Thread Number: 36006  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
My Eureka 3210 B
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Post# 386149   2/15/2018 at 17:54 (221 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing Ebay when I came across this little lady. The bag chamber was rusted and the cord had been cut off, so I knew her bearings were bad. I watched the listing for more than a week and debated whether to make an offer. Well, I knew that if I didn't make an offer the listing would expire and she would be tossed in the trash. So I made an offer at half the "Buy It Now" price and it was accepted!

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Post# 386150 , Reply# 1   2/15/2018 at 17:54 (221 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
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Post# 386151 , Reply# 2   2/15/2018 at 17:57 (221 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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When she came in the mail, I primed and painted the bag floor, installed a new motor bearing, as well as a new cord. Now she runs like new! I also swapped the old basket filter with the thin membrane filter material for a HEPA filter.

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Post# 386152 , Reply# 3   2/15/2018 at 17:59 (221 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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The gaskets on the bag dock are missing so I ordered some new gasket material to make new gaskets. When that comes in, she'll be ready to roll!

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Post# 386153 , Reply# 4   2/15/2018 at 18:01 (221 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I suppose this was Eureka's bottom of the line canister when it was manufactured. I don't know the vintage of this model, but I'm guessing she came out in the late 70s or early 80s.

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Post# 386235 , Reply# 5   2/16/2018 at 17:26 (220 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Does anyone know the vintage of this model? Can it be determined from the serial number?

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Post# 386246 , Reply# 6   2/16/2018 at 21:00 (220 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I'm going to say mid '70s. I had an orange one like it that was more of a deluxe model with a built-in tool caddy and supported a power nozzle. If I recall correctly, mine was made in 1977.

Post# 386249 , Reply# 7   2/16/2018 at 21:26 (220 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Not saying this is when it was from, but I found a newspaper ad from 1981 online that lists it for sale for $58 at Woolco out of Salena Kansas. I cannot find much info else about this vacuum online.

Post# 386250 , Reply# 8   2/16/2018 at 21:45 (220 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Thanks for finding that ad! That's exactly it. Model 3210. Now, I know the color name...Butter Cream! The vacuum came with the original hose but no tools. Now, I have some idea of what the rug tool looked like too. Thanks again!

Post# 386259 , Reply# 9   2/17/2018 at 00:19 (220 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
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No problem! Glad my research paid off! I have no experience about paying and getting a membership for that site (seems scammy), but in situations like this being able to view the ad in full size would certainly help.

Also I find it funny the handle on that vacuum looks like the handle from a metal garbage can, lol

Post# 386267 , Reply# 10   2/17/2018 at 07:55 (219 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
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I actually subscribe to that website. I do genealogy research and it can be very helpful at times. In this case, it proved helpful in doing model research for a vacuum! Thanks again!

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Post# 386268 , Reply# 11   2/17/2018 at 09:02 (219 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
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Salina Kansas, only about an hour from me. I never knew they had a Woolco. Very interesting!

Post# 386277 , Reply# 12   2/17/2018 at 11:16 (219 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Nice job! I'm glad you were able to save it. These are great little vacuums. I think it is curious that the newspaper ad shows a plastic handle. Sometimes the letter in the model number would make it very different than other vacuums that had the same number.

Post# 386279 , Reply# 13   2/17/2018 at 12:33 (219 days old) by Keither (California )        

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You did an incredible job in restoring that machine ! It’s looks good! I have a 502B. Is it safe to say that Eureka issued a new model number to the same style machine when it was painted a different color?

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Post# 386281 , Reply# 14   2/17/2018 at 13:08 (219 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
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Wow! How do you come across brand new vacs? That's amazing!

Post# 386282 , Reply# 15   2/17/2018 at 13:32 (219 days old) by Keither (California )        

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😉 🍀🍀🍀🍀 😉

Post# 386285 , Reply# 16   2/17/2018 at 14:59 (219 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
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Wow! Lucky! How is the subscription plan on that site? Do they do what they claim to advertise? They don't trick you into sneaking more payments in do they? I was worried that you'd pay them the fee and then they'd try and charge double behind your back, that's why I didn't want to give them my bank account info and let them charge to a paypal account that I can refill as needed.

Post# 386303 , Reply# 17   2/17/2018 at 20:00 (219 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I think the line drawing used in the Woolco ad is showing an earlier Princess model not only because of the plastic cord-storing handle, but also because of the carpet nozzle. By 1981, Eureka had changed to a new plastic carpet nozzle with an integrated neck and “Edge and Corner Kleener” suction notches in the front two corners. Woolco made an error with the image there as it is not representative of the yellow 3210.

Post# 387599 , Reply# 18   3/9/2018 at 15:46 (199 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Wow!!! Really great restoration!!

Question, can you tell me where you purchased the new filter? It looks really great! Thanks much!!!!


Post# 387605 , Reply# 19   3/9/2018 at 16:49 (199 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
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I bought it off a seller on Ebay. Just type in "Dome HEPA Filter" in the search bar!

Post# 388999 , Reply# 20   3/24/2018 at 22:33 (184 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Hey thanks for letting me know! Best! Richard.

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