Patented Ice Tools

Jan 1905 - Dec 1935

This section is a collection of tools patented from January 1905 through December 1935. Each tool is found elsewhere in the respective section. If there were more than one tool for a patent, only one item is shown in this section. The patent number, issue date, patentee and a short reason for the patent, along with a portion of the patent drawing, are shown.


List of Patents

784,119 - Mar 1905

1,215,594 - Feb 1917

1,741,294 - Dec 1929

787,509 - Apr 1905

1,305,711 - Jun 1919

1,755,256 - April 1930

829,154 - Aug 1906

1,401,777 - Dec 1921

1,781,475 - Nov 1930

836,594 - Nov 1906

1,437,425 - Dec 1922

D86,599 - Mar 1932

D38,900 - Nov 1907

1,437,624 - Dec 1922

1,857,979 - May 1932

928,090 - July 1909

1,452,816 - Apr 1923

1,906,454 - May 1933

Sept. 21 '09

1,455,759 - May 1923

1,933,171 - Oct 1933

988,605 - Apr 1911

1,459,339 - June 1923

D92,015 - Apr.1934

D43,278 - Nov 1912

1,462,758 - July 1923

1,956,875 - May 1934

1,065,056 June 1913

1,464,232 - Aug 1923

1,967,731 - Jul 1934

1,090,039 - Mar 1914

1,485,535 - Mar 1924

1,980,465 - Nov 1934

D45,499 - Mar 1914

1,521,479 - Dec 1924

D94,147 - Dec 1934

D46,311 - Aug 1914

1,558,560 - Oct 1925

D94,339 - Jan 1935

1,117,019 - Nov 1914

1,679,666 - Aug 1928

D94,600 - Feb 1935

1,171,296 - Feb 1916

1,693,269 - Nov 1928

1,944,004 - Mar 1935

D48,966 - May 1916

D78,554 - May 1929


1,194,838 - Aug 1916

1,739,457 - Dec 1929




1900's & 1910's




1900's & 1910's


Patent 784,119 Issued Mar. 7, 1905 to Olof A. Norlund & William K. Wakenhut of Williamsport, Pennslyvania

Ice Creeper

The invention relates to improvements in ice creepers, the objective of the invention provided improved construction of the creeper and improved means for securing the creeper to the heel of a boot or shoe.


L - 3-1/2" (open), W - 2-3/8",

NORLUND MFG CO. WMSPORT and NO1 stamped on the underside of each creeper. (Note: "FG" is unreadable on this pair)



Patent Drawing

Patent 787,509 Issued April 18, 1905 to Charles W. Halsey of Evansville, Indiana.


The objective of the invention is to provide an ice pick which is simple, strong, durable and inexpensive to manufacture. Also, the device will have improvements for holding the points and permit removal and replacement.


L = 8-7/8', The pick support is two shaped sheet metal halves riveted together to hold the picks and the protrusion from the handle.


Patent Drawing

Patent 829,154 Issued August 21, 1906 to Gardner L. Holt, of Hartford, Connecticut


The object of this invention is to produce, between the blade and the handle, a firm and reliable engagement which will permit a ready assembling and disassembling of the parts of the tool for interchangeable blades for awls and similar tools in general.


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L - 10-5/8",

HOLT in a box outline on the tine and GL HOLT HFD (Hartford) CONN. PAT'D on the ferrule. The blade/

pick is replaceable with this configuration. By removing the transverse pin shown in the side of the handle, the split assembly can be removed and the pick/blade replaced and the assembly reinstalled.


Patent Drawing

Patent 836,594 Issued Nov. 20, 1906 to John Lundquist, of Duluth, Minnesota.


The invention relates to the improvement in tongs to carry block ice with the main objective to automatically maintain a positive gripping of the suspended block ice. The design also provides a means that the levers may be held in an open position at the will of the operator.


