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Mini-meet in Bothell, WA
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Post# 135938   5/9/2011 at 22:57 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Last month, a few of us had a mini-meet in Bothell, WA. Dave from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan was visiting in the area; Gary S. from Edmonds, WA; Karl and Gary W. from Kirkland, and Jake from Kirkland attended. We had a pleasant time and afterwards Gary W. treated us to dinner nearby. Picture below, L-R, Gary S., Karl, Doug.

Post# 135939 , Reply# 1   5/9/2011 at 22:58 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        
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Karl trying out his "new" Canadian Electrolux:

Post# 135940 , Reply# 2   5/9/2011 at 22:59 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        
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Some of the vacs in formation:

Post# 135941 , Reply# 3   5/9/2011 at 23:00 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        
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Post# 135942 , Reply# 4   5/9/2011 at 23:01 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        
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Post# 135943 , Reply# 5   5/9/2011 at 23:03 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

An American-Lincoln, commercial Kirby. In the background, a nice Canadian Electrolux that Doug brought with him.

Post# 135959 , Reply# 6   5/10/2011 at 01:09 (4,681 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Great pics... what's the story behind American Lincoln, news to me. Wonder if they're the same company that make Lincoln welders etc.

Post# 135961 , Reply# 7   5/10/2011 at 02:28 (4,681 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Well, I'm not an expert on them but I was told that American Lincoln was a commercial brand made by Scott & Fetzer (Kirby) for a while.

Post# 136021 , Reply# 8   5/10/2011 at 15:57 (4,680 days old) by Automatic-Shift ()        

It looks like a fun time. Who owns the Hoover Convertible grey Commercial vacuum? I want one, and haven't seen one in a long time. Is it all original? It appears to be. How far is your area from Portland, OR? Ron

Post# 136025 , Reply# 9   5/10/2011 at 16:51 (4,680 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

That American Lincoln/Super Sweep is simply lovely!


Post# 136037 , Reply# 10   5/10/2011 at 17:58 (4,680 days old) by opelgtkarl (Puyallup, Washington)        
The Commercial Convertible....

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My commercial Convertible (in the pictures) was found in probably the strangest swap meet ever. I found it and bought it for 5 dollars, but after taking it home, I reallized why it was 5 dollars. The base was pretty dirty and had some rust issues that I took care of. I can honestly say that it did turn out alright.

Post# 136104 , Reply# 11   5/11/2011 at 04:07 (4,680 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I beleive "American Lincolin" was the name of a Janitor supplier that Kirby made the vacuums for.

Post# 136361 , Reply# 12   5/12/2011 at 22:04 (4,678 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Ron - we are 180 miles north of Portland.

Post# 259354 , Reply# 13   12/13/2013 at 01:59 (3,733 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Gary (gmerkt),

Who owns that emerald green Super-Sweep anyway? It is a later model that was produced between the earlier army green ones circa 1968 and the "centennial" ones circa 1976.


Post# 259401 , Reply# 14   12/13/2013 at 18:34 (3,732 days old) by opelgtkarl (Puyallup, Washington)        
That would be mine...

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The green and white American Lincoln is mine.

Post# 259406 , Reply# 15   12/13/2013 at 20:45 (3,732 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
Early model,

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That was simply the Kirby Janitronic of the late 1960s, I'm quite sure the American Lincoln was for the Bicentennial model of 1976-1982, replacing your Super-Sweeper/Janitronic* and being replaced by the Com-Vac line. Yes, This was Scott & Fetzer's failed cormercail cleaner. As lovely as it is, they where big, ugly, and poorly sold. all of which leading to the Cormcercail Kirby as we know it's Demise with the final Com-Vacs of 1984. parts are obviously a rarity, and something Kirby wishes not to speak of.


None the less, A very beautiful late 1960s Model you have!



*Citation Needed.

Post# 259408 , Reply# 16   12/13/2013 at 20:55 (3,732 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thank you... you did say you have to repair the motor on this, right? That would be a perfect time to try and grab whatever part numbers may appear on the parts of this machine.

~Ben (KirbyClassicIII)

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