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Title: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Charcoal_Guerrilla on September 06, 2017, 03:14:33 AM
So, what do people have?

Mine are mid-90s and younger.
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: eLLWOODgGLEN on September 06, 2017, 04:23:56 AM
My oldest is a redhead thumbscrew. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/6c1a111505aa590c5e5cc34e8099775f.jpg)

I've thinned my collection and I prefer the older daisy wheel models. My favorites are thumbscrew years. Just something about it that I love.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Madpap on September 06, 2017, 05:39:46 AM
Mine is a 68 thumbscrew brownie.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Mr.CPHo on September 06, 2017, 05:48:41 AM
Not exactly sure, Fleetwood or offset handle SJ would be my guess.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/6bcaa92f8b74db3a320c37ad7b435b26.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/804b74fb4dee1162d47d604ed37d02fa.jpg)
Could someone help me figure out ages?


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: jcnaz on September 06, 2017, 05:57:10 AM
My mid-sixties Texans are my oldest kettles:

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: kettlebb on September 06, 2017, 05:59:01 AM
Patent pending is my oldest and lately I prefer One Touch OTS redheads. I haven't cooked enough with a wheeler to get comfortable and the ash management kind of sucks.

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Title: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Mr.CPHo on September 06, 2017, 06:03:26 AM
Patent pending is my oldest and lately I prefer One Touch OTS redheads. I haven't cooked enough with a wheeler to get comfortable and the ash management kind of sucks.
Find yourself an Internal Ash Pan and ash scoop if possible.  Complete game changer in regards to using three-wheelers.

BTW, let me buy you a double-rivet handle for that old red MBH.  Let @Zavodd44 know what you want and I'll PayPal him.  🤙🤙🤙
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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: LiquidOcelot on September 06, 2017, 06:24:39 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/24eee39e4ff34ede213858a4f27e684a.jpg)

No leg sockets when I got it but I'm guessing it's at least 69-71? Small bowl and vent tabs
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Cellar2ful on September 06, 2017, 06:30:08 AM

1958 Custom

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/07/30/DSC03408.md.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: jraylmer85 on September 06, 2017, 07:00:22 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/a9e2e1e2e0b8e59473111a0929c26763.jpg)

Somewhere between 67 and 69 I believe it's a 26r

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: mhiszem on September 06, 2017, 07:16:55 AM
Currently it is a patent pending yellow probably late 1972.
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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: kettlebb on September 06, 2017, 08:19:35 AM
Patent pending is my oldest and lately I prefer One Touch OTS redheads. I haven't cooked enough with a wheeler to get comfortable and the ash management kind of sucks.
Find yourself an Internal Ash Pan and ash scoop if possible.  Complete game changer in regards to using three-wheelers.

BTW, let me buy you a double-rivet handle for that old red MBH.  Let @Zavodd44 know what you want and I'll PayPal him.  🤙🤙🤙
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That is very nice of you Charlie. That ol' girl is a bit beat up but she made killer ribs for us on Monday. Thanks again to you and the crew for that one. I'll get with Brian.

By the way, leave the car out and put the grills in. Insurance can find you some new wheels but they can't replace your MBH collection.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: jdorn on September 06, 2017, 09:29:58 AM
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My '68ish Cado

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Title: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: harris92 on September 06, 2017, 10:50:37 AM
1956

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: crowderjd on September 06, 2017, 11:35:13 AM
The 62-63 Wood Dales!

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Post by: SteveMBH on September 06, 2017, 02:25:05 PM
My red 18" thumbscrew "Easterner".
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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Kneab on September 06, 2017, 02:27:43 PM
Mine is a 68 thumbscrew brownie.


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Very nice Brownie Madpap 👍
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Scott Zee on September 06, 2017, 04:38:15 PM
Mine is a '59 Estate (Chestnut Coppertone) early transition Wood Dale. Notice the MBH with holes top n bottom.
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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: firedude5015 on September 06, 2017, 04:48:45 PM
I'm pretty sure my oldest is Big Poppa...late 60s early 70s Ranch...I think...maybe someone can clarify...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170907/24fa816bca9459a048709d3c23590657.jpg)

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Craig on September 06, 2017, 07:26:29 PM
My 1963 Wood Dale red 22.


HOLY GRAILS: 1960s Glen Blue 22 aka The Imperial, 1981 C code Green 22, Brown Go Anywhere grill.

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Charcoal_Guerrilla on September 07, 2017, 03:51:23 AM
Thanks guys. Amazing kettles! I stand in awe. Makes me just that bit keener to score something special.

Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: bear on September 07, 2017, 04:41:26 AM
Grate thread
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Kneab on September 07, 2017, 06:57:19 PM
65-68 49'er
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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Troy1620 on September 08, 2017, 12:46:07 PM
69 or 70 patent pending(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170908/c66e499bd09acb54c79a0c01a70afb28.jpg)

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: JDD on September 08, 2017, 01:17:39 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/28/after2.png) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/Wwn)
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: HoosierKettle on September 08, 2017, 02:16:40 PM
Maybe a dumb question but are there any original buoy kettles left?  How many were made originally?


