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A Special Tribute To Eureka
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Post# 442825   6/11/2021 at 05:06 by Maytagman1982 (Savannah)        

I'm about to do a special tribute to Eureka for making good vacuums yesterday and in the past.

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Post# 442831 , Reply# 1   6/11/2021 at 10:48 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Very nice.

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Our next V.C.C.C. newsletter is going to 'spotlight' The Eureka vacuums. The history of Eureka is not an easy 'read'. Lots happened.

Post# 442832 , Reply# 2   6/11/2021 at 14:34 by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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Yes, for sure John. It's a shame Electrolux AB ruined the brand so much before they sold to Midea. Perhaps we will see some more innovative models from them in the future, and maybe even a bagless canister vacuum.


Post# 442833 , Reply# 3   6/11/2021 at 15:28 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

I love Eureka. They were a very progressive company. One of my favorite Eureka models was given to me by the late, great Stan Kann. I have multiple binders full of information about the company.

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Post# 442860 , Reply# 4   6/11/2021 at 23:48 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, Rob, I'm compiling

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historical info now. Our VCCC member, John Lucia, is also a wealth of information.
All info must be true and accurate.
We're getting great photos too.
It'll be great.
It will give me something to focus on while I'm home.

Post# 442879 , Reply# 5   6/12/2021 at 10:51 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
Eureka made some great canisters

I much prefer canisters over uprights, and Eureka made some great canisters, especially in the 1950's. I think it's somewhat ironic that Eureka and Hoover, two of the most well known vacuum companies were the last to market with power nozzle canisters. Maybe they had good reasons for waiting so long though I can't think of why they waited since all of the other companies were producing them, Kenmore, Electrolux, Air-way and Compact all had power nozzle canisters. I absolutely love my Eureka canned ham canister cleaner.

Post# 442880 , Reply# 6   6/12/2021 at 11:48 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Eureka came out with the roto-matic canister with its swivel top very early in the 50's. About the same time as the GE Swivel Top. They got the idea from the Air-Way model 55. They were quiet machines and Consumer Reports loved them, both as the Eureka and as the private labeled versions.

Post# 442903 , Reply# 7   6/12/2021 at 18:29 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
growing up we had a Eureka upright

When I was growing up, we had a Eureka upright that my mom and dad got for a wedding present from my grandmother. I think it may have been a dial-a-nap but not sure. The motor sounded just like the early 1970's Eureka vangard models. I remember the way the attachments were used was kind of unique. You didn't remove the brush roll assembly and attach an assembly for the hose. Instead there was a metal piece and this went over the brush roll assembly and made the seal, and the hose attached to the metal piece that fitted over the brush roll.
Eureka was famous for their VG brushes, interestingly, some seem to like the VG1 better and some like the VG2 better.

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