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Post# 102424   7/3/2010 at 11:16 (3,626 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        

Does anybody know when Kirby changed the handle fork tube from smooth to ribbed? I have a 516 that has the smooth tube, and a 519 that is ribbed, so my guess is it is somewhere in between.

Also, is the attached picture of the gray cord with red plugs an original? I haven't seen this style of plug before, only the brown one in the second photo. My guess is Kirby changed the style of the plug at some point.

Post# 102425 , Reply# 1   7/3/2010 at 11:17 (3,626 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        
2nd pic.

Second pic.

Post# 102429 , Reply# 2   7/3/2010 at 12:04 (3,626 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Tom, cords & 'ribbing'...

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Hello Tom,

Both of those cords are Genuine Kirby OEM cords.

I believe the 'ribbing' on the handle tube came to be used starting on the Kirby 518 model.

Cheers & hagd/holiday wknd all,


Post# 102434 , Reply# 3   7/3/2010 at 12:34 (3,626 days old) by tom519 (Long Island, New York )        

Thanks Bill ! That's good to hear. At least I now have a genuine cord for my 519. It's in good shape with no cracks. I picked up this cord with a 516 machine on ebay recently.

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