Figures 40 through 43 from the 1893 volume The Ice Crop: How to Harvest, Store, Ship and Use Ice depicting a variety of implements used to collect and move ice during an ice harvest. Historically, ice harvesting or cutting was a winter task of collecting surface ice from lakes and rivers for storage in ice houses and use or sale as a cooling method.
Figure 40. Hoisting Tongs
Figure 41. Drag Tongs
Figure 42. Edging Tongs
Figure 43. Ice Adze
The Ice Crop: How to Harvest, Store, Ship and Use Ice is a comprehensive book on the ice industry with content and illustrations on the harvesting, cutting and storing of ice; ice house construction; handling, transport and marketing of ice; the use of ice in refrigeration; ice cellars and houses as well as recipes for iced foods and beverages.
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Hiles, Theron L. “Figures 40-43: Assorted Tongs and Ice Adze.” The Ice Crop: How to Harvest, Store, Ship and Use Ice. New York, New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1893. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/k3xzcav.
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