Last week I wrote about orange juice and its role in American life, now declining (blog post here). Today I'm posting photos from random web searches, illustrating various juice squeezers that have been used to squeeze juice by hand. I also found a few vintage orange juice serving sets and glasses from the olden days when people drank a small glass of juice almost every day -- these come up for sale on eBay, Etsy, and similar sites.
|This Foley juicer/strainer was a classic. It fit over a container such as a|
Pyrex measuring cup, so the juice you squeezed could be measured out.
|A classic for squeezing juice by hand: still available.|
You have to strain the juice or pick the seeds out.
|Older version, maybe Depression Glass.|
|My old but still working citrus juicer.|
I use a wooden reamer for lemons, but not for oranges.
If you are interested in buying a juicer, here's an article for you: "The 8 Best Citrus Juicers of 2021." Prices range from $7 for a wooden reamer to $295 for a powerful electric juicer.
Juice Glasses from the Fifties and SixtiesNote that most juice glasses held 4 to 6 ounces of juice. They were often decorated with fruit motifs in various styles.
|There's nothing like this available new these days!|
|Kraft Pimento Cheese Spread in a glass|