Kirby Vacuums - Kirby Vacuum Cleaner ReviewsThe Kirby Story
A Man With Ideas
Best known for the home care system 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.
The first model he developed in 1906 employed water for dirt separation. After noticing the inconvenience of emptying dirty water, he began pursuing better ideas. In 1907, he developed a vacuum that pushed dirty air into a cloth bag that filtered out the dirt.
Jim continued improving his vacuum designs and began commercial production of his products after World War I. In 1925, the Vacuette Electric, with its removable floor nozzle and handle, became the forerunner of today’s multi-attachment model and was the birth of what was to become the world famous convertibility feature of the modern Kirby home care system.
The Kirby Company has dedicated itself to perfecting this product and over the years has made continuous improvements to its design and function. The addition of TechDrive Variable Power Assist has made vacuuming almost effortless. Our patented bag system, rated HEPA 11, filters more than 99% of particles as small as .3 microns including household allergens. The basic power unit now has a stronger, more durable fan, redesigned with the help of NASA. These improvements, and more, create a Kirby system that is the best investment a homeowner can make for their family and home.
The Need for Product Demonstration
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. Thousands of people worldwide have also benefited from this sales model through limitless opportunities to own and operate their own businesses as independent Kirby Distributors.
Opportunity has Universal Appeal
Today, Kirby home care systems are sold in over 70 countries allowing millions of satisfied customers to enjoy cleaner homes with less effort.