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For the American labor leader, see James Kirby. For the baseball player, see Jim Kirby (baseball).

James B. Kirby (September 28, 1884 – June 9, 1971) was a Scottish inventor who moved to America and is known mostly for inventing the Kirby vacuum cleaner.

His father was a Great Lakes marine engineer. Kirby grew up in Cleveland's southwest side on Marvin Avenue. He claims that he got his start early by attending electricity and magic classes at the YMCA While attending Lincoln High School he worked as a lamplighter, where he walked up and down Scranton road and Denison avenue lighting and snuffing out the street lights for which he earned $16.50 a month. He would often also go to downtown Cleveland and "stuff" newspapers for a dollar a night. He invented his first vacuum cleaner, called the Domestic Cyclone, in 1906, which was a hand-powered canister cleaner that used a water filtration system. Jim Kirby lived most of his adult life on his farm near Richfield, Ohio, about 28 miles south of Cleveland.

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Florida Weekly
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:03:45 -0800

The Collier County Senior Softball League was formed 24 years ago by Jim Kirby and Max Hunt. Today the league has two skill divisions and 14 teams with more than 250 male and female players ranging in age from 50 to 80-plus. For more information, visit ...

RTO Insider

RTO Insider
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:56:15 -0700

It's not something you can ever rehearse or plan for,” Jim Kirby — commonly called Kirb — said in an interview on the morning of his last day. “It's been a great ride.” The Philadelphia native started his career with PECO Energy on Sept. 4, 1962, at ...


Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:22:30 -0700

Dowling Catholic's longtime cross country coach Father Jim Kirby will be honored Oct. 31 during the Iowa state cross country meet. He will receive the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union's Golden Plaque of Distinction. The award goes annual to a ...

The Daily Campus

The Daily Campus
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:59:45 -0700

SMU's Faculty Club met Tuesday to listen to Jim Kirby speak on the history of SMU football. His lecture was titled, “The Not So Good Old Days at SMU,” and was based on a paper Kirby researched and wrote for the centennial celebration. Kirby's lecture ...

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 23:52:30 -0800

She is survived by her children: son, Jerry D. (Melissa Lookingbill) Moore of Savoy, and daughter, Patricia M. (Bob) Hays-Weber; grandchildren, Melinda (Jim) Kirby, Stephanie (Alec) Aquilar, Susan Moore, Jeffrey (Kim) Johnson and Michael Johnson; and ...


Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:29:26 -0800

Jim Kirby, an associate research scientist at the Keasling Laboratory at Berkeley's Joint BioEnergy Institute and the founder of the Green Stars Project (a ratings and information site for ethical consumerism), supports UC's investment in the ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 08:48:11 -0800

"A lot of mechanical action and movement is a problem [for delicates]," said Jim Kirby, Chief Analyst at Maryland's Drycleaning & Laundry Institute. And remember -- always use cold water when washing your delicates, never hot. "Cool water is going to ...

Home & Design Magazine (blog)

Home & Design Magazine (blog)
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:18:45 -0800

Photography: Jim Kirby. Design and Architecture, Multi-Family, Boutique Construction: The Hyde, Clark Builders Group/Cunningham | Quill Architects. Photography: Ron Blunt. Design and Architecture Multi-Family, New Construction: The Harrison at Reston ...

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