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Post# 119118   12/23/2010 at 20:32 (3,353 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Kids have been coming home and other family arrives tomorrow, so I've been cleaning up a storm! In the process, I've consolidated all my restored vacuums to one place. I didn't realize I had so many vacuums until I gathered them all together. The one you can't see in this photo is my Legend II. It's my least favorite, so oh well! LOL!

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Post# 119119 , Reply# 1   12/23/2010 at 20:34 (3,353 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        


Nice. :)

Post# 119120 , Reply# 2   12/23/2010 at 20:35 (3,353 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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The 560 (my favorite one), DS-50, DS-80, all the Classic line, and the Legend II step-child.

Post# 119121 , Reply# 3   12/23/2010 at 20:37 (3,353 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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The Kirby 4C (pre-WWII), 505, 509, 513 (3 amp), 513 (4 amp), 515, 516, and 517.

Post# 119122 , Reply# 4   12/23/2010 at 20:39 (3,353 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Of these 16 models, I've restored them all except the 505, the 516, and the Tradition.

Post# 119125 , Reply# 5   12/23/2010 at 22:13 (3,353 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        

That's a lot of Kirbys, I'm jealous.

Post# 119128 , Reply# 6   12/24/2010 at 00:25 (3,353 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

The 560 is just stunning. I remember seeing one at my uncle's house in Richmond VA when we visited there for Christmas one year -- well, it was a 560 or 561, probably a 561 because I was 5 years old when we visited there and it looked brand new. I went off looking for vacuum cleaners of course, and found their Kirby in their back bedroom. It was so gleamy and shiny, and I distinctly remember how the light reflected off the sunburst-logo belt lifter.

Couldn't get much more fabulous than this!!

Post# 119133 , Reply# 7   12/24/2010 at 01:44 (3,353 days old) by joe22 ()        

what a wonderful sight

Post# 119158 , Reply# 8   12/24/2010 at 09:26 (3,352 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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They're all beautiful, Bill! That 560 is stunning, and the DS-50 has always been my favorite. Congratulations on a great collection.

Post# 119179 , Reply# 9   12/24/2010 at 15:20 (3,352 days old) by luxg ()        

Bill, what a beautiful collection!! Thanks for sharing it with us.


Post# 119185 , Reply# 10   12/24/2010 at 17:07 (3,352 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
beautiful Kirbys

I have an idea..

How about if you arranged all of your beautiful Kirbys in a circle with the the handles being on the inside and the front of the vacs facing outward?

Then take a Few pics and post them?

Post# 119191 , Reply# 11   12/24/2010 at 18:47 (3,352 days old) by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        
That is a beautiful collection Bill

I can see where you have learned a thing or two about Kirbys. Thanks for sharing during such a busy time

Post# 119198 , Reply# 12   12/24/2010 at 19:44 (3,352 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Thanks everyone! I've had them stuck in a variety of rooms. But all my boys and a few other relatives were coming in for Christmas, so I needed to move them to one place. For now, they're in my bedroom! LOL!

Post# 119199 , Reply# 13   12/24/2010 at 19:45 (3,352 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
@ Brad

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That's a very good idea! I'll try that after I give to boot to all my relatives!

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