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Tipping Jiggers

A while back I came across a tipping jigger marked “Industria Argentina”.  I began to research and found that there were quite a number of this style jigger produced in South America.  Then, I found a sterling silver jigger produced … Continue reading

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An Old Fashioned Blog Post

I learn so many interesting things researching vintage and antique items that cross my path.  Take for instance those flat bottom or bent tip little spoons with red ball tops that I had found.  They were less than 4 inches … 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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Bernard Rice’s Family

You might be familiar with the company known as Bernard Rice’s Sons.  They are well known for cocktail shakers bearing their mark (sometimes accompanied by the Apollo mark) during the 1920s and 1930s.  But little hard documentation can be found … Continue reading

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Herman Strater’s Hawthorne Strainer

Original Hawthorne strainers showing D. P. Sullivan’s name, the Oct. 11, 1892 patent date and the manufacturer, Manning Bowman & Co. are not easy to find these days.  Finding one with an additional name, Herman Strater & Co., Boston, is … 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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The J. K. Basye Julep Strainer

I’ve envisioned antique julep strainers being used at fashionable bars in the Gay ’90s, or in a dark speakeasy during Prohibition, and later, perhaps, by Nick Charles as he poured martinis for Nora and himself.  But I didn’t envision a … Continue reading

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Curious Story of a Strainer

I came to acquire a julep strainer with “Central Park Garden” on the handle. The handle is back-tipped with a star cut-out and no maker’s mark. Never having heard of the Central Park Garden, I started my research.  It turns … Continue reading

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Who is “Plato”?

In researching a backstamp on a silver plated tea strainer, I hit a dead end. Although there were numerous listings on the internet for silver plated items with this same mark, I could find absolutely no information as to who … Continue reading

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Early Combined Liquor Mixer and Strainer

The following image is of what appears to be an early tin cocktail mixer and strainer. It stands about 6 and 1/2 inches tall with the strainer in the down position.  It has a copper bottom. And it has no … Continue reading

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