L = 19-3/4", Spread = 18-1/2", 0.30" flat plate for the tongs and 0.62" dia stock for the handle. No markings.



Patent Drawing


L - 17-3/4" , Spread - 13-3/4",

This is another configuration identified in patent 836,594.

Heavy duty flat metal construction. The tongs legs are 0.25" thick and 0.88" wide in the pivot area. The handle structure is 0.40" thick. The four pivot links are 0.14" thick. No markings.

Patent D38,900 Issued Nov. 26, 1907 to George E. Wood and Edmund A. Schade of Plantsville, Connecticut and New Britain, Connecticut, respectively.

Design for an Ice-Pick

A new, original and ornamental design for ice picks.


L - 8-1/2", Six sided ring around the handle. Long ferrule - 1.27", STANLEY HURWOOD MADE IN USA stamped on the ferrule. Noticeable reduction in diameter of the pick at approximately middle of the pick.




Patent drawing

Patent 928,090 Issued July 13, 1909 to Edward J. Walker of Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania


The objective of the invention is to provide the constructions of tongs such that the jaws may be conveniently opened with one hand of the operator leaving the other hand free, and the jaws can likewise release the jaws from the block ice with a single hand operation.


L - 16-7/8", Spread - 11-1/2",

Squeezing the handle together with the outer frame will open the tongs and the spring causes the tongs to close thus grasping the block of ice. This enables one hand operation. The tongs made of 0.5" X 0.125" flat steel. No markings.




Patent Drawing

Patent Unknown Issued Sept. 21,09

Searches of the US patents issued in September 1909 have not revealed this tool.


L = 10-3/4", Long ferrule built into metal frame with two wooden side panels for handle. Inscribed on the pick - "LLMORE PAT SEPT, 21 09". Have not been able to identify the patent.

Patent 988,605 Issued April 4, 1911 to Melvin H. Tyler of Muncie, Indiana.

Compound Tool

The objective of this invention is to provide simple, durable and compact tool which can be used for chopping meat, vegetables, and be adjusted for use as an ice-pick, pan scraper, etc.



L - 10-3/4, PAT APR 4, 1911, H. TYLER MFG CO., MUNCIE, INDIANA on the handle. Plate metal head, 3 meat tender blades and two curved shaving blades, two outside blades movable and center blade is stationary. There is an eyelet at the handle for hanging.





Patent Drawing

Note: This particular tool is marked on the handle as patent, 988,605 Issued April 4, 1911; however the physical configuration is that of patent 1,437,624 Issued Dec. 5, 1922. Both patents were issued to Melvin H. Tyler of Muncie, Indiana, indicating, this tool was probably manufactured during the transition from the this patent to the later patent.


L - 12",

PAT. APR 4, 1911, H. TYLER MFG CO., MUNCIE, INDIANA is stamped on the handle. The tenderer head is metal and the handle is wood. The tenderer head is 7/8" by 2-1/2". One blade is fixed and the other three are movable to alternate positions. The curved blade can be used as an ice shave in the position shown or rotated to the end of the head. The pointed blade is an ice pick and can be used as shown or rotated to the 90 degree position opposite the fixed tenderer head. There is an eyelet at the handle for hanging.

Patent D43,278 Issued Nov. 26, 1912 to Thomas Harding of Newark, New Jersey.

Design for a combined Bottle Opener and Pick

A new, original and ornamental design for a combined bottle opener and pick.


L = 6-1/8", Tool used to remove caps from mike bottle, bottle cap lifter and an ice pick. Marking - PATD 11-26-12 near the tip and HURON DAIRY PRODUCTS CO. HURON, SD PHONE 8169 on the flatten portion of the handle. Two tabs on the cap lifter.



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,065,056 Issued June 17, 1913 to Obed L. Lawrence, of Wynne Wood, Okahoma


The object of the invention is to provide a device which shall serve both to grasp and hold a chunk of ice and to weigh the object as it is lifted.



