Benedict Mfg. Toddy Strainer

Here is an antique silver plated small julep or toddy strainer that is marked “Benedict Mfg. Co. A1”. Benedict Mfg. Co. was located in Syracuse, N.Y.

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This strainer measures 4 and 1/4 inches long and about 1 and 7/8 inches wide.

A small size julep strainer was included in the 1886-87 Meriden Britannia catalog. Although identified as a small julep strainer within that catalog, I suspect that these small size strainers might have been used as toddy strainers as I’ve seen them referred to as such in other publications.

Please see my blog post “The Victorian Bar” to read more about cocktail strainers in general:

http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/the-victorian-bar/

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