Thread Number: 41941  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Which Kirby Model is this?
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Post# 442730   6/8/2021 at 09:34 by Starrlinn (Utah)        

Can you hep me identify which Kirby model this is? Itís $20 in our local thrift shop.


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Post# 442733 , Reply# 1   6/8/2021 at 11:33 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Looks like a 1960 model 560, or maybe a 1961 model 561. Looks all original except the hose, *GRAB IT*, the cord alone is worth that!

Post# 442735 , Reply# 2   6/8/2021 at 12:28 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Going by the bag and assuming it's original, it's a Model 560 or 561.

Post# 442768 , Reply# 3   6/9/2021 at 13:01 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
If you can

flip it over there should be a service plate on the belly of the beast! I hope you get it.

Post# 442782 , Reply# 4   6/9/2021 at 16:59 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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As others have pointed out, you found either a model 560 (1960-61) or a 561 (1961-62). It also has the original gray bag and red trim, and also the original cord.

At $20, I recommend you buy this please.


Post# 442787 , Reply# 5   6/9/2021 at 21:09 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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561 with belt lifter is post 519 to 560 to da80 belt lifter. The yellow boxes are for a specific year. The vacuum is truly stunning when polished up. Electrolux 137 has one and it's a beauty.

Post# 442796 , Reply# 6   6/9/2021 at 22:55 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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At $20 I would say snatch it up NOW, find out what model it is later! From what I can see from the pic, the bag alone is worth that much. But if I had to make a guess, I would say 519, with a few newer replacement parts. Good luck, hope you get it!

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