Thread Number: 8356
Spot the diffrence...
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 92976   3/6/2010 at 12:41 (3,642 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

kirbymodel2c's profile picture
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 (3,642 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 (3,642 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 (3,642 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 (3,642 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

kirbymodel2c's profile picture
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 (3,642 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 (3,642 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 (3,642 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

kirbymodel2c's profile picture
So what size are u then??

Post# 92987 , Reply# 8   3/6/2010 at 16:19 (3,642 days old) by joe22 ()        

nice vacs and shoes

Post# 92990 , Reply# 9   3/6/2010 at 16:40 (3,642 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 (3,642 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Kirbys pictured/differences...

a007kirbyman's profile picture
The handle 'yoke' (shorter) & 'middle' (longer & aluminum vs. wood) section(s).

Cheers & hagd all


Post# 93011 , Reply# 11   3/7/2010 at 07:18 (3,641 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 (3,641 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.

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy