Category Archives: julep strainer

Wm. Holmes & Maryland Britannia

It’s always interesting to come across an unfamiliar backstamp on a piece of silver. At least for me it is.  And when it’s on a julep strainer, it’s even more interesting as I have a fondness for these bar tools. This … 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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A Harvey Filley & Sons Julep Strainer

Ever on the lookout for antique bar tools for my Etsy shop, I came across a julep strainer with a backstamp with which I was unfamiliar.  The stamp read “H. Filley & Sons 2”.  I’m always intrigued by rare hallmarks…it … 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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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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The Old Harper Whisky Toddy Strainer

The 1886-86 Meriden Britannia catalog shows three different versions of the julep strainer:  the Star Julep Strainer, the Clover Julep Strainer and the Windsor Julep Strainer Small.  The Star Julep Strainer was familiar to me.  The Clover Julep Strainer had … Continue reading

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Blame It On Boardman

A while back I came to appreciate the beauty and rarity of silver plated products produced by L. Boardman & Son of East Haddam, Connecticut.  I’ve written a post on the history of Luther Boardman which you can find in this … Continue reading

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