Category Archives: bar ware

James Pooley’s Julep Strainer for J. Baum

In my previous blog about the H. C. Reed Jr. & Co. julep strainer, I stated “I believe this is the oldest julep strainer that I have come across.” H. C. Reed Jr. & Co. was only in business from … Continue reading

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H. C. Reed Jr. & Co.

I came across a julep strainer in a design that I hadn’t seen before.  Yet, it looked so familiar to me.  It was marked “H. C. Reed Jr. & Co.” I hadn’t seen that mark before either.   The pattern … Continue reading

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Julab, julap, julep….

I can’t help but admire the variety of designs of julep strainers that were manufactured over 100 years ago.  Size, shape of bowl and handle, cut-out design and pattern were varied.  A sampling is shown below. I vaguely recall that … Continue reading

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Julep Strainer: Different but not Unusual

A while ago I came across a William Rogers antique julep strainer that was unusual.  The “bend” in the handle where it meets the bowl was reversed, or opposite to the way usually seen on julep strainers.  The julep strainer … Continue reading

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The Smallest Bar Spoon

There is a page in the 1886 Meriden Britannia Catalog that displays the various bar spoons and julep strainers offered that year.  The first spoon shown under the “Bar Spoon” heading is called a “Delmonico Small” spoon.  As all the … 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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