L - 23-1/4"

Heavy duty steel frame. It appears the scale indicator has been replaced. The scale works smooth and appears to be accurate. I would hate to try to work with these tongs and try carrying 50 lbs. of ice!!! They were probably used at the ice house, moving large blocks and loading delivery vehicles.






Patent Drawing

Patent 1,090,039 Issued Mar. 10, 1914 to Herbert wells Ely, of Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Single-Jointed Ice-Tongs

The invention relates to ice tongs and its object is to prevent the user from becoming injured when the tongs are opened to the maximum. This is accomplished by forming shoulders in the two members of the tongs where they cross just below the pivot. The shoulders are formed by off setting and riveting the lower portion of the tongs to the upper section of the tong handles.

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L - 16", Spread - 16",

All metal, two handles, legs riveted to handle segments just below the pivot. Structure is 025" X 0.75" flat steel except for the oval handle which are rounded, oval shaped 4-3/4" wide. Points 90 degrees to legs. Offset of leg/handle attachment acts as stop to prevent hands from being pinched when the tongs are fully opened



Patent Drawing

Patent D45,499 Issued March 24, 1914 to John L. Sommer of Newark, New Jersey.

Design for a Handle for Ice-Picks

A new, original and ornamental design for handles for ice picks.


L = 8-3/4", The ice pick has a cylindrical handle with flatten areas Markings on the four flattened sides: 1) PICK JOHN W. ATKINS and PATD 3-24, witch is very difficult to read, 2) 841 CUMBERLAND ST. 3) LEBANON, PA., & 4) WHEN IN NEED OF A DRUG STORE





Patent Drawing

Patent D46,311 Issued August 25, 1914 to Thomas Harding of Newark, New Jersey.

Design for Bottle Opener and Pick

A new, original and ornamental design for a combined bottle opener and pick.


L = 8", Single piece construction and two tabs in cap lifter. BOUNDS FURN. AND PIANO CO. CLEBURNE, TEXAS on one side and PIANOS SOLD ON EASY PAYMENTS on the other.




Patent Drawing

Patent 1,117,019 Issued Nov. 10, 1914 to Henry Foltz of Sharon, Pennsylvania

Antislipping Device

The invention objective is an anti-slipping device that can be readily adjusted to shoes of different sizes and is held securely on the shoe and prevent slipping while walking on ice.


These creepers are made of sheet metal straps with 90 degree tabs on one end and canvas straps on the ends. One strap goes over the toe and the other behind the ankle. There are three short conical spikes on the bottom of each creeper. The crossing metal straps allow adjustment for different size shoes. FIT ALL, PAT NOV. 10, 1914, WILLIAMSPORT, PA. on one metal strap of each creeper. L in marked on one of the pair, and an R on the other, indicating which shoe each is attached.





Patent Drawings

Patent 1,171,296 Issued February 8, 1916 to Lothar R. Zifferer of New York, New York.

Ice-Pick and the Like

This invention allows the user to remove and replace the pick should it become necessary.


L = 9", Pick designed to be able to change picks. There is a screw on the top of the pick to allow the removal and replacement of picks. No special markings.




Patent Drawing

Patent 1,215,594 Issued Feb. 13, 1917 to George Walker, of New Britain, Connecticut, Assignor to Landers, Frary & Clark, of New Britain, Connecticut, a Corporation of Connecticut.


The objective of this invention is to provide a scale having a novel and convenient method of adjustment and a new and improved construction, particularly as regards the materials from which it is made, which among other things reduces cost of production.

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L - 16-1/2",

1-200 Lbs.

Cylinder shape, with 0-200 lb. scale and identification plate mounted on opposite sides of the scale. UNIVERSAL ICE BALANCE MADE BY LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK NEW BRITAIN, CONN. USA PAT. FEB. I3, 1917 MADE IN USA. is stamped on each identification plate. 827 is stamped on one side of the bottom edge of the spring assembly. The set screw on the side of the upper loop is to keep the adjusting nut in position.



