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Craig

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Vintage Kettle Model Numbers & Names Reference Library
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:27:00 AM »
1950s:

22.5=BD-500 1953**
18.5=Introduced in 1956. Model # unknown as of now.
26.75=Not yet in production.


1962 through 1977:

18.5=JBK-300
22.5=BK-700
26.75=LBK-800

1978 through the mid 1980s:
18.5=30000
22.5=70000
26.75=80000

Models by color (1962-1977) Years denote catalog pulled from.

18.5 JBK-300

JBK-300 Jet Black "The Traveler" 1962*
JBK-310 Jet Black "The 49'er" 1962*
JBK-320 Yellow "The Yachtsman" 1973*
JBK-330 Red/Hunter's Pink "The Easterner" 1962*
JBK-340 Avocado Green "The Mediterranean" 1968*
JBK-360 Key Lime "The Fairway" 1977*
JBK-380 Copper Mist "The Brave" 1969*


22.5 BK-700

BK-710 Jet Black "The Texan" 1962*
BK-720 Yellow Ochre "The Ambassador" 1962*
BK-720 Yellow "The Gourmet" 1973*
BK-730 Red/Hunter's Pink "The Statesman" 1962*
BK-740 Avocado Green "The Caribbean" 1968*
BK-750 Glen Blue "The Imperial" 1962*
BK-760 Key Lime "The Gardner" 1977*
BK-770 Chestnut Copperton "The Estate" 1962*
BK-780 Copper Mist "The Warrior" 1969*

Yes. Yellow Ochre (1962) and Yellow (1973-1978 ) shared the same model number, BK-720.

26.75 LBK-800

LBK-810 Jet Black "The Fleetwood" 1962*
LBK-830 Red/Hunter's Pink "The Aristocrat" 1966*
LBK-870 Chestnut Copperton "The Westerner" 1963*
LBK-880 Copper Mist "The Chief" 1969*


In 1978 the model numbers were updated from three digit models to a five digit model "series". Names like Statesman, Texan, Brave, & Gourmet were removed for the 1978 catalog year.

18.5 30000 Series

31001: Jet Black 1978*
32001: Yellow 1978*
33001: Red 1978*
35001: Dark Blue 1979*
36001: Key Lime 1978*
37001: Dark Green 1979*
38001: Chocolate 1978*

22.5 70000 Series

71001: Jet Black 1978*
72001: Yellow 1978*
73001: Red 1978*
75001: Dark Blue 1979*
76001: Key Lime 1978*
77001: Dark Green 1979*
78001: Chocolate 1978*

26.75 80000 Series

81001: Jet Black 1978*
83001: Red 1978*
88001: Chocolate 1978*


From the 1980 price list (effective October 31, 1980) the model series numbers remain the same for kettles available as from the year prior. The changes made in color selection are that Dark Green and Dark Blue  18.5 kettles are dropped as of October 31st 1980 reducing the selection of 18's to jet black, red, and chocolate only. For 26.75 kettles, red and chocolate finishes are also dropped as of October 31, 1980 leaving jet black only from this point to the present. The schematic drawings of the kettles on the 10/31/80 price list look as though the metal bowl handles are fudged out of the drawings to reflect the change over to wood. Also, "Dark Green" is renamed "Forrest Green" beginning in 1980-81.

For 1981

Same model numbers, only change is kettles are featured full color photograph with the double rivet teak bowl handles.

By the early 90s the 71001 designation for black 22's had been shifted over to the One Touch model.



*= Denotes catalog year from where the model number was pulled from.

**= Denotes a dated newspaper article/advertisement found.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 09:16:56 AM by Craig »
Every kettle has a story.

Grails: 60s Glen Baby Blue 22, 70s-80s 22 Weber Griddle.

Craig

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Re: Vintage Kettle Model Numbers & Color reference library
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 06:34:02 AM »
Moved to Charcoal & Accessories.
Every kettle has a story.

Grails: 60s Glen Baby Blue 22, 70s-80s 22 Weber Griddle.