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bladz

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‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« on: June 20, 2021, 04:56:45 PM »
I found this gem online a few weeks back and had family in the area pick it up for me. They came to visit this past weekend and brought the grill to its new home! 

Seller said tenants left it in the building and it sat in the basement for years.  He also said he cooked on it several times. 

This beast is in fantastic shape. All sockets and welds are solid. Original vents are intact and spin freely.  Some weathered fade, but overall finish is really nice. The front of the ash pan has wire wrapped around the leg, so if anyone has pics of how it was originally attached to the leg it would be appreciated. 

The grill was missing the original cooking grate so I threw on another old grate I had and  cooked some sausages on Saturday and smoked some beans today for Father’s Day




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Kneab

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2021, 05:13:10 PM »
Very cool.
That could not have gone to a better home.
Congrats Dennis.

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AZ2FL

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2021, 05:13:19 PM »
That’s an awesome find! Congrats

I wonder how longs it’s been caddywampus? Lol

Cheers


bamakettles

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2021, 05:39:37 PM »
Very nice find, congratulations!  Cool that you could cook on it for Father’s Day.


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Lilyankee

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2021, 06:11:20 PM »
Congrats on the awesome piece of history! Super cool you fired it up right away too!


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michaelmilitello

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2021, 06:27:29 PM »
Wow!!!   Congratulations.  A real piece of Weber history!


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Erictag

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2021, 06:40:31 PM »
Congrats- Thank you for sharing!


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bear

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2021, 07:02:10 PM »
And cooking already, hats off to you

Scott Zee

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2021, 07:06:56 PM »
Just am awesome find Dennis. Hopefully it'll make it down to the Chitown meetup

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Bob BQ

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2021, 07:26:16 PM »
Amazing find, Dennis! Like Scott said, hope to see it in person in August!


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Cellar2ful

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2021, 08:21:17 PM »
What a cool piece of Weber history.  Congratulations Dennis!

Here's a Forum thread I found from 2013 with some photos of how a ash tray attaches to a 56 kettle. Photos aren't the best because of Photobucket logos but you should be able to see enough.

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=4247.msg40271#msg40271
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 06:09:43 AM by Cellar2ful »
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Joep

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2021, 10:38:38 PM »
Good to know they are still out there, great find!


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RottiGuy

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2021, 11:38:50 PM »
That's awesome Dennis!!! Congrats!!

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JEBIV

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2021, 03:10:21 AM »
Awesome find for one helluva grillfella !!
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Pezdogs

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Re: ‘56 Weber Bros Demo find
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2021, 03:51:28 AM »
What a score Dennis, you're on fire lately with these scores

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