Thread Number: 14711
Kirby 515 - Black Wheels/10-Blade Fan?
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Post# 155868   10/18/2011 at 06:56 (4,519 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Hi,

Is it true that even the earlier black wheeled versions of the Kirby 515 had the 10-blade metal fans as did the later gray-wheeled versions?

Serial #197927E - off of a 515 that I saw on eBay over a year ago - does prove that the 10-blade fan was used even at that early stage. I had spoken with the seller of that item (adrianw3492) and he agrees. However, how can I prove that the 10-blade metal fan on a black-wheeled Kirby 515 is original and not a replacement metal fan?

Does anyone here have an all original Kirby 515 with the original (not replacement) 10-blade metal fan, with the black wheels (not the gray ones as later)?

~Ben


Post# 155882 , Reply# 1   10/18/2011 at 11:41 (4,519 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Here you go, Ben

My 515 with black wheels and 10 blade fan, all original.  Serial #196540


Post# 155929 , Reply# 2   10/18/2011 at 19:55 (4,518 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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@Henry200
Thank you! Now I'd like to hear her run sometime, please.

~Ben



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