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The majority of the background information for most of the articles in this book were obtained by researching 19th century City Directories. Special thanks to the Library of Congress staff.

ADAMS.   John P. Adams: "Bottle Collecting In America," New Hampshire Publishing Co., Somersworth, N.H., 1969.

ADAMS.   John P. Adams: "John P. Adams' Third Bottle Book," New Hampshire Publishing Co., Somersworth, N.H., 1972.

ASHTON.   Robert J. Ashton: "The Bottle Collector's Price List," New York, Exposition Press, 1972.

BRADBURY.   Robert Bradbury, M.D.: "Bradbury's Memory-Work of Pharmacy," Bradbury Publishing Co., Chicago, 1891.

CHASE'S RECIPES.   A. W. Chase, M.D.: "Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody," 1920 Stanton & VanVleet Co., Philadelphia.

COMPENDIUM.   Walter B Kilner: "A Compendium of Modern Pharmacy and Druggists' Formulary," H. W. Rokker, Printer, Springfield, Ill., 1881.

COSMETIC NOSTRUMS.   American Medical Association: "Cosmetic Nostrums and Allied Preparations" (Reprinted articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association), American Medical Association Press, Chicago, 193?.

CRAMP.   Arthur J. Cramp, M.D.: "Nostrums and Quackery," American Medical Association, Chicago, 1921 (Volume II).

CRISTIANI.   R. S. Cristiani: "A Comprehensive Treatise on Perfumery," Henry Carey Baird & Co., Philadelphia, 1877.

DEVNER.   Kay Devner: "Patent Medicine Picture," Tombstone Epitaph Printing, Tucson, AZ, 1968.

DICK'S.   William B. Dick: "Dick's Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes or How They Did It In The 1870s," Funk & Wagnalls, N.Y., 1974.

DRUGGIST.   John H. Nelson: "The Druggist's Handbook," Cleveland, Ohio, 1878.

ERA.   "The Era Formulary, 5000 Formulas for Druggists," The Pharmaceutical Era, D. O. Haynes & Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1893.

FENNER.   B. Fenner: "Fenner's Complete Formulary," B. Fenner Publisher & Proprietor, Westfield, New York, 1888.

FIKE.   Richard E. Fike: "The Bottle Book," Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, 1987.
Now available at:
Blackburn Press

FOLLANSBEE.   Robert Follansbee: "A New Bottle Category - Hair It Is" Old Bottle Magazine, March 1973, The Old Bottle Exchange, Bend Oregon.

FREEMAN.   Dr Larry Freeman: "Grand Old American Bottles," Century House, Watkins Glen, NY, 1964.

GLASSWORKS.   Glass Works Auction: "miscellaneous auction catalogs," 1980s-, P.O. Box 180 East Greenville, PA 18041. E-mail: Web Site:

GOODELL.   Donald Goodell: "The American Bottle Collectors Price Guide," 1973, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Portland, VT.

HECKLER.   Norman C. Heckler & Company: miscellaneous auction catalogs, 79 Bradford Corner Road, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282. Web Site:

HENRY.   John F. Henry, Curran & Co.: "A Catalogue with prices of Proprietary Medicines, Drugs, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Mineral Waters, and Druggists' Fancy Goods of American and European Production," John F. Henry, Curran & Co, New York, 1875.

HENRY.   John F. Henry: "A Catalogue with prices of Proprietary Medicines, Chemical Products, Mineral Waters, and Druggists' Fancy Goods," John F. Henry & Co, New York, 1872-3.

HOLCOMBE.   Henry W. Holcombe: "Patent Medicine Tax Stamps," 1979, Quarterman Publications, Inc., Lawrence, Ms.

HOLINER.   Richard Holiner: "Collecting Barber Bottles," 1986, Collector Books, Paducah, KY.

HOLST.   Jim Holst: "Pontiled Medicines, 1995.

HOUSE OF COLLECTIBLES.   "Official Price Guide to Bottles Old & New," The House of Collectibles, New York City, 1986 (10th Edition).

HARMER ROOKE NUMISMATISTS.   "miscellaneous auction catalogs," Harmer Rooke Numismatists, New York City, 1980s and 1990s.

JUKES.   Lindsay Jukes: "NZ Hair Restorers & Renewers," 20 Hebberd Place, Richmond Nelson, New Zealand, Approx. 1996.

