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 By the 1940's the etched glass had been replaced by ACL glasses with applied colored labels.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 Alaska,
Hawaii, Idaho or South Carolina to complete 50 state collection!
Wanted: Any type glass from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Also, Territorials, Prince Edward Is. and fancy picture glasses from any state. Quality pharmacy bottles from same states and all territories as well as ones with color or with unusual pictures!
Western, Territorial & Colored Pharmacy Bottles
Embossed pharmacy bottles like their dose glass counterparts became popular in the late 1870's and were utilized until around 1920. Of particular interest to us are those used in the western United States and Territories. Bottles with color, fancy pictures or from small towns are usually more desirable than those from larger cities and rarity plays an important part in establishing value.
Conical Style Glasses (1910 - 1915) Spoon Type Glass (1910 - 1915) Eugene, Oregon San Francisco, California Texarkana, Texas
***Wanted for the completion of our 50 state colored druggist collection***
1 Ounce or 1/2 ounce sizes only: Delaware, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota & West Virginia
Will pay top dollar for any of these states or any other better items for our collections!