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Post# 137189   5/21/2011 at 10:19 (4,669 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

These tools have been packed away in a box for quite some time.  I wasn't quite sure with which model they belonged.

Post# 137190 , Reply# 1   5/21/2011 at 10:23 (4,669 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Now I know.....

A 475!   I had to cobble together a handle and a cord for it out of bits I had lying around.  I dressed it in the bag off of my 700 for the photo shoot.  After some cleaning up it runs like new!

Post# 137191 , Reply# 2   5/21/2011 at 10:30 (4,669 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
Very Nice

Hi Neil What beatiful vacuum. What a shame they dont make them like that any more. I can almost hear the motor Nice Job Doug

Post# 137192 , Reply# 3   5/21/2011 at 10:31 (4,669 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
But that's not all........

While out for a walk I passed a garage sale and my vac-dar went on high alert when I spotted behind a pile of stuff that oh-so-familiar red switch on a rosey-colored handle..............a 65!   The hood is warped and the original bag is long gone, but I'm still tickled pink!

Post# 137193 , Reply# 4   5/21/2011 at 10:37 (4,669 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
And, as if that wasn't enough.....

I played my cards right and snagged yet another of my most sought-after vacs, just like the one that my school chum's mom had.   Years ago I bought a replacement bag just in case one ever turned up.  That, plus several hours of cleaning and polishing and I think I did ok.

Post# 137194 , Reply# 5   5/21/2011 at 10:38 (4,669 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

......for a closeup

Post# 137248 , Reply# 6   5/21/2011 at 23:12 (4,668 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Yaaaay! What a fabulous gathering of new finds! Thanks so much for sharing! We'll have to be on the lookout for a bag for that 65! I bet you're tickeled *pink* !! All 65s have warped hoods, Hoover didn't get the plastic mix quite right. Some early model 66s have that same issue, as do model 31s. Over time they warped.

Post# 137252 , Reply# 7   5/21/2011 at 23:39 (4,668 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
That DS80 is beautiful

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Congratulations on a great find! My favorite 500 series Kirby (if you can call it a 500 series) is the Sanitronic VII. I was blessed a couple of months ago with one from eBay from a seller who happens to be a member of this club. Thank you Kenny. I hope I get to meet you at the convention.

Post# 137267 , Reply# 8   5/22/2011 at 07:22 (4,668 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Great polishing jobs Neil. Your machines look wonderful!

Post# 137268 , Reply# 9   5/22/2011 at 07:39 (4,668 days old) by luxg ()        

Neil, I would say that you have had a some fantastic luck.  Great machines.  You did a fantastic job on that Kirby.  

Post# 137342 , Reply# 10   5/22/2011 at 23:30 (4,667 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Neil - You did well. That is a beautiful Kirby, and I love the Hoovers, too. - John L.

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