Figures 35-39: Wooden Skids, Wagon and Loading Tongs, Packing Chisels
Figures 35 through 39 from the 1893 volume The Ice Crop: How to Harvest, Store, Ship and Use Ice depicting a variety of implements used to collect and transport 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 35. Wooden Skid. No. 1.
Figure 36. Wooden Skid. No. 2.
Figure 37. Wagon and Loading Tongs
Figure 38. Packing Chisel
Figure 39. Packing Chisel
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 35-39: Wooden Skids, Wagon and Loading Tongs, Packing Chisels.” 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/tt29nc8.
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