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Post# 116614   12/1/2010 at 19:41 (3,465 days old) by musicinabottle ()        

Unsure if I'm going to be welcome here or not, but I've always been a real lover of the vintage Interstate Compact, Tri Star series vacuums. My collection is very very small, but certainly not my passion for them. Hopefully, I can fit in here! I have always wanted a very vintage Kirby upright or two, but need to wait until they cost as much as my house, before I buy in! (wink wink)

Post# 116617 , Reply# 1   12/1/2010 at 19:48 (3,465 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        

Welcome to the club,you'll have fun and make wonderful friends.And I'm sure those Kirby's will come along. Michael

Post# 116618 , Reply# 2   12/1/2010 at 19:54 (3,465 days old) by Rainbowkid107 ()        
A Very Warm Welcome!

Don't worry! Everyone is welcome here! I hope that you get those Kirby's that you want!


Post# 116648 , Reply# 3   12/1/2010 at 23:57 (3,465 days old) by musicinabottle ()        

Well awesome folks. Thank you! So how do I get the custom background like you guys have? (Grin)

Post# 116652 , Reply# 4   12/2/2010 at 00:59 (3,465 days old) by musicinabottle ()        

Okay, figured it out. Guess Kirby will work out, since there are no Tri star backgrounds. That's messed up! (grin)

Post# 116656 , Reply# 5   12/2/2010 at 01:24 (3,465 days old) by joe22 ()        
Everyone is welcome here


Post# 116762 , Reply# 6   12/3/2010 at 09:09 (3,464 days old) by musicinabottle ()        

Hey Joe! Thank you. Lots of questions I have!

Post# 116763 , Reply# 7   12/3/2010 at 09:48 (3,464 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        

Welcome to a wonderful club you will meet many very nice people here.If you would like to talk Kirbys send me a email at just mark it from what ever your name is dash vacuumclub. Would love to hear from you take care Doug

Post# 116765 , Reply# 8   12/3/2010 at 10:00 (3,464 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Welcome! Bring on the Compact/ Tristars!

Post# 116809 , Reply# 9   12/3/2010 at 15:15 (3,463 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Welcome ??? (musicinabottle)...

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I would like to also welcome you _____, to the forum/club.

I was doing some vacuum searches & tripped over the forum/club so-to-speak. There's a lot of nice people in the club & a lot of helpful info.

I'm somewhat limited on assistance w/ other brands (don't want to repair or rebuild others); however, with KIRBYs, if there's any way I may be of help that you're not familiar with, feel free to contact me [thru my email in my profile might be the quickest]. I carry Genuine Kirby parts w/deeply discounted prices for members. And again, welcome.


In case my email doesn't show in my profile, here it is [change the: at & dot]:


Post# 116829 , Reply# 10   12/3/2010 at 17:48 (3,463 days old) by musicinabottle ()        

Well thank you guys! I know very little about the Kirbys but certainly always wanted one for the last 25 years, and so the search has begun with a couple ads on my local craigslist. Is there any real big difference in all the upright models that appear to be from the 1950s? They are sure beautiful looking vacuums. I'm hoping they don't cost a darn retirement to get one. Should check ebay, but am scared to! I love the Kirky in Eurekastars avatar.

Post# 116852 , Reply# 11   12/4/2010 at 00:42 (3,463 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Be careful what you wish for.....

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When you get one Kirby, they have a tendency to sneak up on ya awfully quick, and then next thing you know you'll have TONS of them!

There is a few differences here & there between the older models, but not much. The 50's & 60's models, such as my Kirby 519, are lighter to push than say a Heritage or Classic III. I would start with a 500 series model if I was you....just a thought.

Post# 116954 , Reply# 12   12/4/2010 at 20:31 (3,462 days old) by massagemiracle ()        
No everyone is not welcome here......

wishing you well, hope they treat you better than me.....

Post# 116955 , Reply# 13   12/4/2010 at 20:41 (3,462 days old) by kirby16 ()        
I respect you, MM

To get a cool backround: Click on "update profle, in the upper right-hand corner. Then scroll down until you find something that says, "wallpaper backround". Does this help?

Post# 117024 , Reply# 14   12/5/2010 at 06:18 (3,462 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I understand what you mean. Not so much for myself, just observation over the last four years.

Post# 117066 , Reply# 15   12/5/2010 at 11:07 (3,462 days old) by kirby16 ()        
I thought i might tell you

Im not gonna give out my real name, but you can call me "rob". I always wished rob was my name.

