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Post# 311274   1/8/2015 at 13:28 (3,425 days old) by smow69 (Muskogee Oklahoma)        

can anyone tell me is this the original bag to this eureka, found at local thrift store for $10. works great and is pretty clean a little dust on the bottom.Handle isnt even scratched up like most eurekas arelight even works great find for me I have never had this model befor...........

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Post# 311320 , Reply# 1   1/8/2015 at 18:30 (3,425 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Great vacs with proper supplies and simple maintenence.This bag(tan with maybe off white spots mixed in)looks correct.Happy vacuuming.

Post# 311328 , Reply# 2   1/8/2015 at 20:07 (3,425 days old) by smow69 (Muskogee Oklahoma)        

thank you I have ben trying to call you several times phone says out of I have the wrong number.

Post# 311366 , Reply# 3   1/9/2015 at 09:15 (3,425 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
new number

423-268-4841,Jimmy-Vac Shop

Post# 466741 , Reply# 4   10/11/2023 at 14:37 (227 days old) by Paul (USA)        

For 5 bucks, I couldn't walk away from this Eureka Model 1941-D! The official hood color name is Cinnamon, so it seems fitting to think of the bag color as Oatmeal in honor of one of my favorite breakfasts (with apples, too)—especially this time of year. :)

Other noticeable differences between it and the Type E besides the bag cover screen print are the logotype on the hood and motor amps. I also wonder if the agitator brush strips on the E are original or replacements due to the color variance with the D.

According to my research, the Model 1941 was manufactured from 1982 to 1988. Interestingly, the handle screws & nuts are metal; but on my Model 1458-D—manufactured around the same time in the early- to mid-'80s—they are plastic. So the upper trim models continued to be equipped with them for awhile anyway. I'm unsure if plastic ones were eventually used for all F & G models. The cord hooks on both are plastic (unfortunately).

Anyway, the motor sounds great and except for some hood scratches received over the last 35 years, it's still able to "sweep you off your feet" as the mid- to late Eureka slogan went!

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Post# 466751 , Reply# 5   10/12/2023 at 13:50 (227 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Newspaper Ads

1. 1983 Feb 8 - TIMES DAILY - Models 5071 ESP SP, 2091 ESP, 1941 HP, 3120 MM

2. 1988 Jul 20 LODI NEWS-SENTINEL - 1941 HP & 7550 Ultra

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Post# 466754 , Reply# 6   10/12/2023 at 19:35 (226 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

That's a great little vacuum cleaner, and for 5 bucks...come on. My friend was going to pitch his model #5071 because the motor was acting erratic. I adopted the cleaner and took it to my guy in town. Just needed a new set of carbons.He said whoever owned this machine probably used it in the ESP mode most of the time, which will wear the brushes down much faster.

These machines in my humble opinion, cleaned as well as their cousins the Sanitaire's at that time, just dressed up for Sunday school. The TOL Eureka's with all the bells and whistles were pretty close price wise to Sanitaire's if I recall correctly. 269.00+.

Question: Did Sanitaire ever offer a self-propelled model in either the red or blue line back then (70's-80's)?

Question#2! How many Eureka's do you currently own from the beginning thru the mid 80's give or take?

Post# 466759 , Reply# 7   10/13/2023 at 06:28 (226 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Cinnamon hood and oatmeal bag! I love it!

We should start a thread about vacuum colours designated by manufacturers that are foods!!!

chocolate brown
coffee brown
cafe au lait

and I guess “harvest” gold has something to do with food too!


Post# 466761 , Reply# 8   10/13/2023 at 14:49 (225 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Hi Billy,

Thanks! Congrats on retrieving your friend's Cinnamon Model 5071 from the trash can. That model succeeded the Model 5070 in 1981 that had the ESP switch by the Rugulator. The 5071 was manufactured through 1989. I'm not sure what Type yours is, but I think the 5071-A (and possibly -B) had a 6.2-amps motor—presumably like the 5070—versus the Types D & E equipped with the 6.7-amps motor.

To answer your questions: 1) I was unable to find any advertisements featuring a Sanitaire self-propelled model. 2) The other '80s Eureka uprights I own are the models 1458-D and 2124-A "Imperial".


Brian, that would maybe inspire some more Eureka collecting if others tried to color match their favorite foods and vacs/polishers/shampooers!

Post# 467034 , Reply# 9   10/24/2023 at 15:19 (214 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Nipple Numerals

So how do the nipple numerals read? It seems like it would be '86', but that doesn't align with the new logotype labeling of 1983. Is it June of 1983?

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