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Post# 163378   12/26/2011 at 14:10 (4,443 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        

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Found this Kirby 510, with several mismatched parts but in good overall condition, at a thrift store day before Christmas. What a perfect gift to myself (and something to fiddle with over the holidays)!

Post# 163379 , Reply# 1   12/26/2011 at 14:26 (4,443 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

AWESOME! I wish I found a vacuum for christmas. :)

THAT BUGEYE IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! Doesn't surprise me it won an award. Looks new!

Post# 163383 , Reply# 2   12/26/2011 at 15:30 (4,443 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        
Great find...

of the Kirby 510,but,that bug eye is all to fabo for words.A true Blue ribbon winner. Michael

Post# 163397 , Reply# 3   12/26/2011 at 18:33 (4,442 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        

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Hey thanks guys.....I'll enjoy "fiddling," as it were, with the new found toy. Had several of the older Kirby models years ago and regrettably let them go. So happy to find one again.
The bug-eye got the ribbon nearly 9 years ago at the Milwaukee convention. It didn't look like that when it was discovered rusting and corroding in a damp concrete warehouse. I'm very happy with any of the old vacuums I've been blessed with. ;-)
Thank you for your comments.

Post# 163405 , Reply# 4   12/26/2011 at 20:17 (4,442 days old) by kirbybag (topeka ks )        

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like the kirby 510 nice vacuum thats one of my favorate bags.

Post# 163539 , Reply# 5   12/27/2011 at 20:52 (4,441 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        

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If I'm not mistaken, the replacement bag is that of a Kirby model 514. Notice the brown belt lifter and Sani-enptor door perhaps off a D-50. The olive headlamp trim is courtesy a D-80. Those or some of what I meant by having mis-matched parts. I'll have to take my time shopping for some original parts, but it's actually a nice machine as it stands.

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