Thread Number: 44413  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Eureka 238D/Decal source
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Post# 462198   4/11/2023 at 01:14 (469 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        

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I wish I had taken a before picture (the seller may have one). It looked like a building had fallen on it when I got it. I took it to Bremerton Office Machines who redid the motor, sandblasted and painted it, and had new decals made by a company in the Netherlands. This shop just needs a picture of the existing decal with a ruler for scale--they work wonders.

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Post# 462213 , Reply# 1   4/11/2023 at 13:36 (468 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Iím pretty sure that the bag pictured is not original and is a replacement. Those bags with the plastic Eureka label came much later than this vacuum. The motor base is from the late 1960ís because it has no vents and a rocker toe switch. The bag shown would have come with a 1970ís upright with vents and a push button toe switch.

Post# 462217 , Reply# 2   4/11/2023 at 15:26 (468 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        
The bag

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The original bag was dark gray with EUREKA running down it in white letters. It was crusty, water damaged, and rusty, with a horrible mold smell. The base has been repainted in a slightly lighter hammertone finish (for durability).

Post# 462249 , Reply# 3   4/12/2023 at 14:51 (467 days old) by Paul (USA)        


That turned out great! I admire your resolve to get your 238-D refurbished to its original luster. Thanks also for sharing the info. of the Netherlands company.

The Model 238's type differences are easily noticeable. A couple examples are K5vac's Type B photo from post 460248 with the tool port and original colors of cream and gray and the Type H with a headlight (no photo available).

Post a video if you can.

Happy Eureka-ing!

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Post# 462255 , Reply# 4   4/12/2023 at 17:46 (467 days old) by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Although I'm all hoover....

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I must say, "Wow".

Post# 466729 , Reply# 5   10/10/2023 at 19:28 (286 days old) by texbodemer (Mountlake Terrace)        
It looks like the 238B still had a hose port

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It looks like the 238B had the hose port. This is like the bag that my Eureka 238D had when I bought it...which was beyond restoration.

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