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Post# 92976   3/6/2010 at 12:41 (3,509 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Here is that later Kirby model R with my later Kirby model C:o)
Can you see the diffrence?? :o)


Post# 92977 , Reply# 1   3/6/2010 at 12:56 (3,509 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

uh, one's shiny. The other one is kinda,'s sorta, yucky.


One's got a switch on the handle, the other ain't? Maybe?


Post# 92978 , Reply# 2   3/6/2010 at 12:57 (3,509 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

Where'd you get the glow in the dark size 14's?

Post# 92979 , Reply# 3   3/6/2010 at 13:38 (3,509 days old) by schwinnapproved ()        

The biggest thing I noticed was the belt lifter and also the lower handle. Is one of those it?

Post# 92981 , Reply# 4   3/6/2010 at 14:25 (3,509 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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LOL yes there are diffrences but the main point was the condition one restored one not lol.
The model R has the early model R/Early model C belt cover on so it needs changing. Will do that once I get round to restoring the R model kirby.

I got the trainners/sneakers from a shop lol;o)
There size 9/10 over here which is size 10/11 in the USA I think...


Post# 92982 , Reply# 5   3/6/2010 at 14:49 (3,509 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

I win again!!!!!

I knew that one was shiny and one weren't!

Only size 9/10 huh?

tsk, tsk......


Post# 92983 , Reply# 6   3/6/2010 at 14:51 (3,509 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

BTW, great job on the shiny one!

Your Kirby's are sure beautiful.

Post# 92984 , Reply# 7   3/6/2010 at 15:29 (3,509 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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So what size are u then??

Post# 92987 , Reply# 8   3/6/2010 at 16:19 (3,509 days old) by joe22 ()        

nice vacs and shoes

Post# 92990 , Reply# 9   3/6/2010 at 16:40 (3,509 days old) by 1926700 ()        
One more diffrence

The "r" was sold in retail department stors the "c" was sold door to door,
just thought I'd point it out

Post# 92997 , Reply# 10   3/6/2010 at 19:51 (3,509 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Kirbys pictured/differences...

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The handle 'yoke' (shorter) & 'middle' (longer & aluminum vs. wood) section(s).

Cheers & hagd all


Post# 93011 , Reply# 11   3/7/2010 at 07:18 (3,508 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Great Thread ! BUT !

No one is saying what year !!! I like the detail differences
especially now that I know one was a retail model and the other was the door to door model. As I am older then most
of you in age. Have been a Kirby fan since seeing my grand-
mothers brand new model 512 (hint on my age). Plus the fact that I do
have a Sanotric from the late 20s?? with the straight suction
head nozzle. I can only deduct that the R & C shown would be
the 1930's? I need a Kirby Chart. I have to see one for "real", turn it on, run it, to emblazon into my aging
mind to really lock in on dates and models !
It's just me ! I am such a visual man !

Post# 93029 , Reply# 12   3/7/2010 at 12:03 (3,508 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Norm I am working on it -- there is such a chart on my Kirby 500 series web page but I need to update it and add the info I've gotten from these recent pre-500 model threads.

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