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Blacky924

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Original Weber wishing well discovered
« on: November 19, 2023, 03:00:24 PM »
Iíve unearthed an absolute beauty last week. A massive grail for me and Iíd assume a few others also. This is the first ever documented discovery of a Late 60s to early 70s WISHING WELL.  A grill that was rumoured to have only been made as a prototype. This appeared in catalogs for two consecutive years from 1969 to 1970 and was offered in 4 colours; red, black, avacado and coppermist; black disappearing as an option in the second year. Some have questioned the practicality of the design but I think itís an awesome piece of backyard furniture.

It doesnít look like much at the moment but My Plan is to restore this to its former glory. Previous owners had clad around the base of the well with bricks and itís been reinforced around the vertical roof support members over the years. Itís definately seen better days. The black tabbed kettle disappeared somewhere between 2018 and now and was trashed by the owners. Redwood will be replaced where required, reinforcement removed as well as a handle and crank fabricated and cedar shingles replaced. canít wait to get started on this project.

Thankyou to the people who have helped me discover this and who are helping with dismantling and removal. Itís must be a pretty cool feeling to be the first people to lay eyes on an original wishing well [emoji4]

More pictures and details to come, before during and after restoration.


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« Last Edit: November 19, 2023, 03:04:45 PM by Blacky924 »

Gringo

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2023, 03:06:42 PM »
Wow, wow, wow wishing well!!  Congrats!


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dazzo

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2023, 03:49:15 PM »
Very cool!

This would be a great time to document everything - measurements, pictures, etc.

Congratulations!
Dude, relax your chicken.

Mikeyd

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2023, 04:32:35 PM »
Wow!!! What an amazing find! I cannot wait to see you restore it back to its original condition. What a great part of Weber history! Congratulations!


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michaelmilitello

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Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2023, 09:17:27 PM »
Wow!  It does exist.  Was it in the Midwest?


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Blacky924

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2023, 09:53:35 PM »

Wow!  It does exist.  Was it in the Midwest?


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Yes was found in the Midwest [emoji119]
Iím sure that there has to be others out there


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ASpitzer

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2023, 06:01:05 AM »
Excellent find! Look forward to the restoration process photos.
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dwnthehatch

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 06:39:52 AM »
Congrats!

Cellar2ful

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2023, 07:46:57 AM »


Epic discovery. The final missing piece of the Weber puzzle. Congratulations!  Looking forward to the restoration process. 
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michaelmilitello

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2023, 12:23:46 PM »
Has a barrel bbq ever been seen in the wild?


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Blacky924

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2023, 05:28:03 PM »

Has a barrel bbq ever been seen in the wild?


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Itís rumoured that one exists in Atlanta GA. No confirmation with pics from what Iíve seen. Would be pretty cool to see. 


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bgilbert44

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2023, 09:20:59 PM »
This is pretty much THE Holy Grail (for now anyway). Congratulations on such an epic find!!
I think I might need a bigger backyard soon...

watkinsb87

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2023, 05:02:14 PM »
Wow! Thatís awesome!


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Bertl

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2023, 05:11:01 AM »
What a find, congrats! I am looking forward to seeing it restored


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MadGasser

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Re: Original Weber wishing well discovered
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2023, 04:14:34 PM »
Awesome!

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