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    Wow, great find!

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    Another Score - 1960s 26-incher!!

    I met a guy a short while back who sold me my beautiful 1975 22-inch Red kettle. He seemed to have a knack for coming across old Webers so I asked him to keep an eye out for a 26" kettle. well, today i got the call. i raced over to meet him not sure what to expect but let me tell you the guy delivered pretty good. it's not "perfect" I guess but heck if it isn't perfect for me!

    The lid is a 1986 'H' code. Nothing super exciting there. But then we move downstairs to find a lovely chocolate-colored kettle. Three lower vents puts her back pretty far . . . but wait! - the legs have set screws - that means pre-1969. But wait! - the tires are rubber with faded off white walls! What we're looking at, I believe, is a pretty good 1964-66 survivor. But how did it get separated from it's original lid? I will never know. but if you ever come across a 1964-66 chocolate lid atop a mid-1980s kettle let me know!

    This my big boy. I call him Huggy Bear.

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    Here's Huggy Bear next to Gwen Verdon. the difference between a 22 and a 26 is HUGE!

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    How much more grilling space on a 26? The 22" kettle lid fits inside the handles on each side of the 26" grate.

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    Mid 1960s wheel next to 1975 wheel.

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