Post# 117076 , Reply# 16   12/5/2010 at 11:51 (3,462 days old) by joe22 ()        
Hey Joe! Thank you. Lots of questions I have!

you will find everyone here is always willing to assist with probs, questions, answers, and opinions

Post# 117082 , Reply# 17   12/5/2010 at 12:07 (3,462 days old) by rickenbacker ()        
Hello there

I notice you are a musician in a bottle! ...well, perhaps not in a bottle but hopefully a musician :) well, aside from vacuums, music is my favourite thing in the world and I play quite a few instruments myself as well as being in a band.
Kirbys are fine vacs though, infact, one of the only companies to still make their vacuums in the U.S.

Charlie Padfield

Post# 117086 , Reply# 18   12/5/2010 at 12:24 (3,462 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

This post has been removed by the member who posted it.

Post# 117107 , Reply# 19   12/5/2010 at 15:14 (3,461 days old) by Kittingerhoover ()        
Dear kirby16


I recommend reading the guidelines for the group. You need to provide your real name.

I don't know what it is as of late but it seems the gentle harmony of the group is disrupted.

By activating your user ID or posting, you agree with the Webmaster and the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club to abide by the following guidelines for participation in the Vacuumland Forums.

1. Access to the site is unlimited but access to posting on the forums requires an email request to the Webmaster to gain posting privileges. You will be required to supply a valid email address as well as your real name for your profile even though you can post under a ‘nickname.” No anonymous users or pseudonyms will be allowed. If the Webmaster discovers that there are multiple posters using one user account, that account will be deactivated. Any violation of these rules will subject the poster to revocation of posting privileges. Understand that these rules will be enforced by the Webmaster as authorized by the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club Board of Directors.

Post# 117110 , Reply# 20   12/5/2010 at 15:46 (3,461 days old) by kirby16 ()        

Well im not about to give out my real name; im much to cautious. I guess you can keep calling me "Kirby16"

Post# 117126 , Reply# 21   12/5/2010 at 17:02 (3,461 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Musicinabottle has left the building.

Post# 117154 , Reply# 22   12/5/2010 at 18:27 (3,461 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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And so has Kirby16whatshisface in Montana

Post# 117157 , Reply# 23   12/5/2010 at 18:36 (3,461 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I just don't get it.Why the mystery? Everyone here has been so nice and helpful.

Post# 117194 , Reply# 24   12/5/2010 at 21:07 (3,461 days old) by sanimatic ()        

Kirby16 needed to go, I'm sorry, it's not like you have to give your social security number to enter this venue.

Post# 117195 , Reply# 25   12/5/2010 at 21:20 (3,461 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Kirby 16

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Did not follow the rules of participation. He was removed.

The Webmaster

Post# 117198 , Reply# 26   12/5/2010 at 21:23 (3,461 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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Was also banned. He signed up one day and started major trouble the next. If you go back in history, most of the Vacuum forums have gone down in flames due to troublemakers. My goal is to keep the venue working. I can smell trouble a-brewing a mile away.

The Webmaster

Post# 117206 , Reply# 27   12/5/2010 at 21:48 (3,461 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Thank goodness for that! Kudos to your efforts Fred.

Post# 117210 , Reply# 28   12/5/2010 at 22:07 (3,461 days old) by luxg ()        

Thank goodness is right! Fred I am so glad that you are keeping a watchful eye!

Post# 117214 , Reply# 29   12/5/2010 at 22:36 (3,461 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I'm all HOOVER. But, I have 3 Kirbys. 2 blue and one red....and a water stained box of attachments... like new. I'll post pics. Offers are welcome

Post# 117217 , Reply# 30   12/5/2010 at 23:05 (3,461 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        

Thank you.

Post# 117835 , Reply# 31   12/11/2010 at 20:19 (3,455 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
to the Tri Star lover

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I wish I had joined this group two months ago. I had a Tri Star DXL, I needed room so I gave it to the local thrift store... another vac I wish I had kept. To Musicinabottle, there are some good Kirby fixer-uppers on eBay. The prices are not too bad, but offer a little less than they are asking and maybe you can get a price that both you and the seller find acceptable. I had a very early Compact some years ago, pretty beat up and it's bag stank(yuck!!). It, along with most of my collection had to be given up when I moved into much smaller digs. But, I kept the core of the collection and I am now building it up again... and running out of space. email me if you have Kirby questions, I was fairly good at Kirby repair.

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