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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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Lowbrass

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Re: 18" Avocado Kettle from 1968?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:09:36 PM »
Beautiful score!
Burnt Orange Ranger, A code Weathered Warrior, D Code Yellow, Gen 2 Grass Green Performer, 18" DU Code Blue, 1U-Line Lime Green SJ, "Bone" SJ, 14" and 18" WSM

Grails (HELP!): Wave Blue SJ, Vintage Lime, GLEN BLUE. Blue lantern. Have an extra green lantern to trade for blue

kettlebb

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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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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.

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