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NIB Eureka Mighty Mite One
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Post# 398959   9/29/2018 at 22:28 (263 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Looks to be never used! This design was honoured by Time Magazine in 1983...not sure the title of the award, but had something to do with excellent industrial design.

I have no connection to the seller...just thought Id shine a spotlight on this great Eureka!



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Post# 398997 , Reply# 1   9/30/2018 at 19:09 (262 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Brian,

From the serial number I see in the 4th picture, the date code says this machine was built the 5th week of calendar year 1988, which puts that at February 1-7, 1988.

~Ben


Post# 399005 , Reply# 2   9/30/2018 at 20:24 (262 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Interesting, Ben. I guess they held onto that design for quite some time - maybe into the early 1990s after which Eureka came out with the sleeker Mighty Mite II.

Post# 399016 , Reply# 3   9/30/2018 at 22:25 (262 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 ()        
Actually.....Thats not the first.

The first from 1982 was in a deeper orange red color, and the end the appear to be black are actually a very dark brown color that Eureka called "Mocha". The orange was the same orange as the model 1780 Vactronic canister from the same time. I have one of the first from 1982, and the motor in mine is dated 1982.

This one is more pink, so it matches the Eureka Imperial upright from the later 80's. This body style of MM,was finally discontinued in the end of the 80's.


Post# 399032 , Reply# 4   10/1/2018 at 00:04 (262 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Brian,

You are absolutely correct that as this is a tried-and-true design, it indeed lasted quite a while. I have also seen a Sanitaire version of this.

OOPS: Took a closer look at the serial number and it says not 1988, but 1989! The week of manufacture given would fall between January 31-February 6, 1989.

~Ben


Post# 399078 , Reply# 5   10/1/2018 at 20:10 (261 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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This Mighty Mite body I'm pretty sure was sold into at least the early 90s. I have a white one from 1990 and I have a Sears catalog with a maroon one, around 1991-92.

Post# 399118 , Reply# 6   10/2/2018 at 16:26 (261 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
I am not convienced it's NIB

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On the third picture the filter as well as the bag chamber appears to have dust on them.

First picture, I thought I saw some paint scuffs, but it could be a light reflection.


Post# 399123 , Reply# 7   10/2/2018 at 18:42 (260 days old) by gregvacs28 (Minnesota)        

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I didn't see anything that looked used. It could be just typical scuffs from being moved around in the box after all these years. It is 35 years old. It could just be actual dust, too.


Post# 399138 , Reply# 8   10/3/2018 at 08:16 (260 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
You are both right--

--as EBay has a new annoying feature of dropping a sold item description and putting something 'similar' in its place.The original MM WAS NEW and had the box in a picture.The similar MM is used.Great design,great vacs,but only new once.




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