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Post# 159838   11/23/2011 at 10:35 (4,481 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'm thinking about buying either of these vacuums and not sure which to get. A blue Sunbeam Touch n Lock canister with hose, wands and floor nozzle, or a yellow Bradford (Eureka) canister with hose, upholstery, and crevice tools. The Sunbeam has tape at one end of the hose, the Bradford looks ok.

Just not sure which is better, and not really sure the year of the Bradford? It looks like a Princess canister, but has onboard Tool Pak. I heard the Sunbeams are powerful but really loud, and I don't like too loud vacuums.

I don't know how much these are, I would guess $5-10.

Then again, I might get neither one. I don't have room for too many vacuums. If I saw an 858 Constellation I would probably get it though.

Post# 159841 , Reply# 1   11/23/2011 at 11:46 (4,481 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Eureka or Sunbeam ?

I know the Sunbeam is unique, from the 60's/70's era. If your doing a display
collection it would be great.
The Bradford on the other hand is a good basic machine. That if you are wanting
to use it on a daily/weekly basis. You can always find other Eureka parts that will fit and work. Which will make it complete. If I recall the Bradfords were
labeled for W T Grant.
Enjoy !

Post# 159842 , Reply# 2   11/23/2011 at 12:24 (4,481 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

I would go with the Sunbeam as those are rare but the bradford is a good choice too.

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