Thread Number: 32397  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Finally! My Kirby 517 is complete!!!
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Post# 355958   7/12/2016 at 20:58 (345 days old) by Mpbyrd (Lenoir, NC)        

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A special thanks to Jimmy at The Vac Shop in Elizabethton Tennessee! He had the cord and the bag I needed to get my Kirby up and running. If you need parts Jimmys is the place to go especially if you need rare and old stuff. I originally bought the Kirby at my local Goodwill for 5 dollars...However it had a blue bag on it. I wanted something that matched better, Jimmy had the red one and a new cord. Now my machine runs perfectly and it is a true conversation piece. It amazes me at how well a machine from 1957 runs.

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Post# 369788 , Reply# 1   4/2/2017 at 10:22 by KirbyKleanKarpet (Florida )        
Good Looking 517!

That is a very good-looking 517, sir! It is trimmed in a good color combination. The original combination though would have had a gray bag with a gray cord. Yours has the correct belt lifter on it, though! And all the trim work (handle, headlight trim and bumper guard) appears to be original. Good looking machine!

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Post# 369793 , Reply# 2   4/2/2017 at 12:36 by jeschbac (Texas)        
Original Replica Bags...

for this model can be purchased from Chicago Mike. Check Ebay.




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