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ianjoe
08-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Just picked up a Char-Broil that I found on CL for $25. Seamed like a good deal. No heavy rust except there is a pinhole on the bottom that I noticed after removing 5" of old ash. So I'll clean it up, slap some new paint on it and call it good.
I want to replace the bottom eventually, but in the mean time I will put a layer of firebrick on the bottom.
I love the temp gauge, but that will probably have to go.
It seems well made, just curious as of how old it is. Anybody have a clue? Or at least point me into the right direction?
Thanks

MilitantSquatter
08-21-2011, 04:16 PM
I checked the patent # on the USPTO website..

Patent was issued in Aug 6 1963... The CS-65 may potentially indicate it was made in 1965 (or perhaps the first models were)... just a guess though.

ianjoe
08-21-2011, 04:19 PM
Sweet, thanks. I saw that C-S-65 stamp and hoped it would be that simple. However, I thought I would ask the experts.

Will32Rod
08-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Great score, very nice indeed.

ianjoe
08-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Does anyone know if that piece of metal sticking out on the left side is to hold something in particular? Or just a place to hang flippers and tongs?

BigBobBQ
08-21-2011, 07:31 PM
I would say the 1965 is close because here is a picture of a 1966 cb-220a that I found on another forum site to compare too, but this one does not have the metal piece on the end so I think that might have been added aftermarket by the owner.. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/71918/beef-ribs-today-s-smoke-with-qview

cholloway
08-21-2011, 07:52 PM
Its very similar to my CB 450 which I bought new in 1981. The bracket on the left side is where the rotisserie motor goes.

O-Town
08-21-2011, 07:58 PM
They were made in Columbus Ga, my Daddy had one like that. I was raised in Columbus and WC Bradley was large employer back in the day.

ianjoe
08-21-2011, 09:25 PM
Its very similar to my CB 450 which I bought new in 1981. The bracket on the left side is where the rotisserie motor goes.

That makes sense. The bracket looks stock. I then noticed the gaps center bottom on each side. Probably where the rotisserie rod went.
Thanks

Birge
12-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Very nice I know this is an old thread have you done anything with this
Birge

JONESY
12-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Very cool indeed. My grandfather had one like that, that was around as long as I can remember.

ianjoe
12-22-2012, 02:02 AM
Sadly, I had to get rid of it. We moved, and i had to cut down on my "future projects" i.e. things that I'll never get around to.

Pyle's BBQ
12-22-2012, 02:48 AM
Sorry for your loss. Just so you know, the bracket on the left is for a rotisserie.

J'ville Grill
12-22-2012, 02:52 AM
Were those grates cast iron?

Pyle's BBQ
12-22-2012, 02:56 AM
If it is as old as they think it is, yes. At least they look like they are to me.

FireChief
12-22-2012, 06:17 AM
Great score. The term "they just don't make them like that anymore" comes to mind. Sad the crap they peddle these days.

wtxsmoker
12-23-2012, 11:21 AM
I have an old CG as well. My first BBq pit bought bought two weeks after I married in 1971. Still have the pit just don't use her much since I have several others.Just can't get rid of yhe old gal.
Still have the same wife use her a little more often..he he

harris92
12-23-2012, 11:37 AM
In 1925, the W.C. Bradley Company acquired control of the Columbus Iron Works and they sold their first Charbroil grill in 1953.

Jayson
01-26-2014, 08:29 AM
Its very similar to my CB 450 which I bought new in 1981. The bracket on the left side is where the rotisserie motor goes.

I also have a CB450 and have been using it since the 70's. I designed a drop ash pan that fits the slot but adds a few inches to the pan. My sheetmetal guy build a new pan for me every 5 years or so. Great grill! Usually do smokes on it with animal and fire offset.

Medic7594
06-29-2014, 10:42 AM
Hey guys.
I was helping my mother clean out a friends attic a few weeks ago and found a Char Broil 450 a NEW IN THE BOX.

Very durable and well built.

cholloway
06-29-2014, 12:02 PM
That's quite a find.
FTFY...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=607&pictureid=8932

Here's a pic of mine with the NBs...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=607&pictureid=8931

Medic7594
06-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Thanks.
I'm trying to figure out what it might be worth.
Any idea?

cholloway
06-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Thanks.
I'm trying to figure out what it might be worth.
Any idea?

Not really.
Like anything else... what ever someone is willing to pay for it.