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G

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 04:45:15 PM »
Hold on.....I thought the 26ers came out in '62.  My reasoning is based on the catalog page here....reply #13

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/old-26-found/

Was that just a new color?

zavod44

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 05:00:31 PM »
I'm taking it as a new color

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Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
Hold on.....I thought the 26ers came out in '62.  My reasoning is based on the catalog page here....reply #13

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/old-26-found/

Was that just a new color?

Stu, that's the 1962 catalog I was talking to you about in the PM. If you look closely at that Fleetwood, the handle is turned away from the vent...

Brian, that color could have very well have been new for '62. Perhaps the Westerner was the lone 26"er for a couple of years. Notice the absence of a red 26"er too.. I also concede that this is a grey kettle.

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 05:24:05 PM »
Craig and I got into this same discussion just the other day. We were debating whether the Weber Timeline was wrong in stating that the Westerner came out in 1958. We settled on it being right and I believe the Westerner was the first 26'r. My belief is that they made something larger than a 22 and smaller than a ranch and stamped it with a Texas longhorn symbol because everything is supposed to be bigger in Texas.

G

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 05:25:41 PM »
Yep.....wish I had a copy.  Maybe that was the year the Fleetwood (black which looks silvery in the photo) was introduced.  Almost looks like it has only one bowl handle. 

Jeff

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 05:28:42 PM »
Are u looking for the 62 catalog pics that had what looks like a new Grandpa in it?
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Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 05:28:52 PM »
Yep.....wish I had a copy.  Maybe that was the year the Fleetwood (black which looks silvery in the photo) was introduced.  Almost looks like it has only one bowl handle.

One weird attribute of the MTH and MBH kettles is that if your looking at one from the side just slightly out of center, one of the bowl handles always disappear from view. Notice the Yellow Ochre (Ambassador) has the same thing going on.

Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2014, 05:29:56 PM »
Are u looking for the 62 catalog pics that had what looks like a new Grandpa in it?

Yes we both are. Do you have a bigger shot of that catalog?

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 05:35:30 PM »
I thought I did but guess not. Only have the 63 catalog that shows the Westerner as being "new". Its handle configuration is opposite of Winz's handle
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Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 05:37:47 PM »
I thought I did but guess not. Only have the 63 catalog that shows the Westerner as being "new". Its handle configuration is opposite of Winz's handle

1963. I don't have that one. Lets see it! The one possibility regarding the handle in the '63 catalog is that they could have used older/existing models. But either way, I'd love to see that one.

Troy

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 05:39:47 PM »
i don't think the timeline is a great piece of evidence.

it's a marketing piece and I doubt they were concerned about data integrity when they were designing it.

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 05:40:35 PM »
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Only have the 63 catalog that shows the Westerner as being "new".
That would jive with the 62 catalog listing the "New 26" Grill"

+1 for a scan of '63.

Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 05:41:13 PM »
i don't think the timeline is a great piece of evidence.

it's a marketing piece and I doubt they were concerned about data integrity when they were designing it.

I haven't completely ruled that out either.

Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2014, 05:42:19 PM »
That would jive with the 62 catalog listing the "New 26" Grill"

This adds up too..


As for catalogs, I've got the small scan of 1962, the 1964, 1966 (same as '64) 1968, 1972,1973 and 1979. On my computer, not physical copies I'm sorry to say..
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 05:44:07 PM by Craig »

Jeff

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 05:44:35 PM »
I can't really post a pic of it now. This wind storm here has knocked out our power. Operating at under 30% on my phone now.
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