Thread Number: 43799  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Rare early 1990s Self Propelled Eureka (Precision)
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Post# 457018   9/23/2022 at 20:49 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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I just like posting really rare vacs and awhile ago I came across this video on YouTube of this BRIGHT red Eureka Self Propelled. Haven't seen it discussed much on the forums though. A much different color variant from the standard Eureka Precisions of the time. Old Eurekas with the pancake motor are great. Anyone have this really cool Eureka?

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Post# 457019 , Reply# 1   9/24/2022 at 01:16 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

What is in the red box in front of the bag?Looks like it could add bulk and extra weight to the vacuum!no wonder why its SP!

Post# 457025 , Reply# 2   9/24/2022 at 07:57 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
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The whole precision line had those boxes, and its mroe or less a similar design to the Hoover Concepts. The bulk of these SP models is usually the SP mechanism itself in the base.

Post# 457026 , Reply# 3   9/24/2022 at 08:04 by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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I saw one at an estate sale a couple of years ago. Probably should’ve bought it.

Extra bags can be stored in that space.


Post# 457035 , Reply# 4   9/24/2022 at 13:18 by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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I found one of these a few years ago at a thrift store - the transmission is out but it was too flawless to pass up!

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Post# 457037 , Reply# 5   9/24/2022 at 15:22 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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All Eureka Precision uprights were self-propelled. At some point, when Eureka introduced the Bravo II (Elite clones), the company transferred the name “Precision” to one of these dusty rose Bravo Twos. I guess they re-labelled the old Precision to just call this new red version: the Eureka Self-Propelled. Must be the very last traditional “fan-first/fan-down” upright labelled Eureka - not Sanitaire.

The plastic box holds the cord-winder and has a slot in the back for extra bag storage. It also has Eureka’s first “up top” upright carry handle. In the deluxe Precision, it had an electronic motor speed control slider above the handle.



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