Patent Drawing

Patent D48,966 Issued May 2, 1916 to Walter H. Bremer of Kansas City, Missouri.

Design for an Ice-Pick Holder

A new, original and ornamental design for ice pick holders.


L - 8-3/8", PAT. PEND. on the back of the ice pick holder. This holder shows considerable use and aging.



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,194,838 Issued August 15, 1916 to Fredrick Hachmann of St. Louis, Missouri.

Culinary Implement

This invention is a new useful culinary implement which consists of a main blade and an adjustable secondary blade. The implement can be used for chopping meats, removing surplus bone, chopping vegetables and cracking and chopping ice.


L = 12", in the extended position. The top view shows the wing nut allowing the ice shave to be repositioned when needed. Markings on the face (bottom view) are, MEAT TENDERER on the bottom, ICE SHAVER on the movable part, MINCING EDGE on the area under the ice shave, CLEAVER on the top edge, and BRIDGE CUTLERY CO., ST. LOUIE U.S.A. , PAT AUG 15,1916. There is a cap lifter on the lower right corner.






Patent Drawing

Patent 1,305,711 Issued June 3, 1919 to Raymond B. Gilchrist of Newark, New Jersey.

Chipper and Method of Making the Same

The objective of this invention is of simple construction of installing the picks into the head and ensuring the temper in the tip is not destroyed and the pins stay fixed and don't loosed with use.


L = 9", GILCHRIST NO. 50 on the metal area between the handle and the pick support.



Patent Drawing

Top of the Document




Patent 1,401,777 Issued Dec. 27, 1921 to Jacob G. Heidt of Evansville, Indiana


This invention relates to improvements in the ice tongs construction, increases the efficiency, utility and provides a device that can be folded into reduced space when not in use, or being transported.


L - 19-1/2", Spread - 14,

VIVIAN stamped on each tong below the pivot. Made of flat plate steel 0.27" thick by 1.05" wide at the pivot. The bracket holding the single leather handle is riveted instead of bolted as shown in the patent.




Patent Drawing

Patent 1,437,425 Issued December 5, 1922 to Herbert Elijah Keeler of Chicago, Illinois.

Ice Pick

This invention is for ice-picks with springs in the handle. This design prevents the pick from becoming jammed in the spring as seen in previous designs.


L = 10-1/8" extended, 9" compressed. A 1-1/8" stroke. Markings - PAT DEC 5 1922 on the handle.



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,437,624 Issued Dec. 5, 1922 to Melvin H. Tyler of Torrance, California

Compound Tool

This invention is to provide simple, durable and compact tool which can be used for chopping meat, vegetables, and can be adjusted for use as an ice-pick, shaving ice, etc.


L - 11", The tenderer head is metal and the handle is wood. The tenderer head is 7/8" by 2-1/2". One blade is fixed and the other two are movable to alternate positions. The curved blade can be used as an ice shave in the position shown or rotated to the end of the head. PATENTED DEC 5, 1922 is stamped on the metal support near the handle.





Patent Drawing

Patent 1,452,816 Issued April 24, 1923 to George H. Reimer of Fulton, Illinois.

Holding Device

This invention relates to sheet metal devices formed to hold various articles such as ice-picks and coupon books to be held in a convenient location. The design is to produce the device from a single sheet of metal.


W - 5-1/5" H - 4-3/8"

This item holds the coupon booklets as well as two ice picks.

City Ice Works

1441 Center St.

Phones: 73, 74

Pat. April 24, 1923



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,455,759 issued May 15, 1923 to Claus E. Erickson of Des Moines, Iowa.

Combined Coupon-Book and Ice-Pick Holder

The object of the invention is to provide a combined coupon book and ice pick holders to be stamped from a single piece of metal, allowing it to be manufactured cheaply.


