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Post# 93061   3/7/2010 at 19:11 (3,508 days old) by rogera608s (Tucson, AZ)        

I was in Phoenix a couple weekends ago and found this metal base Eureka in a Mesa thrift store. Never have seen one like this before. I thought the hood had been painted but it has not...the orange is the original color. I am sure the bag is not original.
It has a Vibra-groomer brushroll.
Can anyone give me an idea as to it's age?
Roger





Post# 93065 , Reply# 1   3/7/2010 at 19:28 (3,508 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
The red boxed "E" next to the block letters for EU

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can give you a bit of a time frame. That kind of Eureka corporate sighanture was used from about 1970 to 1983/84. My 1982 Dial-A-Nap is almost identical except for the colours and the headlight. So I would place this orange commercial version about the same time. 1980-1984 would be the window.

Post# 93067 , Reply# 2   3/7/2010 at 19:54 (3,508 days old) by swingette ()        

Does it have edge cleaning channels on the bottom plate? If it doesnt its pre-1974. The curve/angle of the handle grip and the design of the rear wheels are other indicators.

Good-looking machine. Has the finish on the main casting been restored in any way?


Post# 93070 , Reply# 3   3/7/2010 at 20:00 (3,508 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
rogera608s

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Mesa is one of the best citys I've gone to for vacuums. Which one did to go to?

Post# 93083 , Reply# 4   3/7/2010 at 22:27 (3,508 days old) by luxg ()        

Beautiful machine Roger, thanks for sharing it with us!! Have to agree with you, that bag just doesn't work with the orange.

Terry


Post# 93101 , Reply# 5   3/8/2010 at 03:54 (3,508 days old) by joe22 ()        
question

i have always wondered why commercial vacs are orange, or have orange cords/bags ?

nice vac, congratz


Post# 93105 , Reply# 6   3/8/2010 at 07:13 (3,508 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Roger,

Wonderful find. Eureka made a great vacuum. I think you may be able to still order the orange bag at Hesco...I will check later today.

Morgan


Post# 93127 , Reply# 7   3/9/2010 at 01:05 (3,507 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Love it

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Its different for sure, But the bag though not original, Its no to bad. But I would try to find a closer match lol. Mabe even one of the gray Sanitare bags if the orange is NLA. Just my pennies =).
Ken


Post# 93134 , Reply# 8   3/9/2010 at 06:38 (3,507 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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I checked, the orange bag is not available through Hesco...I will check with others.

Morgan


Post# 93135 , Reply# 9   3/9/2010 at 07:01 (3,507 days old) by rogera608s (Tucson, AZ)        

We found this at a Goodwill of all places...one that never has any vacs. The one on Main in Mesa-just east of Stapley Rd I think.
Morgan,
Thanks for checking on the orange bag. I may have to put a grey one on it..which would be ok too.
This does have edge cleaning channels so it is newer than '74.
I don't think it was used commercially because it was too clean for a commercial machine.
Thank you all for the info on it.
Roger


Post# 93137 , Reply# 10   3/9/2010 at 07:46 (3,507 days old) by hooveurroy ()        
I sent

you an email about the bag Roger. They no longer make an orange Eureka bag. Not even in a bojack bag. The only colors available now are Red and Gray. Just writing this in case you did not receive the emails. I can sell you a new gray bag.

Jim


Post# 93341 , Reply# 11   3/11/2010 at 22:13 (3,504 days old) by dial-a-nap (Omaha - the home of the TV Dinner)        

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Another great find in the thrifts - I love the orange!



You've talked about how different these are than the later plastic models but it has to be experienced to be believed! I love my all-metal Sanitaire!





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