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zavod44

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #150 on: February 22, 2014, 05:53:39 AM »
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If the Arlington factory opened in '62 then would those grills in the catalog be Wood Dales or Arlington's? Also, does anyone have the cover to that '62 catalog?

Pure speculation on my part, but I've got to think that there was wood dale inventory in 62 during the transition to the new factory.  Unless Arlington was opened in Jan, Feb, or March of 62, I would bet that most of the production was from the Wood Dale factory.

You would think at a minimum, that Weber would use up all the inventory of vents from Wood Dale rather than throw them away - meaning it is possible to have a kettle made in Arlington with Wood Dale parts.


Winz

I think my Wood Dale is one that is from this transition period. Wood Dale vent with wood handles.



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

MartyG

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #151 on: February 22, 2014, 05:56:19 AM »
This is from an article from 2002 called the Grill Out Times and Weber comments on the "wooden insulators" being added in 1964.



Is this the "Traveler" 18, no triangle or ash pan, just three front legs? I might have to mock one up myself - it's such a minimalist kettle. Love it!

Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #152 on: February 22, 2014, 05:58:43 AM »
This is from an article from 2002 called the Grill Out Times and Weber comments on the "wooden insulators" being added in 1964.



Is this the "Traveler" 18, no triangle or ash pan, just three front legs? I might have to mock one up myself - it's such a minimalist kettle. Love it!

Oh yeah!! I've got a reserve custom cut set of "front legs" to convert either my red MBH or black MTH custom to "Traveler Mode"  8)

Craig

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Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2014, 03:09:38 PM »
Check out the catalog photo on the far left. It's the same as the '63 catalog but it says "'62" on it. Looks like Weber may have used the same catalog 2 years in a row at least. This could account for why we don't see any photos with the handles turned towards the vent.

Disclaimer: this is speculation, not proven as fact.


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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2014, 03:47:34 PM »
Excellent find Craig.  There is evidence that Weber used the same catalog covers two years in a row.  Would love to see a copy of the first three.  I bet the silver 26" that is "New in '62" is in that catalog.

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Re: Wood Dale Handles
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2014, 03:56:02 PM »
Looks like the '62 was a 2-pager.  One sold in 2011 on eBay....

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1962-vtg-weber-grill-stephen-catalog-134296060