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einrej

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1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« on: August 26, 2015, 04:09:24 AM »
   Weber charcoal kettle grill, portable, 20" round, removable legs - (Wonder Lake)

"Weber charcoal kettle grill, portable, legs are removable so less space needed to transport, 20" round medium size, includes an electric charcoal starter, some charcoal, lighting fluid.

Please e-mail or call and leave a message if no answer. Might be able to meet somewhere in the area for pickup if scheduled ahead of time. "

Seen that metal handle on the lid, Wow!
I called and talked to the owner.  I told him it was an hour and a half drive, would he hold it for me? Yes. I got in the truck and headed for Illinois.
I pulled into the yard and there it was waiting. I met the owner and his wife, very nice people. During our conversation, I learned that they got married in 1963 and he thought that he bought the grill new in 1964-65. They reminisced about the family vacations and how they took the legs off the grill and stored it in a cardboard box. They were selling their house and down sizing and no longer needed the grill. I told him about the WKC and he was happy it was going to a good home. I loaded the grill in the front seat of the truck for the ride to Wisconsin.
I checked the WKC age guide and discovered that Weber discontinued the metal handle in 1963 and went to a wood handle in 1964.  Therefore, it must have been old new stock when the previous owner purchased it.  1964 catalog price for The Traveler was $29.95.
For a 50+ year old kettle, it is in remarkably good shape.  All parts are original, including the grates.   















« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 04:16:42 AM by einrej »
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Lumpy Coal

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 04:13:05 AM »
Awesome....looks in great shape!

Craig

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 04:58:37 AM »
That's a super nice Traveler! Very well taken care of these past 50 plus years. Congratulations on the pickup.

SixZeroFour

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 05:13:16 AM »
What a cool find! Even more special with the back story behind it too... Congrats!
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MrHoss

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 05:54:59 AM »
Oh man Ernie......that is one special find!!! Good to see you get it.
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Uncle JJ

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 06:20:22 AM »
Cool Traveler!  Congrats!

truckertrash

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 09:24:51 AM »
Nice score! Seems a few haved popped up lately wich is kinda odd

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crowderjd

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 09:28:50 AM »
Very nice, what amazing condition overall...

Winz

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 11:43:12 AM »
Awesome kettle and story.  Congratulations!
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jcnaz

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 01:11:00 PM »
A keeper for sure!
A bunch of black kettles
-JC

effinUker

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 01:53:09 PM »
Awesome grab. Congrats.

1911Ron

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2015, 05:21:31 PM »
Very nice, congrats!
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WNC

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2015, 06:03:14 PM »
Beautiful! And I can't believe how great the cooking grate looks after all these years, looks perfectly seasoned.

kendoll

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2015, 06:23:47 PM »
Super find mate. Lovedly grill.
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SmokenJoe

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Re: 1964-65?... Well Pre 64
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2015, 09:24:31 PM »
Congratulations on that catch.  It's an amazing thing to see such an old kettle in that good of condition.
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