e-e-yeah, I'm kinda doubtful on that, and please know up front that I know absolutely nothing of whence I speak...but the 26-incher is an upscale kettle and should come with the ash bucket and a lid bale, not the frisbee and lid hook. Looks like an economy model to me, but I could be wrong.
Pictured here is a red 26″ “flat top” Weber kettle grill. This kettle is owned by WKC member Jeff. This particular grill was acquired from a Craigslist ad with the help of WKC founder Troy. He was kind enough to notify Jeff of the ad when it was posted. This grill was produced between 1970-72. […]
I am not 100% sure. The lid DOES look like an old "flat top" 26" like I have and the triangle seems to have the elongated shape. Mine in this picture has the ash can, but I added that on. Originally it just had a flat pan like the one in the ad.
I think, if I am allowed to speak my mind, that finding the elusive 26-incher would be almost as punishing as looking for one. There is so much 3rd party stuff available for the 22" kettle that is simply not available for the 26", and again I may be wrong, but I think the picture on WKC of the 22" roti ring on a 26-incher speaks volumes.
I had a 26” before and when I was moving I gave it to a good friend of mine. I went and got another one now and hate that now need all my old accessories back cause I gifted it to him with it all. Craycort cast iron with all the options and smoker ring. 1 thing at a time I guess.