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Post# 152641   9/23/2011 at 13:50 (4,543 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

The librarian at the school I work at was selling this on craigslist for $50 - when I told her I'd buy it, she said I could have it for free! She said her mother bought it new and she's got the warranty book somewhere. Came with a rug renovator and the original box of attachments! It's pretty dirty, but I think it'll clean up nicely.



Post# 152643 , Reply# 1   9/23/2011 at 14:00 (4,543 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        
parts

I need the hook that the top of the bag hangs on - does anyone know what that is called and where I can find one?

Post# 152646 , Reply# 2   9/23/2011 at 15:11 (4,543 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

You can get that hook for the cord and bag at any vacuum shop or kirby dealer.


Post# 152649 , Reply# 3   9/23/2011 at 15:20 (4,543 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

The hook is easy to find as clicking this link below... :)



CLICK HERE TO GO TO twocvbloke's LINK on eBay


Post# 152704 , Reply# 4   9/23/2011 at 17:46 (4,543 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Looks like a nice vac; just needs a little cleaning and it will look fine!Cool


Post# 152708 , Reply# 5   9/23/2011 at 17:51 (4,543 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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@sfcoronet
This appears to be a mid-1978 to early 1979 model. The serial number should fall between #D000001 and #E499999. Correct?

~Ben


Post# 152775 , Reply# 6   9/23/2011 at 20:42 (4,543 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

That's a good looking vac even before a spa treatment. It's even more special that your librarian gifted it to you. Bill Edstrom, who is a007kirbyman on the forum, is a club member who sells Kirby parts very reasonably. You can find anything you need through him I'm sure at discounted prices.

Post# 152790 , Reply# 7   9/23/2011 at 22:44 (4,543 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        
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Serial # E536491

Post# 152792 , Reply# 8   9/23/2011 at 22:55 (4,543 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
You Have a Mid-1979 Model

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I would suspect that there is a tag on the back of the bag (by the zipper) on your model, right? The s/n on your unit indicates approximate production of March 1979.

~Ben


Post# 152799 , Reply# 9   9/23/2011 at 23:57 (4,543 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

@KirbyClassicIII

Ben, thanks for the information - there's no tag visible by the zipper, but the bag looks to be well used. Generally, I don't like doctors or Vacuums that are younger than I am (I was born in 1970), but I'll have to make an exception.

Here's the Classic III after it's preliminary cleaning:


Post# 152890 , Reply# 10   9/24/2011 at 13:58 (4,542 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

I ran the Classic III for the first time this morning - WOW! is that motor loud! It doesn't sound bad, but it's just a much higher volume level than my Dual Sanitronic 80. I assume that's because it's more powerful?

Post# 152893 , Reply# 11   9/24/2011 at 14:06 (4,542 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Yep. More power. Has more amps, too. And the size comparison should tell you a lot, too.

 

 


Post# 249407 , Reply# 12   9/7/2013 at 22:14 (3,828 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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A replacement cord/bag hook is part no. 173676.

~Ben



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