View Full Version : Sportsman grill by Atlanta Stove Works/ production years?

05-12-2013, 12:50 PM
So here are the images of my cast iron grill, fondly named "the Beast" I have only used it once so far, but intend to cook myself an awesome moms day dinner on it tonight. Pork butt steaks! Picked up at Habitat restore for 20.00. Usually out of my budget for iron pieces, but I fell instantly in love. Only info was an ad image from 1963 but that one has 3 legs. Mines got 4. Any age info is useful. Thanks!
http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogi ... 6.jpg.html (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogirl1975/media/image_zpsf159f8f6.jpg.html)
http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogi ... e.jpg.html (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogirl1975/media/image_zpsf1d415fe.jpg.html)
http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogi ... 0.jpg.html (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gtogirl1975/media/image_zps97426e50.jpg.html)

Dave Brill
05-13-2013, 12:04 AM
Sweet, looks like it would be unstable with only thee legs. Nice piece tho.

05-13-2013, 11:51 AM
3 legs is actually easier to get level than 4. :) I can see why it would have been revised. Notice the cauldrons all have three for stability. I was hoping this would be telltale for the age.

Doug D.
05-13-2013, 01:14 PM
The originals were 4-legged, subsequently revised to 3, which works better on uneven ground, where it was more likely to be used. The three-legged versions also have a more substantial leg design. One of the legs on yours almost looks as if it was repaired. Or, actually, more like the pattern may have been broken and repaired.

Here's the original patent:
http://www.google.com/patents/US2314791 ... &q&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents/US2314791?printsec=drawing#v=onepage&q&f=false)

05-14-2013, 12:03 PM
Thanks so much. It may have been repaired and it has a crack which doesn't seem to affect it. I just love it! It makes me smile. :)