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Bladed Ice Chippers

The ice chippers in this section are a little more robust than those in the multi-picks chipper section. The section is divided by the number of points on the blade.

One to Three Points

Four Points, Wood Handle

Four Points, Capped Handles

Four Points, All Metal

Five to Eight Points

 

One & Two Points

Patent No. 314,723 Issued Mar, 31,1885

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L = 7-3/4", Single point E. ROGERS (Patentee)

PAT'D MAR 31-85 stamped on the blade

Patent No. 314,723 Issued Mar, 31,1885

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L - 7-1/4", Two point, E. ROGERS (Patentee)

PAT'D MAR 31-85 stamped on the blade near the hammer end.

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L - 10-1/2",

SEMIRG MFG CO ICE PICK PHILA PA on the sliding weight. Small ring on end of the shaft, slider shaft

Three Points

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L = 9", Solid metal. No special markings.

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L = 7-5/8", Solid metal. One side of the handle has BRIGHTON and the other side has

L. & S. I.CO

Patent 296,501, Apr 8, 1884.

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L = 8-3/8", Solid metal. The curved metal piece above the blade serves as a guide when chipping or shaving ice. AMERICAN MACHINE CO. PHILADA. PAT APR. 8, 1884, on back of guide. The leading edge of the guide is tapered to a sharp edge for shaving the ice block. This chipper was called the STAR chipper.

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L - 9",

All metal and, appears to be home made. Sides of the chipping points are tapered on one side only.

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L - 11-3/4",

All metal. Concave areas on both sides between the chipping points. No markings.

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L - 9-3/4",

All metal. The chipping points are beveled on all sides. The handle is solid steel and handy as an ice cracker. The shaft diameter is 0.44" and the chipper weighs 14.15 ounces. No markings.

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L = 12-5/8", No special markings. Image size

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L = 8-1/4", Round metal cap on the end of the handle and a cap lifter in the blade support. NAT WIRE MADE IN USA in a diamond shape on one side of the blade support.

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L = 8", Eight sided metal cap on the end of the handle and a cap lifter on the blade support. KEENO ICE CHISEL on one side of the blade support.

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L = 7-3/8', Knob type handle and cap lifter on the blade support. BROWNE ICE CHISEL BROWNE LINE in a rectangular box on one side of the blade support and PAT APPLD FOR in a circle near the chipping end of the three-pointed blade.

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L = 8-5/8", Cylinder type handle and a cap lifter on the blade support. ICE CUBE CHIPPER TRADE MARK REG. (bracketed by an unusual symbol) on one side of the blade support.

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L = 8-3/4", Cylinder type handle and a cap lifter on the blade support. THE COOLERATOR COMPANY plus some other markings on the handle.

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L = 8-1/2", Knob type handle and cap lifter on the blade support. KEENO ICE CHISEL, BROWNE, LINE in a rectangular box on one side of the blade support and MADE IN USA in a circle near the chipping end of the three-pointed blade

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L = 7-3/4", Round flat cap on the end of the handle, cap lifter on the blade support and a brass ferrule. No special markings.

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L = 7-3/4", Round flat cap on the end of the handle. No special markings.

Bladed Chipper - 3 014a copy

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

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L = 7", Cap lifter in the blade support.

nevco STAINLESS JAPAN on the blade support.

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L - 7-1/8", Cap lifter on side of blade support.

STAINLESS STEEL JAPAN, nevco on the blade support.

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L - 7-7/8",

No bevel on the chipping points. Round flat cap with two rings attached with a screw. No markings. Also shown is an exploded view of the blade, ferrule and handle.

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L - 8",

WHITE CITY N & CO. NO. 91 on the top of the metal ice crusher on the end of the handle.

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L = 8", Round flat cap on end of handle with a "star" in the center. Profile view shows a sharp increase in thickness of the blade support at the ferrule.

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L = 6-5/8", Multi function tool with sales tag. Some of the functions identified on the sale tag are; Ice Tray Releaser, Ice shave, Ice Chipper Can opener, Bottle Cap Remover, plus several others. PAT PEND MADE IN USA and H & L MGG CO. are on the bottom of the sales tag.

