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Post# 118536   12/18/2010 at 01:30 (3,356 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

handwriting back page

Post# 118537 , Reply# 1   12/18/2010 at 01:34 (3,356 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
front cover


Post# 118546 , Reply# 2   12/18/2010 at 06:33 (3,355 days old) by sanimatic ()        

Do you have the Kirby that goes with the manual?

Post# 118598 , Reply# 3   12/18/2010 at 14:46 (3,355 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
kool one

I wonder what she is thinking??

Post# 118599 , Reply# 4   12/18/2010 at 14:54 (3,355 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
pagw two

great illustrations

Post# 118600 , Reply# 5   12/18/2010 at 14:54 (3,355 days old) by sanimatic ()        

My guess is that she's thinking about how her feet hurt and wondering why she is expected to do the housework in those stiletto's.

Post# 118601 , Reply# 6   12/18/2010 at 14:58 (3,355 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        
She Was Thinking

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What a wonderful new vacuum to go along with those fabulous high heels!

Post# 118602 , Reply# 7   12/18/2010 at 15:06 (3,355 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
I think she is thinking..

hmmm...." I can't wait till I have my bring down the house christmas party, and thelma better NOT bring her Electrloux over ,,hmmm well, compnay will be arriving soon, lets get this carpet beautified, kirbyfied and then I can have a glass of champaign!!"

Post# 118603 , Reply# 8   12/18/2010 at 15:07 (3,355 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
I do have

all the accessories for this kirby,but not the vac.

Post# 118604 , Reply# 9   12/18/2010 at 15:09 (3,355 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        
I'll bet she was thinking....

"It's 1967 and I'm vacuuming my rugs with a brand new vacuum cleaner that looks as though it's 20 years old!" lol

Post# 118605 , Reply# 10   12/18/2010 at 15:10 (3,355 days old) by sanimatic ()        

I think she prefers Martini's or Manhattans. Very 60s cocktails.

Post# 118606 , Reply# 11   12/18/2010 at 15:43 (3,355 days old) by joe22 ()        
I wonder what she is thinking??

wish my idiot husband would have bought me jewelry, what kind of gift is a vacuum cleaner !?!?!?!?

Post# 118637 , Reply# 12   12/18/2010 at 21:08 (3,355 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        

I have the vac. but no attachments. Maybe they can get together some day !! It seems a set of the green attachments do not show up on ebay very often.

Post# 118648 , Reply# 13   12/18/2010 at 22:13 (3,355 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        
Tan, not green

I meant to say 'tan' attachments, not green. The D80 was green. I guess because the manual had green on the cover I was thinking of the D80.

Post# 118655 , Reply# 14   12/18/2010 at 23:10 (3,355 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
Kirby D50

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As I recall, Kirby called that odd tan color 'Cirroco'(can't remember how they spelled it). The D50 is my favorite Kirby. I have two.

Post# 118659 , Reply# 15   12/18/2010 at 23:59 (3,355 days old) by dualsanitronic (Omaha)        

She's thinking "Hey, I wanna look like Laura Petrie"!

Post# 118693 , Reply# 16   12/19/2010 at 14:19 (3,354 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Apparently you guys don't recognize THE Gloria Steinem in the above photo. The above photo was taken just after she lost her gig as a Playboy Bunny out in California. To make ends meet, she moved back to Ohio and got this job as a Kirby product model. It was during her stint at Kirby that she experienced her political awakening and decided to throw off the shackles of women's oppression -- girdles, under wire bras, stiletto heels, vacuuming, and of course, bunny ears . In the photo above, she's plotting her strategy for establishing the Women's Liberation Movement while she vacuums with the Dual Sanitronic 50. (Now you know the rest of the story! LOL!)

Post# 118696 , Reply# 17   12/19/2010 at 14:26 (3,354 days old) by vintagecanister ()        
High heels,,,,,,,,,

were a required for vacuum before 1970 if I'm not mistaken. =0)

Post# 118716 , Reply# 18   12/19/2010 at 17:42 (3,354 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

@beerad - "I wonder what she is thinking"

"I can hardly wait to try the Swedish Massage Unit!" ;P

Post# 118798 , Reply# 19   12/20/2010 at 12:16 (3,353 days old) by thunderhexed (Edmond, OK)        
What is she thinking???

