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FS - Eureka 1010 "Green Ham" Canister Vacuum (for parts)
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Post# 383348   12/31/2017 at 14:22 (267 days old) by stembridge (The Midwest)        

Hi, all! I joined the site to list my grandmother's old Eureka, but have to add that I ended up spending a pleasant hour last night down an interesting "rabbit hole" learning about the vacuum - you've got a great resource here! Vintage vacuums, however, are not a hobby I need to get into (c: and rather than list on ebay or CL, I figured an enthusiasts forum would be a better place to post.

This was my grandmother's (likely purchased new - I remember it from when I was very young), and when she moved to assisted living in the 1990s, I took it home and used it as my garage/car vacuum until I couldn't find bags for it any more. So it's been in my machine shed (we live on a farm) for the past 15+ years. Mice nested inside and the elements took their toll, so it's really only good for parts at this point, and I didn't bother trying to test-run it.

If someone here thinks they can use it for parts, I'd be happy to get $30 (plus shipping from the Peoria, IL area) for it. Happy to take more photos of any details you want, too.



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Post# 383381 , Reply# 1   1/1/2018 at 12:45 (266 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Poor little Eureka. She looks like she’s seen better days.

I am not in the market to buy, but my advice would be to provide some close-up shots of the attachments - maybe after cleaning them. Someone may be looking to complete a Eureka tool set and one of yours may just help someone fill in the missing piece or pieces.

Post# 383467 , Reply# 2   1/2/2018 at 20:22 (265 days old) by stembridge (The Midwest)        

Sounds like a plan. I was *really* disappointed when I took the cover off and saw the interior full of mouse nest, and the corrosion from same. If it was still usable, I'd probably have cleaned it up and put it back in service out in the shop (we have a handful of other 1950s-60s items I've put into regular service - they've far outlasted similar items bought new). I also have my grandparent's 1940s Kelvinator "icebox" (as Granny called it, since that's what it replaced). Still cools, but needs rewiring, new seals and to be repainted.


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