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Post# 380642   11/4/2017 at 10:37 (346 days old) by ericaustin (Dallas, TX)        

I finally got a blue ESP Self Propelled! Iíve been after one of these for many years! She needs new bearings, a new bulb, and a VG I! Iíve obtained the ST conversion and will be using HEPA. The bag is almost pristine and sheís had a partial spa. Thanks Phillip!

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Post# 380651 , Reply# 1   11/4/2017 at 13:58 (346 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 ()        
I have a VERY rare, early verstion of this...

That is dated 1976. Mine has the vinyl bag, and only has a 3.5 amp motor.

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Post# 380696 , Reply# 2   11/4/2017 at 22:15 (345 days old) by ericaustin (Dallas, TX)        
Had to try it

I had to try it out. I will not use it until I have the motor rebuilt. Man Iíve never used one of these that the self propelled feature worked, it is smooth! Just love it!

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Post# 380701 , Reply# 3   11/5/2017 at 00:05 (345 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi ericaustin, my name is Gabriel and I live in Dallas too, I have to say u got a really nice vacuum find and I hope you'll give a lot of TLC, I believe yours is a early 80's model and I think the blue ESP self propelled models were made from 1976 to 1982/83. And I was wondering where u got this at?

Post# 380705 , Reply# 4   11/5/2017 at 01:36 (345 days old) by ericaustin (Dallas, TX)        

Hi Gabriel! I got this from Phillip Mueller.. Nice to see another Dallas collector! I think it ran to the late 80ís. It needs new bearings among other things. My friend Erich is going to do it for me, he used to be known as ttuee on here.

Post# 380706 , Reply# 5   11/5/2017 at 01:57 (345 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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You know that's funny, yesterday on the 4th you got a vintage eureka and I got a vintage eureka too, it's a red hot shot model 1923 I ordered from eBay, I posted it on vacuumland, check it out. It works great!

Post# 380708 , Reply# 6   11/5/2017 at 06:27 (345 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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I like the vacuum of course. But that rug is awesome!!! Where did you find it?

Post# 380713 , Reply# 7   11/5/2017 at 08:41 (345 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! Never saw that first generation Eureka Self-Propelled model! Love the famous flying ďeĒ on the plastic decal on the bag!!!! Can we get a close-up? So cool!!! :-D

Post# 380715 , Reply# 8   11/5/2017 at 11:17 (345 days old) by ericaustin (Dallas, TX)        

@ryan Thanks. I got the rug from

Post# 380769 , Reply# 9   11/6/2017 at 09:18 (344 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I'm so glad you adopted her and gave her the love I didn't have time to give.
I thought it had been a trade in but actually I got it from a rummage sale in town from the County Club area so it was used by the up and up in a very large home. Those transmission wheels are flawless unlike most that are found to be cracking.
I just couldn't leave her there but didn't want or need her as I'm OUT OF SPACE. See it all worked out.

Post# 381996 , Reply# 10   11/30/2017 at 21:07 (319 days old) by ericaustin (Dallas, TX)        

The motor lives! New bearings will get new carbons, new fan, and a new pulley. Thanks Eric!


Post# 382002 , Reply# 11   12/1/2017 at 00:11 (319 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 ()        
of coarse Eureka Prince...

Here ya go!

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Post# 382369 , Reply# 12   12/8/2017 at 21:50 (311 days old) by ericaustin (Dallas, TX)        
Motorís going back in! 🤓

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Post# 382386 , Reply# 13   12/9/2017 at 08:49 (311 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Looks great Eric! Philip definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to vacuum cleaners and many other things! I definitely trust his knowledge and expertise!

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