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Hmmm.... I wonder if I should go ahead and change the "carpet" to match the "drapes?"

Post# 119289 , Reply# 20   12/26/2010 at 16:55 (3,347 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
D50 on eBay

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I was wondering if any of you have seen the D50 on eBay? The auction ends in just less than 24 hours and nobody has bid on it yet. I wanted to let those of you who like the D50 to know it's out there... and if you don't bid on it, I will.
Just giving you all a sporting chance at it.

Post# 119300 , Reply# 21   12/26/2010 at 18:01 (3,347 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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Ooops, my mistake. It has two days left, not 24 hours. I'm sorry, don't know where my head is today.

Post# 119315 , Reply# 22   12/26/2010 at 22:55 (3,347 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        
Kirbys on eBay

Are you referring to the the one for $10.00? I'm thinking about it, but I haven't made up my mind yet. Also considering the 517 for $19.99.

Post# 121336 , Reply# 23   1/14/2011 at 18:27 (3,328 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
My Brown Trimmed D50

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Here is a picture of my brown trimmed Kirby D50. Not too shabby for hand polished.

Post# 121342 , Reply# 24   1/14/2011 at 19:39 (3,328 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        
Nice job

Nice job on that... I like the classic-style handle and the brown trim... Make it look really cool.

Post# 121362 , Reply# 25   1/14/2011 at 21:54 (3,328 days old) by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        
She is thinking...................

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"I should have worn ankle straps with open toes then run with this damn Kirby! Do I have anything to match in Avacado green? And, G__ dammit, I'm out of Pall Malls! Why doesn't Harvey hire a maid anyway? I'm supposed to be happy about running this just because some idiot talked him into buying it on, 'Kirby Credit'?

Post# 121369 , Reply# 26   1/14/2011 at 22:40 (3,328 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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She DOES look like a 1960's Mary Tyler Moore, doesn't she?

Post# 121380 , Reply# 27   1/15/2011 at 04:39 (3,327 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Also known as

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Laura Petrie!

Post# 121411 , Reply# 28   1/15/2011 at 12:51 (3,327 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Gosh...I forgot how attractive Dick Van Dyke was in those's no wonder as a little boy I wanted to be just like that beautiful ranch style home in New Rochelle New York.....kinda hoping there was a Eureka Mobile-Aire canister in the closet near the front door there.....

hmmmmm.... *looks up and wonders dreamily*

Post# 121421 , Reply# 29   1/15/2011 at 16:51 (3,327 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
ohhh maybe she had a second thought?

I think she had a second thought.."OM effing god!! It is time for my husband to ditch this bloody heavy Kirby, rip out these dirty carpets and replace them with some beautiful hardwood floors"....hmmm..and now I am going to pour myself a double manhatan, kick up my high heels, and watch the Dick Van Dike show!!!

Post# 121875 , Reply# 30   1/17/2011 at 17:00 (3,325 days old) by jcste09 (Lubbock, TX)        
maybe its just me

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but the pictures look real but the vacuums themself look like they are "drawn" in. I dunno....

And she's probably thinking I bet my Cristian Louibiton's feel so much better than my Jimmy Choo's!

Post# 121939 , Reply# 31   1/17/2011 at 18:48 (3,325 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"drawn in"

Well, I think they did take a picture of the vac, but then someone accentuated the image with a pencil & paints to make the Kirby stand out, at least that's how I think it works... :)

Post# 121966 , Reply# 32   1/17/2011 at 20:40 (3,325 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        

Hi Justin I like all your Kirbys. I also have the 180 same vacuum i cal it the July 4th Kirby. I would love to get a new floor brush. i no they are not made any longer so for now i just lub- the bearings it works for a while. A shane it is a very nice running machine. I see you have a Oreck how do you like it? I also have one much older then that. Take care Doug

Post# 122002 , Reply# 33   1/17/2011 at 21:36 (3,325 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
My Oreck

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Doug, I put that Oreck together when I worked for the local Oreck franchise. It's the base and handle grip of a 9200, the motor, fan housing and tubes from various 'donner' models and the bag from a 3700. I like it. It's mostly for 'quick pick-ups' or for when my aging joints don't want to move a 'Kir-beast'. I am hoping to get a factory refurbished XL Legend(in red,not black). It's easy to use and you can get under low furniture. In my home the cat likes to hide under my night stands, so I have to vacuum under them often.

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