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Post# 178470   4/25/2012 at 03:48 (4,434 days old) by Bee-Vac (Pomona, Calif)        

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Hello all! I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what year the model "M" for Eureka first came into production?

Post# 178529 , Reply# 1   4/25/2012 at 15:40 (4,433 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Model M...

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The Eureka M debuted in approximately 1935 and stayed in the Eureka line-up for several years, going through painted versions and alterations, and eventually morphing into the D272. A wonderful vacuum.


Post# 178530 , Reply# 2   4/25/2012 at 15:43 (4,433 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Model M...

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see Vacuumland thread below.

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Post# 178533 , Reply# 3   4/25/2012 at 15:49 (4,433 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
D272

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The later model D272 was the vacuum I learned on as a kid.

Post# 178549 , Reply# 4   4/25/2012 at 16:40 (4,433 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Anthony -

 

The Eureka M was one of the most beautiful vacuums I think Eureka ever produced.

 

Here are the pages of a great pamphlet from approximately 1936, showing the Eureka line-up of the G-2, R, M and the hand portable.

 

An interesting historical note: the G-2 was "added on to" (though it does not show that change in this pamphlet). Eureka tacked on a headlight to the G-2 to make it more than competitive with other bottom-of-the-line models of the time.

 

Here's the cover of the pamphlet:


Post# 178550 , Reply# 5   4/25/2012 at 16:41 (4,433 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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The Eureka G-2:


Post# 178551 , Reply# 6   4/25/2012 at 16:43 (4,433 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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The "R":


Post# 178552 , Reply# 7   4/25/2012 at 16:45 (4,433 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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And the fabulous Model M. [I love the mention of the "adjusticator"]


Post# 178553 , Reply# 8   4/25/2012 at 16:47 (4,433 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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And the back of the pamphlet. The handheld with detachable nozzle. I think it was called the Model J:


Post# 178560 , Reply# 9   4/25/2012 at 17:30 (4,433 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Anthony...

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Here's a photo of the Model 'G'

Greetings, John! Haven't seen you since the Milwaukee Convention


Post# 178564 , Reply# 10   4/25/2012 at 17:42 (4,433 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Anthony...

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Here's an earlier model from the 1920's. Maybe John can put a name or model number to it.

Post# 178617 , Reply# 11   4/26/2012 at 02:17 (4,433 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

STEEL fan-bet no worries about hitting things there!Bet it would pass the Royal "penny" test with no problem!Wonder if it was a machined steel fan or a stampted sheet metal one.The machined steel--EXPENSIVE-but most durable!The machine probably would need a steel lined fancase-otherwise the steel fan could drive something through it!

Post# 178621 , Reply# 12   4/26/2012 at 03:22 (4,433 days old) by Bee-Vac (Pomona, Calif)        

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WOW! Nice pictures guys! I have always liked the look of the Eureka "M". Seems very Kirby like, but fancier! I also have a G-2. I like the slow rotation of the roll brush these cleaners have.

Post# 178634 , Reply# 13   4/26/2012 at 09:43 (4,433 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hi Bernie -I think your Eureka is a Model 11, or the model right before it. Circa 1928 or 29....J


Post# 178689 , Reply# 14   4/26/2012 at 16:06 (4,432 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Hi John...

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The only clue I have to its age would be the latest patent mark which, on this machine, is 1926. So, it is a model 11? The ID tag doesn't give a model number, just a serial number and patent dates. Thanks for that information.

Post# 179051 , Reply# 15   4/28/2012 at 23:30 (4,430 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
I Have The G-2!

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And mine has the headlight. Also have one of the straight suction models, but unfortunately the nozzle latch is broken and I haven't yet been able to find one. Sure would like to find attachments for both of these.
Jeff


Post# 179125 , Reply# 16   4/29/2012 at 12:20 (4,430 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
I have...

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a very old set of attachments in the original box for the straight suction model (as shown) and also the Eureka "Junior" hand-vac for the model 'G'

Post# 240857 , Reply# 17   7/18/2013 at 21:31 (3,984 days old) by cb123 (Mobile, Al.)        
This...

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is It.

Post# 459541 , Reply# 18   1/18/2023 at 12:33 (514 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Newspaper ads from 1946-1948

1) July 1946 - New Home Cleaning System w/Distribulator [sic]
2) Dec. 1946 - " " " " " "
3) June 1947 - M262, D272, W75
4) Sept. 1947 - New Upright (S246) & Floor-O-Matic polisher-scrubber
5) Oct. 1947 - "Master" (M262?)
6) Oct. 1947 - M262? (different store ad)
7) Feb. 1948 - D360
8) May 1948 - DC272 (typo?)


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Post# 459542 , Reply# 19   1/18/2023 at 12:38 (514 days old) by Paul (USA)        
M262 - "Master"

July 1948 ad

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Post# 459550 , Reply# 20   1/18/2023 at 14:22 (513 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I believe one of these M262s surfaced in Saint Louis, it was brown not burgundy. I wish I had the pic

Post# 459552 , Reply# 21   1/18/2023 at 15:20 (513 days old) by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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The ones that are in St. Louis.

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Post# 459554 , Reply# 22   1/18/2023 at 15:37 (513 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Very nice, this looked like a D272 but matte brown. I heard a collector picked it up.

Post# 459562 , Reply# 23   1/18/2023 at 18:51 (513 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Nice, Tom.

The one in the 1st photo reminds me of a Kirby 500 Series cleaner, and the color of the second one brings to mind Eureka's 1978 brandywine series cleaners.


Post# 459915 , Reply# 24   1/31/2023 at 16:58 (500 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
I love my model M

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Paul,

The Eureka model M is a wonderful vacuum that looks very much like the Kirby 2C-505 I agree.

Jim


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Post# 459926 , Reply# 25   2/1/2023 at 09:52 (500 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
Model M

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Here are some pics shared with me from Air-WayCharlie who sold me the original model M bag for my Eureka.

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Post# 459985 , Reply# 26   2/2/2023 at 14:16 (498 days old) by Paul (USA)        

"M"agnificent resto, Jim, and thanks for posting the literature from Air-Way Charlie - very interesting and informative.

Post# 467360 , Reply# 27   11/6/2023 at 14:41 (221 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Kitchener, Ontario pamphlet

Just saw this listed on eBay ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115217309985QUE...


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Post# 467378 , Reply# 28   11/7/2023 at 07:57 (221 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
I bought it

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Thanks Paul,

for posting this I bought this for my Eureka Model M Thanks again.

Jim


Post# 467380 , Reply# 29   11/7/2023 at 13:31 (221 days old) by Paul (USA)        

You're welcome, Jim. It's good to know that it will be part of your collection ephemera.


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