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Post# 383985   1/10/2018 at 00:33 (282 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        

I don't know if this posting belongs in
Vintage; Contemporary; Household; or, Supermarket,
but its available from Craigslist Detroit area:

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Post# 383986 , Reply# 1   1/10/2018 at 00:41 (282 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Oh Brother----would rather use that Kirby as a VACUUM CLEANER rather than a lamp!They are trying to make the Kirby another appliance it is NOT!

Post# 383987 , Reply# 2   1/10/2018 at 01:00 (282 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I saw that on eBay a couple days ago and I was like no way Jose! Bright idea, more like dark idea.

Post# 383991 , Reply# 3   1/10/2018 at 05:02 (282 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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With all the cheap Kirby parts out there, it would not be hard to revert it.

Post# 383992 , Reply# 4   1/10/2018 at 05:12 (282 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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With all the cheap Kirby parts out there, it would not be hard to revert it.

Post# 384001 , Reply# 5   1/10/2018 at 08:10 (281 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Patsy Cline has a song that comes to mind, Wrong!

Post# 384003 , Reply# 6   1/10/2018 at 08:33 (281 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
There was a series of magazine ads--

--a few years ago from a central vac company showing what could be done with the now now not needed vac after installing a built-in.One was an original Dirt Devil with hinges at side of bag door to use as a cabinet.I think another was the lamp idea.And more.Anyone seen these?

Post# 384010 , Reply# 7   1/10/2018 at 12:01 (281 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I've seen lamps made out of

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Hoover Wind tunnels AND Hoover Convertibles.

Post# 384049 , Reply# 8   1/11/2018 at 08:24 (280 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I used to have a convertible lamp but later sold it to another collector

Post# 384066 , Reply# 9   1/11/2018 at 13:32 (280 days old) by anthony (leeds uk)        

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and utterly hideous as a lamp .I saw this done to a wringer washer .Now come on guys would you want that in your living room ?

Post# 384068 , Reply# 10   1/11/2018 at 13:33 (280 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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I'd rather see the vacuum running.

Post# 384072 , Reply# 11   1/11/2018 at 15:59 (280 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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That looks tacky as all hell. It's a beautiful machine, but the looks are ruined by the lamp sticking out of it.

Post# 384172 , Reply# 12   1/13/2018 at 01:45 (279 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Guess the seller was trying to make this appeal to flashoholics-light collectors or vacuholics-vacuum cleaner collectors.Maybe this could have some potential if the light part could be readly removed if you wanted to use the thing as a vacuum cleaner.I honestly don't want my Kirby to be a light when its not being used as a vacuum collector-now could this be some madf attachment idea?after all make your Kirby a COMPLETE home care system---It can be a LAMP,too!

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