Category Archives: cocktail shaker

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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Bernard Rice’s Sons

In the blog post immediately preceding this one, I discussed Bernard Rice’s family but didn’t discuss Bernard Rice’s Sons’ well known cocktail shakers. A successful cocktail shaker line offered by this firm was the “What’ll yer have?” shaker. Louis Rice’s … Continue reading

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Michael Seips 1885 Patent Cocktail Shaker

In the second half of the 19th century there were industrious individuals trying to come up with a better way of mixing, shaking and straining cocktails. I applaud them for their creativity and contribution to society! A while ago I … 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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