Ice Tools with a Spring in the Handle

The purpose of a spring in the handle is to provide the user with a means of hitting the same spot when trying to chip the ice block. The point of the pick is placed on the spot and the handle pushed down and impacts with the pick. Then without removing the pick from the impact point the spring allows the handle to be raised for another strike with the pick striking at the same point. In general this configuration came after the sliding handle configuration. This configuration allowed the user to use one hand while the sliding handle tools required the use of two hands, one to hold the pick on the spot while raising the handle for repeated thrusts.

Ice Picks

Ice Chippers

Ice Cube Chippers

 

ICE PICKS

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

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L = 10-1/4", Spring in handle. No special markings.

Note: The metal portion of handle housing the spring is 1/4" longer on the ice picks with the BRIDGEPORT NO.2 CHIPLESS MADE IN U.S.A. marking, than those with no markings. Also have this ice pick with green and red handles.

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Different original paint colors collected.

 

 

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L = 10-1/2" extended, 9" compressed. TAPIT CHIPLESS, US & FOR. PATS. PEND, MADE IN USA on the paper label around the handle. Also have this ice pick with green and yellow handle.

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Different original paint colors collected.

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L = 10" extended, 8-3/4" compressed. No special markings.

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L - 11-1/8",

Spring in handle allowing a 1-7/8" stroke. ANDROCK stamped on the ferrule.

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L - 11-1/8", extended, 8-3/4" compressed.

No special markings, just another color sample.

 

 

 

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L - 11",

Spring in handle allowing a 1-1/2" stroke. ANDROCK stamped on the ferrule.

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L = 9-5/8" extended, 8" compressed. No special markings.

 

 

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L = 9" extended, 8" compressed. A 1" stroke, Spring in handle. No special markings.

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L = 9-7/8" extended, 8-3/8" compressed, A 1-1/2" stroke. No special markings

Spring in Handle - Metal001 copy

L - 9-5/8", extended, 7" compressed. A 2-5/8" stroke. Screw in top of handle. No special markings

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L = 8-3/4" extended, 7-1/2" compressed. A 1-1/4" stroke", All metal. Marking on the handle "<A&J> PAT APPL'D FOR". Spring in the handle and there is a flat on the ball portion of the handle.

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L - 9-1/2" extended

3.77" long housing for the spring, Stroke is 2". One flat on the small pear shaped handle.

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L - 9-1/2", Compressed L - 6-7/8", Stroke - 2-5/8",

Spring in the handle.

Pick 0.25" diameter with step down to 0.13" near the tip. A small flat at one area on the handle knob. Screw on end of handle to allow replacement of the spring and/or pick. Protruding screw head. Spots of black paint, often referred to as black japanned, remain on the handle. No special markings.

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L = 12" extended, 10-1/2 compressed. A 1-1/2" stroke. No special markings

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L = 11-5/8 extended, 10' compressed. A 1-5/8" stroke. No special markings

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L = 8-3/4" extended, 6-1/4" compressed. A 2-1/2" stroke. No special markings

Patent 1,437,425 Issued Dec. 5, 1922

 

 

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

Patent 1,437,425 Issued Dec. 5, 1922

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L - 10" Extended, 8-3/4" Compressed, Stroke - 1-1/4",

PAT DEC 5 1922 cast in the handle and the handle has a Japanned finish. There is a spring in the handle housing.

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L - 10-1/8", Spring in the handle , Flat on Knob, Brass ferrule crimped on to retain the pick keeper, two hole in handle on opposite sides at the base of the knob, Compressed - 8-1/4", stroke - 1-7/8".

 

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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.

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L - 11", Stroke - 1-1/4", No markings, three green stripes near the top of the handle, handle crackling from age.

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L - 10-7/8", Stroke - 7/8", Metal housing for the springing 0.3" long. The housing is split on both sides for assembly.

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L - 8-1/4", 1" compression, SPRING ICE PICK on one side of handle, NEW IDEA PAT. JAPAN on the pick near the handle. A on other side, handle screws apart and separates between the two colors for repairs.

