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Very Rare 1930 Kirby Scott Fetzer Sanitation System Vintage Vacuum Cleaner
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Post# 457873   11/9/2022 at 21:13 (563 days old) by royalsuper (france )        

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Post# 457878 , Reply# 1   11/10/2022 at 08:43 (563 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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With the unrestored condition and non-original bag I doubt highly this is worth $2,500 - can buy a couple cars with that - but yes these are indeed rare.

Post# 457883 , Reply# 2   11/10/2022 at 11:42 (563 days old) by royalsuper (france )        

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I wouldn't put a penny for that! much too young for me !

Post# 457884 , Reply# 3   11/10/2022 at 14:04 (562 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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bag I'm pretty sure is original. The vacuum is thomas the kirby collector from the posts below.

Post# 457893 , Reply# 4   11/10/2022 at 21:03 (562 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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It's your dream machine and you don't want to sell it but you have to put it for sale. He has every Kirby made practically and getting rid of almost everyone. If I were to price you would have to have to let it go.
The kid is a you tube vacuum royalty and it's most prized vacuum. I don't blame him the vacuum took him 8 or so years to find.

Post# 458036 , Reply# 5   11/18/2022 at 09:26 (555 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
Just didn't look right

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When I first saw this, I knew the front axle wasn't right, and sure enough "The front axle is a brand new custom made part, made specifically for this machine. Along with new generic rubber front wheels". To me that greatly reduces its value as a collectable, and as such is overpriced.


Post# 458051 , Reply# 6   11/18/2022 at 22:46 (554 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Have to give him credit for disclosing it's a new axle. I have never seen a Scott fetzer sanitation system for sale. I had a second chance to get a vacuette electric and I bought it. It doesn't have the front axle but without a very expensive cnc machine there not readily available.
It's probably Thomas's price he has to have to let the machine go. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts a cash offer it could be had for less.
I think the axle fits nicely and doesn't effect the wires for what I believe is the safety switch.
It's getting publicity and people are looking. Is it overpriced who knows. I've learned you can't raise your price so shoot for the moon and even if you miss your in the stars.

Post# 458308 , Reply# 7   11/30/2022 at 00:56 (543 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

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