Thread Number: 38830  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Anyone know what year my Eureka 2061E is?
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Post# 412521   8/8/2019 at 22:09 (336 days old) by VacDaddy87 (Knoxville, Tennessee)        

I just picked up this Eureka Esp model 2061E, and i was wondering what year it is from. Anyone out there know?

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Post# 412541 , Reply# 1   8/9/2019 at 05:31 (335 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I would say early 1980ís. The Eureka logo on the cleaner was used for about 5 years from about 1980 to 1985. After that time period, the letters were slanted.

Post# 412547 , Reply# 2   8/9/2019 at 09:27 (335 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
Nice Eureka!

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I used to have that same model. Congrats on the find.

I hope Iím not hijacking your thread, but while we have eurekaprince here, I thought I might as well ask: when do you think my (very similar) S661 was made? Iíd guess the mid 80s.


Post# 412557 , Reply# 3   8/9/2019 at 16:06 (335 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Broomvac!

Interesting question. We canít really date this kind of Eureka upright based on the shape of the motor hood - that profile was introduced way back in 1973 and continues to be used by Sanitaire to this day.

The key indicator of the age of your Sanitaire is the logo and graphics. Iíll do a bit of research, but I would guess that I began seeing the Sanitaire blue line in vacuum dealers in the late 1990ís. And that swirly Sanitaire logo is relatively new as well.

One other indicator is where it was manufactured. At some point Eurekaís parent company Electrolux moved assembly of all uprights from Bloomington, Illinois to Juarez, Mexico. I think that happened around 2000-2005. If your Sanitaire says ďAssembled in MexicoĒ, than it is from the last two decades. If it says Made in USA, itís probably from the 1990ís.

Post# 412559 , Reply# 4   8/9/2019 at 16:21 (335 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Look for the number stamped on the bottom. My 2160E is stamped 87.

Post# 412560 , Reply# 5   8/9/2019 at 19:35 (335 days old) by VacDaddy87 (Knoxville, Tennessee)        

Mine is stamped 0086, so does that mean it was made in 1986?

Post# 412595 , Reply# 6   8/10/2019 at 22:11 (334 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Hi there!

Wow. Eureka, Electrolux, and even Bissell sure have gotten their money's worth out of the die they use to make those hoods. 1973-present; that's awesome!

As you may have noticed in the video, I no longer have the original cream colored chassis for the vacuum. It, and with it the number plate, got pitched when installed the new black colored chassis. That said, I seem to recall that it was a Eureka built unit assembled in Illinois.

Thanks for the info! You are a great resource.

Thanks for the suggestion! It may not have helped me, but you helped the OP figure out when his 2061E was made.

Post# 412608 , Reply# 7   8/11/2019 at 17:39 (333 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Broomvac....I am more and more convinced that your Sanitaire was born in Bloomington, Illinois in the early 1990ís - maybe even late 1980ís. The Sanitaire logo and graphics were used in that era, and there was a time in the 1980ís when, for some reason, Eureka labelled some of their classic ďfan-firstĒ uprights with wattage, not amps like they usually did for their new ďbag firstĒ Bravos and Victory uprights.

It would be so great if Bissell brought back this cool style of Blue Line Sanitaires - with headlights. They are the only remnant left of the amazing Eureka 2042 Dial-a-Nap upright from the 1970ís.

Post# 412616 , Reply# 8   8/11/2019 at 22:47 (332 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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0086 would mean first batch in 86.
If I'm guessing just on the motor the 7amp motor was 1989 so slightly smaller 6.5 I'd venture to say 1984-1987. The 7amp motor is in my sc6887 blue line sanitairre.
Nice vacuum. Cool retro look and you know it's got power.

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