Thread Number: 44871  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Barn fresh Eureka D272
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Post# 465793   9/3/2023 at 15:36 (285 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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I picked this up the other day. I love the design and the details of it. I'm guessing that it is the floor polisher brush roll? What do the regular brush roll look like? One of the wheels is broken.

I does work...Surprisingly, there was no dirt or debris in the bag. Ready for a deep clean for sure.

I will put it out there, if anyone has a back wheel or regular brush roll, I'd be happy to buy it from you.


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Post# 465796 , Reply# 1   9/3/2023 at 17:12 (285 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Nice classic vintage Eureka!

But…I could never understand how Eureka’s “floor waxing brushroll” system worked. If you could not somehow block off the suction, how could the fan and motor survive being splattered with sticky floor wax after even just one session of floor polishing? Has always been something of a mystery to me…

Post# 465801 , Reply# 2   9/3/2023 at 17:26 (285 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I might have a brushroll. It wouldn't have any bristles though

Post# 465805 , Reply# 3   9/3/2023 at 20:22 (285 days old) by vacuumman (California)        
Spare D272

I have a D272 that I got so I could use the handle on an incomplete Model M. It still has the brush roll and back wheels. Let me know if you are interested and willing to pay for shipping from California.

Post# 465817 , Reply# 4   9/4/2023 at 07:07 (285 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Oh wow!

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Thanks all for your comments! Vacuummman, I have sent you an email using the address in your profile.


Post# 465818 , Reply# 5   9/4/2023 at 09:27 (285 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Polisher brush roll…

Didn’t Eureka make one for the Automatic when it first came out in the 50’s?

Post# 465829 , Reply# 6   9/4/2023 at 18:20 (284 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Luxlife! Yes indeed…the Automatic also offered a waxer brush roll. Still can’t figure out how the floor wax did not damage the suction motor, not to mention carpets when the upright was converted back to carpet cleaning.

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