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The items listed here are those tools collected over the last few months. Each tool has also been integrated into the appropriate pages throughout the site.

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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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L - 8-7/8",

AUSSIE NUT CRACKER ICE CRUSHER PAT PEN DESIGN APP with an outline of the continent of Australia on the side of the crushing tool between the opening where the plunger moves and the squeeze handle. Squeeze the handle to drive the piston to crush the ice cube. Push the handle out to release the piston. Made of a plastic type material.

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L - 1.85", W - 2.04

Ladies heel creepers with screw clamps. PATENT APILIED FOR cast in the top of the creeper.

 

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Size - 8-3/8" Square,

GREENFIELD ICE & FUEL COMPANY PHONE 280 25, 50, 75, 100 Same marking on back side. Notice the numbers increase clockwise on one side and counter-clockwise on the reverse. At first I thought that was odd, until I realized this arraignment of the numbers one could tell when looking at the back side of the card they knew what number is up and exposed to the Ice Man. One side has some smudge marks.

 

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Box Top View

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Box Side View

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L - 7-7/8", Spread - 2-1/8", Shaft - 0.27" diameter,

Ice cube tongs made of steel. Plunger type with four tongs. Storage/sales box, badly marked with tape, has markings WMF - Eisgreifer, probably the manufacturer and pince a glace (French) which translated to English is ice tongs.

 

Patent 307,917 Issued Nov 11, 1884 to Norris S. Chandler - Ice Chipping or Cutting Machine

 

The patent for the Chandler ice crusher has been wrongly identified as Patent 234,397 Issued Nov 16, 1880 for some time.

 

Thanks to Bernd Asendorf for identifying the correct patent and bringing it to my attention. It's my intent to have the most accurate information on my site. Inputs such as this are, helpful and appreciated.

 

Accordingly, I will update my site with this information.

 

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Chandler Crusher with container to collect the crushed ice.

 

 

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Patent Drawing

Patent 572,952 Issued Dec. 15, 1896 Variant

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L - 13", Spread - 11-7/8",

Tong legs made of 1" X 0.20" flat steel stock. Metal between handle and tong legs made of 1.25" X 0.20" flat steel stock. Wood cylinder handle is 3" long and 1" diameter. No markings.

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L - 12-1/2", Spread - 9-3/48",

PAT APL FOR on the housing between the pivot and the T handle and 2859 cast in the curved legs of the housing assembly. The number 212 cast on one side of each tong leg. This set of ice tongs is smaller than the other two and was probably meant for use in the home.

Note: Even though the stem is bent the tongs work fully and smoothly.

Scale: 0-400 lbs.

Patent 739,035 issued Sept. 15, 1903 to James M. Triner

 

L - 16",

Scale: 0-400 lbs. in 5 lb. increments.

STEEL KING ICE BALANCE PELOUZE SCALE & MFG. CO. CHICAGE PATS. PENDG. PAT SEPT. 15. 1903 PATS. PENDG. on the face of the scale. There is a nut on the top of the scale which allows spring replacement.

L - 13",

452-14 and a symbol with CRR branded on the handle, Overall length of head of tool is 11-3/4', blade is 5-1/4", and pick is 3-1/4". The handle is a replacement.

L - 12-1/2",

Overall length of the head of tool is 8-3/4", blade is 3-3/4', and pick is 3-1/2". Handle is probably a replacement.

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April 2015 Update

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L - Open - 7-1/8", Encased - 4-1/8",

Save METZ BEER Coupons on one side and PAT PEND. SAF-PIC on the other side. All plastic except the pick.

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L-4-1/8" W-1-3/4" H-2"

ICE SHAVE cast on the lid, "D" on the underside of the lid and STOVER (very hard to read) is cast on the underside of the shave.

The top fits inside the sides except for a small area at the nose.

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

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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.

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L - 13 - 1/4", Spread - 10-5/8",

MADE EXPRESSLY FOR POLAR ICE CO. 9TH & SALEM PRICE 35 (cent) printed on the sides of the wood handle.

Tong legs made of 0.25" steel rod. Double action pivot sections are flattened from the tong legs material. No other markings.

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L - 13.25", Spread - 10-5/8",

Tongs made of 0.50" X 0.25" flat steel. The stock is thinned at the pivot area. The handle area is made of 0.375" rod/wire stock. Looking at the lower area of the handle where it attaches to the pivot area it is flattened similar to the tong legs. The handle had, what looks like a bicycle rubber handle grip (pictured to the right), installed over the oval handle. I don't know if the original handle had some kind of covering.

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L - 19-1/2", Spread - 15-3/4",

Heavy duty tongs. Single link at each end of the handle to the tong leg. Links made of 0.38" steel rod squeezed at the center. Tong legs are made of 0.82" X 0.25" flat steel as measured just below the pivot. Handle made of solid steel. No markings.

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L - 5",

Ice Cube Tongs

New item. COINTREAU molded in the resin handle. Press the tab on the end of the handle to open the tong legs. The tongs are very hard to operate since the handle is too short. This particular item...If you press the tab too hard the tongs close and the bottom section of the tongs drops down about 1/4" and has to be reset by pushing the bottom up.

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L - 12-3/4", W - 6-3/4",

Built by Burgess-Norton Co. Head is 6.75" with single point on one end and 5 chisel points on the other end. Five chisel points on the end of the handle. Combination ice tool. All metal the head and the bottom end of the handle are solid steel. The handle is a tubular structure with a seam along the bottom edge. The handle is attached to the head and bottom cutting blade with two rivets each.

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A page from the 1910 Burgess-Norton catalog showing a similar combination ice tool.

Patent 556,107 Issued March 10, 1896 to Robert P. Scott, of Baltimore, Maryland.

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L - 4", W - 2-7/8',

No markings on either heel creeper. The points flip up behind the shoe heel when not needed for walking on icy surfaces. Rubber heel surface provided for walking on non-icy surface.

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

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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)

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Size of the cleats - L -2", W - 1-1/2", H - 1/2",

Buckle and Straps - 15-1/2",

Creepers to be used in the instep area of the shoe.

Looking at the workmanship and shape of the cleats closely, it appears these creepers are home-made.

Patented Items

Patent 556,107 Issued March 10, 1896 to Robert P. Scott, of Baltimore, Maryland.

Ice Creeper

The objective of the invention is to provide an ice creeper clamping device applicable to either reversible or no reversible creepers which is adjustable to all the various sizes of shoes without the necessity of an assortment of independent lengths.

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L - 4", W - 2-7/8',

No markings on either heel creeper. The points flip up behind the shoe heel when not needed for walking on icy surfaces. Rubber heel surface provided for walking on non-icy surface.

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Patent Drawing

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.

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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)

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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Design Drawing

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