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Post# 402985   12/23/2018 at 14:37 by curiosg (NYC)        

Hi all! My name is Michael, I'm a 23yo collector from the DC area (currently living in NYC). I was pretty active on here a few years back, and have loved reading your posts from the sidelines on and off ever since. When I went to college I gave up collecting for several reasons, but never got rid of my collection and loved playing with my vacuums every time I visited home. Now that I'm grown and don't have space or money for a collection and my mom has decided to move I just wanted to get your thoughts on how to narrow my collection, I'm keeping 15ish vacuums that I love and I'm trying to get rid of the rest. I'm only home for a week and would love to pass off vacs if anyone is local to Northern Virginia, but some (like my Fantom Cyclone XT) I definitely want to sell- what do you think the best way to do this is in a short amount of time? Ebay always seems like so much work, but would short-term auctions be my best bet? Attached is a photo of most of what I'm trying to clear out, and I'm totally down for a private transaction if anyone pleases. Anyways, I missed you all and am so thankful for this online community because I don't know anyone in real life who shares the interest. Thanks in advance for the advice!

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Post# 402996 , Reply# 1   12/23/2018 at 20:30 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
If thats a Eureka Sweet Sixteen

Behind the model 12 Electrolux I will buy it!!! Been looking for one forever!

Post# 403004 , Reply# 2   12/23/2018 at 22:27 by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

Selling the Kirby 560?

Post# 403012 , Reply# 3   12/24/2018 at 02:28 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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If he wants just vacuum the 560, I'm interested in the attachments. I may be interesyed in heritage attachmycepending on what you have.

Post# 403018 , Reply# 4   12/24/2018 at 09:17 by curiosg (NYC)        
Kirby 560 and Eureka responses

Kenkart- it's a model 1680a, not the Sweet 16 as I know it? it has a bag indicator and suction controls, I can't find the tools for the life of me but I know I've had them. Definitely would just give this one away.

Kirby inquiries- I am! It needs some cosmetic work and the bearings could use lubrication but I'd love to get a little bit of money for it :)


Post# 403023 , Reply# 5   12/24/2018 at 09:57 by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

If the pricing is right, I may be interested in the 560 with the accessories.

Post# 403025 , Reply# 6   12/24/2018 at 10:08 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Michael and Kenkart - indeed that is a Eureka 1680 in metallic sky blue
- and it is the top of the line unit in the classic “Sweet Sixteen” series. From about 1969 or 1970 methinks.

Nice find! Should even come with a noisy Vibra-Beat carpet nozzle and deluxe attachments such as the square horsehair dusting brush!

Post# 403030 , Reply# 7   12/24/2018 at 13:37 by curiosg (NYC)        

I'll shoot you an email to the address on your profile!

thanks for the info EurekaPrince! It does indeed have the vibra-beat, what an interesting contraption lol

Post# 403032 , Reply# 8   12/24/2018 at 13:46 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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This 1970 Eureka TV commercial shows the low end budget model of the Sweet Sixteen line-up...I think it was Model 1620. There were 4 models: 1620, 1640, 1660 and 1680....each with progressively more features like a wider handle and Cordaway cord reel:

Post# 403066 , Reply# 9   12/24/2018 at 20:50 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I have an all original 560. I don't have attachments. Would you be willing to let me aquire them.
If no no hard feelings you spoke first. Vacuum and attachments.

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Post# 403088 , Reply# 10   12/25/2018 at 13:52 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Shoot me a email

I have been wanting a sweet sixteen for years, I have all the attachments.

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