Category Archives: barware

Looking for a Christmas gift?

Finding a good gag Christmas gift can be difficult.  But when you are looking for a gift for that special someone, like dear old Uncle Jim or your favorite bartender, the job becomes even more difficult.  Following are some suggestions … Continue reading

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Napier Novelties,Gimmicks and Gadgets

When I came across the following utensils with the “Napier” mark, I thought they were lovely… and unusual. The pieces are only just over 6 inches in length and the bowls are 3 inches wide.  What were they?  Salad servers, … Continue reading

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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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Five Years: My Etsy Experience

Where does the time go?  It seems like only yesterday when my daughter asked me if I had heard of Etsy and I said I hadn’t.  Now it’s five years later and I’m celebrating my fifth anniversary as a seller … Continue reading

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Frank H. Vogt

Those of you who follow this blog know that I have a fondness for antique bar tools, especially julep strainers and cocktail strainers in general.  Although antique julep strainers are relatively hard to find, it’s the “other” cocktail strainers, the … Continue reading

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Rockford Silver Plate Company

This silver plated julep strainer has a backstamp of “R.S.P. Co.”  This mark, which I don’t see that often, is a mark used by Rockford Silver Company for their “service ware” line, meaning restaurants, hotels, soda fountains and such.   I … 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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