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    Weber BirdFeeder

    Yes, in the mid- to late-80s, Weber was in the bird feeder business with the Weber BirdFeeder.

    1985 Weber Bird Feeder Patent
    1986 Weber Bird Feeder Patent









    Here's a photo from WKC member Jocool in Australia who found one of these bird feeders.



    Weber even sold an accessory called a "squirrel guard" made from a repurposed kettle lid under which you could hang any bird feeder! Here's a photo courtesy of TVWBB friend Anthony Galaz.


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    Trying to find an actual picture of one, I haven't yet, I ran across this article from 1985.
    Maybe you've seen it before.

    "Additionally, the company has branched out into patio accessories such as outdoor fireplaces, lanterns, bug killers and bird feeders, and has promoted these accessories with an ad campaign billing the backyard as ''the Weber room.''

    http://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/19/bu...ay-on-top.html

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    There's a photo on WKC of someone's bird feeder. The design appears to match the one shown in the 1986 patent application.

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    Thanks Chris.
    It looks like a fairly cheap, ordinary plastic feeder.
    I've lost my interest.

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    Where do you put the charcoal?
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    Updated with photos of the bird feeder and the squirrel guard.

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Fascinating to know that they were in this business at one time.

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    Bob, you are an interesting curator of so many things Weber! Thanks for sharing that article. I especially like the correction at the bottom of the article!
    The old family owned hardware store here had every one of the items for a Weber Room! I miss that store! The old guy was a BIG promoter of the Genesis when it first arrived, he was pitching me on all the Superior design points when I was 20 or younger. Now that I actually have a (97) Genny I remember every word that man said!
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