The manual that came with my brand new large BGE refers to this as an upgrade to the "Standard Band". Looks like the "Auto-Lock" has a latch lever at the hinge.
I'm assuming my large BGE has the "Standard Band", but I don't understand the instructions for it that say:
"Raise lid with one hand on wooden handle, and pull left and right hinge supports foward with your other hand. The ash tool may be used for leverage. .... The lid is not locked unless you do this."
"To close, hold wood handle with one hand and push hinge supports away from you."
My "standard" hinge supports don't move forward or backward. Was this an old style hinge design & the manual is just out of date (rev 3/99)?
What about the "Auto-Lock" upgrade? Is it still available?