Featured is a wonderful Depression Glass reamer from Hocking Glass. These juicers came in a variety of sizes and were produced by several companies. It is about 5 inches in diameter, has a tab handle, and it is perforated to allow the citrus juice to drain into a measuring cup. It is in good condition, but is does have a couple chips to the scalloped underside. It is made from uranium glass so it glows wonderfully under UV light.
Uranium glass is glass which has had uranium, usually in oxide diuranate form, added to a glass mix before melting for coloration. The proportion usually varies from trace levels to about 2% by weight uranium, although some 20th-century pieces were made with up to 25% uranium. Uranium glass was once made into tableware and household items, but fell out of widespread use when the availability of uranium to most industries was sharply curtailed during the Cold War in the 1940s to 1990s. Most such objects are now considered antiques or retro-era collectibles.
I do combine shipping when possible for smaller items and refund shipping overages if they’re over $1.50. Note, many large items cannot be combined into one box and must be shipped separately to give them the best chance of making their way to you safely. I’m not trying to make money off of shipping charges, and will do my best to provide you with the lowest possible cost. I strive to ship items no later than the following business day. Items are generally shipped USPS priority mail which includes $50 insurance. All items are carefully packaged. If an item is damaged during shipping, please take pictures, save all packing materials, and let me know immediately so a claim can be filed with the shipper. The onus of filing the claim will fall upon the buyer. The post office has been requesting that damaged items and associated packing materials be brought in for inspection, and it is not possible for me, as the shipper, to do so. If you prefer an alternate shipping method please send me a message to discuss options.
Sometimes Priority Mail shipping is cost prohibitive (especially for those on the West Coast). Send me a message and we’ll see if Flat Rate shipping is possible. Prices for this service is generally about $21 for a “Large” box and about $15.00 for a “Medium” box. Note that USPS Flat Rate boxes aren’t that big, so this might not be an option when purchasing larger items.
Very Important Info About Returns/Refunds
All items are described as accurately as possible, and I do my best to note any damage. Most of my items are twenty or more years old and may show wear consistent with age/use. I try to provide many detailed pictures which serve as part of the description, and I encourage you to ask any questions prior to purchase. I generally do not accept returns, but there are always exceptions, so please message me if you feel you need to return an item. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason please reach out right away so that we may reach an amicable solution, I want you to be happy with and enjoy your purchase!
I enjoy finding vintage pieces and moving them along to new homes. I’m an easy going person and do this more as a hobby than a business, I like researching these old items to find their origins/history. If you want to discuss any items listed, tell me I’m way off base on my pricing, wrong on my description, or whatever convo me!