301 , Reply# 22   11/7/2011 at 00:19 (4,490 days old) by 1926700 ()        

hunny that eureka in that video is a two speed 3.5amp...............this guy says his is a 3.35amp wich is higher than a 3.5.......and plus his has a one speed motor.....

Post# 158334 , Reply# 23   11/7/2011 at 09:37 (4,489 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

3.35 amps -
And still looking for a brush roll...

Post# 158341 , Reply# 24   11/7/2011 at 13:40 (4,489 days old) by 1926700 ()        

then there one more amp rating for the list!!!=)!

Post# 158342 , Reply# 25   11/7/2011 at 13:49 (4,489 days old) by Vacuumfan96 (South East Michigan )        

I knew that 1926700. I was just showing how the motor pretty much sounds in that Eureka super power. =)

Post# 158608 , Reply# 26   11/10/2011 at 23:54 (4,486 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Got the new black outer bag that lets me use F&G bags - it seems to work MUCH BETTER now! I'm still looking for a brushroll that will work. I thought the black bag complimented the lines of the vacuum better - I've also always thought that all machines should be either black or gray. What do you think?

Post# 158615 , Reply# 27   11/11/2011 at 00:58 (4,486 days old) by briguy (Wichita, Kansas)        

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Graham that's a beauty! Love how it polished up. And I agree that the black bag does compliment the machines lines. What a wonderful addition to your collection.

Post# 158639 , Reply# 28   11/11/2011 at 10:24 (4,485 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

That looks really sharp with that black bag. Good call! And you can't beat a paper bag vs. a dumpout.

This would work in your machine...

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Post# 160278 , Reply# 29   11/26/2011 at 23:07 (4,470 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Found a "square end" brush roll at the "old timer" vacuum shoppe by me. The "old timer" behind the counter said he had at least 8 of them in the back for $17 each (which is a much friendlier price than what I was finding on eBay). If anyone needs one, let me know and I can pick one up and put it in the mail to you.

Post# 160722 , Reply# 30   11/30/2011 at 21:17 (4,466 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        

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Just sent you an e-mail about those square end brush rolls -- I've got an old Eureka 2000 series machine that could really use one!


Bill W.

Post# 160785 , Reply# 31   12/1/2011 at 14:56 (4,465 days old) by em-tor64 ()        

Just stumbled on this site last night and found Eureka square-end brushrolls.....not VGII...but the old style wooden with red plastic beater case anyone is looking. :)


Post# 160810 , Reply# 32   12/1/2011 at 19:17 (4,465 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Cleveland Wood Products makes some square-endcap brushrolls for Eurekas. Even all-brush ones!

I have heard great things about CWP Brushes.


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