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Post# 393953   6/27/2018 at 18:56 by Vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I was lucky enough this year to attend the convention in Spokane. Our gracious host Marc Turbyfill gave me a NOS Kirby bag for my 505.. one of the machines I grew up with. His generosity overwhelmed me! I've had the machine for a few years and my friends at a local vac shop buffed it and serviced it and it runs like brand new, but had a new black OEM bag with no graphics. Thanks again Marc for EVERYTHING you did for the convention and for your gracious gift! This was the only one of 20+ Kirbys that didn't have an original bag, and it is now complete!

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Post# 393960 , Reply# 1   6/27/2018 at 20:32 by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
505 Looking 'Fabulous'

Rick, that bag surely completes that machine.  It's probably screaming "THANK YOU!"  Marc is among the finest people I know, and certainly among the most generous..  Enjoy it!



Post# 393963 , Reply# 2   6/27/2018 at 20:42 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Is one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet.

Post# 393970 , Reply# 3   6/27/2018 at 22:56 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Beautiful! Nothing sets off the appearance of old Kirbys like an original black bag!

Post# 393978 , Reply# 4   6/28/2018 at 02:12 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Post# 393985 , Reply# 5   6/28/2018 at 09:29 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love that 505!!

Post# 394038 , Reply# 6   6/29/2018 at 07:25 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
Looks good!

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Rick, that bag is in excellent shape!

Post# 394126 , Reply# 7   6/30/2018 at 23:51 by portable (Tucson, AZ)        

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Gorgeous! It really looks great.

Post# 394449 , Reply# 8   7/6/2018 at 16:58 by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

I'm not exactly the Poster boy for Kirbys, but Rick, that looks amazing and I can see why you are so proud of it.  Having been the recipient of an NOS Hoover 29 bag some years back, and then an extremely nice Hoover 27 bag this year, I understand your thrill and am equally happy for you.                              Co-incidentally, the same benefactor was indirectly responsible for my 29 bag!!  (Marc, your generosity is legendary and equally appreciated, as is your friendship!)



Post# 395533 , Reply# 9   7/24/2018 at 22:44 by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        


The 505 is one of my favorite Kirby's, especially when it has a nice, new bag.

Lookin' good!


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