W - 4-3/8", H - 6",

READ HERALD EXAMINER WANT ADS CHICAGO on the face of the holder. Original color was cream with blue lettering. Over painted with a sand and brown color. Slots on each side for two ice picks and a slot in the middle to hold coupons. Three mounting holes.




Patent Drawing

Patent 1,459,339 Issued June 19, 1923 to Otto R. Meinholdt, of Dallas, Texas.

Ice Tongs

The invention provided improvement in ice tongs consisting of a light weight handle adaptable to heavy uses. A particular feature of the invention by means of the connecting links prevents the arms from projecting above the pivotal connection and they spread laterally and are extended.




L - 16", Spread - 15",

O.R.MEINHOLDT & CO. 825 ANN AVE. & 527 on one tong leg and PAT PEND and I on each of the brass links between the handle ends and the tong legs. Tong legs material - 0.86" X 0.185" flat steel at the pivot. Tubular handle - 0.83" diameter.


Pat - 1,459,339 copy


Patent Drawing

Patent 1,462,758 Issued July 24, 1923 to Douglas Henderson, of Dallas, Texas

Ice Tongs

The objective of the invention is to provide a handle that may be moved to permit the operator to position the handle and eliminating the necessity of moving the jaws of the tongs toward each other to grip the handle.

Patented Sample



L - 13-1/4", Spread - 14-1/8",

PAT'D JULY 24, 1923 stamped on one of the 2" straps between the handle end and the tong leg. Smooth metal tubular handle with a strap running thru the center and a slot at each end where 2" straps connected the handle to the tongs legs.

Pre-Patent Sample



L - 13-1/8", Spread - 12-1/4',

D HENDERSON DALLAS TEX on one side of tong leg just below the pivot point and PAT P (Patent Pending) on the other side. Single handle shaped tubular steel and has flat plate extensions on each end with a slot to allow handle to slide



Pat - 1,462,758 copy


Patent Drawing

Patent 1,464,232 Issued Aug. 7, 1923 to John T Beam, of Sulphur, Oklahoma

Ice Creeper

The invention relates to certain improvements in tongs whereby the load lifted by the tongs may be weighted together with means to render the weighting mechanism inoperative. Another objective is an improved device of general character embodying a hollow or tubular body through which extends a spring controlled rod provided with a handle wherein is employed a removable cap to facilitate the removal and application of the rod and particularly to facilitate the requisite adjustment of the spring associated with the rod.


L - 21 - 3/4", Spread - 22-1/4",

J. T. BEAN SCALE PAT'D AUG. 7, 1923 stamped just above the scale on the brass scale housing.

0-50 in 1 lb. increments scale on the scale housing. A single pointer. The small curved finger piece to the left of the scale allows the user to hold the tongs open with one hand.




Design Drawing

Patent 1,485,535 Issued March 4, 1924 to John I. Stein of Muncie, Indiana

Combination Kitchen Tool

This invention relates to a kitchen tool of various implements for the different culinary operations. These implements include a meat pounder, cleaver, potato masher, ice shave, ice chopper, and fish scaler.


L - 10-1/2"

The combination kitchen tool has a rotary type head holding an ice shave or chopper to the left, a potato masher on the top, a cleaver to the right and a meat tenderer on the bottom. The head is easily rotated and locked in the different positions.




Patent Drawing

Patent 1,521,479 Issued December 30, 1924 to Charles B. Sherlock of Baltimore, Maryland.

Ice-Shaving Scoop and Can Opener

The invention is a new and useful improvement in the ice-shaving scoop and can opener. This particular example is slightly different from the patent drawing, but has the same blade design as the patent and has the added capability of an opening to insert a cup to catch the shaved ice.

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L - 7-3/8", Diameter of the opening - 2"

MARVEL on the circle at the handle and R. S. 1919 along the handle. A cup would be placed in the opening, the ice shaved to fill the cup, then the cup removed with the ice shavings.

