Monthly Archives: March 2014

Reed & Barton at Britanniaville

When it comes to the manufacture of quality silver plated flatware and hollowware, Reed & Barton is one of the oldest and most respected  companies.  Today, Reed & Barton manufactures sterling and stainless steel items; silver plated goods are a … Continue reading

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Charles J. Hauck & Son, Brooklyn, NY

There just aren’t that many antique julep strainers out there.  The strainers that were made pre-prohibition were not used legally to strain alcoholic drinks here in the United States for 14 years, from 1919 to 1933.  Some of them might … Continue reading

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December 5, 1933

The back of the handle of the julep strainer was marked “International Silver Co., Silver Soldered” and “The Waldorf Astoria 1933”.  What significance did that year 1933 have?  What happened at the Waldorf Astoria in 1933? And so the search … Continue reading

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