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: 56MPG on September 08, 2017, 02:47:05 PM
Early 60s Wood Dale
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5617/30409973361_c850d18c3f_b.jpg)
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Post by: JEBIV on September 08, 2017, 03:10:04 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170908/b2563fa17cec187f36fb23161e13fdfd.jpg)
61ish 62 Woodale
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: harris92 on September 08, 2017, 03:20:59 PM
Less than 100 were made.  And yes, there is another outside of the ivory tower (still with the original owner's family).

Maybe a dumb question but are there any original buoy kettles left?  How many were made originally?


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Lemans on September 08, 2017, 03:43:09 PM
I have a 97 ssp


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: mcgolden on September 08, 2017, 06:55:11 PM
70/71 black MBH.



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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Rub on September 08, 2017, 09:08:41 PM
'64(?) Glen blue I think.
Some real beauties in this thread.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: mhiszem on September 09, 2017, 06:21:19 AM
Itís like the greatest hits...


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: MacEggs on September 09, 2017, 06:51:57 AM
Itís like the greatest hits...


I was kinda hoping this would be Aussie greatest hits.  After all, it's a thread in the Australia section Ö.

Nope.  It's America's greatest hits Ö.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zZ9awjr4hc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awi14wDTxNw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S94ohyErSw


Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Charcoal_Guerrilla on September 12, 2017, 03:01:36 AM
Loads of great pics here. Each kettle seems to have a distinct character.

Maybe an oldies but goldies calendar in the making?
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: bear on September 12, 2017, 12:20:56 PM
Late 50's? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/f2488469b2022472c13839594bc03e8c.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Lowbrass on September 12, 2017, 09:29:51 PM
I believe the Ranger is from around 1965 and the Statesman is 1964-1968? 


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: harris92 on September 13, 2017, 03:01:31 AM
1956 Weber Bros Traveler (tied with the Gen 1 49er)

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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: kettlebb on September 13, 2017, 08:14:10 AM
Need some education here @Harris92 did they not have a triangle in 1956?


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Post by: Mr.CPHo on September 13, 2017, 08:38:44 AM

Need some education here @Harris92 did they not have a triangle in 1956?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/03dc23ae4a0b52a9ace3b140a5440009.jpg)Check out this old catalog, kettlebb, I never get tired of looking through these.  http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-catalogs/1962-Weber-catalog.pdf


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: kettlebb on September 13, 2017, 08:39:54 AM
Thanks Charlie!


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: harris92 on September 13, 2017, 01:05:10 PM
The Traveler was introduced in 1956 and continued through the early 1970's
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Post by: kettlebb on September 13, 2017, 01:30:03 PM
Thanks @Harris92 I still love seeing your posts.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: Schaefd2 on September 13, 2017, 01:32:53 PM
Lotsa great looking grills here! My oldest is a grail.....that is only if you think 2005 Original Kettles are hard to find haha.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: cigarman20 on September 13, 2017, 03:05:36 PM
Ah yes, the '62 Fleetwood... Since I was born in Feb of '63... I would consider this my Konception kettle!


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: JEBIV on September 13, 2017, 03:45:46 PM
Ah yes, the '62 Fleetwood... Since I was born in Feb of '63... I would consider this my Konception kettle!


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Now that will surely start a new thread
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: LukeS on September 17, 2017, 07:01:49 AM
Anyone here willing to sell an oldskool weber to a member down under?
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: james1787 on October 06, 2017, 02:30:33 AM
It's a tie between these two patent pendings... not sure which is older.. I'd put them both at 1969 or 1970.

(https://i.imgur.com/ddWpUqe.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: vwengguy on October 06, 2017, 03:59:00 AM
Wow this is a great line up of killer kettles!
I feel like such a looser because the oldest kettle I have ever had ( or seen in The Netherlands ) is my Ď78 Weathered Warrior ;-)
Iím still proud of it !
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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: kettlebb on October 06, 2017, 10:15:35 AM

Wow this is a great line up of killer kettles!
I feel like such a looser because the oldest kettle I have ever had ( or seen in The Netherlands ) is my Ď78 Weathered Warrior ;-)
Iím still proud of it !
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171006/111758a565907c390bc7c498b1f6180f.jpg)


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You should have your head examined for feeling like a looser brother. You have a sweet cooker there. A lot of guys in the US would like to have that one. You should be proud of it and cook on it too.


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: vwengguy on October 06, 2017, 10:34:00 AM
Ok , I see the light.. yes your correct that I am one of the very few here in The Netherlands that has a weber that is SO old and yet SO Young compared to the Ď50-Ď60ís grills that can be found in the states.
Letís call it ďgreen with envy and deep seated jealousyĒ ;-)
Still have to say it... wow those are some great looking kettles !!

Ps: my house is up for sale and when it sells .. look out !  Iím packing my stuff and coming back home to the states to hunt kettles :-)



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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: kettlebb on October 06, 2017, 10:36:17 AM
Awesome! You know where your going to call home yet?


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: vwengguy on October 09, 2017, 01:07:14 PM
In the mid Ď90ís my service manager at the Buick dealership I worked at in Michigan once told me :
I am so sick of snow and shoveling snow that I want to pack all my stuff in my car with a snow shovel on top of the roof of the car. Then Iím going to drive south and when I stop for gas and someone asks me what the hell is that thing on top of the roof.. then I know I have gone far enough south!
In other words.. some place nice and warm ;-)


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Title: Re: What's the oldest kettle that you have?
Post by: zavod44 on October 09, 2017, 01:44:00 PM
Late 50s custom

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