Thread Number: 35612  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby bag year?
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Post# 382573   12/12/2017 at 22:23 (308 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I got a few vacuums recently but bag doesn't match any of the Vacuums. There is a Kirby rebuilt I think it's 514-518 but not positive.

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Post# 382574 , Reply# 1   12/12/2017 at 22:48 (308 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I would say that shake out bag is from around 1953-55.

Post# 382579 , Reply# 2   12/13/2017 at 01:21 (308 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Your bag was original to Models 516, 517 & 518. The 513 & 514 has the same, new angular logo but the K and Y extend in a point down the length of the bag. With the Model 519, the bag was the same except that it had a "speckled" gray pattern and the same bag was used for the 519, 560 & 561.

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Post# 382599 , Reply# 3   12/13/2017 at 11:20 (308 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I think it's 514 best guess. Here is the pics of housings. Nozzle is in black crate closest to you on step

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Post# 382600 , Reply# 4   12/13/2017 at 11:26 (308 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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On top suction nozzle plate is on 516-d50 have those oem metal but usually plastic because they break.

Post# 382661 , Reply# 5   12/15/2017 at 10:02 (306 days old) by adambomb (Undisclosed )        

Since the bag is solid gray and not speckle tone, I would venture to say that it is off of a 516. I don't believe the speckle tone bag was available until 1957 or maybe even 1958. The emptor fits a 516 and later.

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