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Craig

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CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« on: August 02, 2014, 07:30:47 AM »
We are compiling some more information for the history page and we are researching when Weber made the two tone red or "red mist" kettles. It is believed that during the 1980s and 1990s, Weber went back and forth with this. This is a red kettle appreciation thread of sorts, what we are looking for are the following: Photos of two tone red kettles, the date code (lid vent photos too please) AND if you OR anyone else here has a kettle from the same year in a non two tone (no fade/solid red) please share it with us here.

Example: An EO code (1995) two tone red kettle and if you OR anyone has an EO code in a non fade. Show those too. As of now, there are no known two tone red kettles made before the 1980s. So for research purposes, this does eliminate red kettles made before 1980. Sad, because MBH reds are my favorite! So, show us your two tones and one tone reds from the 1980s and 1990s!!

1995 EO code Red two tone 22 (converted to GOLD)



Lid Vent




No cheating! ;D Like this frankenkettle. A '79 red with a '95 lid. Though I kind of like this.. It looks like a Brownie and a Red had a hookup. Ok if your gonna cheat, say it's a frankenkettle...





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Craig

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CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 07:42:28 AM »
1992 O code MT Non Fade/mist





Anyone have an O code kettle WITH the fade, OR WITHOUT TOO, please share. :D
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 08:00:51 AM by Craig »
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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 09:43:32 AM »
Not much range in my sample but might help confirm all fades for 99?...

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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 09:58:15 AM »
Ee, Mt, fade
E, ot, solid
F, ot, solid
EO, performer, fade
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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 11:27:44 AM »
Just beautiful.

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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 12:27:42 PM »
1998 EZ MT...some fade





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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 02:04:57 PM »
Is it only 22's you looking for? What about 18's?
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Craig

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CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 02:54:11 PM »
18s also!! Any red that was made in a fade or non fade in the same years. I've heard of fade/mist reds as old as 1984-85 and as late as 1999...

For the record: 1999 was the last year of bright red (solid or fade) officially.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 02:59:11 PM by Craig »
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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 03:41:08 PM »
"O" Mastertouch and "DO" two tone. I'll get vent pics later.


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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 06:08:21 PM »
My EI


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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 12:50:19 PM »
Don't be shy folks!! Keep em coming!!
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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 04:49:30 AM »
I have a red mist EE code MT. No pix but it looks like that's already covered.
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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 07:11:20 AM »
Great topic, Craig!

Here is my M code. Hard to tell if it's got a fade or not. May be the lighting.






My EO code has a fade.






Here are the two side-by-side. 




And my P code 18" does not have a fade.







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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 09:38:00 AM »
 

EZ jumbo joe with pronounced fade.



EZ Performer with a nice fade:




Sideways K OT+ (converted to MT) that is hard to call... I will say no fade, but the lid is definitely darker than the bowl:



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Re: CODE RED: Two Tone Redheads of the 80s and 90s.
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 09:40:43 AM »


...plus a Grillfella in a vintage polyester shirt (Peaspurple finds corn-n-tater rings at the thrift store, and all I find are shirts).
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