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mike.stavlund

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Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« on: September 21, 2012, 01:48:04 PM »
Hey, I'm wanting to blog about the beginnings of my passion for grilling, and the logical place for me to start is with my Dad's mid-60s era light blue/green (sea foam?) color kettle.  Unfortunately, his is all cracked and depressingly decrepit, and I'm of course writing about my *memory* of that grill 35 years ago... so does anyone have a photo of such a grill I can grab?  The grill doesn't need to be pristine or anything, I'm just trying to convey the very 60s-ish color of that model.  I promise to give your grill credit and not pretend it's my Dad's.  ;-)
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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 03:05:55 PM »
One like that light blue 22 one Ebay not too long ago?
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« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 03:14:27 PM by MartyG »

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 03:42:30 PM »
yup...thats the photo I was thinkin Mike
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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 03:59:52 PM »
Thanks, Marty.  My Dad's has a wooden handle on the lid, but that photo is close.  And the condition is exactly the way I remember that grill being in the 70s and 80s.

I will try to find a photo of my Dad's grill.  He keeps two photos on his nightstand, so I think he is an honorary member of this online club.  He mostly cooks on his brick red OTG now, but he swears by the baby blue for turkeys in the wintertime (anyone else subscribe to the theory that Weber used to use thicker metal?  My '88 seems to cook much hotter and longer than my newer grills...). 
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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 04:02:27 PM »
Oh, ouch!  I just noticed that the legs are on all askew from the handles, which makes my skin crawl.  It's like fingernails on a blackboard...

I'm sure no one reading my blog will notice that though.
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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 05:30:12 AM »
Oh, ouch!  I just noticed that the legs are on all askew from the handles, which makes my skin crawl.  It's like fingernails on a blackboard...

I'm sure no one reading my blog will notice that though.

The legs in the wrong socket business is one of my biggest pet peeves too! Of course I rationalize in my head that I have an excuse to 'rescue' the kettle and make it right. As yet none of my aquisitions have been plagued with this problem. Can't wait to see pics of your Dad's kettle!

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 01:30:50 PM »
one like this?

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2012, 01:54:02 PM »
Hey Troy, any chance you can do some stand-alone shots of that one? Maybe the green one too?

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 06:10:08 PM »
absolutely. It's on my list of things to do anyway :)

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 06:40:19 PM »
That's it, exactly Troy!

It makes me so happy to know that your grill lives in Rockford, where my dad bought his at a garage sale in about 1974 or so for 15 bucks.  According to family legend, money was really tight then, so my dad hid the grill from my mom for a little while.  When he finally came clean, she was so mad at him that she ran out and bought a second-hand kitchen table for $25.  They still have both the grill and the table (a huge, gorgeous oak piece with turned legs that he still re-coats with tung oil every year), so I'd say their purchases were both wise.  But they still tease one another about it. 

I would love an individual shot of that grill, if it's not too much trouble. Thanks.
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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 08:47:11 AM »
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"anyone else subscribe to the theory that Weber used to use thicker metal?  My '88 seems to cook much hotter and longer than my newer grills...).  "


That's absolutely true....
I have 18-1/2" lids that weigh about the same as a new 22.5"
Cooking experience is about the same also, the heavier ones just retain heat better....

Great story about mom & dad, too !!!
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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 08:58:29 AM »
I don't. When a lid gets seasoned and gunked they get heavier an seem to work better overall. Colored kettles are painted which gives then an extra layer the black ones don't have.

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 09:16:55 AM »
I don't. When a lid gets seasoned and gunked they get heavier an seem to work better overall. Colored kettles are painted which gives then an extra layer the black ones don't have.

I agree! However I will say that the lips of the lids have gotten thicker or taller when compared to the older kettles. Not heavier, though.

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Re: Photo request: 60s era light blue kettle
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 09:32:23 AM »
I don't. When a lid gets seasoned and gunked they get heavier an seem to work better overall. Colored kettles are painted which gives then an extra layer the black ones don't have.

Good point, hadn't thought of that.....
Seems entirely possible that's how it is ...... :)
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