Anyone ever see a BIM 1/4 ounce local druggist mold bottle?

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Plumbata

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Yesterday I was digging in my mid-20s dump, and as luck would have it, I found a splendid little bottle, 1/4 ounce capacity and just shy of 2.25 inches tall, embossed with "Block and Kuhl Co" which was a prosperous local department store. I had dug 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce examples in the past (none listed or acknowledged to have been known prior to my digging them) but I never expected to find a 1/4 ounce example, as I've never heard of bottles so small being embossed with a local business and intended for use in non-export trade. I figure the bottles held perfume or other pricy goods.

So, have any of you fine folks seen any 1/4 ounce or smaller bottles intended for local trade? Ever see druggists that small?

Pics coming later. [;)]
 

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Could have been a sample bottle .
 

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Hey Plumby [8D] this is right down my ally. I have quite a few bottles this size but nothing as you describe, containing as little as 1/4 ounce. As you already know, 1/2 ounce is typically the lower end of pharmacy bottle sizes. I will wait with bated breath for your pictures, please include at least one with the other sizes for comparison.
 

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I have about 500 druggist. Not all are out where I can check them. From the ones I could see the smallest in general were 1/2 oz and about 2.75". My smallest embossed drug store is a Teal 2.5" HARRY W. ZEEMER'S / DRUG STORE from Columbia, PA. I do have some paper label only druggists that are 2". I also have a 2.125" SULTAN DRUG Co ST. LOUIS and a 2" THE QUAKER DRUG CO from Seattle WA. But I usually consider "Drug Co" bottles as different than Drug Store.

My Zeemer's is the second from the right on the front row in this picture.



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Thanks for the input guys! Apologies for the delay, I finally got around to taking pictures:

Here it is sandwiched between the 1/2 and 1 ounce "Schipper and Block" precursor bottles above (from 1905-1914), and the 1/2 and 1 ounce "Block and Kuhl Co." brethren below (from 1914 and after):
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Closer:
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Less than 2 and 1/4th inches tall. Pretty small, eh?
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Now I figure these held perfumes rather than medicines, but the bottles were made by the Carr-Lowrey Glass Company in a bottle and lip finish style identical to other actual druggists I've dug, so it "sorta" qualifies as the mythical 1/4 ounce druggist I've wondered about the potential existence of.


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I can see why you like it.. all those bottles are Kuhl as hell..! 1/4oz'ers are not an every day affair, especially when attributable...
 

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...imagine the delight in the eyes of the gaffer who showed up for another day of toil and sweat blowing bottles when the boss brings out this teeny little mold barely as heavy as a standard mallet.. pawdy toyme! [8D]
 

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