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Post# 138734   6/6/2011 at 17:35 (4,653 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Not too shabby....

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Post# 138904 , Reply# 1   6/7/2011 at 17:40 (4,652 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

It is being procured tomorrow!

Post# 139174 , Reply# 2   6/9/2011 at 17:58 (4,650 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Here it is... I now have all 3 sanitronics! Unsure if this is the original bag or not...

Post# 139177 , Reply# 3   6/9/2011 at 18:16 (4,650 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        
Great find, but...

Weren't there 4 sanitronics including the 562, sanitronic 7, d50 and d80?

Post# 139178 , Reply# 4   6/9/2011 at 18:32 (4,650 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

A 562 would still be part of the 500 series though

Post# 139181 , Reply# 5   6/9/2011 at 18:41 (4,650 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Well you are correct that the 562 was dubbed "sanitronic" so I will rephrase my claim that I have all non 500 series sanitronics now :)

Post# 139185 , Reply# 6   6/9/2011 at 19:18 (4,650 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

:-D there ya go! One day that 562 will find you.

Post# 139228 , Reply# 7   6/9/2011 at 22:05 (4,650 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The "562" would be a transitional model of sorts, a limited edition because it is not only the last of the 500 series but is also the first of the Sanitronic series.

And although it is the last of the 1956-style 500 series, it does not share the gray/red trim of the earlier models.

It was around October of 1962 that the 562 would be replaced by the Sanitronic VII, which would make the "562" Sanitronic very short-lived.


Post# 139288 , Reply# 8   6/10/2011 at 11:26 (4,649 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Ben & Kirby Sanitronic 562...

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Hello Ben & all,

The Kirby Sanitronic 562 was actually produced from 05/'62 'til 02/'63. The production for the Kirby Sanitronic VII then began 02/'63.

The Kirby 561 could also be considered & 'transitional' model also, as that is when the new style Belt Lifter, new style sprayer were introduced & the Belt Lifter was the only one with the 'sunburst' & red logo.

Over the years it's sometimes tricky to decide where to draw the line [in the sand] so-to-speak, as to the 'changes' made w/ the various models of Kirbys.

I hope this info. is helpful.

Cheers & hagd all,


Post# 139306 , Reply# 9   6/10/2011 at 15:30 (4,649 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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But the model 560 had the sunburst belt lifter also, so how did the 561's differ?

- Hershel

Post# 139308 , Reply# 10   6/10/2011 at 15:39 (4,649 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that the bag is a slightly later Classic 1CR replacement bag (lacks the Kirby Classic patch)... :P

Post# 139396 , Reply# 11   6/11/2011 at 09:22 (4,649 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Hershel & Kirby 560...

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Hello Hershel & all,

Thank you, you are correct Hershel.

I knew that was incorrect after I posted it, (I was thinking more of the new style sprayer in combination with that model. [See below]), then got busy at the shop & didn't get back to correct it.

Again, thank you for catching that.

Cheers & hagwknd all,


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