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Post# 462167   4/10/2023 at 08:08 (432 days old) by Nova_Candy (New Jersey)        

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These two machines I had saved from a lady two weeks ago now, I work at a grocery store and spotted them in her truck, she was going to take them to a trash drop off center.... I saved them, both run great. 1990 Kirby G3 and 1993 Royal 882

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Post# 462177 , Reply# 1   4/10/2023 at 12:06 (432 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Very nice! Glad you saved them! Those are vacuums that will last the rest of your life.


Post# 462182 , Reply# 2   4/10/2023 at 15:20 (431 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Both great vacuums and should do well on your shag carpet!

Post# 462184 , Reply# 3   4/10/2023 at 18:01 (431 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
If I were her neighbor,

I'd be all Gladys Kravitz at the window watching that pickup truck coming and going."Abner come quick,she's loading the grand piano,Abner!"

Taking those two beauties to the trash drop off wouldn't even be on my list of options,just sayin'.Glad you saved them. Probably around 3k-3.5k combined when purchased new,the waste...


Post# 462188 , Reply# 4   4/10/2023 at 21:18 (431 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Nice save...

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Glad you diverted those from such an ignoble fate.

Post# 462190 , Reply# 5   4/10/2023 at 21:53 (431 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
I

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agree the hardwood does look very shaggy.
Those are solid vacuums and built like tanks.


Post# 462205 , Reply# 6   4/11/2023 at 12:04 (431 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
But...you've

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gotta love "our Agnes".


Post# 462377 , Reply# 7   4/17/2023 at 17:53 (424 days old) by Nova_Candy (New Jersey)        

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I am already adding another kirby to the collection a 1967-68 Dual sanitronic 80, now I am hunting for hose and accessories

Post# 462382 , Reply# 8   4/17/2023 at 22:35 (424 days old) by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have a set of old tools

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What color?
Mine are for the tan model.


Post# 462391 , Reply# 9   4/18/2023 at 05:59 (424 days old) by Nova_Candy (New Jersey)        

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This one is avocado green

Post# 462400 , Reply# 10   4/18/2023 at 18:26 (423 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Nova candy - great scores and rescues of the Kirbys and Royal!
Let us know if you have any questions or issues with them, as there is lots of experience on this board. The G3 is a carpet-taming beast with the self-propulsion.

I never thought I would like the D80 but the color just grew on me. I have a D80 awaiting resto. In fact the color is slowly coming around again... I might have some orphan tools for this model but not a full set. If you find a set that is missing some items, PM me and I will see what I have to see if I can complete your set in the making.

John, let me know more about your tan tool set. I have a D50 that I think needs a set (If the OP is not interested in them).


Post# 462406 , Reply# 11   4/18/2023 at 22:15 (423 days old) by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'll look at them closer.

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And, if youare interested, you get first choice.


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