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 Y.M.C.A. 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 in Richfield, Ohio, about 28 miles south of Cleveland.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800
Following the retirement of Jim Kirby, whose business sold insurance through Nationwide, Norton's new business will also incorporate policies available through his agency. She has sold insurance since 2001, and has worked for Nationwide in the past.
The Keene Sentinel
The Keene Sentinel
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:59:56 -0800
It sure beats shovelling. Michael Moore / Sentinel Staff. Jim Kirby uses a snow blower to remove the heavy snow from his driveway on Meetinghouse Road in Keene on Thursday morning. A common site. Michael Moore / Sentinel Staff ...
Helena Independent Record
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:07:30 -0800
Of course, in today's world it seems a prerequisite to have a website, and HMTA is up to speed in that regard, thanks to a webmaster in our membership – Jim Kirby. Go to helenamta.com to check it out. It's searchable, too. A variety of performance and ...
The Salinas Californian
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:04:09 -0700
It was a football team that became a legend, and to make sure what they did will never be forgotten, the 1952 Hartnell College Panthers will be the first team inducted into the Salinas Valley Sports Hall of Fame at tonight's banquet at the Storm House.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:05:53 -0700
Head coach Jim Kirby said a realistic approach is key as young runners such as sophomore Vivian Broderick embrace newfound leadership responsibilities. Broderick finished eighth at the 2013 state meet. "The kids always want to be successful, and they ...
Akron Beacon Journal
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:26:33 -0700
Photo of the lake and the Kirby House at the former Girl Scout camp, Crowell Hilaka. The 336-acre camp, founded by inventor Jim Kirby, is known for its extraordinary natural resources and historic landmarks and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy has ...
Stillwater News Press
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 02:09:26 -0800
Several pens of spring calves were entered in the 18th Annual Haskell Cudd Stocker Calf/Replacement Heifer Calf Contest. Winner in the Commercial Replacement Heifer Contest was Jim Kirby, second, Testerman Bros. and third, Cabin Creek Farms.
American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Accepting a Pinnacle Award for The Kroger Company, Clinical Services Coordinator Jim Kirby said, “We view the Pinnacle Award as the most prestigious” of all awards in the industry. Kroger's everyday clinical services include immunizations, medication ...
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