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    Posted 4 years ago

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    From 1923 and it still works! This is the Eureka Model 9 vacuum cleaner according to my online research. The last patent date in 1921 so 1923 seems reasonable.
    Old vacuums make cleaning fun as I like to play with my collection. This one I won't use too much as I don't think that original cord can handle much use.
    This vacuum originally came with a set of attachments. The carpet/floor sweeper comes off and the dusting etc attachment would be connected.
    This has local history as it was in the window of a appliance store up here back when we had an appliance store.

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    1. Padit, 4 years ago
      Boy, did this push my button! You cannot buy a decent residential vacuum cleaner these days at even $500.00 plus. Shameful plastic junk is all you can buy and it won't make it to it's warranty end period, so no sense in an extended warranty purchase. I was raised on the old Aluminum cast Hoover vacuum and when it wasn't allowed in the house due to it's looks, I kept in the garage to clean my cars. Worked great just as the Eureka vacuum did, I'm sure.
    2. Padit, 4 years ago
      My cover opinion.
      I feel I can say my piece, as I have paid over $500.00 for vacuums mainly as I don't want to be bothered at home attempting to repair them with no access to repair parts without ordering. Takes time. ElectroLux, worst of all, your on your own. Dyson, Used to be excellent, but unless you live in a larger city and don't mind driving, it will cost you more than you planned. Even the little cheap Hoover to get you by while your waiting for other repair, best just forget it. I feel your better of with a commercial vac.
      Face it, all of them are plastic junk in my opinion, Sign of the times.
    3. Padit, 4 years ago
      O.K. one more time as I'm getting it out of my system about "Vacuums", pathetic for a person of my age. Bissel Vacuums - I will have to say, will give you the best product without all the bluster about their product. As your in what I call the times of plastic everything some of you realize it. I will say you get the most for the least out of your pocket. Sure, their not the quietest or prettiest, but they will do it.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Padit. Currently none of my 3 plastic vacuums are working. Have been using my 1950 Eltrulux canister. Will probably get a Kirby from one of the antique malls.
    5. Padit, 4 years ago
      fortapache: Boy, one look at your vacuum and I went off. I guess the timing was right as I just got done with a Dyson. It's a shame, is the way I look at it. I truly wish I could have the Kirby I had when I was young. The also came with a large box of attachments made from aluminum and plastic. The companies now have you call them and after or "if" they can diagnose the problem, they send you the part and expect you to install it. I have never had it come to this, but in my opinion in regard to warranty's, they can at one point just say you installed it wrong and then opt out of their warranty obligation by law.
    6. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      We go through 1 a year. I've thought about buying a vintage vacuum, but if something does go wrong with it, I'm not sure cheap parts could easily be found. The vacuum shop here went out when I was little.
      Though I'm quite happy with our Shop Vac. I am a bit rough with it, dragging it all along inside and out and over-extend the hose and often knock it over accidentally, and it doesn't keeps on going.
    7. Padit, 4 years ago
      SpiritBear: The whole problem makes me think of Hardwood or Tile floors along with a broom.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Lucky it didn't go with the war scrap drives !
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Padit that explains why I have three new vacuums that don't work. As I am stuck with carpet I really should go with the Kirby. The little box Hoovers seem to last too aside from being made out of plastic.
      I think I have softwood. I would love to rip out the carpet.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much SB. A Kirby has a good amount of replacement parts. I even found a replacement cord for my 1950 Electrolux. Sadly it has no carpet beater but I use it on tile and edges.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much BB2. What saved it is that it worked. Luckily a lot of old electric fans worked too. Good thing as there wouldn't be new ones until 1946.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
    13. KarenLR71, 4 years ago
      Oh my gosh...this is a hot button with so many of us. My mouth dropped open when I read '1923' and 'still working'!! My youngest brother was smart and nabbed my Mom's old Kirby after she passed recently. I hesitated as it has always been heavier to move around....a day late and a dollar short on the vacuum, sigh.

      I have an older Dyson that I make do with and we are slowly pulling all of the carpet from our house so while a vacuum can still help (have pets so we still have 'stuff' to clean up, it just won't be able to embed itself deep into carpet), it's load should be lighter.

    14. Padit, 4 years ago
      To be honest, I will stick to my recommendation of a Bissel Vacuums, not the $60. ones, but atleast $125. and up are good for the money. See#3 above and I don't think you can go wrong and also very easy to obtain parts. This it what is most important when you buy many things. Plumbing fixtures, appliances, etc.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much KarenRL71. I have problems with carpet and my newer vacuums too. Also cat fur.
      One thing about using the vintage vacuums is that it is kind of fun.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much MacDaddyRico. Hopefully you can get a good used one cheap.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
    19. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Wandlessfairy.
    20. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    21. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Wow must have been one of the original uprights - my mom used that heavy canister type, I laughed watching an old Leave it to Beaver, his mom had the canister type too lol

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