 

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L - 9-1/2",

MOORE'S PATENT ICE BREAKER, NO 10249 on an oval plaque attached to the cylinder housing the pick. On the bottom of the cylinder housing are four points to help hold the assembly in position on the ice to be chipped while manually plunging the handle driving the pick into the ice. The pick is normally held in the cylinder by a spring. The picture in the lower right corner shows the pick being pushed through the opening where it would strike the ice. I have not located the UK patent yet.

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Ice Chippers

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L = 8-1/4" extended, 8-1/4" compressed; however the handle compresses 1-1/2".

All metal. PAT. PEND. on the shaft holding the points. The tool is held together by a heavy gauge wire from the shaft support through a hole in the end of the handle and then looped.

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L = 10-3/8" extended, 8-3/4" compressed.

LASH'S BITTERS on one side of the handle and NATURAL TONIC LAXATIVE on the opposite side. The other two sides have a random texture surface. MADE BY BRIDPORT. HDWE MFG. CORP. on one side of the blade and PAT APPL'D FOR in a scroll on the other side.

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Ice Cube Chippers

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L = 9-7/8" extended, 8-3/8" compressed. CHIP CHOP PAT PEND on the round support with five picks. Cap lifter and cork screw combination at the end of the handle. The cap lifter has a single, large tab at the base of the loop. All metal and there are two groves near each end of the handle.

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L = 9-7/8" extended, 8-3/4" compressed. CHIP CHOP PAT PEND on the round support with five picks. Cap lifter and cork screw combination at the end of the handle. The cap lifter has a single, large tab at the base of the loop. The center section of the handle is loose and can be rotated to expose recipes for mixing alcohol drinks.

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L = 9-3/4' extended, 8-1/2" compressed. CHIP CHOP PAT PEND on the round support with five picks. Cap lifter and cork screw combination at the end of the handle. The cap lifter has a single, large tab at the base of the loop. The center portion of the handle is covered with leather and has the following markings - NORFORK, BALIMORE & CAROLINA LINE and N. B. & C. MOTOR LINES.

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L = 9-1/4" extended, 8" compressed. Round support with five picks. There is a cap lifter built into the handles and five groves around the handle. There are no other markings on the chipper.

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L = 9-3/8" extended, 8-1/4" compressed. Six-sided support with five picks. A cap lifter designed into the handle. There are no markings on the chipper.

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L = 9-1/8" extended, 8" compressed. Rectangular support with four picks. A cap lifter designed into the handle. There are no markings on the chipper. This chipper is found in the "quick - chip" sales box.

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L = 9-5/8" extended, 8-1/2" compressed. Rectangular support with four picks. A cap lifter designed into the handle. The center section of the handle is loose and can be rotated to expose recipes for mixing alcohol drinks. There are no other markings.

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L = 9-1/8" extended, 7-7/8" compressed. CHIP CHOP PAT PEND on top of the round pick support. Instructions how to use the Chip Chop is on one side of the handle and recipes for mixed drinks are on the other three sides.

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L = 9-1/8" extended, 7-7/8"compressed. There are no markings. The handle is wood and flattened on two opposite sides.

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L = 9-1/8" extended, 7-3/4" compressed (top) and L = 9" extended, 7-3/4 compressed (bottom). The top one has the rectangular support with four picks and the bottom has a six sided support with five picks. Both handles are tapered cylinders and wooden. There are no markings on either chipper. The top chipper is found in the Mr. Chips sales box.

Pat. No. D94,600 Issued Feb. 19, 1935

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L = 8-1/8" extended, 8" compressed. This configuration does not allow the cup to be latched in the open position. The handle is

wooden and has six flattened sides.

Pat. No. D94,600 Issued Feb. 19, 1935

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L = 8-1/2" extended, 8" compressed

 

No latching feature to hold the cup open. The handle is Bakelite and a tapered diamond shape

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L = 10-1/4" extended, 9-1/4" compressed. The cup is in a fixed position to the picks. Approximately 3/8' of the picks are always exposed. This configuration has five picks. The spring is in the tube attached to the handle. There are no markings on the chipper.

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