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Four Points Wood Handle

Patent 143,957 Issued October 28, 1873

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L - 9-1/4',

AMERICAN ICE CHISEL PAT OCT 28, 1873 stamped on the upper portion of the blade. Brass ferrule.

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L - 9-1/4",

AMERICAN ICE CHISEL PAT OCT 23, 1873 marked on one side of the blade. Brass ferrule. Four points.

Patent 143,957 Issued Oct. 28, 1873

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L - 9-5/8",

E. M. BOYNTON SAW & FILE CO. AMERICAN ICE CHISEL, PAT OCT 28, 1873 NEW YORK, centered on the blade. Some of the lettering is unreadable. The chipper has a brass ferrule. The stem of the blade extends through the wood handle and is retained by a brass ring at the end of the handle.

Patent 342,697 Issued May 25, 1887

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L - 9-1/2",

L F& C PAT MAY 25, 1886 stamped on the blade near the ferrule. L F & C is for Landers, Fray & Clark. The patent was issued for an insert over the tang of a knife to enhance the retention of the wood handle and thus applied here for the same purpose.

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L = 22", LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK, AETNA WORKS stamped on the blade.

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L - 10-1/2",

FOSTER BROS. SPECIAL QUALITY STEEL marked on the blade near the ferrule. All the edges of the blade points are beveled.

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L = 12-3/4", No special markings.

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L = 14-1/2", LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK, AETNA WORKS stamped on blade

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L = 10-1/8", No ferrule. No special markings.

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L = 9", B & D CO. on blade support near the ferrule.

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L = 9-1/2", No special markings.

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L - 10-1/4",

Brass ferrule, very deep valleys between points. No markings.

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L - 7",

Appears the metal cap is missing. Brass Ferrule. No markings.

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L - 9-3/8", Bomb shaped handle. No markings.

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L = 9-3/4", No special markings.

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

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L - 10-1/4',

Bevel on all sides of the teeth. Different shaped ferrule. No special markings.

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L = 9-5/8", GIFFORD-WOOD CO. stamped in center of the blade.

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L = 8-1/2", C W DUNLAP NEW YORK in a circle near the center of the blade.

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L - 7-3/4",

All teeth beveled. No markings

 

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L - 8-5/8",

When I first sighted this chipper, I thought... If it could talk...what a store it could tell! All the bashing the handle must have gone through! Was this chipper made before one was made with a metal cap on the handle end?...etc. As I walked through the antique store I kept thinking about the chipper and decided I had to buy it! After getting home and looking closely I saw the marking on the blade. I could make out "FORGED" and arched over that was??? "MF'G CO". I wasn't able to make out the company name. I have not seen this marking on any of my other ice tools.

Patent No. 655,692 Issued Aug. 14, 1900

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L = 11-1/8",

PEERLESS DANA & CO. CIN. O ICE CHIPPER PATD AUG 14, 1900 is stamped on the inside of the chipper near the handle. The metal portion of the tool is made of sheet material formed and stamped and attached to the handle with nails.

Patent No. 655,692 Issued Aug. 14, 1900

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L - 10-3/4",

PEERLESS ICE CHIPPER, DANA & CO. CIN O. No patent date or other markings.

Patent No. 655,692 Issued Aug. 14, 1900

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L = 10-3/4", No patent markings.

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L - 12",

Nice ice chipper with a pick on the side. The chipping teeth are beveled on all sides. No special markings.

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L = 12-7/8", Four points on one end of the head and one point on the other end. The rivets attaching the head to the adapter are worn and loose. No special markings

Patent No. 402,173 Issued Apr. 30, 1889

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L = 12-3/4", Four points on one end of the head and one point on the other end. No special markings.

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L = 7-1/2", Profile view shows a sharp increase in thickness of the blade support at the ferrule. No special markings

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L = 10-3/4', Screw-eye on end of the handle for hanging. Two flats on opposites sides of the handle near the top. No special markings.

Pat. No. 143,957 Issued Oct. 28,1873

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L = 7-5/8", No special markings.

