Category Archives: barware

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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Pardon me, sir, there’s something in your mustache…

There you are, sitting at your favorite bar, sipping a delightfully cool and refreshing fruit smash.  You notice the bartender is looking at you a little strangely.  Then he leans over and whispers “Pardon me, sir, there’s something in your mustache.”  … Continue reading

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Some Turn of the Century Cocktail Strainer Patents

I recently came across a silver plated antique cocktail strainer that resembled a Hawthorne-like strainer: It had what I believed to be French hallmarks and had a wire ring that was the same as contained in William Wright’s 1892 patent for … 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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