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Post# 448461   12/7/2021 at 19:44 (900 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        

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I'm working on writing a restoration guide for vintage Eureka Uprights, and would love to see as many Eureka uprights as possible. What I'd like is a photo of your upright, the model name/number (including any letters), whether it has a plastic handle, and anything else you may know about it. My spreadsheet on the 1400 series is almost there.


Post# 448490 , Reply# 1   12/8/2021 at 10:41 (900 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Here are a few of mine from my collection that I had on my phone.

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Post# 448497 , Reply# 2   12/8/2021 at 12:33 (900 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        

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Post# 448500 , Reply# 3   12/8/2021 at 13:58 (899 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        

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Would you mind providing the model numbers/names?

Post# 448501 , Reply# 4   12/8/2021 at 13:59 (899 days old) by Opelgtkarl (Puyallup, Washington)        
Some of mine

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Forgive some of the pictures, theyíre old, but I still have the machines.

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Post# 448503 , Reply# 5   12/8/2021 at 15:36 (899 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I love that royal blue and beige Cordaway with Rugulator! I bet you it's model number is 2085 or something close to that...

I always thought that "CordAway" was a cool term...a play on the word "corduroy"....

Post# 448506 , Reply# 6   12/8/2021 at 17:07 (899 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Two of my three...

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Here are two of mine, a Sanitaire S645 from 2012 and a Eureka ESP model 2190 from around 1982. The Sanitaire has been modified somewhat with a new 40-foot cord and a pair of larger cord hooks to accommodate them, along with a black Dial-A-Nap knob, just because I had it on hand, along with the cord hooks, and liked the look better than the light gray one it came with. The ESP is bone stock with a metal handle and is in beautiful condition. It even came to me with the original instruction booklet.

Not pictured is my Sanitaire SC686 from about 1978, which is in storage and not readily accessible. It's red with a chrome motor cover (no headlight) and four-position Dial-A-Nap knob, which originally had a dump bag so it's not a factory F&G machine. I later retrofitted it with an F&G bag setup. I'm not sure whether what I it's an OEM part or third party. I suspect the latter since it attaches to the motor housing using the same latch mechanism as the dump bag. Another modification it's received is a VibraGroomer II brush roll to replace the original VibraGroomer that had bad bearings.

As a side note, it's funny how often my cat manages to get into the photo when I'm taking pictures of vacuums.

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Post# 448508 , Reply# 7   12/8/2021 at 17:26 (899 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Here are the id tags. Or what you can make out of them. The last one is from an estate sale that my friend picked up for me. I havenít gotten it yet.

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Post# 448621 , Reply# 8   12/13/2021 at 22:07 (894 days old) by Detroitdirtbag (Bottom of the Bag)        

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This was a wedding gift in the late 80ís. I do miss her sometimes, but the Vac was way better to keep😂
I believe the handle was replaced. Doing the stairs, she broke the handle. I have the manual, I did a clean up/ mini Resto on it. New cord, bulb, cord clips, and a good cleaning. I buffed the plastic case w/ novus #2. The Vac is now retired, I donít use it. I did do a Resto thread, Not sure how you pull up old threads, but thereís more info there.
Bummer, I canít find the hose and tools, they were in a cardboard box when I moved. ☹️

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Post# 448622 , Reply# 9   12/13/2021 at 22:11 (894 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        
My grandma had the exact same one!

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My grandma had the exact same one. It's a 1428, right?

Post# 448623 , Reply# 10   12/13/2021 at 22:13 (894 days old) by Detroitdirtbag (Bottom of the Bag)        

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Hereís the bottom.

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Post# 448624 , Reply# 11   12/13/2021 at 22:19 (894 days old) by Detroitdirtbag (Bottom of the Bag)        

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I remembered where I put the manual for it. Hereís a few pics

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Post# 448645 , Reply# 12   12/15/2021 at 02:02 (893 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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I have a model 10, a G-2, and a 260. Here are their pics.

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Post# 448661 , Reply# 13   12/15/2021 at 19:46 (892 days old) by OhioVacuums (Ohio)        
Model H ?

My only Eureka....last patent date is July 1918..
the serial number begins with an "H" so, I'm assuming that is the model.

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Post# 448744 , Reply# 14   12/20/2021 at 19:25 (887 days old) by Cousineddy (Canada)        
Eureka model g

This is my eureka model G, still works, for most part all original, Iím not sure about the bag tho as I see most are black, mabey someone here could verify?

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Post# 448759 , Reply# 15   12/21/2021 at 12:36 (887 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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It may have been black at one time and faded over the decades. If you look close to sewn seams, where light wouldn't normally reach, you may be able to get a better idea of its original color.

Post# 448913 , Reply# 16   12/30/2021 at 10:12 (878 days old) by BriGuy (Wichita, Kansas)        
My F&Gís

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These are the F&G models in my collection.

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Post# 448919 , Reply# 17   12/30/2021 at 11:34 (878 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! I love how the company name lights up on your rust-coloured self-propelled Eureka, Brian!!! Stunning! Does it perform well on plush carpets?

Post# 448923 , Reply# 18   12/30/2021 at 15:14 (877 days old) by BriGuy (Wichita, Kansas)        
Lighted logo

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I like that too. I donít have very plush carpet, but Iíd guess it should do well. It has a deep shag setting. It definitely leaves some nice carpet lines with its powerful agitation.

Post# 449136 , Reply# 19   1/8/2022 at 19:12 (868 days old) by Karl (Illinois)        

Here are mine, minus my newest two.

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Post# 449145 , Reply# 20   1/9/2022 at 14:32 (867 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Model 2073 A

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Post# 467509 , Reply# 21   11/13/2023 at 23:47 (194 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        
Serial numbers?

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Do you have the serial numbers and date codes for these machines?

Post# 467516 , Reply# 22   11/14/2023 at 05:24 (194 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Is a eurek thread with all the model #'s. With eureka you usually don't take a pic of the model plate.

Post# 467526 , Reply# 23   11/14/2023 at 09:18 (194 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        
I'm mainly looking for serial numbers and date codes

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I'm working on figuring out serial number ranges, because not all Eurekas have date codes.

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