Patent No. 165,729 Issued July 20, 1875

 

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L = 9", Brass ferrule. No special markings

Patent No. 143,957 Issued Oct. 28, 1873

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L - 7-1/2",

Brass ferrule. All teeth beveled on both sides. No markings.

Patent No. 296,501 Issued Apr. 8, 1884

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L = 10", NORTH BROS. MFG. Co. PHILA. PAT APR. 8, 1884 is stamped on the bottom side of the cutting blade. Brass ferrule. The blade is riveted to the guide and support. This configuration was referred to as the CROWN chipper.

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L = 9", BUFFUM TOOL CO LOUISIANA, MO. Stamped on the bottom side of the cutting blade and in raised letters on the top side of the guide/ support structure. The blade is attached to the guide/support by screws. A "Swastika" symbol is positioned on the raised area where the handle attaches to the guide/support structure. The Swastika is a very ancient symbol representing wealth and peace. Hitler made it one of grave and bad meaning.

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L = 10", AMERICAN MACHINE Co. PHILADA. PAT APR 8, 1884 is stamped on the bottom side of the cutting blade. Brass ferrule. The blade is riveted to the guide and support.

Misc Large 023a copy

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L - 32-3/4",

Wooden shaft and "D" handle. Blade points beveled on both sides. "C2" cast in the D-handle assembly and it probably indicated the tool size. The shaft in this tool has been replaced and I would think a similar size as the original.

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L - 40-3/4",

"D" shaped handle. Blade points beveled on both sides. C5, indicating tool size, cast in the casting attaching the handle to the wood shaft to the cutting teeth.

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Comparison of the two tools.

Similar D Handle 4-Point Ice Shavers are listed in the Gifford-Wood Co. 1906 Summer Catalog. It identifies these shavers were commonly used on delivery wagons.

 

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L - 46-1/2", "GIFFORD-WOOD CO. HUDSON, N.Y. on the blade. Wooden handle shaft and grip

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L - 14",

"GEORGE WASHINGTON'S", WARRANTED CAST STEEL, EMPIRE PORT FORGE CO. stamped in the hatchet blade. Opposite end of hatchet head is a 4 pointed bladed ice chipper and the blades are beveled on both sides from the valley to the tip.

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Four Points - Capped Handles

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L = 10-1/8", Eight sided metal cap and brass ferrule. No special markings.

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L = 10", Eight sided metal cap and brass ferrule. No special markings.

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L = Eight sided metal cap and small ridge in the blade at the ferrule. Oak handle. No special markings

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L = 7-3/4, Round cap with flat top having two rings. Oak handle. No special markings.

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L = 8-3/8", Round cap with flat top having two rings. B & D CO. on blade support neat the ferrule

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L = 9-7/8", Round cap with flat top having two rings. Oak handle. No special markings.

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L =9-1/2", Round cap with flat top having two rings. No special markings.

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L = 7-1/4", Round cap with flat top having two rings. Oak handle. No special markings.

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L = 8-1/2", Round cap with flat top having two rings. No special markings.

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L = 9", Round cap with flat smooth top. No special markings.

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L - 10",

All sides of the teeth are beveled. Heavy rust pitting on the blade. Cap round with a smooth flat top and attached with a single screw. Couple spots of cream paint on the handle. No markings

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L = 7-7/8", Round cap with flat top having two rings. Profile view shows a sharp increase in thickness of the blade support at the ferrule.

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L - 13-1/8", Diameter of handle metal cap - 2",

YANKEE & a (star) on the flat surface of the cap. Round flat cap attached with a screw. Both sides of the chipping points are tapered.

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L - 10",

Round smooth cap with a flat top. Two groves on the top and WHITE CITY N & CO. cast between the two groves. Brass ferrule. Teeth beveled on all sides.

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L - 10",

Round flat cap with two rings around the attaching screw. No bevel on the blade teeth sides or ends. There are no marking except the number used to log the item. The ice chipper came from The Frontier Acres Museum located in Spencer, Nebraska, which was recently closed and all belongings sold. Marking on the handle (numbers on a white back ground) was used by the museum for logging purposes.

