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P O D 10/28/06
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Post# 3133   10/28/2006 at 13:54 (4,350 days old) by charles~richard ()        

I have a question about the Eureka Rotomatics. When was the style of wands introduced where the two straight wands were made shorter and the neck for the floor tool was mad longer and curved? Just wondering, as I have seen Rotomatics with both types of wands.

My Aunt Dabney had the type of Rotomatic that was shaped like the Golden Crown but I am *pretty* sure it was the one with the plain metal top and not gold. But I won't swear to that as I only saw it a couple of times, so it could have been either one. But I think if it had been the Golden Crown, it would have made more of an impression on me!

I do clearly remember the hose - it was hung from a hook on the garage wall above where the canister sat on the floor. I've told many times about how my aunt liked to use her Kirby (early 500 series) as a hose-type vacuum, with the long handle still attached and with that Eureka nozzle attached to the long gray wand. And it was the type of nozzle with the long curved neck, and, I am pretty sure, without the slots in the end.

Again I am not sure of that but I have tried "recreating" her odd combination of attachments and it doesn't really work with the slotted end because the Kirby wand, being thicker, does not go down far enough into the slotted neck to get past the slots. But who knows.

I do still wonder why she liked to vacuum that way. Surely the Eureka would have had more suction! And with the fairly short length of wand with the Kirby and no curved piece on the "handle" end, my fairly tall aunt was obliged to stoop over and scrape away (rather vigorously!) at the carpet as she held the long wand in both hands. I tried asking her about that once a couple of years ago but she had absolutely no idea what I was talking about! She did not even remember ever having the Eureka!!

Post# 3142 , Reply# 1   10/28/2006 at 18:53 (4,349 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

Man, that pic makes the hose look like it is 14 feet long!

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