Thread Number: 34482  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Kirby G5 with "Child Hosp" written on it.
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Post# 372912   5/30/2017 at 14:24 (389 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

I went to one of the thrift stores again today. Saw a G5, Sentria, and a Split Second. I only had enough for the split second, so I got it. Anyways, I always look at the serial number on any Kirby I see. On the G5 where it normally says the serial number, has "child hosp" written on it. I am still puzzled by it. What is that for? Why is it like that? I appreciate and information on that. Thank you.

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Post# 372967 , Reply# 1   5/31/2017 at 08:37 (388 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
child hosp ?

Most companies want new products tested in nearby real life situations with more than normal use that can be checked later for more than usual wear or possible problems.When I was with a VCCC group at Kirby we were told that they then had vacs cleaning the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Mike Tysons mega mansion as test units.That may be the case here with the G 5 to test routine changes or new ideas for future models.

Post# 373425 , Reply# 2   6/7/2017 at 18:35 (381 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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I would guess rugsucker is right. It may be a prototype that Kirby let a Children's Hospital use in order to simulate accelerated wear.

Very cool!

Post# 373723 , Reply# 3   6/12/2017 at 17:25 (376 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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OMG please tell me you went back and bought that G5! I'm a huge sucker for prototypes and one-off.

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