Thread Number: 44908  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Rare original Kirby model 508 Suction Coupler
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Post# 466242   9/17/2023 at 10:07 (220 days old) by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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When Kirby introduced the all new red and gray color themed model 508 in 1948 , with a brand new “Kirby Kabinet” , they also introduced a new Suction Coupler. That suction coupler was very different to any of their previous or future models . It is larger in size and has an additional permanent part inside , probably to help with suction .
Attached is a picture of a 508 coupler and a “normal “ 509 coupler ,

This came with a model 508 in a box with all the attachments .
Has any one seen this coupler before ?

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Post# 466246 , Reply# 1   9/17/2023 at 12:58 (220 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
508 coupler?

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This is the coupler that came with the 505 tools I just got. Could this coupler have been used on the 505 as well?


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Post# 466247 , Reply# 2   9/17/2023 at 13:06 (220 days old) by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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Hi Jim , does it have the inside part as well ?

Post# 466248 , Reply# 3   9/17/2023 at 13:45 (220 days old) by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
permanent part inside?

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No it does not.


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This post was last edited 09/17/2023 at 14:00
Post# 466250 , Reply# 4   9/17/2023 at 14:06 (220 days old) by odavid123 (Los Angeles ca )        

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I thought so bc the one I’m showing was only produced with the 508 . Your 505 set of attachments is also extremely hard to find

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