Weber History

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Weber and how we came to be..

First Ad - George's Barbecue Kettle

1950's

George Stephen - Weber Kettle

1952

George Stephen invented the Weber kettle using a half sphere of sheet metal from the factory where he worked, Weber Brothers Metal Works

George produced more kettles for sale and started demonstrating in shopping centres and supermarkets around Chicago

1959

George Stephen bought out Weber Brothers and turned the factory to kettle production

factory machine

First Weber Kettle Barbecue

1960's

Weber Barbecue Logo 1963

Weber kettle popularity spread across the Midwest and the rest of the USA

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Weber Kettle 1960s 1960 The Galley-QueWeber Kettle 1960 Weber Kettle 19601968 The Imperial Sequoia

1970's

1971

George Stephen introduces the first gas grill

The Weber logo
in 1977...
Weber Barbecue Logo 1977

1978

Ross McDonald/R McDonald Co. becomes the
Australian representative for
Weber barbecues

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First Weber Gas Grill

1980's

Weber Barbecue Logo 1984 The Weber logo
in 1984

1981

Weber introduces the Smokey Mountain Cooker

1986

After years of demonstrating, Weber kettle popularity peaked in 1986 with over 80,000 sales in Australia (higher sales than Weber® Q™’s in 2009)red chart

1988

The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle
Cookbook was first publishedWeber - The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle Cookbook

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

1990's

1990

The Performer Charcoal Grill was introduced

1992

Ross McDonald invented the V-grate
and the Charcoal BasketsWeber V Grate

1997

The Weber Flat Top gas barbecue was
released for the Australian market
(RRP approx. $1000)

Weber Flat top Barbecue

2000's

2003

Weber introduces Weber® Q™ portable gas grills

2004

The Weber® baby Q was released

2005

The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle cookbook hits sales of 250,000 units

2006

The Family Q was released in Australia

2007

Australia’s Own Cookbook for the Weber® Q™ is introduced Australia's Own Cookbook for the Weber Q

Weber Q

2010's

2012

The Weber Genesis E-330 was released in Australia

2013

Weber introduces the Jumbo Joe™ portable barbecue

2014

The latest evolution of the Weber® Q™ model was released

2015

The Weber Q Built In is released

Weber Q Built In

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