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Patent Drawing

Patent 1,558,560 Issued October 27, 1925 to Frank Mossberg of Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Hammer-Actuated Ice Pick

The invention has improvements which can withstand hammer-like blows. The improvements consist of a handle of substantial weight, a slide-able shank/pick, with a spring that the handle can be retracted without lifting the pick point off the object.


L = 8-1/8" extended, 6-3/8 compressed. A 1-3/4' stroke. PERFECTION, MOSSBERG PRESSED STEEL CORP. ATTLEBORO, MASS. USA stamped on one side of the six sided handle.


Patent Drawing

Patent 1,679,666 Issued Aug. 7, 1928 to Samuel M. Kass of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ice Pick and Guard

The purpose of the invention is to provide a spiral spring guard for a sharp ice pick point and to provide an ice pick on the end of a mallet so that the advantage of the weight as well as the swing of the mallet head may be available to drive the ice pick. The opposite end of the head can be used to further reduce the chipped ice.


L - 11-3/4"overall, Pick - 1-1/8",

This appears to be a patented ice pick that is supposed to have a coiled spring protective cover over the pick. It appears the protective cover could have been attached to the small raised area at the base of the pick. The pick is shaped, not like the typical ice pick but, an end like a screw driver The other end of the head is an ice crusher. Was the tool designed for some other use?



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,693,269 Issued November 27, 1928 to Harry I Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut.

Tool Handle

The invention relates to the improvement of tool handles and particularly those with wooden handles. The design is a metal cap that can be easily installed on a ball or knob type end of the handle and remain fast.


L = 8-1/2", PAT. NOV 27'28 & WB/W on the cap.



Patent Drawing

Pre-Patent 1,693,269 Issued Nov. 27, 1928

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L - 8-1/8", APLD FOR PAT in raised letters in the center of the cap. Some of the lettering is hard to read because of use. I have seen other ice picks of this same handle configuration with the patent date stamped on one of the tangs of the cap.

Patent D78,554 Issued May 21, 1929 to M. D. Avillar of New York, N. Y.

Design for a Bottle-Seal Opener

This invention is a new and original and ornamental design for a Bottle-Seal Opener. The beak is the bottle opener, or cap lifter, a cork screw is hidden behind the wing feathers and the base is used as an ice cracker.


L - 5-1/4', Chrome plated cap lifter, cork screw and ice Cracker. NEGBAUR is on the left side of the parrot's feet and U.S.A. PAT'D on the right..



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,739,457 Issued Dec. 10, 1929 to William E. Harrison of Union City, Indiana

Bottle Opener

The invention contemplates the utilization a tool, such as an ice-pick, as a handle for removing crimp type caps from bottles.

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L - 8-1/2",

The patent is for the cap lifter at the ferrule. CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ICE CO. on two sides in black print, Phone 26145 on two side in red print. Sheet metal formed around the pick at the ferrule to form the cap lifter.






Patent Drawing

Patent 1,741,294 Issued December 31, 1929 to Charles W. Halsey of Evansville, Indiana.

Bottle-Cap Lifter

This invention consists of an improved cap lifter attached on the shaft of the ice pick at the ferrule.



L = 8-3/8", Patented cap lifter attached at the ferrule.


Patent Drawing

Top of the Document




Patent 1,755,256 Issued April 22, 1930 to Ernest V. Harkness, of Decatur, Illinois

Ice Tongs

The invention relates to a special kind of structure by a new principle of leverage and handle structure. The pivot point located at a point relatively shorter distance to the upper link hole than to the tip of the tongs and the tips pointing inwardly to firmly grip the block ice allowing a quick engagement and release. The handle is channel shaped cross section for confront and easy to handle.


L - 14-1/2", Spread - L - 13-3/4",

Tongs made of flat steel 1"X0.25" at the pivot. A spring has added between the top ends of the tong legs. I think the spring may have been added by the user to help the tongs close when grasping the block ice..



