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.
Former Stunt Driver Jim Kirby & His Disassembled Acura
Former Stunt Driver Jim Kirby & His Disassembled Acura http://www.CarCastShow.com.
After Bill Porterfield restored the Fred Gibb/Dick Harrell 1969 ZL-1 Super Stock car in 1989 he took it back to KCIR, one of the tracks the car had spent a l...
Best Practices for Installing Solar PV on Steepslope Roofs with Jim Kirby
SolarMOOC Lecture from May 9th, Best Practices for Installing Solar PV on Steepslope Roofs with Jim Kirby.
John Iwaszko and Jim Kirby perform "The Doghouse Blues"
The River Rumblers (a large group of individuals that took an 111 mile canoe/kayak trip down the St. Croix River) visited Osceola on July 30 and 31, 2013. On...
Jim Kirby / Dick Harrell 1968 Camaro Funny Car
Crystal City, MO. September 7, 2013 In the pilot seat, Valerie Harrell, and her first time to warm up this particular funny car. Valerie is no stranger to fa...
Best Practices for Installing Solar PV on Lowslope Roofs with Jim Kirby
SolarMOOC Presentation "Best Practices for Installing Solar PV on Lowslope Roofs" with Jim Kirby from May 23, 2013.
Jim Kirby's Challenger car excepting award
Jim Kirby's Challenger Willy's at the Summit Motorsports Park after accepting the Blue Sued awarded giving the crowed a royal salute.
Jim, Kirby & Jigglypuff Love Triangle - Kennedy
This video was created by Kennedy while attending the 2010 McKenzie College Summer Art Camp! For more information about the school and the programs offered, ...
MUsic of Jim Kirby (Kirby Taylor)
Vintage Dick Harrell Jim Kirby 68 Camaro funny car warm up
Vintage Dick Harrell Jim Kirby Don Hardy built nitro funny car. Warming up the big block at Berger Chevrolet Grand Rapids, Mi. 8-27-11.
Huffington Post Canada
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:38:32 -0800
Christmas is right around the corner which means men are probably scrambling to find the perfect gift for their wife or girlfriend. What says 'I love you' better than Victoria's Secret lingerie, right? (Aside from the actual words and maybe doing the ...
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:07:30 -0800
Senani performed her single along with other music with Jim Kirby (keyboard) and John Cardoni on guitar Oct. 4-6 at The Independent Music Festival Nashville (www.independentmusicfest.org). Establishing her as a true musical citizen of the world, Senani ...
North Bay Bohemian
North Bay Bohemian
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:15:52 -0800
And yet Chang has recorded all four sides of the White Album this way, following in the footsteps of other musicians who've presented intentionally faulty playback as art, such as Stefan Wolpe, John Cage, Jim Kirby and William Basinski. Just this week ...
Retro To Go
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:26:15 -0800
So with the SNES soaps, there's a choice of Donkey Kong Country, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda and with the Game Boy soaps, you can get Earthworm Jim, Kirby's Dreamland, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Red, Super Mario ...
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:05:06 -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 ...
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