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Post# 456493   9/4/2022 at 11:02 (630 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

You know a Eureka product is forgotten when there's no videos of it to be found online or when a pic of it cannot be found. And it's not just their carpet extractors.

Post# 456495 , Reply# 1   9/4/2022 at 11:58 (630 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I know there's no videos of this one online anywhere, it was in my humble opinion Eureka's best upright ever sold.

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Post# 456496 , Reply# 2   9/4/2022 at 12:13 (630 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Wasn't that also sold as a Sanitaire?

Post# 456497 , Reply# 3   9/4/2022 at 12:44 (630 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Yes. Also Eureka had some central vacs that were made by Beam.

Post# 456526 , Reply# 4   9/5/2022 at 14:20 (628 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Don't forget the Eureka Crown Princess disc shaped canister that had indents on the side for the hose to store in. I've only ever seen a video of one on YouTube. Seems quite uncommon compared to their square metal canisters and round ones like the Roto-Matic.







Post# 456534 , Reply# 5   9/5/2022 at 18:35 (628 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I have never seen a video of the Eureka Emperor upright made by Panasonic…. would be great to see it with the special cardboard tool caddy it came with. Also, I have never seen a video of the Eureka Prince canister vacuum with the second rubber bumper around the top of the canister.

Post# 456570 , Reply# 6   9/7/2022 at 11:23 (627 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
Maybe not the age bracket you want, but

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Eureka Standard #2 and model D(Deluxe). The D is the predecessor to the model K.

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Post# 456644 , Reply# 7   9/10/2022 at 01:18 (624 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Shouldn't this be on the "Vintage" forum?

Post# 456646 , Reply# 8   9/10/2022 at 01:36 (624 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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This is for forgotten Eureka vacuums, so I don't see why it can't be all of them. 2002 was 20 years ago now anyway so technically this entire thread should be in the Vintage forum.

Post# 456647 , Reply# 9   9/10/2022 at 01:54 (624 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Good luck finding this parts bin special. Model 7773. Earliest correspondence I can find dates it to 2005. Every single part on it has a date wheel from a different year. It seems to be built with random parts from The Boss Smartvac and the original Powerline.

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Post# 456649 , Reply# 10   9/10/2022 at 06:10 (624 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Now that is forgotten alright.

Post# 460881 , Reply# 11   3/2/2023 at 19:57 (450 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
The most elusive Victory vac.

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And definitely one of the cooler looking ones. The Eureka THE BOSS 4672ATV Enviro Vac. Love how the translucent craze was big in the early 2000s. Hoover being one of the BIGGEST culprits of it LOL.

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Post# 460928 , Reply# 12   3/4/2023 at 00:01 (449 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I'll leave this here..

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Post# 460954 , Reply# 13   3/4/2023 at 19:47 (448 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Eureka Freedom

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Anyone remember the Freedom cordless upright vacuum?

~Ben


Post# 460964 , Reply# 14   3/5/2023 at 00:55 (448 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I'm after the bagless version of that Victory called the Whirlwind Big Cup. I found this years ago at my local thrift store. I don't know why I passed on it but I should've gotten it anyways because it was a childhood vacuum.

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Post# 461504 , Reply# 15   3/20/2023 at 08:54 (433 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Several Bravo II variants

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Two prominent ones being the Ultra Boss and Mega Boss uprights. Which would later go undernames such as the Power line like Huskyvacs showed above. And there is also a Eureka Boss Power Plus with a dirt alert feature that ivr only see ONE photo of. And even then the photo of it isn't too great.

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Post# 461525 , Reply# 16   3/20/2023 at 16:54 (432 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I remember years ago when vacman117 was on YouTube, he did a video comparison of a black Eureka Powerline Bravo hard bag and a white Eureka ESP Self-Propelled (both of which were uprights). I can't find pictures of them online anymore.

