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

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Here's my smallest embossed candidate flanked by two 1/2 oz pharms on the right and two department store bottles on the left. Holds 7.4ml so it's a 1/4 oz bottle but technically also a department store bottle and not a druggist bottle. Still love it, from Hoshield Kohn's Baltimore, MD. Is your Sultan a 1/4 oz? Would still like to see picks of a plain jane with ounce symbol or embossed 1/4 oz druggist bottles.

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Here is a picture of my 1/4 ounce SULTAN DRUG CO. St LOUIS U.S.A. bottle it measures exactly 2 inches tall. I do have a question, not meaning to jump this thread, is this considered a "Local" pharmacy or a "National" brand?

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Good question. I have always hesitated to call a "drug co" bottle a druggist. It sounds too much like a medicine manufacturer. However some "drug co" bottle are in traditional shaped druggist bottles and I tend not have a problem with them. Recently I picked up an amber Idaho "drug co" bottle in a soda shape. I do not know of any colored "druggist", "pharmacist" etc.. bottles from Idaho so I may have to count it or I will never have a colored Idaho druggist bottle.
 

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Very cool Stephen! I have a nice assortment of 1/2oz. RI pharmacy bottles, most are square. A 1/4oz. from RI is now on my wish list!
 

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Cool stuff people, thanks for sharing and commenting! Please feel free to discuss other small bottles, finds and pictures, this is an interesting topic. James, thanks for sharing the pics and links. What is the little bottle in the center embossed with? Is it a 1/4 ouncer?

Steve, That is a great find, thanks for verifying others exist! Can you tell who made it? I can't see it very well but it looks similar in form to mine, was it made by the Carr-Lowrey Glass Co. also? I wish I could get my hands on one of their 1910-1915 catalogs and see what the name of the style is. It is interesting that yours also came from a prosperous department store, though I tried to search the name and came up with squat. Are you sure you spelled the name right? I'm curious to know more about the establishment. Clarification would be greatly appreciated, it seems that these are pretty uncommon finds. Since both are from department stores it seems a pattern is emerging suggesting they likely held perfume or perfume ingredients. It would be great if others this size turned up, especially if a true druggist emerges.

Jim, I agree with James and consider it to be a national brand, intended more "for export" than distribution from a fixed location to end users (drug store). I've dug one of them up, they are neat bottles thanks for sharing.

Taylor, by "square" do you mean like truly square homeopathic pharmacy bottles, or just generally rectangular bottles (and not oval like the block and kuhl)? Anyway, I'm sure you have a good chance of digging one, but actually seeing it before it gets shoveled away is the hard part. [:D] I was lucky; it was laying flat with the bottom facing me, and as I dug at the wall of ash and junk the layer removed exposed the bottom, perfectly flush with the ash, and being hollow and intact it really visually popped out at me relative to the light colored ash. There had to be department stores in RI that had some made. Please share some pics when ya find one. [;)]
 

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hey man heres some of my little local druggists

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Cool stuff people, thanks for sharing and commenting! Please feel free to discuss other small bottles, finds and pictures, this is an interesting topic. James, thanks for sharing the pics and links. What is the little bottle in the center embossed with? Is it a 1/4 ouncer?

The little bottle in the center is embossed

SOZODONT // FOR THE / TEETH / AND BREATH // SOZODONT

It did not hold much, but it still has some content... maybe I should try it.

Here is a close up of it and some others. The amber is about 1 7/8" Early on I dug a little cache of them and have never found them again.



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