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G$

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2013, 05:03:17 AM »
Next, Jeff is going to swear to us that those wheels are the original weber wheels.

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Duke

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 06:37:42 AM »
Duke that's awesome.  I have some 30's Sears catalogs on a disk, I'll look through them and see if it's in there.  Very cool!
Thanks, I hope you can find it.

Duke

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 09:41:48 AM »
Here are a few more.







Anyone have any idea what this hanging thing is? It sits under the bottom of the steel plate that pulls out. I think the charcoal was supposed to sit on that. I was thinking it was for smoke wood. When it gets hot it starts smoldering?



1buckie

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 10:05:19 AM »

  Oh that?
In the last pic, there?
That wired in little ding-a-ling that hangs down into or just below the charcoal?








That's a 1930's prototype BUG ZAPPER, of couse !!!
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reillyranch

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 12:44:24 PM »
My Sears catalogs only go to 1918.  I will have to get some more.  Any chance of that being a vending cart for something.  I have seen a early 1900 peanut roaster's cart.  This does not look like a peanut vendor cart but I am just saying. (the peanut cart had a grill in it for roasting peanuts)

I have some early California landscape and house plans that date to the 30's and 40's.  Most of the "modern" outdoor/garden rooms they designed had brick or rock BBQ/fireplaces.  Any carts they had were designed to bring food and drinks in and out.

Isn't it amazing how one little thing or idea can send you in a whole new direction.   
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Duke

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 12:50:48 PM »
I believe it was designed for grilling because it has the ash catcher and grate. It was definitly meant to burn in and set food on.

zavod44

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Re: Ever seen a Smokey Joe Performer?
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2013, 04:30:59 PM »
If you said it was designed to burn in, I'm sure AJ just perked up....
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