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,781,475 Issued November 11, 1930 to Arthur I. Platt of Fairfield, Connecticut.


This invention is an improvement of an ice pick with a spring in the handle. The improvement ensures the parts are held together positively and assembled with minimum cost. Also provisions are provided to keep the handle from splitting after repeated shocks during use.


L = 10-1/8", Spring in handle. BRIDGEPORT NO.2 CHIPLESS MADE IN U.S.A. on metal tube. Six sided cap held on with a screw.



Patent Drawing

Design Patent D86,599 Issued Mar 29,1932 to Thomas J. Fegley and George O. Leopold of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Design for an Ice Cube Breaker

The intent for this invention is a new, original and ornamental Design.


Height - 10-5/6",

"LIGHTNING" ICE CUBE BREAKER on the front of the hopper, "LIGHTNING" REG.U.S.PAT OFF ICE CUBE BREAKER NORTH BROS. MFG. CO. PHILA, PA. U.S.A. PAT. 86599 OTHERS PEND. MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the top of the base plate, 104A on the underside of the base plate and 104B on the side of the chrome stand near the base plate. Chrome or nickel plated hopper and stand, green base and crank arm, and a red handle.




Design Drawing

Patent 1,857,979 Issued May 10, 1932 to Otto C. Schaefer of Meriden, Connecticut

Tongs for Table Service

The invention relates to an improvement in tongs for table service, for handling ice cubes, lumps of sugar, candies, etc, the objective being to provide a pair of tongs with a spring at the pivot point to return the tongs to an open position when press is released from the handles.


Tongs L - 3.5", Spread - 3.25"

Card L- 6-3/4", W - 4"

The Ice cube Tongs have a spring in the pivot that keeps the tongs in the spread position until used to serve ice, sugar or what ever. No markings.

Markings on the Sales Card -







Patent Drawing

Patent 1,906,454 Issued May 2, 1933 to William S. Elters of Dayton, Ohio, Assignor of one-half to John E. Ledger, of Dayton, Ohio.

Culinary Tongs

The main objective of the invention relates to article grasping and lifting implements, and more particularly to a pair of tongs for household and culinary use, especially useful for lifting hot jars and other vessels when "cold packing." Another objective is providing a means whereby it may be used as a wrench for removing screw type jar or bottle tops. The inventor also states " it may be utilized for grasping and lifting other article such as ear corn, meat or even ice." Thus, the reason for having the tongs in my collection.


L - 10", Spread - 4-3/4", The primary objective of the tongs is for lifting hot canned jars from the water and the serrated edges along the bottom side of the handle and the inside of the upper sections of the tong legs can be used for opening jars with twist-off caps. The patentee also states the tongs 'may be utilized for grasping and lifting other article such as ear corn, meat, or even ice."





Patent Drawing

Patent 1,993,171 Issued October 31, 1933 to Jesse L. Hart of Los Angeles, California.

Ice-Pick Sheath

The invention design is for an ice-pick to be frictionally held in the leather sheath. The design also incorporates features to allow water to drain off and air circulation to help dry the leather sheath.


L - 9-1/2", VIVIAN CO stamped above the slots for the belt. HARTS PATENTED SCABBARD on the metal plate on the back of the scabbard.



Patent Drawing

Patents D-92,015 Issued Apr 17, 1934 and 2,046,396 Issued Jul. 7, 1936 to James K. Matter and Luther E. Geiger of New Kennsington, Pa.

Ice Crusher

This invention relates especially to a portable press for domestic or household use to crush ice cubes produced by mechanical refrigerators and may be readily modified for a variety of purposes such as extracting juices from citrus fruits, dicing vegetables and the like. The press is adapted to be operated with minimum effort and is of rugged construction.


See 2,046,396 Issued Jul. 7, 1936 for more details.



