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Yoster

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No date code, need some help finding age
« on: August 02, 2020, 05:19:06 PM »
I picked this up today for $65 and I do not know what year it is.  It is in great shape and appears to be a dark gray with a stipple finish.  Three vents on the bottom.
Thanks for any help.


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bamakettles

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 05:40:00 PM »
78 ish timeframe.  Any letters on the top vent?


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Yoster

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 05:44:41 PM »
No letter on the top vent.


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Yoster

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 05:57:46 PM »
Here is the vent and handle.  Also what should I use on the wood handle to revitalize it?


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bamakettles

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No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 06:19:55 PM »
78.... tung oil does wonders....very nice kettle!


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« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 06:21:38 PM by bamakettles »

Cellar2ful

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 07:43:08 PM »
+1 on Tung oil. 

I lightly sand/buff the handles with #0000 steel wool. After sanding I wipe them with a damp cloth and let them dry in the sun for an hour.  I like Tung oil. It really brings out the grains in the wood and is not to dark.  It's easily applied with a small cloth and wiped on.  It holds up real well to sun and rain.  If another application is required, no sanding is needed.  Just reapply the Tung oil using a piece of cloth.  Here are before and after pictures of a handle restored using this method.




« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 07:45:27 PM by Cellar2ful »
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Yoster

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 07:44:01 PM »
Thank you


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Yoster

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 08:30:10 PM »
What do you use for keeping the kettle so healthy and shiny?


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AZ2FL

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 02:06:18 AM »
78.... tung oil does wonders....very nice kettle!


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I agree it's a 78!
I have black 78 in the same condition.

WNC

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 05:55:34 AM »
Great looking grill, congratulations!


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Cellar2ful

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 06:22:04 AM »
"Chasing Classic Kettles"

Craig

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Re: No date code, need some help finding age
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2020, 08:21:05 PM »
1978. My birth year. Nice black!

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