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Bison History Made 40 Years Ago Today (10/29)
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Post# 157436   10/29/2011 at 17:41 (4,498 days old) by Bisonian (Where the buffalo roamed! (Ocala, FL))        

Today is a significant day in Bison history. On this date in 1971, the first Bison built in Ocala rolled off the assembly line. It was presented to the mayor of the city.

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Post# 157531 , Reply# 1   10/30/2011 at 14:20 (4,497 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Wow, thats pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing this.

Post# 157567 , Reply# 2   10/30/2011 at 21:07 (4,497 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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What happen to Bison? When did they shut down?

Post# 157568 , Reply# 3   10/30/2011 at 21:14 (4,497 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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sued them because they copied their design. They were former Kirby people who started the Bison company .Thats what I was told by my local Kirby dealer who switched from selling Kirbys to selling Bisons then back to Kirby after they stopped making Bisons .

Post# 157743 , Reply# 4   11/1/2011 at 16:58 (4,495 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Yeah, Bison shut down.   :(

Post# 157747 , Reply# 5   11/1/2011 at 17:10 (4,495 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Ok so what years was Bison in operation from/to?
I use to have a NIB Bison but sold it to another member a year or so back.


Post# 157749 , Reply# 6   11/1/2011 at 17:39 (4,495 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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1971-1983. The brown Centurion was their last model.

- Hershel

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