The Gold Medal and The Maxwell Designs
On this Page I will show you the official blue prints from the half Gallon "Gold Medal Decanter" from 1971 and the half Gallon "Maxwell" Decanter 1971 that the "Owens-Illinois" glass company made for Jack Daniels. These papers are from 1968!
The drawings are very detailed so I had to use big scanned pictures to show them all. For this I am using Adobe Acrobat as a file reader. This is a free program from Adobe, so if you don't have a Acrobat reader on your PC just get it at http://www.Adobe.com. With this type of file you can zoom in on the pictures and you can make a nice print if you want. Keep in mind allthough they are still big files I thought it is still worth is to download them. Please take your time and enjoy them as much I as I do! OWENS-ILLINOIS
The Gold Medal 1971
This is a picture of a lucite sample of the Gold Medal Decanter with a maxwell top. Look at the top of the neck, you can see that this is not the last sample, this one is different than they finally made. Here is the big Design blue print of the Gold Medal decanter:
Then you got the blue print of the Glass top:
And last they made a special print of the white and black printing:
The Maxwell House 1971 Decanter
This is a picture of the Lucite version of the Maxwell decanter. Nice detail is the neck, see how sharp the edges are compared to the glass one we all got in our collection.
Here is the big blue print of the Maxwell half Gallon decanter 1971.
Also a blue print of the Maxwell stopper:
And a blue print of the Gold and Black label print:
With all this blue prints there came a lot of small papers with instructions for Jack Daniel's and for the Glass company. Also I got the "films" that where used for the printing on both Decanters, for the Gold Medal that is the white film and the black film and for the Maxwell there is the Gold and the black film. Maybe one day I will put them as well on this page.
I payed a lot for these prints, but here is your change to print them and hang them on your wall. I hope the quality is still good enough, if not let me know and I will send you the big JPG files.
The company also designed (or re-designed) these Decanters. The Gold Medal and the Maxwell decanters are above and made it to production. The other two (at the left) didn't make it. The second bottle is a replica of the original hand made Centennial bottle. It was produced in a very limited numbers back then, due to the complexity of the twisting fluted neck.
This is a picture of the original Centennial decanter from 1896 (!) It was sold on Ebay.com on februari 2001 for... $ 1800.00 ! You can see the differance between the replica and the original if you look at the top of the neck.