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Post# 101288   6/20/2010 at 00:50 (3,634 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

We hit the estate sales today and found some goodies!

Post# 101289 , Reply# 1   6/20/2010 at 00:53 (3,634 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
I think...

This is the gem of the finds. It's pretty grungy -- but I have a feeling it will clean up nicely! It seems to be a later one, the red knob seems to be different than others I've seen, and the carpet level pictures molded into the hood of the cleaner seem to be different, too.

To my fellow collectors over the pond: are replacement brush-strips for this brushroll still available? (Especially the shorter side?)

Post# 101290 , Reply# 2   6/20/2010 at 00:56 (3,634 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
I used to have a white model L...

I gave it away when I moved to North Carolina... and I was just thinking the other day "I wouldn't mind having a model L again..."

Seems to have a model G hose with it.. unless that hose came with both the G and the L..? CRL, do you know? This also seems to have a different switch than I remember it having... and different than the Blue L that Robert has down in the basement.

Post# 101291 , Reply# 3   6/20/2010 at 00:58 (3,634 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
Hoover and Eureka!

I already have a pretty nice U4127 Hoover, but I couldn't stand to leave this one behind. I already have a recipient in mind.

And that Eureka bag! Wow!
I'm not totally sure when this Eureka is from.. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe 1976 or 1977?

Post# 101299 , Reply# 4   6/20/2010 at 07:04 (3,634 days old) by junior1975 ()        
Junior Brush strips.


I have a few packs of the strips for the Junior, and yes I do believe that they are still available.

I could dig you some out and send them over.

Nice finds btw, I love the convertible.

Happy hoovering,


Post# 101300 , Reply# 5   6/20/2010 at 08:11 (3,634 days old) by ge1969 (Jefferson, GA)        

Hi Fred!! I think the G and that L both had the same hose. As far as the switch goes, yours is an early version of the first L. It had the flip switch instead of the slide type. The later version of this same vac had the slide type switch with the light turquoise cover. Later, Trg

Post# 101302 , Reply# 6   6/20/2010 at 08:39 (3,633 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
I love the

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green haired model!

Post# 101303 , Reply# 7   6/20/2010 at 09:30 (3,633 days old) by powertank ()        

That Electrolux switch is my favorite vacuum switch of all time. There's a great feel to it.

Post# 101304 , Reply# 8   6/20/2010 at 11:29 (3,633 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Toby is correct about the Model L. The white L had the same hose and attachments as the turquoise G, and the black toggle switch does identify it as being an early version of the L. That switch first came out on the Model E and was carried through to the S and R and early L. I agree with Peter about the "feel" of that switch.

A nice group of finds!

Post# 101305 , Reply# 9   6/20/2010 at 12:15 (3,633 days old) by joe22 ()        

nice finds

Post# 101306 , Reply# 10   6/20/2010 at 12:36 (3,633 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Minneapolis is a virtual cornucopia

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Of incredible vintage stuff. That combined with Robert's ability to sniff it out boogles the mind. It must be all those thrifty Midwestern Scandinavian types that reside in that wonderful city. I have heard many times that once you live there, you never want to leave. My niece is a prime example.

I must say, I have experienced a Saturday morning expedition with Robert. It is an experience not to be missed. Greg has an expression for riding in Roberts' truck. What does he call it? A rolling something or other.

The Lux L has to be one of my favorite machines. Simple, lightweight and designed to do what it does best.

Post# 101312 , Reply# 11   6/20/2010 at 14:28 (3,633 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
I like the L

Yes nice find, the white L is a nice machine very easy to disassemble and rebuild.

Post# 101313 , Reply# 12   6/20/2010 at 14:35 (3,633 days old) by kenkart ()        

You are LUCKY!!! When are you two coming for a visit,maybe if you will go to some sales around here,my luck will change, because lately I have not found a THING!!!!Hans

Post# 101491 , Reply# 13   6/22/2010 at 13:51 (3,631 days old) by swingette ()        

That Eureka is from 1974 or earlier. Notice the metal cord hooks. The same Eureka (with plastic cord hooks) is in my 1974 Bennett Bros catalog. Eureka made certain models for years.

Nice Eureka. Looking forward to seeing it all polished up!

Post# 101495 , Reply# 14   6/22/2010 at 14:00 (3,631 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
No question about it

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Minneapolis-St. Paul rocks! My fave is the Convertible, although the entire haul is stellar.

Post# 101507 , Reply# 15   6/22/2010 at 14:54 (3,631 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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YOu and Robert certainly have the luck =) I love the minty green Convertible! That will polish up very nicely. I have my eye on one as we speek (crossing my fingers). I know the Junior will clean up nicely too;) All are very nice. My great gran gave us a model L it was gold and had the slide switch, my model E has the switch like yours and I to like that one much better. Happy hunting!

