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Post# 99102   5/25/2010 at 17:23 (3,770 days old) by vacuumfreeeke ()        

My friend David (Fairfax88) helped me with my Kirby today, and I asked him if he'd ever used a Bison. He said funny I mentioned it because he had one sitting in the corner that was ready to go in the trash. It is in pretty awful shape, most plastic parts and the height adjust lever are broken and the cord has a short so it won't even turn on, but it's so rare that I had to share a picture. I wanted it so badly, but it was in such awful shape, and it's not like parts are readily available. So sad! Took me 45 minutes to reattach the nozzle after getting it off accidentally.... I thought the nozzle release pedal was the height pedal, but then he told me the height pedal was missing. I wanted it because I've always liked the Bison look, plus I'm from Ocala just like the Bisons were... The bag is almost too Kirby like down to the vinyl topper and the "sani-scraper".

Post# 99122 , Reply# 1   5/25/2010 at 21:49 (3,770 days old) by joe22 ()        

a bison in ANY condition is worthy of keeping, go back and get it NOW

Post# 99124 , Reply# 2   5/25/2010 at 22:03 (3,770 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

I've seen worse that have come out nicely after a restore job. While some of the parts may be missing, such as the adjuster, it may be possible to set the height permanently. It looks like there are just a whole lot of little things wrong with the machine.......GO FOR IT!!!!


Post# 99125 , Reply# 3   5/25/2010 at 22:04 (3,770 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

I've only ever seen a green one......

Post# 99126 , Reply# 4   5/25/2010 at 22:06 (3,770 days old) by a1945 ()        

I agree with everyone else, something so rare should be preserved no matter what the condition is.

Post# 99130 , Reply# 5   5/25/2010 at 22:41 (3,770 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        
One man's awful is another man's future diamond in t

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I can not advise often enough - never throw out parts machines no matter what condition - particularly vintage metal ones. If you do not care to store it away make every effort to pass the machine to someone who does care and one day it will contribute to the resurrection of a brother missing just that one essential part. It's not as if Bisons, fergawd'sake, grow on trees, even in Florida.

"it's not like parts are readily available." Could that be because so many are callously tossed in the trash? Mmmm?

As hinted by Crevictool, I do hope the Bison has already been claimed and is retrieved soon.


Post# 99134 , Reply# 6   5/25/2010 at 23:27 (3,770 days old) by a1945 ()        
I do hope the Bison has already been claimed and is retrieve

I think a lot of us feel that way.

Post# 99138 , Reply# 7   5/26/2010 at 00:37 (3,770 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Nampa, ID)        

I used to see Byson's down at the Main Auction in Boise quite often actually!

Post# 99150 , Reply# 8   5/26/2010 at 06:46 (3,770 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        

The Bison is back saftly in the garage and is FREE to anyone that wants it.....Just email me or call 407-583-9514.

Post# 99151 , Reply# 9   5/26/2010 at 09:09 (3,770 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I thought that was a Florida Swamp Monster. But it's actually a vacuum cleaner?

Post# 99163 , Reply# 10   5/26/2010 at 16:04 (3,769 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
Free eh?

Wow! How generous. I will E-mail you Mr. Fairfax, but I've been having a little trouble with my E-mail, so I'll just post my instructions here too.

After the machine has been completely refurbished - Please send it to Austin Texas so that I can play with it at the convention.

Well, I should have said RESTORED not refurbished. It really needs to look as if it just rolled off the assembly line with all tools wrapped and boxed just as it would have been so many years ago. Also, when you ship it - could you throw in anything extra you can find that goes with it. You can find these "extras" on EBay, sometimes Craig's list - but you might want to hurry the convention starts one week from today!


And thanks so much for the Bison! This is going to be so much fun.

Your generosity has driven me to tears.....really.

Thank you, thank you, thank you....


Post# 99164 , Reply# 11   5/26/2010 at 16:05 (3,769 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        
Oh yeah......

BTW, make sure the bag is empty. It will save on shipping costs.

See - I'm ever so helpful with these little tips!


Post# 99172 , Reply# 12   5/26/2010 at 16:41 (3,769 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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you are a veddy veddy bad boy. For shame! J

Post# 99240 , Reply# 13   5/27/2010 at 19:35 (3,768 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Nampa, ID)        

I want the bison please!

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