Post# 461526 , Reply# 17   3/20/2023 at 17:09 (432 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Vacman117

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Did he also have a video comparing the ultra MVP Dirt Devil to the standard MVP. Saw that video YEARS ago!!!!! Wonder if that was.also him as that video is long gone! Saw it in like 07-08.

Post# 461529 , Reply# 18   3/20/2023 at 17:24 (432 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Yes, I also remember that video as well. And I remember he showed that white Eureka ESP Self-Propelled again with the attachment kit and extra bags he later acquired.

Post# 461532 , Reply# 19   3/20/2023 at 17:35 (432 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
White Eureka ESP self propelled

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That flickr user that I found the power plus on had a photo of a white self propelled ESP. is this that vacuum?????

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Post# 461535 , Reply# 20   3/20/2023 at 17:38 (432 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
And I just found this!

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Post# 461536 , Reply# 21   3/20/2023 at 17:39 (432 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
YES

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That's the one! Do you also have a picture of the black Powerline I was talking about?

Post# 461537 , Reply# 22   3/20/2023 at 17:46 (432 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Whoops, looks like you posted first before I did lol. But no that's not the one. The one he had was from the original Bravo line. It looked just like this but it was black and I think it was just called the Powerline.

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Post# 461539 , Reply# 23   3/20/2023 at 17:52 (432 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Closest I could find

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Deep navy blue power line. But I know for sure I e seen a black one.

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Post# 461540 , Reply# 24   3/20/2023 at 18:00 (432 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
Interesting

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That Powerline Plus looks different than the other one, it has a hose built into the machine.

Anyways here's a red version without the headlight, I remember his had a hose that looked just like this.


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Post# 461541 , Reply# 25   3/20/2023 at 18:16 (432 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Yo!

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I think I found it! Had to go to duck duck go!

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Post# 461543 , Reply# 26   3/20/2023 at 18:46 (432 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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YES THAT'S THE ONE!

Post# 461633 , Reply# 27   3/22/2023 at 16:37 (430 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
In case you're interested

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He did had that same ESP Self-Propelled pictured in his collection post. If I had lived nearby to him when he was selling his collection, I would've snatched that Eureka up in a heart beat!

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Post# 461643 , Reply# 28   3/22/2023 at 19:45 (430 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Never saw this one!

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Post# 463968 , Reply# 29   6/18/2023 at 23:27 (342 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Some of these came from FB vac group pages but here's a gathering. Unfortunately, I'm missing the Express canister. The Express was a great machine with VG3 RugMaster nozzle.

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Post# 463997 , Reply# 30   6/19/2023 at 18:00 (341 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks for posting these pics Rob! The Eureka World Vac was a great cleaner, and top rated by Consumer Reports in the early 1990’s. Two things I did not like: those big plastic wheels accumulated a lot of wall paint as they scraped along baseboards and other furnishings…and there was no rubber bumper anywhere on the canister. Even the World Vac powerhead had no rubber bumper like earlier Eureka power heads.

Post# 464000 , Reply# 31   6/19/2023 at 20:24 (341 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Durango159

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Rob,

Of these machines, there is one on my mind right now: Sanitaire's only machine with the "canned ham" bodystyle was the S440A, part of their Blue Line series, which used the non-lighted Power Team nozzle. That was produced only from 1983 to 1985.

~Ben


Post# 464005 , Reply# 32   6/19/2023 at 21:47 (341 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Ben, I know that model, a collector brought one to the Missouri convention last year Canned hams are good machines. I've always wanted to try the Brandywine Canned Ham 1289 but have never come across one.

EurekaPrince, yes I agree. I am surprised that Eureka never really had a furniture guard on those. Granted Hoover Power heads at the time were similar, all plastic around the edge. The Hoover suction units though did have a thick rubber bumper guard, or at least the S series body styles did.


