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RESTORED Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50 (DS50)
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Post# 295392   8/25/2014 at 17:52 (1,272 days old) by matty (Pompton Lakes, New Jersey)        

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I just got my Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50 back. Dave Bryan did an absolutely amazing job at making it look good as new. I am so grateful to Dave for his obvious labor of love for these amazing machines!

I have attached a few pictures of this machine that is about to turn 50 years old very shortly that is still running strong. The last two pictures show it next to my Sentria II, which looks like quite the broomhilda next to the svelte DS50!

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Post# 295395 , Reply# 1   8/25/2014 at 18:10 (1,272 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi Matty. You've got a great Kirby Dual Sanitronic 50 there. Always great too see one restored.

Now don't get any greasy finger prints on it!wink



Post# 295397 , Reply# 2   8/25/2014 at 18:37 (1,272 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Like James says, your D50's restoration by Dave is impressive indeed!


Post# 295401 , Reply# 3   8/25/2014 at 18:55 (1,272 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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I am in shock that looks amazing I need to send a few down to Dave Bryan I am VERY impressed .


Post# 295413 , Reply# 4   8/25/2014 at 19:40 (1,272 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Just gorgeous!

Post# 295419 , Reply# 5   8/25/2014 at 20:41 (1,272 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        


Post# 295420 , Reply# 6   8/25/2014 at 20:53 (1,272 days old) by Gr8DaneDad (nowhere )        

Simply Stunning!! I am going to have to polish mine up now.. it look downright dowdy after seeing yours.

Post# 295421 , Reply# 7   8/25/2014 at 21:14 (1,272 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Well, everyone else used up all the exclamations so I'll just say "A-MEN!!"

Post# 295476 , Reply# 8   8/26/2014 at 09:35 (1,272 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        

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I have a tradition that I would love to get restored to that condition.

Post# 295497 , Reply# 9   8/26/2014 at 13:56 (1,272 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A friend of mine has one,

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complete with all attachments. She asked me if I wanted to have it. She forgot about the HOOVER thing.

Post# 295584 , Reply# 10   8/27/2014 at 04:09 (1,271 days old) by NYCWriter (New York City)        

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What a stunning machine!

Post# 296011 , Reply# 11   8/29/2014 at 18:43 (1,268 days old) by marks_here (Crossville TN & Altoona PA WOO HOO )        

Looks just like it came off production brand new!

Post# 296013 , Reply# 12   8/29/2014 at 19:02 (1,268 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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What a BEAUTIFUL work of art! And I have to commend you on your superb photography skills too. My photos never turn out that well! Congratulations!

Post# 298158 , Reply# 13   9/12/2014 at 20:53 (1,254 days old) by jliscorpio (Poughkeepsie NY)        
Restoration recommendation?

Wow your DS50 looks amazing! I'm new here and I have a DS50 and a 561 the only vacuums left of my former collection and are my "daily drivers". Can anyone recommend a good person to refresh mine to keep them running and looking great in the New York area (I'm in the 'burbs above NYC) I'd like to keep 'em running for another 50 years and shined up would be nice too!

Post# 298173 , Reply# 14   9/12/2014 at 23:10 (1,254 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I was offered one (free of charge)

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from the sister of my friend who recently passed away. It has ALL of the attachments. She "thought it was a HOOVER".. yikes!!!!!!!!!!! I thanked her but graciously declined.

Post# 298185 , Reply# 15   9/13/2014 at 00:50 (1,254 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Yeah, you said that already... you could have gotten it and given it to one of the Lesser Collectors who like Kirbys....... "I'm just sayin.'"

Post# 298224 , Reply# 16   9/13/2014 at 10:24 (1,254 days old) by matty (Pompton Lakes, New Jersey)        

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I had messaged you about it on your personal email back on 26 Aug . Does she still want to rehome it? I"ll gladly take the ride out when I'm in the area. Let me know, 973-941-3285.

Post# 298247 , Reply# 17   9/13/2014 at 13:55 (1,254 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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For someone to decline a free vintage vacuum cleaner just because they didn't like that particular brand it is one thing. But to then gloat about having turned it down in a forum where there are many people who would have loved to have had the machine seems a bit mean-spirited to me.

Post# 298255 , Reply# 18   9/13/2014 at 15:28 (1,254 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Excuse me, Charles,

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I was not gloating. I do not gloat. I've been called a lot of things... mean-spirited has not been one of them.

Post# 298288 , Reply# 19   9/13/2014 at 21:20 (1,253 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Well, it certainly sounded like gloating to me. I apologize if I misconstrued your statement.

Post# 298292 , Reply# 20   9/13/2014 at 22:02 (1,253 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, Charles,

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I appreciate that. Yes, it was totally misconstrued. It happens. People speak before thinking about it thoroughly sometimes. I accept your apology. I may even try to still retrieve that machine... for Matty. It really is a shame that people don't really get to know someone for who they really are . Isn't that true?

There are 3 other Kirby(s) in my basement, waiting for a new home. There's a Compact, Westinghouse, Oreck, Electrolux polisher down there. Again, NOT gloating..... remember that.
Gloating, or bragging, is a whole other thing. Don't we all know those such people? They must 'impress' (or try ) others with acquired goods. I , like so many others work very hard for the things I have. I enjoy sharing them. People love to enjoy my "house of HOOVER". That brings me much happiness. Others have said, 'It's a beautiful house: the HOOVERs are fun.... but, I really came here to see YOU". To quote Blanche Hudson, "How kind people are". Enjoy the rest of you weekend, Charles.

Post# 298301 , Reply# 21   9/13/2014 at 23:08 (1,253 days old) by sries (Tacoma WA)        
It looks great!!!!!

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How do you get it so shiny?

Post# 298319 , Reply# 22   9/14/2014 at 00:45 (1,253 days old) by Gr8DaneDad (nowhere )        


I know how much you hate to be reminded (pestered??) to ship something out... therefore I refrained from asking you to immediately procure said Kirby D50 and deliver it to the hands of the nearest UPS store where it would be lovingly (okay... not lovingly, maybe not even professionally) packed and dispatched via ground (I am basically cheap) on my account.



Post# 384919 , Reply# 23   1/27/2018 at 11:36 by jpsbgt (Oregon )        

Can anyone tell me how to contact Dave Bryan ?

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