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Found an old ad for my Eatons Viking vacuum!
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Post# 412880   8/18/2019 at 09:20 (187 days old) by eurus (Ontario, Canada )        

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I was looking for Eatons viking vacuum pictures on google and a picture caught my eye, it was my vacuum!
Why was I excited? Well I could never be totally sure the bag on my Viking was original because it was a bicentennial liberty bell and eagle bag which would be a bit odd to sell in Canada. I thought it was possibly all original because I seen a similar vacuum on youtube that had the same bag but I think it was the original eureka version of it. So I am quite excited to find this.

Here is the page translation since it is in french.

At current or discount prices, an Eaton Viking is always efficient.

The versatile sled vacuum cleaner.
Current price Eaton 89.95
Discount of 9.96! This Viking Eaton cleans carpets and floors as well as upholstery, curtains, walls and lampshades. Advantageous features: suction control on the hose handle; 18 'cord; convenient carrying handle; practical castors, foot switch, bumper, all-steel construction. Weighs only 20 lbs. Accessories: slotted spout, parquet and floor nozzle, upholstery nozzle, 2 straight pipes, 1 curved pipe, 1 flexible pipe. Model V508B.

The vertical aspirator with triple action
Current price Eaton 109.95
Discount of 9.96! It is this Viking Eaton that you need to clean the carpets. The motorized vibrating bar beats, shakes, dusts, sweeps and sucks! Advantageous features: easy-to-remove, top-filling bag, 12 "vibrating bar, 6-position adjustment dial for all carpets, side vacuum, 3-position handle, low-profile frame for easy access under furniture , bumper, practical casters, 18 'cord, foot switch. Weights approx. 20 lbs. Model V4417A.

I'll also include a picture of my vacuum.

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Post# 412895 , Reply# 1   8/18/2019 at 18:55 (187 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks for posting this! Now all Vacuumlanders can see how we Canadians saw most Eurekas in the 1960’s and 1970’s! Our biggest department stores (Eaton’s and The Bay) contracted Eureka to make most of their private label vacuums. These came out of Eureka’s Canadian “Onward Manufacturing” plant in Kitchener Ontario...just a long day’s truck ride from Bloomington, Illinois.

That Bicentennial 1976 Dust Bag from Eureka is very strange on a Canadian Viking upright! But it was probably only cleanerphiles like me who would have noticed the American connection. Maybe Bloomington had a surplus and sent the stock up over the border to Kitchener to just be economical?

Eureka always had a strong Canadian connection since it was established in 1909 in Detroit by a businessman from Toronto named Frank Wardell.

Merci beaucoup Ash!

Post# 412896 , Reply# 2   8/18/2019 at 19:00 (187 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Sorry - his name was Frederick Wardell - see link below:

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Post# 413528 , Reply# 3   9/7/2019 at 21:41 by Eurus (Ontario, Canada )        

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Thank you for the information and history on this brand of vacuum.
I figured it must be that they had a bunch of extra bags so they sent them up here, it's awesome that I found proof of it cause it was only just an idea of mine.
I really love Eukrea vacs and I love the Eaton's version of it, Canadian pride. Plus the name they chose is pretty awesome. Viking vacuum just sounds really strong.
I didn't know the guy who founded Eukrea was Canadian, that is awesome.

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