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Raindog

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Need help determining age of SJ
« on: July 15, 2017, 10:15:36 AM »
I'm trying to determine age of this SJ I'm cleaning up. It has the tabs inside the lower bowl that hold cooking grate instead of grate riding on lip. I searched site because I thought someone referenced the tabs once but can't find. Thanks.

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mhiszem

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 10:20:40 AM »
Is there any marking on the vent?


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Raindog

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 10:24:49 AM »
Is there any marking on the vent?

No stamp. 3 daisy wheel lower bowl.

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Neil_VT00

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 04:45:47 PM »
The grate support tabs changed to a ridge in the bowl in 1981. If yours has the grate support tabs then it's 1980 or earlier.


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Neil_VT00

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Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 04:51:45 PM »
That style handle likely started in 1975 so yours looks like somewhere in the 75-78 timeframe.

This should help too:
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=26262




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Raindog

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 05:04:08 PM »
That style handle likely started in 1975 so yours looks like somewhere in the 75-78 timeframe.

This should help too:
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=26262




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Thanks Neil_VT00.  That's the info I was looking for...

Craig

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Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 08:45:25 PM »
With this one having the full (normal) wood handle, I'd put this one in the 1977-78 range. I have one just like this one but the handle is the smaller offset size on the normal strap. Bowl also has large bowl tabs. I determine mine as a 1975-76.

Here is a pic of the one I have from the 1977 catalog. This picture was likely taken in 1976.

« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 08:48:14 PM by Craig »
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Raindog

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 05:52:09 AM »
With this one having the full (normal) wood handle, I'd put this one in the 1977-78 range. I have one just like this one but the handle is the smaller offset size on the normal strap. Bowl also has large bowl tabs. I determine mine as a 1975-76.

Here is a pic of the one I have from the 1977 catalog. This picture was likely taken in 1976.



Thanks Craig. 77-78 it is  :)

Mr.CPHo

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 06:12:54 AM »
I love the peel on these old SJs.


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Neil_VT00

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Re: Need help determining age of SJ
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 06:11:36 AM »
Thanks @Craig. What does the 77 catalog list as the model number? I'll add this info to my other thread.
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