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Post# 150105   9/3/2011 at 00:16 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

A big brown box. Whatever could be inside?

Post# 150106 , Reply# 1   9/3/2011 at 00:17 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

opening slowly, wonder what it is......

Post# 150107 , Reply# 2   9/3/2011 at 00:19 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Could it be??

Post# 150108 , Reply# 3   9/3/2011 at 00:23 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

It is!!! It's a Royal 880, packed and shipped so very very carefully, and just begging to be reassembled!

Post# 150109 , Reply# 4   9/3/2011 at 00:27 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Fully reassembled, and ready to go to work on my dirty rug... (Normally it would never be that dirty. I haven't vacuumed for a few days so I could give this beauty a real test when she arrived.)

Post# 150115 , Reply# 5   9/3/2011 at 00:34 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

In her glory, bag inflated, headlight gleaming, ready to get down to business. Many many thanks to kirbyeureka95 for sending me this awesome vac, you never see Royals in my area. I have to say, after using it today, I really do prefer it to a Kirby. So much lighter and easier to manuver, and just as much cleaning power. I know some things, (bag and cord) aren't origional, but I'm ok with that. Shes still more streamlined and sleek than any Kirby made in the last 3 decades. (I think my Kirby G-3 is jealous now that she has a prettier sister in the house, lol)

Post# 150123 , Reply# 6   9/3/2011 at 00:51 (4,554 days old) by redgeminipa (Altoona, PA)        

Very nice. Mike has one of those :)

Post# 150126 , Reply# 7   9/3/2011 at 00:56 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

I absolutely love it. only took one day to convert me from being a lifetime Kirby fanatic, (not that i dont still love my kirby, this is a just an, uhm... diferent kinda love. lol ..) Now if I could only find the hose and attachments.... sigh...

Post# 150130 , Reply# 8   9/3/2011 at 01:32 (4,554 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Not a Denon component-but a beautiful Royal vacuum!KOOL!!!

Post# 150131 , Reply# 9   9/3/2011 at 01:45 (4,554 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
VintageKitchen

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And what is the serial # on this beautiful model 880, please???

This formerly belonged to @kirbyeureka95 (or whatever his name is)

Example: G81-B-12345

Thank you,



Ben Edge (KirbyClassicIII)



Post# 150136 , Reply# 10   9/3/2011 at 02:13 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

The serial # is M78-C-2612, and yes, it formerly belonged to Kirbyeureka95. He was kind enough to send it to me as he was letting go of some vacs from his collection. I do beleive I've fallen quite in love with it, so easy to use. Now if someone was just willing to sell me an attachment kit, even one of the all plastic sets, I would make this little doll my daily driver.

Post# 150144 , Reply# 11   9/3/2011 at 04:58 (4,554 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
This 880 is Dated December 1978

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And, would thus have a 3-amp motor. From 1981 to 1985 the 880 would have a 4.5-amp motor and from 1985 to end of production in March 1987 it grew to 5.4 amps.

~Ben


Post# 150152 , Reply# 12   9/3/2011 at 07:32 (4,554 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Wow I just got My first royal a vintage 215 and I love it , I am now looking for a more modern one to use

If any one has a 220volt version that they want to sell pls contact me


Post# 150192 , Reply# 13   9/3/2011 at 09:27 (4,554 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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So if it was manufactured in 1978, wouldn't it originally have had the baby blue vinyl bag with red lettering?

Post# 150218 , Reply# 14   9/3/2011 at 12:10 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

yes. original bag would have been baby blue, as well as cord. These are replacements, but Im ok with that, especially since Royal is so rare around here.

Post# 150276 , Reply# 15   9/3/2011 at 22:44 (4,554 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        
Vintagekitchen

I have two sets of the delux attachaments kits for the Royal vacuums. If you are interested in a set let me know.

Post# 150278 , Reply# 16   9/3/2011 at 22:46 (4,554 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Omg, I would love a set!! What would u want for one?

Post# 150527 , Reply# 17   9/5/2011 at 23:21 (4,551 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

You still have that attachment set kirby519?


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