Thread Number: 44310  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
What ARE these type of vacuums called?
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Post# 461238   3/13/2023 at 08:38 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Not much else to say other than I always wondered if this type of machine had a specific category that it belonged in. Big powerheas on the bottom that also served as the compartment for the dirt.

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Post# 461242 , Reply# 1   3/13/2023 at 14:38 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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I guess still just called an upright vacuum, just incorporating the bag chamber into the design to balance the weight, I dunno.

Post# 461243 , Reply# 2   3/13/2023 at 16:06 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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How about the ubiquitous "Other" category?

Post# 461247 , Reply# 3   3/13/2023 at 17:11 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Let's create a category! I'd call it a "bag on the floor" upright! Includes the 1960's Eureka Easy Glide!

Post# 461255 , Reply# 4   3/13/2023 at 18:03 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Bag in the base upright.

Post# 461307 , Reply# 5   3/14/2023 at 22:28 by Canisterman (Mocksville NC)        

Trying to re invent the wheel, lol, the idea was to have a canister and upright all in one, in reality it was a fair vacuum, but it wasnt great, That being said, it was so unique and odd everybody would love to have one now. They had a very unique brushroll with a flexible rubber beater bar which actually was quite good.

Post# 461432 , Reply# 6   3/18/2023 at 10:10 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
It looks heavy!

I'll bet it would work well vacuuming under beds with good clearance and if the handle retracts all the way to the floor!

Post# 461435 , Reply# 7   3/18/2023 at 10:56 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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While it's bagless and more like a stick vac there was this Dirt Buster by black and decker. It was such a strange machine the handle was removeable and all it really did was hold the hose/cord so it was unnecessarily oversized then we have the design of the base. It had a main suction channel behind the brushroll chamber and there was a fairly small opening that led into the brushroll chamber I never really understood that why choke off the flow to the brushroll

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Post# 461436 , Reply# 8   3/18/2023 at 11:03 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I found some photos of my old one via the search function. The one above is slightly different and the hose would plug into the plug on top of the dirt chamber where on mine it plugged into the main suction chamber

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Post# 461474 , Reply# 9   3/19/2023 at 10:43 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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That Dirt Buster I can remember suing a n earlier version of with a more compact handle.

I saw one of those Dirt Devil Room Mates the other day at Goodwill, it looked in great shape, but the price was kind of high. I found one in the trash several years ago, but the motor brushes were worn down, and I regret to say I threw it away a few years ago.

Post# 461476 , Reply# 10   3/19/2023 at 11:29 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Another "bag in the base" upright would be that nifty electric carpet sweeper produced by General Electric in the 1960's. That cleaner also had a "bag in the base."

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