Patent 1,967,731 Issued July 24, 1934 to Alfred H. Ackerson of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Ice Cube Tongs

This invention relates to tongs for use in picking up and handling ice cubes, sugar cubes nuts and other similar articles.




L = 7-3/4", Spread = 2", Ice cube tongs. The tubular portion and the prongs are steel.

PAT NO. 1,967,731 & 1,980,465 U.S.A. is marked on the plate at the top of the tongs. There is a cap lifter on the side of the handle near the tongs.



Patent Drawing

Patent 1,980,465 Issued Nov.13, 1934 to Alfred H. Ackerson of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Ice Cube Tongs

This invention relates to tongs for use in picking up and handling ice cubes, sugar cubes nuts and other similar articles. This patent also includes the incorporation of a cap lifter as shown in patent 1,967,731 shown above.


Patent 1,956,875 Issued May 1, 1934 Issued to William F. Paradise of Auburn, Nebraska.

Mumble Peg Toy

The objective of this invention is the provision of a simple and effective device for playing the game of mumble peg, or used as a household tool, such as an ice-pick. Another objective is that the toy/tool can be "folded" so as to not cause an injury when not in use.



L - 7", Stowed L - 5-3/8",

SAVE FOOD FLAVOR HEALTH WITH ICE, VIRGINIA APPLE STORAGE on the handle. Missing the corkscrew/cap lifter at the end of the handle.


Patent Drawing

Patent D94,147 Issued Dec. 25, 1934 to Herbert C. Johnson of Chicago, Ill.

Design for an Ice Crusher.

A new, original and ornamental design for an ice crusher.

Patent No. 2,048,569 Issued July 21, 1936 to Herbert C. Johnson of Chicago, Ill

Ice Crusher

The specific objective is to provide an ice crusher having a rotatable crushing unit with hook like crushing fingers which hold and crush the ice.


H - 8-5/8", NATIONAL ICE CRUSHER, PAT. NO. 94147, PAT. NO. 2048569, MADE IN U.S.A. 600 N. ALBANY AVE. CHICAGO, ILL. PLUS THE Good housekeeping seal of approval, on the top of the base. A counter-top, hand crank, ice crusher. The frame is made of aluminum and the blades are steel.


Patent Drawing D94,147


Patent Drawing 2,048,569

Patent D94,339 Issued January 15, 1935 to Thomas Calvin Christ of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

Design for an Ice Cube Crusher

A new, original and ornamental design for an ice cube crusher.


L = 7-3/8"

This ice crusher is different from those described earlier in that you don't have to open the handles to dump the crusher ice. Notice the opening on the side of the chamber. The two halves are hinges by the tabs on the outer corners. There are eight spikes in the top half and a flat bottom with four rectangular openings. Patent No. D-94339 on the inside of both handles.







Patent Drawing

Patent D94,600 Issued February 19, 1935 to Milton S. Dunkelberg of Dayton, Ohio.

Design for an Ice Crusher

A new, original and ornamental design for an ice crusher.


Cup covers picks


Cup in retracted position.


L = 8-3/8" extended, 8-1/4" compressed. This configuration has a latching feature near the ferrule to allow the cup to be held in an open position. The handle is wooden and has six flattened sides.



Patent Drawing

Patent 1.994,004 Issued March 12, 1935 to Walter P. O'Neil of Akron, Ohio.

Implement for Crushing Ice

This invention relates to improvements in crushing ice and in particular ice-cubes. Further objectives are for a simple construction, low cost to manufacture, conveniently operated and very effective. The device is designed to crush the ice cube and retain the crushed pieces and transfers them to where they will be used.


L = 7-3/4"

This crusher has a non-detachable and with an opening on the side to deposit the crushed ice. There are three ridges on one side of the cavity and four ridges on the other side to crush the ice. The exterior surface is smooth. Markings - PAT PEND ICE MASTER on inside of one handle.





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