Thread Number: 41808  /  Tag: Classified Ad Finds
515 with 3c handle?
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Post# 441816   5/14/2021 at 16:34 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I LOVE that f&g bag conversion!

Post# 441817 , Reply# 1   5/14/2021 at 18:28 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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It's a 3c rebuilt with a 513 bag. I bought a 1c that was rebuilt by a Kirby dealer in 1971 so it had this bag with original handle. It had cr1 wheels and cord but it kept model c plate. I'm betting it's a 3c rebuilt not a 513-515 with a 3c handle. I'd put money on it because it's basically exactly what was done to the model c I had . Thomas owns it but maybe Lawrence owns it now I'm not sure but ya.

Post# 441818 , Reply# 2   5/14/2021 at 18:57 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The handle grip and tube may suggest what you are seeing is really a model 2C, but the push-push foot switch began as far back as the model 513. It is not a 514 or 515 because of the older-style handle fork. This really is a model 513 with the handle from a 2C.


Post# 441820 , Reply# 3   5/14/2021 at 20:50 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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World war 2 was 1941-1945. The model 3c was 1938 1939. The war used all metal during this period. If there was a Kirby handle from a 3c you wouldn't find any in circulation or any not on an original 3c. If you have a 3c handle it's from a 3c and other vacuums would be built around it.
How often do you see a 3c handle on a Bojack Kirby. You never see it. You see Bojack parts on a 3c but not the other way around.
Im just saying model c pre war parts are NLA after 1945. The fact a 1955 vacuum has a model c part is highly unlikely. It's a 3c built with Bojack parts. The bag is blue which means it's a rebuild bag ad original bags were white and tan.

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