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1ROW

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1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:56:15 AM »
This brochure/catalog came with the new Weber kettle my Grandma received for a wedding gift in 1957. Unfortunately the kettle is long gone but she saved this paperwork. Needless to say I was pretty excited when she gave it to me! I used photoshop and turned a couple pages from it into a poster for my garage. I thought the cover art was interesting, Charky instead of Topper. Anyway, unsure if any paperwork like this has been posted before so I figured I'd share it with you guys...



















« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 10:38:23 AM by 1ROW »

brewtownbeatdown

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1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 09:58:29 AM »
Thatís awesome!!!   So cool to here the backstory on a piece of Weber history. Thanks for posting.


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« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 10:01:41 AM by brewtownbeatdown »
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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 10:04:08 AM »
That is way cool !!!
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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 10:30:00 AM »

Awesome.  Thank you Grandma 1Row and @1ROW for posting this.  I have uploaded some of these images and will have them printed and framed to hang above my 58 Custom. 

$34.95 was a lot of money in 1957 for an 18" BBQ.  A Google search converts that value to a 2018 18" kettle costing $312.17. How many of you would spend that kind of money nowadays for an 18"?
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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 11:13:41 AM »
Thank you for the history!!!  Great that this was saved many years ago.


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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 11:31:34 AM »
Thanks for posting this. Very cool.
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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 11:56:10 AM »
Very cool! Thanks for sharing this! That marbled ranch roti...are there any out there???
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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 12:08:08 PM »
Here is the 1955 brochure. Notice they made a brazier kettle early on. Also, all the grills had 1 bowl damper.








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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 12:54:40 PM »
I noticed that brazier as well in @harris92  SJ post.  A bunch interesting stuff in both of these!


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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 12:56:02 PM »
Thanks so much @1ROW and g'ma 1Row.  This is probably as close as I'll get to a birth year kettle, [emoji46],  so seeing this is extra special. [emoji16]  Time to look a little closer. [emoji111]

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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 01:51:59 PM »
Thank's so much, this is very cool!!

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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 01:56:42 PM »
WOW!!!! Very Very Cool!! [emoji41][emoji106]🏾[emoji106]🏾


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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 02:11:47 PM »
The RK in 1957 was $144.95. Not sure what the retail is on them nowadays.



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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 02:31:31 PM »
The RK in 1957 was $144.95. Not sure what the retail is on them nowadays.

Right on par with todayís Ranch retail price.  Sounds like it was ďtheĒ steal in Ď57 line-up


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Re: 1957 Weber Brochure/Catalog
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 02:41:02 PM »
Wow!  Cool bits of history to say the least!  Thanks @1ROW and Grandma 1ROW!  This was a really interesting read!  Thanks for the history lessons.


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