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1987 Royal Brochure - Doctored Photo of 884?
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Post# 142507   7/9/2011 at 16:10 (4,619 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Is it true that the picture used to depict the model 884 in this brochure is actually a doctored photo of a fall 1986 era model 880? Both the 884 and the prior 880 look similar down to the blue trim and bag (as well as the wide front and intermediate rear wheels), but on the 884 the cord is grey.

The reason I think the 884 photo is doctored is because the Adjust-O-Rite plug design has the words "Adjust" and "Rite" encircling the top and bottom halves of the plug respectively, whereas in 1987 the plug design changed to that of the words "Adjust" and "Rite" encircling the stub opening on the top half, and below is the BELT POSITION marking (also, on the top there are arrows with the word PULL which show you how to remove the plug). (In 1988, another minor change to the AOR involved some text of a warning encircling the bottom half of the plug reads "CAUTION: MOVING PARTS. UNPLUG BEFORE OPENING.")


Post# 142602 , Reply# 1   7/10/2011 at 04:24 (4,619 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
Speaking of Royal 884

I have one in excellent condition except my armature shaft right behind the fan is snapped in two. I don't know if you can get a new motor armature for this or not. I called the factory and they told me these are no longer available. I think mine broke from using Kirby belts on the Royal (Kirby and Royal belts are not the same).

Post# 142625 , Reply# 2   7/10/2011 at 10:17 (4,619 days old) by Jayelux (Dallas, TX)        
Headlight Deodorizer?

Your attention to detail is amazing. What is meant by "deodorizer" and how did it work with the headlight?

Post# 142629 , Reply# 3   7/10/2011 at 10:48 (4,619 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




"Your attention to detail is amazing."



To say the least...!

Post# 142631 , Reply# 4   7/10/2011 at 10:53 (4,619 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
headlight compartment

@ jayelux...... on Electro Hygiene and some Royal models there is a little compartment under the headlight on the top of the nozzle housing which could be filled with special crystals that would evaporate as air was drawn through, releasing a fresh scent.

Post# 142664 , Reply# 5   7/10/2011 at 17:53 (4,618 days old) by Jayelux (Dallas, TX)        

Thanks for the explanation about the deodorizer. I've always loved this era of Royals. The blue. The curves of the wands. The on-off switch...sigh!

Post# 230464 , Reply# 6   4/28/2013 at 23:18 (3,960 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Guy (thermokid),

The belt to use on your 884 is part #1044260001. You'll need to find a good motor assembly from a later 5.4/6.0 amp Royal (1990-1995).


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