Thread Number: 35240  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
What Kind Of Kirbys Did I Just Buy?
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Post# 379357   10/6/2017 at 22:36 by Firebirdman55 (Owensboro Kentucky)        

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Found these at a yard sale today, got them both for a total of $15. Both run. What models are these? Can't find much info on them.

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Post# 379360 , Reply# 1   10/6/2017 at 23:40 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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The one with the green bag is either a 514 or 515. A rarity is the original cord with the large, round machine-end plug.

 

The other one is a pre-Kirby "Scott & Fetzer Sanitation System." The S&FSS is quite rare -- all the more so because the power switch is in the handle. This version was sold in department stores rather than door-to-door. It might also be branded "Keystone."


Post# 379407 , Reply# 2   10/7/2017 at 23:38 by Firebirdman55 (Owensboro Kentucky)        

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Thanks for the info.




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