Post# 101513 , Reply# 16   6/22/2010 at 15:54 (3,631 days old) by junior1975 ()        
Junior brush strips.


I have found a couple of packs of brand new pattern brush strips.
I presume your addy is the one on the club roster? I will hopefully get them posted out at the weekend.

Happy hoovering,


Post# 101515 , Reply# 17   6/22/2010 at 16:19 (3,631 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I'm always impressed by the things you and others find at estate sales and thrift stores. I'm never so lucky. But then, I don't go often. My finds almost always come from garage sales, and that's not often. Congratulations!

Post# 101534 , Reply# 18   6/22/2010 at 19:09 (3,631 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Another interesting clue to the date of the Eureka Dial-A-Na

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At some point in the 1970's (maybe 1976), Eureka added cooling vent slots to the top of the motor hood. The upright in this pic has no vents, which also makes me think that it is from the early 1970's. The toggle foot switch seems odd - by 1976, the foot switches on the cheaper Eureka uprights were usually plain on-off push buttons, like those found hiding under their canisters' power "pedals". Another clue is the black printed graphic on the bag. By 1974, Eureka was gluing a plastic logo sign onto the bags, not printing on the bag material like in the 1960's.

Though the presence of a Disturbulator agitator can also be a clue for the date of manufacture, this could have been replaced over the years. But if you see an old 1960's bristles-only Disturbulator under the hood, I would date this machine to maybe 1972. I don't think Eureka was allowed to add beater bars by Hoover until 1974.

Post# 101570 , Reply# 19   6/22/2010 at 21:57 (3,631 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
That settles it!!!!

I've made my decision. Thanks for the offer guys, and I'm goin to take you up on it. Yep....I'm movin' in. Sorry about the short notice, but - I'll need my own bathroom/Jacuzzi tub. We'll have to get rid of a couple of those washing machine thingys that just take up space anyway....for the grand piano. Let me know when to start packing. As much lead time as possible will be appreciated. I will finally get in on those wonderful finds!!!


PS I used to have that Campbell's can! It will go great in the new study. You know, where the bouncing tub machine used to be.


Post# 101581 , Reply# 20   6/22/2010 at 22:17 (3,631 days old) by swingette ()        

In 1974, with plastic cord hooks.

Post# 101598 , Reply# 21   6/22/2010 at 22:46 (3,631 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Let me know when to start packing.

Oh we'll let you know alright ;-)

Post# 101599 , Reply# 22   6/22/2010 at 22:47 (3,631 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
Oh, David!

That is just stunning!

So, mine's probably a tad earlier than 1974?

What catalog is that? Simply fabulous scan! Thanks so much for sharing that...

I can only imagine what the other pages are like...

Post# 101602 , Reply# 23   6/22/2010 at 22:54 (3,631 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Fred and Robert. I'm Subaru-ing through Minneapolis/St Paul next mid-November on the way to Winnipeg and Moose Jaw. Let's go Twingle Thrifting!


Post# 101628 , Reply# 24   6/23/2010 at 07:44 (3,631 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Hey Dave! Great Eureka line-up shot....I'm drooling!

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What catalogue is that from? It can't be from Canada, can it? Didn't think we north of the 49th ever had a catalogue service offering the full line of Eurekas. I always thought Eaton's had the monopoly with the Viking line.....

By the glad to finally see confirmation of what I remember as the "Sweet Sixteen" name given to the line of 1600 canisters! I remember seeing a trade ad in Home Furnishings Daily at the time, and I could swear Eureka Williams was marketing the line as the "Sweet Sixteen"s - now I have validation! I am NOT meshugeh, as some would think...... :-)

Post# 101649 , Reply# 25   6/23/2010 at 10:50 (3,630 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Sorry Brett!!!!!! Thought it was Dave who posted the catalogue! Now I know that this was a US apologies.... :-) Thanks for scanning and posting this gem of a line-up....

Post# 101671 , Reply# 26   6/23/2010 at 12:48 (3,630 days old) by watsonw (Newport, Shropshire, UK)        

Hello Fred,

Great machines. We could have done with a good substantial basic lux cylinder like that one in this country.
Our basic luxes of that time were attractive enough but chronically underpowered.

What wattage is that one ?

Regards, Walter.

Post# 101771 , Reply# 27   6/23/2010 at 23:32 (3,630 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

We'll pencil you in! Maybe remind us a bit closer to the date(s) you'll be coming through! We'd love to meet you, and show off the collections!

Dare I ask... what's "Twingle Thrifting"??


Post# 101778 , Reply# 28   6/24/2010 at 02:35 (3,630 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Great Finds, Fred!

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Think my favorite of the 4 is the Lux L, but they're all nice machines! Hardly ever find any vintage machines in the thrifts or flea markets around here, just newer plastic stuff.

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