A 1958 Weber Catalog has just surfaced. Thanks to Mike Dejong of Pure Smoke BBQ for sharing images of the brochure. This brochure has revealed some Weber marketing nicknames not known or forgotten until now. What we know as Custom kettles apparently had names given to them by Weber. The 22″ was the Suburbanite and the 18″ was the Californian. Also, the Westerner model we have come to know was previously assigned to another kettle model. Looks like we will have to update the WKC Vintage Names Reference Library.
Take a look back at what shopping for a Weber in 1958 would be like.