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foshizzle

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18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« on: July 16, 2017, 09:43:12 PM »
Was super excited when I saw this kettle pop up for sale when I was on my way to pick up my first gasser (another thread).
I thought it was a 22" when I saw the ad but was happily surprised when I saw it in person and it was an 18 inch Avocado. Looking through the WKC website I think it's from about 1968 but the cross bars on the stand and ash catcher do not seem right.  Wanted to see if anyone had any input or thoughts on this Kettle.





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Harleysmoker

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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 10:01:11 PM »
The legs, ash pan, and triangle have been replaced with newer stuff. Not sure on the actually age of the kettle but someone here will tell you

Bob BQ

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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 10:04:58 PM »
That's a gorgeous kettle. Congrats!! Looks like someone replaced the legs/triangle/wheels/ash pan with newer ones


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BBQ:it's what's for dinner. Grails ISO: Red SJ & a Yachtsman (18" yellow).

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Lowbrass

  • WKC Ranger
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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:09:36 PM »
Beautiful score!
1965ish Burnt Orange Ranger, 1979 Weathered Warrior, 1982 D Code Yellow, Gen 2 Performer w/C&B Grass Green Bowl/lid, U-Line Lime Green SJ, 14" and 18" WSM

Grail list (help a brother out!): 18" Blue (no logo), Wave Blue SJ, 18" or 22" Lime, Glen Blue. All lanterns but green (have a spare to trade)

kettlebb

  • WKC Performer
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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:03:11 AM »
Patent Pending could be 1969-1972.

http://weberkettleclub.com/determine-age-of-old-grill/


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Looking for: Gray Smokey Joe Gold, Red 18” Coca-Cola logo, Copper Mist 18”, Red 26er

JayCee

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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 03:24:07 AM »
Awesome score. Love the Cado's.
I don't have a huge collection. But with 2 of the country's biggest collectors within 5 mins of my house, I figure it's cheaper to simply visit theirs.
Current collection: Red MT (EI), Red 18 (N). Red 18 (H), Red SS Performer, Red Gasser (Thanks Golly) 79 Chief, Blue GA, Burgundy GA, Simpsons SJ

mhiszem

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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 04:29:50 AM »
That is a great score. Looks to be in great condition.
WGA, Uline Green SJ, '95 Red M/T, '88 Red 18", '01 Plum SSP, Patent Pending Yellow