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Dose glasses
Dose or dosage glasses were usually give-away items provided by drugstores and pharmacies to their prefered customers. Though available with advertising by the 1850's these early glasses were quite rare and dose glasses availabilty grew only with the advent of the slug plate mold in the late 1870's which allowed the glass mold to be reused for many different orders. Glasses during the early years were in a small or large shot glass form with embossed lettering. By the turn of the century glasses were also being etched with the proprietor's names and addresses. Later during the 1910's embossed conical and spoon type glasses were being utilized. By 1920, embossed glasses had virtually disappeared but etched dose glasses continued well into the 1930's. Later versions were stouter than their earlier counterparts and could be found fluted or enameled in white or colors. By the 1940's the etched glass had been replaced by ACL glasses with applied colored labels. Today dose glasses can still be found attached to some common medicine bottles such as NyQuil but they are now made of plastic.

Top dollar paid for embossed shot glass type from Western States,
Picture Glasses & Hawaii or South Carolina to complete 50 state collection!
Shot Glass Type Glasses (Late 1870'S - 1910)

Early Etched Style Glasses (1900 - 1915)
Spoon Type Glass (1910 - 1915)

Later Etched Style Glasses (1915 - early 1930's)
Wanted: Any type glass from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Also, Territorials, Western Canadian Provinces, Mexico and fancy picture glasses from any state. Quality pharmacy bottles from same states, territories and provinces as well as ones with color or with unusual pictures!
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American Drug Store - New Orleans, La.
E. W. Taylor - Great picture dose glass from Jefferson, Texas.
The lion is so real that I'll have to keep him away from the bird's nest.
2 different Woodard Clark - Portland, Or.
J.F. Crow - Jefferson, Tx.
3 different Owl Drug Co. - San Francisco, Ca.
Rothchild & Co. - Chicago, Il.
Owl Drug Store - Lewiston, Id.
Mousser the Druggist, Chetopa, Ks.
Owl Drug Co. - New York, N.Y.
Owl Drug Store - San Bernardino, Ca.
Palace Drug Store - 
Blackfoot, Id.
(Hazel Atlas Type Glass)
Warren's Drug Store - 
Post, Tx.
(White etched w/ dimpling)
Brisley Drug Co.- 
Prescott, Az.
(Red etched)
Erb Drug Co.- 
Billings, Mt.
(Blue etched)
Sherwin Moore Drug Co. - Eugene, Or.
Eagle Pharmacy - San Francisco, Ca.
Conical Style Glasses (1910 - 1915)
Palace Drug Store - Texarkana, Tx.
Brigham City Pharmacy - 
Brigham City, Ut.
F. M. Musick - 
Daingerfield, Tx.
H. M. Whittlesey - 
Pocatello, Id.
Gallatin Drug Co. - 
Bozeman, Mt.
A. M. Cole - 
Virginia City, Nv.
Whitworth's Pharmacy - 
Deer Lodge, Mt.
Riter Bros. - 
Logan City, Ut.
Owl Drug Store - 
San Bernardino, Cal.
W. H. G. Gibbs - Mortar & pestle picture glass from Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.
Percy N. Enman - From Summerside, this is the only known glass from the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada
F. W. Marlatt - Another nice Canadian glass from the great western town names Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Botica Mexicana - Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico picture glass.
Elko Drug Co. - Very rare Elko, Nevada glass.
McNab & Livers - Mining town glass from Wardner, Idaho.
Elite Pharmacy - New Mexican glass from Deming.
Hollister Drug Co. Ltd. - One of the most difficult state glasses to find. From Honolulu, Hawaii.
Shockey The Druggist - Nice script writing glass from mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Jerome Drug Co. - A mining & smelting town glass. This one from Jerome & Clarkdale, Arizona.
Chas. E. Weck - Riverside, California glass with picture of oranges.
Territorial marked glasses
A. B. Stewart - Seattle, W.T.
E. S. Donnelly - Guthrie O.T.
Fleishman & Co. - Tucson, A.T.
Haussamen & Hamilton - Grafton & Park River, D.T.
J. R. Dutton - Wetumka, I.T.
S. T. Kostitch - Nice Leadville, Colorado picture glass.
Karen's western dose glass display