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Kirby History

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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A Retro Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dinette Setup

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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The Kerr family from Australia sent us back their great grandmother's 1928 Vacuette Guarantee in a nice frame for our archives. We hope the machine brought her many years of great service!

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Kirby Vacuums and Kirby Sales | Our History

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Here's a cool photo of Kirby workers testing motors in the motor test room in 1935.

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Pretty, shiny Kirby … I’m in love with you! (Sung to the tune of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”) Check it out and listen to the song yourself!

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Pretty Shiny Kirby Tune

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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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Amazing Double Action Cleaner! This pamphlet for the Non Electric Vac-u-ette in 1914 promotes that it has “no wires, plugs or switches to bother with – no current to pay for.” #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

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In the early 1980’s, The Kirby Company offered a line of vacuums designed for commercial use called ComVac.#history

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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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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.

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