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Rainbow D2 (A)?
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Post# 143479   7/16/2011 at 14:57 (4,612 days old) by dwhdarren97 ()        

My grandma has a rainbow that she inherited from my grandpas mother when she passed away. It states that it is a D2, serial number: 4376367. It sure looks like a D2A though. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Post# 143480 , Reply# 1   7/16/2011 at 15:01 (4,612 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Your grandma's D2 must be one that is colored chocolate brown rather than copper. All D2As were chocolate brown.

The D2A was also different in that it had the same motor assembly as the model D3A that was to be introduced in July 1980.

Does her D2(A) also have the R-1024 power nozzle included?


Post# 143482 , Reply# 2   7/16/2011 at 15:10 (4,612 days old) by dwhdarren97 ()        

Yeah, its chocolate and it has the R 1024F pn

Post# 143483 , Reply# 3   7/16/2011 at 15:17 (4,612 days old) by dwhdarren97 ()        

The unit.

Post# 143486 , Reply# 4   7/16/2011 at 15:55 (4,612 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thank you, Darren!


Post# 143488 , Reply# 5   7/16/2011 at 15:58 (4,612 days old) by dwhdarren97 ()        

your welcome! So do you think its and A for sure? Also if it is should it say d2a on the plate instead of just d2?

Post# 143498 , Reply# 6   7/16/2011 at 16:42 (4,612 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
D2 + D3 Motor = D2A

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To find out whether or not this is really the D2A, is to see the motor assembly. If it has the D3A's motor, then it's a D2A. Tom Gasko knows for sure.


Post# 143505 , Reply# 7   7/16/2011 at 17:04 (4,612 days old) by dwhdarren97 ()        

Thanks. Just one more quick question. When were the a's made?

Post# 143512 , Reply# 8   7/16/2011 at 19:05 (4,612 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The D2A was only made from approximately January to March 1980. Tom Gasko says only about 2000 units were ever ordered, before Rainbow would replace this model with the D3A that July.


Post# 143537 , Reply# 9   7/16/2011 at 21:53 (4,612 days old) by dwhdarren97 ()        

Oh wow! So does the rarity of this model improve the value?

Post# 143542 , Reply# 10   7/16/2011 at 22:23 (4,612 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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