I remember that March 1996 of Consumer Reports was a big vacuum ratings article. They rated the Eureka WorldVac 6865 canister as Excellent for Carpet cleaning. Due to that article, my parents decided to get one for my aunt and uncle as a gift. They also rated a Powerline upright very highly so we bought one of those for our home. It only lasted 16 months though so it got replaced by a Hoover TurboPower 5000 canister. Consumer Reports rated the Hoover PowerMax and Hoover Futura canisters at Very Good for carpet cleaning. I ended up taking one of our PowerMax's to my aunts a few times to clean as I liked it better than their WorldVac canister which was rated better cleaning by CR. The WorldVac was still good, I think I was just more used to ours. Plus, I know how ours was maintained. I never popped open the power head on my aunt's unit to see how they were treating the belt, etc. I'd definitely be down to try another system. I do have a WorldVac power nozzle in my collection that gets run on occasion but no Eureka suction units of that era. It would be really cool to come across a Europa model.


Post# 464011 , Reply# 33   6/20/2023 at 05:48 (341 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Because I did not like the basic hose handle set-up on the red World Vac that I bought, I upgraded to the fancier quick disconnect gas pump handle, which was much more comfortable to use. With this Eureka “Express-style” gas pump handle, the headlight stayed on for bare floor cleaning when you shut off the brush roll! The set-up had a three-prong wire which allowed for this.

Post# 464076 , Reply# 34   6/23/2023 at 11:12 (338 days old) by Thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

The Eureka Aero comes to mind to me.

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Post# 464078 , Reply# 35   6/23/2023 at 12:40 (338 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I love the Eureka Aero Series! This was exclusively sold in Sears stores and was kind of like an aerodynamic version of the Eureka Express.

Post# 464137 , Reply# 36   6/26/2023 at 21:10 (334 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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The Aero was a nice looking suction unit. Not quite as common as some others. The last of the Aero suction unit body style was the Powerline canister. They were power nozzle canisters on the market at same time as WorldVac. A more economy line with cord wrap storage. There was a white and gorgeous blue/ green.

Attached is a catalog page from 1996 JcPenney. Bottom right is the PowerLine entry level PowerLine canister. Middle right is high end WorldVac canister with covered tool storage. Top right was one of Eureka's TOL canisters of the time and Excalibur canister.

Left side of that page are two of my favorites. The top left is a mid range Futura canister and bottom left is PowerMax S3603-040.. They are both terrific machines!

I also found a YouTube video for the PowerLine with Aero body style.




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Post# 464142 , Reply# 37   6/27/2023 at 06:33 (334 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! Thanks for that post Durango!!!

So, I guess when the Aero was rebranded as a Powerline canister, it was no longer exclusively sold at Sears. I think the Sears’ Aero models also had deluxe versions with the Express power nozzle in the early 1990’s. I may be mistaken though.

For our European friends, that Excaliber Power Team is comprised of a Swedish-made Volta canister married to an American-made Eureka World Vac power nozzle. Top-rated in Consumer Reports in the mid 1990’s. Not a fan of the very small tools stoted under the hood.


Post# 464246 , Reply# 38   7/1/2023 at 16:58 (329 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Well here you go....

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My Eureka Millennium 2000.

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Post# 464258 , Reply# 39   7/2/2023 at 06:47 (329 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Now there’s a Eureka I have NEVER seen before! Wow! A Eureka Millennium? Thanks for posting!!!

Post# 471397 , Reply# 40   5/21/2024 at 20:39 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
(2004) Eureka Maxima widetrack model 5550.

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It's definitely forgotten.

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Post# 471401 , Reply# 41   5/21/2024 at 23:37 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        
Don't forget the overbuilt behemoth...

The Excalibur 😆
I found mine at a garage sale, I think I paid $15? I didn't care how much it was but I knew I had to have it! After servicing both motors, and making custom HEPA bags, it runs fantastic. Seems to clean wonderfully too. It's tall, heavy, and clumsy, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Plus the expensive LED headlights were worth it 😂
Third pic is the power duo, I don't see much about the Mighty Mite II let alone the Christian Klingspor edition... Didn't he design the Excalibur too?


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