KOVEL'S.   Ralph & Terry Kovel: "The Kovels' Bottle Price List," 1st through 7th Editions, 7th Edition - 1984, Crown Publishers, New York. Web Site:

LAWRENCE.   Grace Lawrence & Gretchen Teal: "Worldwide Bottles," Impresora Panama, S.A., 1973.

LIBBEY.   Dr H. W. Libbey: "The Indian Hygieina. A Complete Guide to Invalids," Indian Medical Infirmary, Cleveland, Ohio, 1865.

MC KESSON & ROBBINS.   John McKesson & Daniel C. Robbins: "Prices Current of Drugs, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Preparations, etc.," McKesson & Robbins, New York, 1885.

MORGAN.   Hal Morgan: "Symbols of America," Viking, New York, 1986.

MORRISON & PLUMMER.   Morrison, Plummer, Co.: "The Druggists' Ready Reference," Morrison, Plummer, & Co., Chicago, Ill., 1880, 1896, & 1901.

MUNCEY.   Cecil Muncey: "The Illustrated Guide To Collecting Bottles," Hawthorn Books, New York, 1970.

NATIONAL CYCLOPAEDIA.   The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, James T. White & Co. New York, (various years).

NATIONAL DRUGGIST.   The National Druggist. The American Druggist Publishing Co., New York (various years between 1872 and 1920).

NEW REMEDIES.   Frederick A. Castle, M.D., Editor: "New Remedies, A Monthly Trade Journal of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics," William Wood & Co., New York, 1877.

NOSTRUMS and QUACKERY.   American Medical Association: "Nostrums and Quackery" (Reprinted articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association), American Medical Association Press, Chicago, 1912.

ODELL.   John Odell: "Indian Bottles and Brands," Maverick Publications, Bend, Oregon, 1977.

OJEA.   Ed Ojea and Jack Stecher: "Warner's Reference Guide," privately printed, Nevada City, Calif., 1998.

OLESON.   "Secret Nostrums & Systems," Charles W. Oleson, Oleson & Co. Publishers, Chicago, 1889.

PLITT.   Jane R. Plitt: "Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream," Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York., 2000.

PUTNAM.   Hazel Elizabeth Putnam: "Bottled Before 1865," Rapid Blue Print Co., Los Angeles, Calif., 1968.

RUSSELL.   George M. Russell: "19th Century Advertising Bottle-Related Tokens, Encased Postage, and Scrip," Antique Bottle and Glass Collector Magazine, East Greenville, PA, June 1991.

SECRET.   "Secret Remedies - What They Cost and What They Contain," The Parliament of Australia, Examinations by The British Med. Association, 1912.

SELLARI.   Carlo & Dot Sellari: "The Official Price Guide to Bottles Old & New," House of Collectables, Orlando, Fla., 1979.

SELLIGER.   Michael W. Seeliger: "H.H. Warner, His Company and His Bottles," 1974, Michael W. Seeliger.

TOULOUSE.   Julian H. Toulouse: "Bottle Makers and Their Marks," 1972, Thomas Nelson Inc., New York.

UNITT.   Doris Unitt: "Bottles in Canada," 1972, Clock House Publishing, Ontario.

URQUHART.   O. Urquhart: "Bottlers & Bottles Canadian," S. & O. Urquhart, Toronto.

USPTO.   United States Patent and Trademark Office, Archives, Web Site VONMECHOW.   Todd Von Mechow: "Hover's Inks...Some of Philadelphia's Finest," article in Antique Bottle & Glass Collector Magazine, Feb 1990, Publisher: Jim Hagenbuch, East Greenville, PA.

WEED.   W. A. Weed & Co: "Year Book of Pharmacy and General Information," W. A. Weed & Co., Chicago, Ill., 1872.

WEISE, A. J.   A. J. Weise: "The History of the City of Troy," 1876, Publisher unknown.

WELLS.   Daniel White Wells: "A History of Hatfield, Massechusetts," 1910, F.C.H. Gibbons, Springfield, Mass.

WILSON.   Rex L. Wilson: "Bottles on the Western Frontier," Univ. of Arizona Press, 1981.

WILSONS.   Bill and Betty Wilson: "19th Century Medicine in Glass," 1971, 19th Century Hobby and Publishing Co., Amador City, Cal.

WOODWARD & FAXON.   Woodward, Faxon & Co.: The Western Druggists' Prices Current of Drugs & Chemicals, Etc.," Woodward, Faxon & Co., Kansas City, Mo., 1879-80.