Figures 2 through 4 from the 1893 volume The Ice Crop: How to Harvest, Store, Ship and Use Ice depicting several scrapers used to remove snow from the surface of a lake or river prior to the harvesting of ice. 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.
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 2-4: Snow Scoop Scrapers.” 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/vd7wdxz.
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