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Post# 132587   4/16/2011 at 12:40 (4,694 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Picked these up today, 9 total! Some need a bit of work but a good start for my new collection!

Post# 132588 , Reply# 1   4/16/2011 at 12:41 (4,694 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

The other 6, which are complete but were being stored in boxes.

Post# 132594 , Reply# 2   4/16/2011 at 13:09 (4,694 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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You walked away with some very nice vacuums!  Congratulations!

Post# 132595 , Reply# 3   4/16/2011 at 13:15 (4,694 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
yes agreed!!

very nice machines!! what a lucky haul!

Post# 132596 , Reply# 4   4/16/2011 at 13:26 (4,694 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Indeed a great great haul!

The largest haul of Kirbys I have ever made was 6. Classic III, 2Heritage IIs, 2 heritage II legends (still have one), and a classic omega.

Never found anything quite that old in such large quantities! :D

Post# 132611 , Reply# 5   4/16/2011 at 16:20 (4,694 days old) by fanonthefloor (Augusta,Georgia)        

very nice machines. thats a good steal for 9 of them. congratulations

Post# 132621 , Reply# 6   4/16/2011 at 17:51 (4,694 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Just got done sorting all the parts and here is the rundown of the vacs:

2 Sanitronic VII
Dual Sanitronic 08
2 516's
2 518's

Any suggestons on which one to start first for an inagurial resto project???

Post# 132622 , Reply# 7   4/16/2011 at 17:55 (4,694 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

i would start with the 517 just because its a very clean looking vacuum once they get restored

Post# 132657 , Reply# 8   4/16/2011 at 19:44 (4,694 days old) by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        
Never found anything quite that old in such large quantities

What is the story on these? An estate sale or old shop?

Post# 132676 , Reply# 9   4/16/2011 at 21:01 (4,694 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

I found my 6 kirbys from a local guy who works with the rainbow dealer in town. they were all trade ins. He cleans up the trade ins and puts them on ebay. He doesn't usually restore the older kirbys. Just the newer generations and sentrias. He had a garage full of kirbys and dysons. He just gave me them and a couple boxes of attachments

Post# 132705 , Reply# 10   4/16/2011 at 22:35 (4,694 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

@ Northwesty

These came from a vacuum shop, evidenely they were in the back of the shop collecting dust, so I will now attempt to bring them back to glory!

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