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    Found some like new Weber "The Bug" Zappers

    Not as interesting or rare as the 1955 prototype Smokey Joe I found and posted on here and sold to a member but I stumbled on these today. 3 like new in box Large 18" bug Zappers. My parents had a smaller size one when I was a kid that I dug out a few years back but the Powe supply had given...
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    Something's not right? Knockoff? Prototype?

    I told them it was an old Weber and thanked them for picking it up for me. They called me sunday and said they found another one at a Threshing Bee. This one is obviously later 50s judging from the wooden handle and extra vents but it's still got the same early style legs and a really neat finish.
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    Something's not right? Knockoff? Prototype?

    Awesome, thanks for the info. My parents picked up the grill for me at an estate sale. Neat to know it's a first year of production.
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    Something's not right? Knockoff? Prototype?

    This one is very similar except the handle and mine only has 1 vent on the bottom. http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2014/12/11/early-smokey-joe/
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    Something's not right? Knockoff? Prototype?

    Digging a bit more I found this page http://weberkettleclub.com/grills/weber-smokey-joe-history/ Looks like they did make a handle that pointed in as evidenced by the Galley Que I wonder if this is a very early model before they flopped the handle?
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    Something's not right? Knockoff? Prototype?

    I happened across this grill. It looks like a vintage 50's smokey joe. But the handle is backwards on the vent and I don't see any weber markings on the vents. I'm within 1/2 an hour of the weber headquarters so it's possible it could be a prototype or very early smokey joe. Or is it a...

 

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