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Post# 187605   6/29/2012 at 18:56 (2,833 days old) by ncovert (Grove City, PA)        

I need ideas on how old it is, and also what it's worth. Thanks! This belongs to my Aunt (not the same one with the Eureka)




Post# 187606 , Reply# 1   6/29/2012 at 18:57 (2,833 days old) by ncovert (Grove City, PA)        

Here's a pic.

Post# 187608 , Reply# 2   6/29/2012 at 19:04 (2,833 days old) by ncovert (Grove City, PA)        

My mistake. It's actually a EC-12SXT4

Post# 187613 , Reply# 3   6/29/2012 at 21:09 (2,833 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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My guess would be from 1996 or 1997, considering the amps it draws....at that time, 12 amps wasn't the standard yet for vacuums in the amps wars. And Sharp pulled out of the vacuum business around 2002/2003, so it has the be mid-90's, as it's definitely not one of their later models.

Rob


Post# 187689 , Reply# 4   6/30/2012 at 07:48 (2,832 days old) by ncovert (Grove City, PA)        

Thanks. Do you know what it's worth?

Post# 187705 , Reply# 5   6/30/2012 at 08:35 (2,832 days old) by director12 ()        

I feel sorry for Sharp's exit from the vacuum business. Sharp is an electronics company, inspired by Panasonic and Sanyo, with LG.

Post# 187707 , Reply# 6   6/30/2012 at 08:40 (2,832 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Sharp were one of the first leaders in microwaves too, though. I used to have a twin cassette deck Sharp portable stereo when I was growing up and only ever tried one of their early bagged upright vacuums in the 1990s which was pretty good but noisy.


Post# 187709 , Reply# 7   6/30/2012 at 08:45 (2,832 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
well....

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Probably not much i could get a sharp from a local vac shop for 15-20

Post# 187783 , Reply# 8   6/30/2012 at 20:45 (2,832 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

had one like that only it had a lite. sold it for $50.00 great machine ton's of power. thats fifty bucks cleaned and serviced top to bottom. i think it;s from 1994.?

Post# 187833 , Reply# 9   7/1/2012 at 14:25 (2,831 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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One of the things I remember about the very first North American version of this Sharp - the powder blue one - is that it rated quite well in Consumer Reports when it first came to the North American market.

They liked the fact that it was "Library Quiet"! They also like the high placement of the cord hooks (which Panasonic copied soon after) since they were set quite high on the unit for easy winding of the cord without stooping. It may have even merited a "Best Buy" since it was relatively inexpensive for the high performance you got.

At the very same time, they also top-rated Sharp's little compact canister - a blue and grey unit with a very "easy to change" bag.





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