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Object ID # 1962.007.004
Object Name Reamer, Juice
Title 1888 Patent Lemon Abstractor
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1888+
Year Range from 1888
Year Range to 1920
Made William Easley's Mfg. Co., N.Y.C.??
Place of Origin New York, New York, USA?
Description Easley's Patent lemon abstractor (lemon squeezer/reamer). It is a colourless pressed glass item, with embossed-style lettering for the patent name and date - "EASLEY" and "July 10, 1888".

Provenance The glass factory that made these Easley Patent lemon abstractors was ......, located at ........ Circa 1909, there were different-shaped lemon reamers being manufactured at the William Easley Manufacturing Co. of New York City.

It was originally owned by Sarah Bishop (neé Kilbourn / Kilbourne), who was born in 1839 and married Ebenezer W. Bishop.
Ebenezer & Sarah Bishop were business people in the late 19th-century at Owen Sound, Ontario. Ebenezer had a hotel, and later went into the harness-making business. Sarah was a businesswoman, as she was a milliner, and also sold lace goods. Her family had long been in the hat business.

Later owned by Louise MacKay (neé Bishop), their granddaughter. She married Fred MacKay and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Avery Bishop Sr. One of her brothers became a W.W.#1 flying ace (Billy Bishop).
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Glass
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Bishop, Ebenezer
Function A rigid, textured glass item that allows one to impale and twist a half of a lemon or orange in order to squeeze out the juice.