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Duke

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2012, 09:23:28 AM »
Mine doesn't have any writing. :(




Troy

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2012, 09:34:19 AM »
if it has a patent number, it's from the 70s

Jeff

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2012, 10:41:12 AM »
Troy...I'm pretty sure my yellow Ranger has a patent number, but we know this grill is from 1965.
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Smokin Hutch

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2012, 12:57:44 PM »
if it has a patent number, it's from the 70s

Some from the mid 60's (like the Ranger) also had patent numbers.

Mine doesn't have any writing. :(



I got that problem too Shaun. Haha, sweet red head!




Troy

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2012, 01:25:16 PM »
Troy...I'm pretty sure my yellow Ranger has a patent number, but we know this grill is from 1965.

if the patent number is 3538906, then the grill is from the 70s

if the patent number is something different, share it here and i'll figure it out :)

while the ranger came out in 65, it doesn't really mean all the rangers in existence were made in 65.

zavod44

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2012, 05:52:10 PM »
We need to make a list of codes we need pictures of...

Brian
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Jeff

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2012, 07:43:25 PM »
I have nothing else different than anyone else has already shown or mentioned.
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Smokin Hutch

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2012, 07:56:08 PM »
Troy...I'm pretty sure my yellow Ranger has a patent number, but we know this grill is from 1965.

if the patent number is 3538906, then the grill is from the 70s

if the patent number is something different, share it here and i'll figure it out :)

while the ranger came out in 65, it doesn't really mean all the rangers in existence were made in 65.

Troy I see what your saying, and I just didn't think the Yellow Ranger was made into the 70's. I know the Red Ranger came out in 1973. But going by the patent numbers you are correct. The patent number 3538906 was filed Nov 22 of 1968 and issued Nov 10 of 1970. So by those dates any grills manufactured between Nov 22 of 1968 and Nov 10 of 1970 should have patent pending on the vent and all grills with patent number 3538906 should of been made after 1970.

I believe patent number 3538906 was for the switch to screwless leg sockets, I know my Ranger definitely had screws holding the legs on (which would be 1960's) but I am sure that was just the design of the grill.


zavod44

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2012, 05:31:16 AM »
Hey I think the smokey vents need to be shown as well.  I want a picture of them all!

Brian
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MartyG

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2012, 03:38:38 AM »
Anyone can look up a patent #, it's easy. Go here:  http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/patimg.htm and plug in the number. You'll get the original patent drawings with the associated dates. etc. I have 30 or so of these patents from a former life at Black & Decker, and learned a lot about the USPTO - not all of it interesting or fun. Here's a pic of one page from the one mentioned below, and Smokin Hutch is right, it's related to the leg attachment.

Marty


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Craig

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2012, 06:20:35 AM »
The first one is like Brian's but red.

circa 1964-1967 From my wood handled 18.5" I inherited this one from my Grandfather.


1988 Black Smokey Joe


1995 Red 22.5 One Touch


1997 Red Smokey Joe


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zavod44

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2012, 06:47:31 PM »
 Nice Craig!  Hey Troy can you make a special section on the home page with a picture of every vent from all the grills?  Come on it would be cool!

Brian
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Troy

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2012, 08:01:47 PM »
i can, and will.

i also have a spreadsheet with all the weber patents (numbers, dates applied for, dates granted, descriptions, etc)
I'll publish both and link to them from the what year was my weber grill made page.

zavod44

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2012, 10:07:20 PM »
Do you need me to send pics, or can you snatch them off the site?

Brian
Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X

michael w

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Re: Vent code dates
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2012, 08:55:06 AM »
A code on a black 22.5  8)
Some kettles, couple smokey joes, a preformer, 18" WSM and the wifes Q300.