Wooden Square Handles

These are probably the must common of all the ice picks. The four flat sides are good surfaces for advertisements. Thus many of this type of ice picks were complimentary to customers. There are probably millions in use today and many still being produced.

 

 

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I don't know of a better place to start than with an example of a square handled ice pick in the original sales packaging.

On the front a price of 29 cents and at the bottom 1001 USES HOME & SHOP. On the back side of the packaging is the following markings - FLAT SIDES PREVENT ROLLING, HY-CARBON STEEL BLADE, USE TO CRACK ICE, PUNCH HOLES IN, CANS, LEATHER,PLASTIC,STOVE PIPE (for bolt assemble0, WOOD, METAL, PLASTER (for hanging pictures), REMOVE NAILS, GLASS, ETC. FROM TIRES

MADE AND PRINTED IN U.S.A.

GOODELL COMPANY

ANTRIM, N. H. 03440

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L = 7-3/4", Ice pick has a square handle and a protective cylinder cover for the tine. No markings.

Wording on the package:

ICE PICK WITH SHEATH

DURABLE SOLID STEEL SHAFT

PROTECTIVE WOODEN COVER FOR SAFETY

USE AS A HOLE PUNCH FOR WOOD, LEATHER, ETC.

HAROLD'S KITCHEN

On the reverse:

Harold Import Company, Inc. Lakewood, NJ 08701

Made in Taiwan

 

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Ice Pick L - 7", Ice Cube Tongs L - 7-1/8",

 

Ice Pick markings - THE NATIONAL ICE CO., REFRIGERATOR CANAN 2463, ICE 1358 CANAL 2423, COAL - COKE CANAL 2371.

Ice Cube Tong Markings - "THE NATIONAL ICE CO." on one leg and "SERV - ALL TONG" on the other leg.

A set of an ice pick and ice cube tongs with the sales/storage box.

 

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L = 8-3/8", The four sides of the handle displays different advertisements and services.

 

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L = 8-1/2", JACK DANIEL'S on one side, ENJOY on another side, LYNCHBURG, TENN. EST & REG IN 1866 on another and OLD NO. 7 TENNESSEE WHISKEY the fourth side.

 

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L = 8" No ferrule. No markings.

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L = 7-3/4", Long ferrule. No markings.

 

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L = 8-5/8" No ferrule. Tapered with some serrations on the edges. No markings.

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L = 7-7/8" No ferrule. "MOST MEN GET ONE WIFE BUT THE ICE MAN GETS HIS PICK."

 

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L = 8-3/8", NATIONAL ICE Telephone No.8

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L = 8-5/8", CRYSTAL ICE CO., Phone 811

 

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L = 7-7/8", Bevel on the four edges. No markings.

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L = 8-1/2", The Southland Corp. green print on two opposite side and red on the other two sides.

 

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L = 7-3/4", NORTH FORT WORTH ICE CO., PHONE MA 4-3113

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L = 8", No ferrule, bevel on the four edges. No markings.

 

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L = 4-1/2", No ferrule. No markings. Gift from Birdie Black

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L = 7-3/4", Phone 54, Geyser Ice Company, WACO, TEXAS, on the handle. J.L. SUMMER, NEWARK, N.J. on the end of the ferrule.

 

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L - 8-3/4", GOODELL MADE IN USA stamped on the face of the ferrule.

 

Patent 1,739,457 issued Dec. 10, 1929

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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 No. 1,741,294 Issued Dec 31, 1929

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

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L = 9" (top), 9-3/4" (bottom), slightly different cap lifters on end of handle, both cap lifters have three tabs. No markings.

 

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L = 9",

A single tine ice pick with a four tine chipper attachment. A guard is provided for the chipper tines. PAT. APL'D FOR on the tine guard. HUBBARD ICE & COAL CO., CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA plus other markings on the sides of the handle.

 

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L = 8-3/4", without the tine guard.

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L = 8-1/8", Ice pick only.

 

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L - 7-1/8",

SOUTHWEST, ELECTRIC, SERVICE, COMPANY - one of each word on the four sides of the handle.

 

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L - 7-1/8",

Advertisement on the four sides of the handle

YOUNG COAL CO., PHONE-4-FOR COAL YOU KNOW, BUY THE NEW COOLERATOR FROM US, PICK OUR ICE & BURN OUR FUEL

 

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L - 8-3/8",

The Otis F. Lake & Ice Co. Garfield 40, ESTABLISHED 1899, DISTILLED WATER ICE, ICE COSTS Less - Serves Best and Never Gets Out of Order. On the four sides of the handle.

 

L - 7-3/8",

A square handle carved and painted red in carved areas. The original ferrule must have been missing so the carver installed a plastic part

 

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