AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Post-1950 (Vintage) > I remember a couple of AFCA members into Kirby Vacuums?

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Rod Rogers, Larry Hancock
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
I remember a couple of AFCA members into Kirby Vacuums?  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 11:27 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Larry Cronin
Guest


Joined: Tue Nov 11th, 2008
Location: Vancouver, Washington USA
Status: 
Offline
I cant really put this on the BST page, but I do remember a few members had an interest in Kirby vacuums and accessories.  If you know them or they read this Please PM me.

Larry

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 03:08 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Jeff Whitfield
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Apr 9th, 2010
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
We once had a Kirby sales guy come to the house a few years ago. He had the latest, greatest vacuum for $1K+. He couldn't stop talking about how many years they last because they're made so well  (I thought the price was crazy and declined). Anyways ... he was right. I later ran across and bought a used Kirby at an estate sale for $75.00 and gave it away as a gift. The recipient loved it.
But ... I digress. I'm personally not into Kirby stuff.

Last edited on Mon Nov 20th, 2017 03:09 pm by Jeff Whitfield

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 03:29 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Larry Cronin
Guest


Joined: Tue Nov 11th, 2008
Location: Vancouver, Washington USA
Status: 
Offline
This set has a Drill attachment, grinding wheel, Buffer wheels and jewelers rouge... Kind of like one of those All in one electric work bench stuff over House keeping.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 04:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Andrew Block
AFCA Member


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2006
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
Jeff Whitfield wrote: We once had a Kirby sales guy come to the house a few years ago. He had the latest, greatest vacuum for $1K+. He couldn't stop talking about how many years they last because they're made so well  (I thought the price was crazy and declined). Anyways ... he was right. I later ran across and bought a used Kirby at an estate sale for $75.00 and gave it away as a gift. The recipient loved it.
But ... I digress. I'm personally not into Kirby stuff.

I think the price is outrageous. However, it is a well-made appliance. I've got 3-4 of them, all purchased for <$20.00. The older one's are definitely better made than the newer ones, mostly in terms of the handle. Although I find the springs on the older ones stretch and the handle sort of "flops." At some point they went to a plastic impeller, which supposedly causes issues, although I haven't had any that were chipped or broken. All in all, for $20, I'll take them, although I still keep a bagless vacuum handy because of a golden retriever that sheds her weight in hair weekly. I can fill up a Kirby bag on one pass!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 04:55 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Larry Cronin
Guest


Joined: Tue Nov 11th, 2008
Location: Vancouver, Washington USA
Status: 
Offline
We have two dogs, and sheading is a problem with anything but a bagless.  I found a grinding and polishing set up for classic Kirby that uses the motor as a power head.  There is one on ebay now for $125. 

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 08:44 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Don Tener
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2012
Location: Saint Petersburg FL, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline
Yes I have a newer self propelled one I picked up at a yard sale for $15.00 The people that sold it did not want it because it was to heavy. I weighed my plastic one from sears and the Kirby was only 2lbs more. I was always fixing the plastic one and now that I have the Kirby I would not trade it for anything! But I would never pay $1,000 for one.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Nov 21st, 2017 08:34 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Levi Mevis
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2015
Location: Elkhart, Indiana USA
Status: 
Offline
At the Goodwill where I work we constantly get old Kirby Vacuums in, once we got one in from the 1950s in and it still worked but we tossed it because it was missing some parts. When we get them in at Goodwill we usually sell them for about $15-$20 and they sell instantly we once got one in that was probably from the 1970s that had all of its attachments and even its wall mount for mounting the attachments to the wall when they aren't in use. We sold it for $20.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 02:09 pm
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
we have a section of this site for people who collect non fan items. I had a whole kirby accessory kit with the holder and parted with it at a yard sale ...but they  come up a lot with parts ...

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

Current time is 04:13 am  
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Post-1950 (Vintage) > I remember a couple of AFCA members into Kirby Vacuums? Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.2870 seconds (45% database + 55% PHP). 28 queries executed.