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Post# 138478   6/4/2011 at 12:44 (4,649 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

Is 15 bucks a good deal for a stark?

Post# 138539 , Reply# 1   6/4/2011 at 21:52 (4,649 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

How old is it?  Is it in reasonable condition?  At $15 you can't go too wrong for an all metal Royal that is built to last.

Post# 138541 , Reply# 2   6/4/2011 at 22:13 (4,649 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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You clearly cannot give the value of a vacuum just the by the name. You would need a model number and the kind of condition it is in...

Post# 138544 , Reply# 3   6/4/2011 at 23:09 (4,649 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Stark vacuums were various Royal models. Usually Stark's would put its name on the most expensive of all Royal uprights and canisters. Such as...

Model 801 from 1953 to 1965
Model 880 from 1966 to 1984
Model 903 from 1985 to 1987
Model 889 from 1987 to 1988
Model 5000NA (equivalent of 9000) from 1989 to 1990
Model 5700 (equivalent of 9700) from 1990 to 1995
Model 4500ST (equivalent of 4000) from 1995 to 2002

Other than uprights...
Model 401 Pony from 1980 to 1990
Model 501 from 1953 to 1988
Model 570 (equivalent of 5000) from 1989 to 1995
Model 931 from 1966 to 1980
Model 4250 Power Tank from 1990 to 1995
Model 4650 Power Tank from 1995 to 1998
Model 4750 Power Tank from 1998 to 2002


Post# 138562 , Reply# 4   6/5/2011 at 09:41 (4,648 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

I got the guy down to $10 and I bought it. It's a model 880 and it's in very good condition. It even came with an extra brushroll.

Post# 138601 , Reply# 5   6/5/2011 at 16:10 (4,648 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Could you please show us pictures of your acquisition? One view I'd really like to see is the nameplate, which prior to 1971 is on the underside of the motor, and after 1971, on the back view of the nozzle by the front wheels.

Thank you,


Post# 138603 , Reply# 6   6/5/2011 at 16:57 (4,648 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

Yes, I can show pictures. It has the nameplate on the back of the nozzle.

Post# 138879 , Reply# 7   6/7/2011 at 12:49 (4,646 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Where are the pictures, please?


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