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Best known for the commitment to the home care company that bears his name, Jim Kirby was an inventor for most of his adult life. His goal in life was to reduce or eliminate drudgery wherever it existed. Over 200 patents and a host of products used today are a tribute to his success.
Kirby started his own business making gadgets for a fee. After watching his motherís cleaning efforts result in dust settling back on to the rugs, he developed his concept of a labor-reducing home care appliance. The first product he developed in 1906 employed water for dirt separation. After noticing the inconvenience of emptying dirty water, he began pursuing better ideas. In 1907, Kirby developed a vacuum that pushed dirty air into a cloth bag that filtered out the dirt.
During World War I, Jim Kirby was assigned to serve as an expediter of the Very Signal Pistol production at the Scott and Fetzer Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Kirby showed George Scott and Carl Fetzer his idea for the non-electric home care system. With a handshake, they agreed to produce the "Vacuette".
In 1925, the Vacuette Electric, with its removable floor nozzle and handle, became the forerunner of todayís multi-attachment models and was the birth of what was to become the world famous convertibility feature of the Kirby.
In 1935, Scott and Fetzer introduced the Kirby Model C, the first product Kirby felt was worthy to carry his name. He continued to work on new ideas for the system that bore his name into the 1960s.
Kirby, Generation 3, G4, G5, Gsix, UltimateG, Tradition, Heritage I and II and Legend are all registered trademarks of The Scott Fetzer Company. KwikiVac is not affiliated with The Scott Fetzer Company in any way.