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Post# 101262   6/19/2010 at 15:02 (3,532 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

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Post# 101263 , Reply# 1   6/19/2010 at 15:05 (3,532 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

what a bargain in these economically challenged times....

Post# 101264 , Reply# 2   6/19/2010 at 15:07 (3,532 days old) by vintageroyal611 ()        
*such a deal*

mooks. all of them.

Post# 101267 , Reply# 3   6/19/2010 at 15:36 (3,532 days old) by scvacuumguy (SC)        
Looks as if they bought out an old Eureka store at some time

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Post# 101268 , Reply# 4   6/19/2010 at 16:09 (3,532 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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Yes the price is very high, but that upright Eureka is beautiful!

Post# 101269 , Reply# 5   6/19/2010 at 16:12 (3,532 days old) by kenkart ()        
I have the...

Monkey Ward version...anyone want it for that price LOL!!!

Post# 101280 , Reply# 6   6/19/2010 at 23:47 (3,532 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
Don't pay any attention to this seller in PA

I know somebody who lives up there and knows him. This person I know has told me the guy is a total idiot and that the only reason he has money to have his shop is because his daddy is rich and spoils the sonny boy....PAT COFFEY

Post# 101283 , Reply# 7   6/20/2010 at 00:20 (3,532 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

That's a gorgeous specimin of vacuum cleaner!

Post# 101284 , Reply# 8   6/20/2010 at 00:22 (3,532 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        


Post# 101287 , Reply# 9   6/20/2010 at 00:30 (3,532 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I keep looking at it and, while it's in beautiful condition, it's obvious that it has been cleaned up and waxed. I don't think the body of this machine was that shiny even when new.

Post# 101333 , Reply# 10   6/20/2010 at 17:09 (3,531 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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I will go one step further and venture a nasty guess that it has been REPAINTED....that's right....REPAINTED! It's too glossy and too perfect. They just didn't paint 'em like that back then.

Post# 101337 , Reply# 11   6/20/2010 at 18:06 (3,531 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Yeah, that crossed my mind as well. I was thinking that this machine originally had a leatherette covering instead of being painted but I'm not sure about that. John, you would know more about that than I do.

Post# 101338 , Reply# 12   6/20/2010 at 18:11 (3,531 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
Was this the cardboard tube vacuum?

I seem to recall Jimmy Martin showing me a cleaner that looked extremely similar to this, that was made out of a heavy cardboard tube, instead of metal. I also seem to recall that it was a Eureka. Am I going crazy?

Post# 101339 , Reply# 13   6/20/2010 at 18:13 (3,531 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Is the shell of that vacuum made of wood instead of rolled steel? It looks like wood in one of the photos.

Post# 101344 , Reply# 14   6/20/2010 at 18:41 (3,531 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Either it's the resolution of the camera...........

Or I see the spray patterns of a newer paint job! I honestly don't know who this guy thinks he is! I've tracked his pricing on quite a few items already--all of which are way out of line. The he prices things, he must do the painting himself because the fumes are obviously going to his head!

Post# 101345 , Reply# 15   6/20/2010 at 18:45 (3,531 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

It could be cardboard -- but not corrugated cardboard like cartons are made of, but solid fiber board.

The Filtex tank machine bodies were made of fairly thick and dense cardboard and covered with leatherette. And I imagine there were others as well.

Post# 101346 , Reply# 16   6/20/2010 at 18:55 (3,531 days old) by joe22 ()        

some low end wards tak vacs were cardboard with stamped metal ends, covered in glossy paint

Post# 101355 , Reply# 17   6/20/2010 at 20:24 (3,531 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I would have never thought of making a vacuum out of cardboard (or wood)! But it makes sense. If the vacuum is indeed circa 1948, steel may have been in short supply and therefore somewhat expensive in the aftermath of WWII. So I guess cardboard would have been the material of choice for low end products.

Post# 101356 , Reply# 18   6/20/2010 at 20:30 (3,531 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
Yes, you guys are right.....

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....starting with Fred......yes, they were made out of a condensed fibreboard/cardboard, but they were pretty durable. You could feel it though, if you pressed hard on the sides of the tank. I had a Eureka VERY similar to that one, but mine was the tan/brown version. It was made out of the same stuff. Yes, this guy could be inhaling the fumes from his paintjobs, given his nutty pricing. I hope NO ONE buys it.....

ARE you going crazy, Fred?!

Post# 101357 , Reply# 19   6/20/2010 at 21:36 (3,531 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Ah, looking even more closely -- if you view the 6th photo (the furthest-right on the top row), you can see the interior of the bag chamber and that it's clearly cardboard.

Post# 101376 , Reply# 20   6/21/2010 at 07:37 (3,531 days old) by kenkart ()        
Filtex vs Eureka..

The Filtex was made out of masonite board,the Eureka and its sister Montgomery Ward model was made out of an ordinary cardboard tube,my Wards is a burgandy colored leatherette,some of the Eurekas were green some red,but I think this one is TOO shiny to be correct.

Post# 101384 , Reply# 21   6/21/2010 at 10:51 (3,531 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

Just found this Eureka on eBay. Beautiful machine, but really? At that price, I'll take ten ;-)

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Post# 101389 , Reply# 22   6/21/2010 at 11:12 (3,531 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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That is ridiculous for that Eureka Model K. They ARE rare - they don't come up very often.

Hans - that is one nice MW. Somehow their versions of vacuums always looked classier than the original mnfrs' same machines.

Post# 101430 , Reply# 23   6/21/2010 at 21:34 (3,530 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        
What's THIS guy been smoking??

"New in the box, mint condition" ???????

And, again... "SUCH a deal!!!"

Good Lord!

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Post# 101434 , Reply# 24   6/22/2010 at 00:08 (3,530 days old) by kenkart ()        
That thing!!!

Looks like it sat outside for 10 years!!

Post# 101437 , Reply# 25   6/22/2010 at 00:52 (3,530 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

That Kirby and attachments doesn't look so "Mint" to me either.Probably sat too long in a garage or attic before it was offered for sale.Overpriced.Now if it were truely Mint-may be worth it.

Post# 101443 , Reply# 26   6/22/2010 at 02:25 (3,530 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

You-all should send messages to the seller! He found my Kirby web site and emailed me about his "mint condition kirby" he had listed on eBay, then seemed to be a bit miffed when I gave him my usual candid opinion of the condition and value of his machine.

Post# 101811 , Reply# 27   6/24/2010 at 13:53 (3,527 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

More eBay greed

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