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SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 01:21 PM
I just got home with this and couldn't wait to share. :mrgreen:

Cue Grill, made by Atlanta Stove Works. I am not sure of vintage, but I'm guessing mid-50s?

I can't wait to restore this gorgeous cooker and get it 'cueing again.

:clap:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2tE8wVuv1CU/VZlmXtmZXKI/AAAAAAAAKP0/A2Rzh9G6I2M/s640/cuegrill.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PAxNRZnEcD8/VZlmXmfaXoI/AAAAAAAAKP8/jWWvQ4h69e4/s512/cuegrill2.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MxJRbIcfORs/VZlmXqimGFI/AAAAAAAAKP4/GUsQaKzWHEE/s640/cuegrill3.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-teT9We1IVl4/VZlmbiWKO_I/AAAAAAAAKQI/xTDpjAKtUSI/s512/cuegrill4.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--M8QyhRMuOs/VZlmeIe2i8I/AAAAAAAAKQQ/2yiRnpjlB9A/s512/cuegrill5.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cM9e4GC3D_E/VZlmfO_LI2I/AAAAAAAAKQY/kQ7Gzv8JASs/s640/cuegrill6.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-olNN2BqnrGk/VZlmgQLWmoI/AAAAAAAAKQc/BlWR5eoWzJA/s640/cuegrill7.png

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P117ICURsqA/VZln5RFtt_I/AAAAAAAAKQk/_1Lo09CwOPA/s512/cuegrill0.png

Big George's BBQ
07-05-2015, 01:23 PM
Nice Looking forward to seeing it after you have worked on it

THoey1963
07-05-2015, 01:24 PM
Interesting! Good luck with it!

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 01:47 PM
Thanks, I am preparing a vinegar bath for it shortly.

I like how the grate is reversible and will permit you to be at different heights from the coals. The intake vent (where Cue Grill is stamped) is rusted closed, so hoping vinegar solution will help loosen that up.

Huh? What?
07-05-2015, 01:49 PM
Very cool.

ironmanerik
07-05-2015, 01:52 PM
That may be a candidate for electrolysis.

dport7
07-05-2015, 01:52 PM
Koool find, I like that unique stuff.
Keep pics coming as you go along.

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Really? Electrolysis?
I was thinking of maybe taking it to a media blaster, but electrolysis is not a bad idea

SmittyJonz
07-05-2015, 01:56 PM
All Cast iron? Gotta be HEAVY?

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 01:59 PM
All Cast iron? Gotta be HEAVY?

Yes it is quite the beast.

USMC
07-05-2015, 02:01 PM
Great score! Definitely needed rescue before some metal scrappers got a hold of it! Please post updates. Can't wait to see what it looks like restored.

IamMadMan
07-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Nice score....

landarc
07-05-2015, 02:36 PM
Big Rusty Egg, but someday...

nice score

DjPorkchop
07-05-2015, 03:06 PM
Man that's great! Can't wait to see it restored.

Radio
07-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Cool find! bet it will hold heat like no other! Can't wait to see the restore

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 03:45 PM
Yea, with the adjustable intake and exhaust vents I expect fire control to be good.

This may well be my new steak cooker when it is done.

I have parts soaking in a vinegar bath now.

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 05:32 PM
Man that's great! Can't wait to see it restored.
I'll make sure to take and post progress and restored photos

lennitt
07-05-2015, 05:37 PM
that looks so cool.. good luck with the restoration!

Moose
07-05-2015, 05:39 PM
I'll make sure to take and post progress and restored photos

Can't wait to see this restored, as well as how it cooks!

gtr
07-05-2015, 05:44 PM
Excellent find & looking forward to the progress pix. Good to see you btw!

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 07:31 PM
Yea good to see you too GTR!

Happy Hapgood
07-05-2015, 08:19 PM
Looks like everything was intact with it. Grills, vents etc. Great score!

If you don't mind me asking, How much was it what with being in a fleamarket and all?

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 08:52 PM
Looks like everything was intact with it. Grills, vents etc. Great score!

If you don't mind me asking, How much was it what with being in a fleamarket and all?

Yea everything appears to be there except for the coal grate.
The cooking grate is in "grate" shape.

He was asking $20, but he appeared to be a bit tired of schelepping it around, and with some negotiation, I finally took it off his hands for $12.
:mrgreen:

Happy Hapgood
07-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Yea everything appears to be there except for the coal grate.
The cooking grate is in "grate" shape.

He was asking $20, but he appeared to be a bit tired of schelepping it around, and with some negotiation, I finally took it off his hands for $12.
:mrgreen:

That was not a steal, that was Grand Theft! :clap::clap::clap:

Meatguyver
07-05-2015, 10:09 PM
Awesome!!

teamwhidbey
07-05-2015, 10:35 PM
I want to see parts in the vinegar pictures :wink:

SteveL1
07-05-2015, 11:04 PM
$12.00 ?????????? WOW! I did a quick Google search on Atlanta Stove Works and found virtually nothing in the Cue-Grill. There is one YouTube video from last year from a guy that was looking for info on it. Must be pretty darn rare! Very cool and would love to find one rand here.

Having restored a fair amount of old iron, I would suggest checking out the Cast Iron Collector web site. Lots of info on restoration techniques and search tools.

http://www.castironcollector.com

SirPorkaLot
07-05-2015, 11:14 PM
$12.00 ?????????? WOW! I did a quick Google search on Atlanta Stove Works and found virtually nothing in the Cue-Grill. There is one YouTube video from last year from a guy that was looking for info on it. Must be pretty darn rare! Very cool and would love to find one rand here.

Having restored a fair amount of old iron, I would suggest checking out the Cast Iron Collector web site. Lots of info on restoration techniques and search tools.

http://www.castironcollector.com

Thanks for the link! There is a ton of useful info there.

BigBobBQ
07-06-2015, 12:05 AM
that is a neat looking cooker, I can't wait to see how it looks when you finish.

code3rrt
07-06-2015, 04:24 AM
Found this on you tube:

Cast Iron Cue Grill - YouTube

Neat old cooker.

KC