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OK what handle and model does thiss belong 2?
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Post# 93694   3/16/2010 at 15:45 (3,733 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Ok people what handle of vacuum cleaner and model does this belong 2?;o)

Post# 93702 , Reply# 1   3/16/2010 at 16:32 (3,733 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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p.s 1 guess each only. :o)

Post# 93710 , Reply# 2   3/16/2010 at 17:32 (3,733 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Hmmmm. Trick question?! The handle and black rubber handle-grip shown here were used for several early models.

Post# 93724 , Reply# 3   3/16/2010 at 20:37 (3,733 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        

I would say at least one of the models that used the black rubber handle was the 505 ??

Post# 93726 , Reply# 4   3/16/2010 at 20:38 (3,733 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        

Forgot to say KIRBY - 505

Post# 93728 , Reply# 5   3/16/2010 at 21:17 (3,733 days old) by swiveltop (Galveston, TX)        

Kirby Tradition

Post# 93735 , Reply# 6   3/16/2010 at 22:08 (3,733 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

Well, since the metal appears to be cracked and has been repaired AND I believe I can see the suggestion of a cord protector peeking out from the backside, I'm going to stick my neck out and say it is one of those switch-on-handle numbers. Is it a Kirby 3R?

Post# 93755 , Reply# 7   3/17/2010 at 07:39 (3,732 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Congrates Martin it is a kirby model 3R:o)
Oh! By the way the handle isn't cracked its just a mark that needs cleaning off. Its not been restored yet.

Hope to show you pics of it once its been done.

James :o)

Post# 93756 , Reply# 8   3/17/2010 at 09:00 (3,732 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

Thanks, James. That was fun. Keep the puzzles coming!

The handle on my 3R is tragically cracked. Somebody overtightened the set screw with disastrous consequences. I guess the cut-out for the switch weakened the integrity of the metal...I don't suppose you have a spare???

Now, before any of you mega-purists say anything about my pics, know that I am painfully aware that my 3R is far from perfect. Besides the cracked handle, the original black grip was a lost cause. I fashioned a replacement by applying multiple coats of "Plasti-Dip". In the super close-up shots it looks pretty gross, but from across the room, not so bad.

Of course, the bag is wrong and, of course I have no business putting a rug nozzle with a belt lifter (red yet!) on this machine. The cord is not original and there is a question as to whether or not I have the correct handle fork and tube for a 3R.

Bad Marty, bad bad BADDD!

Post# 93757 , Reply# 9   3/17/2010 at 09:00 (3,732 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

More 3R pics

Post# 93758 , Reply# 10   3/17/2010 at 09:01 (3,732 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        


Post# 93759 , Reply# 11   3/17/2010 at 09:02 (3,732 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

Last of the rogues gallery.

Post# 93761 , Reply# 12   3/17/2010 at 09:07 (3,732 days old) by lux1521 ()        

If I were you I'd find a good welder in your area that had aluminum welding capabilities. Once welded you could probably buff out most of the damage. Any pictures of the complete machine?

Post# 93763 , Reply# 13   3/17/2010 at 09:28 (3,732 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
Very nice

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Very nice Martin!! I didn't know you had a 3R I knew you have a 3C. Where did U get your 3R from? Was it expensive?


Post# 93769 , Reply# 14   3/17/2010 at 10:10 (3,732 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

It was a gift from a fellow VCCCr several years ago.

Post# 93799 , Reply# 15   3/17/2010 at 16:06 (3,732 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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I got mine cheap off ebay:o)

Post# 93851 , Reply# 16   3/18/2010 at 10:04 (3,731 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

Yes, but I'm sure shipping to "the other side of the pond" must cost a king's ransom? Does it not?

Post# 93865 , Reply# 17   3/18/2010 at 14:08 (3,731 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Ummm actully it wasn't that bad.:o)

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