Thread Number: 41194  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby 514 before and after
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Post# 437112   1/5/2021 at 10:57 (1,237 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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The bag is a aftermarket reproduction, but very nicely done.

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Post# 437126 , Reply# 1   1/5/2021 at 16:49 (1,236 days old) by watsonw (Newport, Shropshire, UK)        
What a

.....lovely job you have done, I imagine it runs well too.

I have only used this model once (very rare beasts this side of the pond) and I was very impressed with the performance.

Kirby at its best; not to big or heavy, great styling, features far better than its hoover equivalent.

Congrats from middle England, UK.

Post# 437188 , Reply# 2   1/8/2021 at 13:10 (1,233 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Thank you so much for the kind words.


Post# 467473 , Reply# 3   11/12/2023 at 16:38 (195 days old) by OatmealMan (Utah )        
That looks great!

Where did you get the bag?

Post# 467482 , Reply# 4   11/13/2023 at 11:15 (195 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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I bought the bag on eBay a few years ago. Unfortunately, they are no longer being made. Since then, I have replaced it with an original 514 bag. I also found that on eBay.


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Post# 467483 , Reply# 5   11/13/2023 at 11:32 (195 days old) by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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Looks great! Good job on the restoration

Post# 467486 , Reply# 6   11/13/2023 at 16:03 (194 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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It looks great!

Post# 467557 , Reply# 7   11/16/2023 at 09:21 (192 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Huskyvacs and David for your kind complements.


Post# 467575 , Reply# 8   11/16/2023 at 18:39 (191 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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This is a nice restoration job. I love that you rivet on the headlight trim how it came from the factory. The oem bag completes it nicely.

Post# 467582 , Reply# 9   11/17/2023 at 08:56 (191 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Thank you, Les it's good to hear from you, and get your feedback.


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