Kirby vacuum cleaner bags are among the many accessories offered by the Kirby Company, one of America’s leading manufacturers of home cleaning products. In business since the end of World War I, Kirby still makes vacuums with the retro look, as well as old-fashioned quality, or their earliest models. Kirby vacuum cleaners use bags that are designed, along with the rest or their product line, to have an outstanding useful life and be a great value for their owners.
Company History and Information
George Scott and Carl Fetzer’s Scott Fetzer Company parented the Kirby Company from its founding in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. Relying solely on door-to-door sales, the Kirby Company has carved an interesting marketing position for itself while almost single-handedly developing the timeless archetype of the door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. Well-trained salesmen routinely traveled the developing suburban areas throughout the middle part of the 20th century, demonstrating Kirby vacuums and offering replacement bags for Kirby vacuum cleaners.
In the 1970s, the company started Kirby West in Texas in order to double their manufacturing facilities to meet growing demand for their well-known and respected products.
What Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Bags Pick Up
The suction and dirt-trapping power of a Kirby vacuum cleaner bag is best demonstrated by the traveling salesmen during their promotional exhibitions to potential new customers. An in-home Kirby vacuum demonstration usually occurs in the following manner: A Kirby sales representative travels to the home of a potential buyer and asks to demonstrate a vacuum.
If they are allowed in, they bring with them one of Kirby’s newest and most powerful units. They first clean the customer’s floor with their own old vacuum cleaner. They then clean the floor again with the Kirby vacuum cleaner. By showing the customer the content of the Kirby vacuum cleaner bag, they are proving to the customer that their old vacuum cleaner is not what it should be. Not only did their vacuum leave behind huge amounts of disgusting dirt and filth, the Kirby vacuum cleaner effortlessly came along behind it and did its job better.
Disgust is an important part of the Kirby sales pitch. When the customer sees how much dirt was left behind by their old vacuum, they are expected to show interest in their Kirby due to its superior cleaning power. Often, the Kirby sales representative will even vacuum the customer’s bed, showing them how much dust and allergens can be trapped in the Kirby vacuum cleaner’s bag.