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The Kirby Company became a direct-selling organization in the 1920’s, pioneering the use of in-home demonstrations to introduce the Kirby home care system to consumers who are given the opportunity to see and try the system in their own home before they make a purchase. Follow this board as Kirby takes you through its rich history and journey to allow millions of satisfied customers to enjoy cleaner homes with less effort.
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REAL SIMPLE Reminds Us How Mom Cleaned the House...
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REAL SIMPLE Reminds Us How Mom Cleaned the House
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...MY mother wore old jeans and a t-shirt..not a pearl necklace within fifty yards ...!
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REAL SIMPLE Reminds Us How Mom Cleaned the House…
Here’s a fun ad from the late 1980’s promoting the Split Second – a hand held vacuum to compliment the main Kirby system. #history
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This 24+ Club card was presented to salesmen who sold 24 or more vacuums in a single month. It was signed by founder Carl Scott. Salesmen who make 24 or more sales in a month today are awarded a special pin to recognize their achievement. #history
Here’s a photo of an independent Kirby Distributor office in Charleston, West Virginia from 1949. Need help finding your local distributor? Visit our site!
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Early Kirby Vac Store
Distributor in Charleston, West Virginia 1949
The 1975 Sani-Pocket allowed owners to scrape excess dirt from the filter bag into the Sani-Emtor without touching the dirt. This was before Kirby vacuums had disposable filter bags.
The 1975 Sani-Pocket allowed owners to scrape excess dirt from the filter bag into the Sani-Emtor without touching the dirt. This was before Kirby vacuums had disposable filter bags. I HATED this vaccuum!! As a kid, it weighed more than me!! and I STILL had the job of vaccuuming ~~
This great photo from the 1930’s shows a group of Kirby salespeople in South Bend, Indiana. #history
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1930's sales convention in South Bend, IN.
Polishing a silver platter with the optional Handi-Butler attachment and the Kirby Heritage vacuum model in the early 1980s.
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Carl Fetzer, one of The Kirby Company’s founding fathers, joined forces with entrepreneur George H. Scott in 1914 to form the Scott and Fetzer Machine Company producing automotive parts. The precision of their tools and dies prompted Jim Kirby to turn to them to produce his vacuum cleaner.
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An Kirby vacuum ad for the Dual Sanitronic in 1967
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An Kirby vacuum ad for the Dual Sanitronic in 1967...don't know how "serene" I would feel selling door-to-door...!
Remember the Shag King from 1979? Follow us on Pinterest for more information on Kirby history and vacuum cleaners!
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Remember the Shag rug attachment for Kirby Vacuums? I had one!
The Kirby 510 model vacuum cleaner portable mode included a shoulder strap for easy carrying. This model was produced in 1950.
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I want this!!!! The Kirby 510 model vacuum cleaner portable mode included a shoulder strap for easy carrying. This model was produced in 1950.
Here's a fun magazine ad from 1949 for the Kirby vacuum salesman. Follow us on Pinterest for more history and product information!