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My 1972 Kirby Classic with Its Correct Bag!
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Post# 413641   9/9/2019 at 22:20 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Here are some pictures of my 1972 Kirby Classic 1CR with the correct gold bag I got from Blaze (rodknock95)!


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Post# 413654 , Reply# 1   9/10/2019 at 11:28 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Really nice,

the new bag really makes that classic pop! Do you have a fave among these three?

Post# 413655 , Reply# 2   9/10/2019 at 11:33 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Post# 413914 , Reply# 3   9/16/2019 at 17:48 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Ben, It sounds really good too.Can you tell me which models came with the sani-scraper inside the bag? Thanks in advance. Billy

Post# 413921 , Reply# 4   9/16/2019 at 20:11 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The 562 Sanitronic was the first machine to feature that, while the Legend II was the last (though by the time of that machine, the shake out bag was relegated to optional status, and was also sold primarily for commercial use).


Post# 413926 , Reply# 5   9/16/2019 at 23:56 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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If you notice the zipper opening on the bag it's the sani pocket. Once they put hangers on the bag and not bag clamps is when they appeared. 562-classic 3 2cb.
I know Ben already know this.

Post# 413931 , Reply# 6   9/17/2019 at 00:23 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Ben, Thanks again. A couple of early 500's Kirby's I have came to me with sani-scraper bags. So now I know for sure these weren't the bags that originally shipped with the cleaners. Good to know. Was the #562 the model that had the Kirby script on the head lamp lid, lit by the bulb? Thought it was a great idea and yet only one year produced, I believe. Hmmm.

Post# 413932 , Reply# 7   9/17/2019 at 01:28 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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D50 is model with logo on the good. It was produced 1965-1967.
It just popped in my head. I am guessing d50 was Kirby's 50th anniversary and logo could be reason it's only on d50.

Post# 413936 , Reply# 8   9/17/2019 at 06:34 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Yes... as Les pointed out, the Dual Sanitronic 50 was the only Kirby model to have the bezel on the headlight cap.


Post# 413943 , Reply# 9   9/17/2019 at 10:43 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Thanks Ben and Les

That clears that up! Here's the kicker: I have a d50 but it doesn't have the lighted lid. So I must have been given someone's Frankenkirby or did they make the 50 more than one year and only the first year had the special lid? Lots of possibilities I guess. Thank you gentlemen for the info! Billy

Post# 413944 , Reply# 10   9/17/2019 at 11:03 by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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The DS50 had the lighted Kirby logo on the headlight cap for all 3 years of it's production. 1965 - 1967.






Post# 413946 , Reply# 11   9/17/2019 at 14:21 by Rowdy141 (Biryani)        

Hi Ben,
Have those Kirby Tradition tubes I sent you, arrived yet?
Were they undamaged? Do you like them?
Alan (UK)

Post# 413965 , Reply# 12   9/17/2019 at 23:44 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Thank you for the info! Looks like I got a home made Kirby! Well, for free and runs great, what can I say ?

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