1974: Weber Grill History


The Weber kettles of 1974 are identified by the classic “BAR-B-Q-KETTLE” lid vent with small tab and the small, single turn tab on the bowl vents.

Small turn tabs on bowl vents

Small turn tabs on bowl vents


Early plastic wheels

The wheels in 1974 are the early style plastic wheels with the thin whitewalls.

newred8 (Custom)The ash catchers on the kettles of 1974 are twist on style with the thin straight edge.













Changes in 1974

For 1974, the color Key-Lime green was introduced as a replacement for Avocado Green. The Seville and Ranger models were also redesigned for 1974. This would also be the final year for the bowl/daisy vents to have the single, small turn tabs.

Colors / Sizes / Models of Weber charcoal grills available in 1974

The Kettle models in 1974 were named along with their respective color.

The 800 Series – 26.75″ Kettle
– LBK-810 Jet Black “The Fleetwood
– LBK-830 Red “The Aristocrat”
– LBK-880 Copper Mist “The Chief”

The 700 Series – 22.5″ Kettle
– BK-710 Jet Black “The Texan”
– BK-730 Red “The Statesman”
– BK-760 Key Lime “The Gardner”
– BK-780 Copper Mist “The Warrior”
– BK-720 Yellow “The Gourmet”

The 300 Series – 18.5″ Kettle
– JBK-310 Jet Black “The 49-er”
– JBK-330 Red “The Easterner”
– JBK-360 Key Lime “The Fairway”
– JBK-380 Copper Mist “The Brave”
– JBK-320 Yellow “The Yachtsman”

Gallery of Weber Grills from 1974


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