Bottle History

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...  The 1964 Jim Beam Decanter (a.k.a. the Jeannie bottle) was actually manufactured by Wheaton Glass Company of Millville, New Jersey
...  It is estimated that Wheaton Glass Company manufactured somewhere between 500,000 and 600,000 bottles for Jim Beam.
...  Beam's Choice was not the only whiskey to be bottled in the 1964 decanter ... Gilbey's & Spey Royale Scotch also used the same bottle.
... The design was inspired by (at the time) Jim Beam President Martin Lewin, who often took trips to Germany to see what the latest bottle manufacturers had come up with.  He returned to the U.S. and worked with an artist to come up with the famous Jeannie bottle design.
...  The artist responsible for designing the 1964 decanter was named Jack Becker (now deceased).
...  Roy Cramer (now deceased) designed the blueprints for the bottle (March 23, 1964) and is the man credited with making the design "work" by adjusting the bottle's dimensions to accommodate the correct volume of liquor that was to be put inside the bottle.
...  The serial numbers on the bottom of the 64 decanters read as follows ... D-334-119-64-*  with * being a number from 1 to 15.  D-334 is the customer permit number -- 1 represents an internal factory number -- 1964 is the year of manufacture  -- last number is the cavity number.  This refers to the number assigned to the mold used to cast the bottle.  A total of 15 cavities were used in the production of these bottles and they were not manufactured in a "series".
 ...  Robert Purcell is credited with designing the 2nd season bottle, and Screen Gems prop-man named "Mitch" (last name unknown) is the one who painted it.