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Post# 107505   9/2/2010 at 21:53 (3,561 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I've been working on this D50 for the last couple of weeks. The motor was fried, so I ended up replacing it. I had to replace the brush holders too. But it got the usual treatment: new bearings, motor brushes, laundered bag, new trim, new brush roll, and a polish.

Post# 107506 , Reply# 1   9/2/2010 at 21:55 (3,561 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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The bag top cover was missing when I got it, but the vacuum store owner had boxes of bag tops and I found an original. I did a lot of patching on the original bag. I bought a brown replacement from a club member, so I'll replace this one and save it when the new one comes.

Post# 107507 , Reply# 2   9/2/2010 at 21:58 (3,561 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I didn't quite care for the look of the D50. But once I got this all done up with new trim, laundered bag, and a polish, I've decided I really like the look.

Post# 107508 , Reply# 3   9/2/2010 at 22:03 (3,561 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I had to do a minor repair on the headlight socket. Unlike the other 500 series vacuums, this one has a glass (plastic?) Kirby emblem on top of the headlight cover. It looks really cool when its light up. Someday, I'll get a better camera so I can post photos that show greater detail. Well, and I need to improve my photography skills too! It looks very cool in the dark.

Post# 107512 , Reply# 4   9/2/2010 at 22:07 (3,561 days old) by vintageroyal611 ()        

Bill, your bag will be in the mail next week. Things have been a little hectic here, so please don't think I forgot about you!

Post# 107515 , Reply# 5   9/2/2010 at 22:20 (3,561 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

The D50 is a beautiful Kirby, and my favorite non-500-series machine.

The very cool glowing logo on the light housing has always fascinated me.

Post# 107517 , Reply# 6   9/2/2010 at 22:43 (3,561 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Beautiful! Used to have one of those, Auntie had the first one I had ever seen, a twin to yours. Early 60s at her house anyway, maybe she had it before?

Post# 107528 , Reply# 7   9/3/2010 at 02:22 (3,561 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Bill & Kirby D50...

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Hey Bill.

You done didded it again!!! This one is as gooder as the lastest, bestest one, to the prior finishedded one b4!!!


(English and grammer ended up being one of my favorite subjects in high school, along with Algebra. [Probably because she [my teacher] was good L@@King and great fun. (Ok, hot!!!) ~~lol~~] If she were to see that prior paragraph, I think she would come unglued! ~~lol~~)

I used to 'self-correct' my spelling when IM'ing (in a hurry). [I will admit, Mavis Beacon I am not. My typing is not what it was when I was in high school.] The individuals I was IM'ing with knew that I was proficient at spelling, and they said it was annoying to correct a mistake. Obviously the meaning was conveyed properly.

One of my sisters had a little tougher time with certain subjects in school. Me, I breezed thru school with A's [Except for one subject, I refused to do the assignment, which resulted in a C.], rarely even took homework home, as I would usually complete it in the next class! (NOT attempting to blow-my-own-horn.) ~~lol~~

My point here is, we ALL screw-up at times, even teachers [of which I have a substantial number that I am friends with]. Some individuals just have a tougher time grasping things. Maybe it was/is the way they were/are taught, or by whom. Possibly it was/is lack of discipline. Whatever the reason(s) for it, this is NOT an excuse to avoid attempting to improve oneself.

I believe I heard/read that at one time, it was said: "S/he who is able to cast the first stone...[judging]" None of us are perfect. ~~lol~~

~~~~~EXAMPLE: Do you know how many of the members on this forum,
~~~~~spell "Emtor" as "Emptor"; as in Sani-Emtor or Mini-Emtor! ~~lol~~ ;-))

How many of us realize roses don't have thorns? Rather, thorns have roses! The thorns came longgggggg before the roses did. It takes lemons to make lemonade. You have to have pits, to make cherries. Why whine and complain? Others probably do have it 'really worse' than the rest of us. Smell the roses! Enjoy the cherries. Drink the lemonade. Life's too short!


Seriously Bill, you have done GREAT job again on this Dual Sanitronic 50!!! Keep it up.

It's enjoyable to see people find their hidden talents; and this applies to any & all of you.

Cheers & have a BEST day everyone,


Post# 107842 , Reply# 8   9/7/2010 at 01:53 (3,557 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Excellent Job, Bill!

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What a beautiful D-50! It's one of my favorite Kirbys. Congrats on a job well done!

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