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Post# 429305   7/31/2020 at 00:43 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'm talking about the vacuum you can never find. Its on eBay and it's first bid is $1200. People are about to go crazy.

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Post# 429307 , Reply# 1   7/31/2020 at 01:46 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I wish whoever wants to buy this the best of luck!


Post# 429313 , Reply# 2   7/31/2020 at 09:05 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
With the U.S. coin shortage

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i hope they take crumpled singles.....................

Post# 429329 , Reply# 3   7/31/2020 at 17:45 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I never carry cash or loose change. If you loose it it's lost forever. Debit card if you lose it gets replaced. I had someone borrow money without permission so this is how I fixed it.

Post# 429344 , Reply# 4   7/31/2020 at 23:24 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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It has one bid on it. Somebody bid $1200 on it.

Post# 429346 , Reply# 5   7/31/2020 at 23:28 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I did mention that. That's slot of money. I'm betting he put his bid in high to stop a bidding war. I'm going to guess he will get outbid and it will go $1400-$2000.

Post# 429386 , Reply# 6   8/2/2020 at 00:30 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I just thought it needed repeating.

Post# 429515 , Reply# 7   8/4/2020 at 20:50 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

As much as I would like to have one of those. It is way out of my price range.

Post# 429535 , Reply# 8   8/5/2020 at 09:09 by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Well Hell:
I'm putting mine up at $20000. Say "Cheese".

Post# 429548 , Reply# 9   8/5/2020 at 15:33 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

Thank you Dysonman1.

But I will stick with the modern day Kirby. It is by far a more efficient cleaning machine and multitasker to boot.

And are parts still available???? (LOL)

Post# 429589 , Reply# 10   8/6/2020 at 19:54 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Not sure what powers the vacuette but if it's similar to the model c you can get parts. This is the ultimate vacuum for most collectors.


Post# 429643 , Reply# 11   8/8/2020 at 02:26 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The vacuette was powered by pushing it-the rear wheels turned gears in a gearbox that turned the fan at high speed.Was useful for folks that didn't have power.A suction version of a Bissel carpet sweeper-those don't have fans-just brushes that turn when the machine is pushed.Both are like a childs push toy.Remember a Bissel sweeper at my Moms summer camp cottage.Was sort of neat to use.Just dump outside!For awhile the cottage didn't have electric power.Then 32VDC from a power plant on the island with a 32V generator with a hit-miss gas engine and 32V battery bank.Then gen kept the batteries charged.Mom had a 32V sewing machine and light bulbs that ran from 32V.Much later the place was wired for 120V power...Found one of those 32V bulbs in an old closet-didn't know better the 32V bulb worked like a flashbulb on 120V!Saved other 32V bulbs I found.

Post# 429666 , Reply# 12   8/8/2020 at 17:41 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Do you have any other relics salvaged from the days of 32V farm current?

Post# 429695 , Reply# 13   8/9/2020 at 00:08 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

No-can't remember what happened to the light bulbs.The sewing machine-Mom used that when she was a little girl-was her Moms-learned to sew with it.I do remember exploring what remained of the generator building when I was a kid-Instructions on the generator still glued to the wall.Racks where the batteries sat still there.The bas for the generator and engine still there-but engine and generator long gone.Place overgrown with weeds.This was near Laconia NH,on an island in Lake Winnepasakie-think that was how it was spelled.The place had been with my Mom and her Mom for a long time.Was sold sometime in the late 60's.Neat place to go in the summer.Would be too cold in the winter.Lake would have be frozen over.

Post# 429697 , Reply# 14   8/9/2020 at 00:16 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Wireless vacuette

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Was the version of the vacuette your reffering too. I want to say it's friction powered. The cars you played with where you would pull it back on the floor to launch it forward. .iirc it performed better than the wired vacuette.
I'd take either one.

Post# 429725 , Reply# 15   8/9/2020 at 16:13 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

That is true it is the ultimate vacuum for collectors.

Being that I am died in the wool Kirby all the way. I would love to have one of each of the renditions that lead us to what is known as the Kirby Vacuum.

I just wish I had that kind of disposable cash and a proper place to display it.

Post# 429736 , Reply# 16   8/9/2020 at 20:20 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Its not the cash you need it's the finding the machine. I'd pay a couple hundred for a vacuette. I've got 3 Kirby's that can be considered dream machines and the most was $120 for the vacuum and $60 for an all original 505. The other two were $100 and $75. 3c is the $75 one. The hundred dollar machine I just got but not going to disclose it yet but I will be shortly.

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