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Post# 372533   5/21/2017 at 17:03 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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My current vacuum cleaner collection!

In order, from oldest to newest:
1969 Kirby Dual Sanitronic 80
1974 Kirby Classic Omega 1CB
1977 Kirby Classic III 2CB
1984 Kirby Heritage 84
1985 Stark Deluxe (Royal) 880
1987 Royal 786 Prince
1991 Kirby Generation 3--waiting to be cleaned up and cord replaced!

~Ben


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Post# 372692 , Reply# 1   5/26/2017 at 00:03 by Paul (MN)        

Awesome collection, Ben! Do you favor the Kirbys with the trapezoidal handles ('67-present) versus the cylindrical ones? Do you have all the accessories and manuals for each?

Post# 372696 , Reply# 2   5/26/2017 at 07:08 by Toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
Left or right

My Classic and Classic III have the cord holder on the other side - out of the way of the bag.

Post# 372702 , Reply# 3   5/26/2017 at 10:57 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Todd,

 

Yes, they are replacement grips. My Classic III did have the original grip you mention with the cord/bag hook on the same side of the machine as the motor switch, but my Mom's 1978 Classic III did have the grip design that places said hook on the side of the machine facing the bag, and that's what you currently see on my machine.

 

The Classic III's original pointed handle grip - with the cord/bag hook on the same side of the cleaner as the motor switch - was flimsy, since some of them broke off at the top.

 

~Ben


Post# 372706 , Reply# 4   5/26/2017 at 12:30 by toastermike (Milwaukie Oregon)        

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Ben

Didn't you recently have a D50 too?

Mike


Post# 372711 , Reply# 5   5/26/2017 at 14:41 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Mike,

 

I did... it was given to me by my niece (a trash find!), but it was nearly skeletal and so I decided to sell that one. Here's what it looked like.

 

~Ben


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Post# 372725 , Reply# 6   5/26/2017 at 21:03 by toastermike (Milwaukie Oregon)        
Kirby G3 power cord

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Good news Ben! I found a G3 cord today at the Goodwill outlet store. It's in perfect shape, and all yours.

Mike


Post# 372726 , Reply# 7   5/26/2017 at 21:13 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Mike,


How much would you be asking for this, please? 

 

Also, would you like for us to pick this up? You live right by my grandparents, so my parents could bring me over if you wish.

 

Thank you very much!

 

~Ben


Post# 372729 , Reply# 8   5/26/2017 at 21:33 by KirbyKleanKarpet (Florida )        

Ben,

You have a very nice collection! I am personally quite fond of the Kirby Classic III. As far as color schemes are concerned, that one, and the Legend II are my personal favorites. So much character! The Tradition runs a close second. Ironically, my collection lacks a Classic III and a Legend II. My Heritage has a Classic III top cord hook. I just have never ordered the proper one! Closest I've ever been to the Classic III.

Regards,
~Tim


Post# 372730 , Reply# 9   5/26/2017 at 21:34 by KirbyKleanKarpet (Florida )        

Ben,

You have a very nice collection! I am personally quite fond of the Kirby Classic III. As far as color schemes are concerned, that one, and the Legend II are my personal favorites. So much character! The Tradition runs a close second. Ironically, my collection lacks a Classic III and a Legend II. My Heritage has a Classic III top cord hook. I just have never ordered the proper one! Closest I've ever been to the Classic III.

Regards,
~Tim


Post# 372731 , Reply# 10   5/26/2017 at 21:36 by KirbyKleanKarpet (Florida )        

I always wondered what would happen if my Internet froze whilst posting... It double-posted my comment!

Post# 372734 , Reply# 11   5/26/2017 at 21:43 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Tim,

 

A replacement cord hook for your Heritage (top) would be part no. 173881.

 

~Ben


Post# 372783 , Reply# 12   5/27/2017 at 17:45 by toastermike (Milwaukie Oregon)        
G3 cord

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Hi Ben

I can drop off cord or if you would like to check out my collection you can come over and pick it up. $2.00 would cover what I paid for it. Anytime this week end is fine as long as I know when.

Mike


Post# 372786 , Reply# 13   5/27/2017 at 18:41 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Mike,

 

Will tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM sound OK to you?

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

Ben


Post# 372793 , Reply# 14   5/27/2017 at 20:37 by toastermike (Milwaukie Oregon)        

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That sounds fine. I'll send you the address to your email in your profile.

Post# 372794 , Reply# 15   5/27/2017 at 20:46 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
toastermike

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Mike,

 

I got the e-mail. Thank you again!

 

~Ben


Post# 372815 , Reply# 16   5/28/2017 at 13:31 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Mike,

 

Thank you for letting me visit your house and seeing all your great vacuum cleaners... but most importantly, thank you for not only the G3 power cord but also the D80 suds cap and shoulder strap!

 

May I please put up the pictures that I took of your collection?

 

~Ben


Post# 372818 , Reply# 17   5/28/2017 at 14:30 by toastermike (Milwaukie Oregon)        

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Sure, that would be fine.

Post# 372820 , Reply# 18   5/28/2017 at 14:38 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
toastermike

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Mike,

 

Thank you again!

 

~Ben


Post# 372845 , Reply# 19   5/28/2017 at 21:49 by KirbyKleanKarpet (Florida )        

Ben,

Thank you for the part number! Much appreciated!

~Tim





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