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L - 9-1/2",

This is a sample of a capped bladed chipper with the cap missing. Notice the shape of the top of the handle and the center where the attaching screw hole has been filled. Tips of the chipping points are beveled but the sides of the teeth are not. No markings. Notice the similarity of this chipper with the three chipper above.

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L - 7-1/2",

Round flat cap with two rings around the screw attachment. Looking at the blade, when pointed down, only the right side of the three left blade points are beveled. The bevels are the same on the other side. No markings.

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L - 7-1/2",

Round flat cap held in place with a single screw. The teeth are not beveled and there no markings.

Four Points - Ringed Handle

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L = 9-1/4", Metal ring around the top of the handle used to crack the ice and prevent damage to the handle. No special markings.

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L - 9-1/4", Diameter of handle metal ring is 2",

Metal ring around the top of the handle. Adapter between handle and blade attached with one rivet at the handle and two rivets at the blade connection. Both sides of the chipping points are tapered.

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L - 9-7/8",

Brass ferrule. Round cap with a strap across the top for attachment to handl...modified cap/ring. Width at the root of the points is 2.25". No markings.

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Four Points - All Metal

Patent No. 281,644 Issued July 17, 1883

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L = 14-1/2", Slider weight on handle shaft. Markings on each side of blade support. A "4" on one side and PAT JULY 17, 83 on the other side.

Pre-Patent No. 281,644 Issued July 17, 1883

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L - 14-1/8",

All metal, slider weight on handle, loop at top of handle, PAT APLD FOR on blade holder, half circle hole through blade support. Oval handle and slider shaft made of 0.25" wire steel. Slight traces of red paint.

Patent No. 281,664 Issued July 17.1883

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L = 14-5/8", Slider weight on handle shaft. PAT JULY 17 83. stamped on one side of blade support and there is a half moon shaped hole on the blade near the support.

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L = 10-1/2", Slider weight on handle shaft. No special markings.

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L - 9-3/4", KLEAN-KUT ICE PICK, PAT PEND on the slider, 1-1/2" ring on top of shaft holding slider weight.

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L - 7", CROWN NO 2 on opposite sides of the handle around the large diameter of the handle.

Bladed Chipper - 4 - Metal 002a copy Bladed Chipper - 4 - Metal 003a

L = 8-7/8", Hand has same ridge on both sides. GIFFORD-WOOD CO. stamped in center of the blade.

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L - 7",

All metal. No markings.

Bladed Chipper - 4 - Metal 001a copy

L = 7", Handle has six depressions around the handle. No special markings.

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Two more examples of this configuration are added, one on each side of my other example as shown above. This comparison shows several manufacturing differences. Both are smaller, about 6-1/2" long, than my other (center) example. The one on the left have the sides and valleys of the chipping points beveled but not as deep, whereas, the chipper on the right has the deep valleys but the chipping points and valleys are not beveled. There are also variations in the depressions on the handles.

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

Spring in the handle. 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 on a scroll on the other side.

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L = 6-3/4", GERMANY on the blade between the hole and the points. Ice pick/cap opener on opposite end from the chipper. Wording on the sales/gift box - ICE PICK and SHAVE If you've bottles to open or ice to shave, This Ice Pick and Shave much labor will save.

Patent No. D27,210 Issued June 15, 1897

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L = 8-1/2", Chipper on one end and a pick on the other. MOLINE CHANNEL ICE COMPANY on both sides of the chipper blade. The pick base is threaded and can be replaced if broken.

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L = 8", Simple construction. Ball on top of tool could be used as ice cracker. No special markings..

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L = 9-1/4", Heart cutout on the center of the blade. PAT APL FOR stamped on the blade near the attachment with the handle. Cap lifter with a single tag on the opposite end of the handle.

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L = 9-3/8", Heart cutout on the center of the blade. Flattened area in the handle has WS AARON FURNITURE CO, ALTOONA PA on both sides. Some of the lettering unreadable. Single tab in the cap lifter.

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L = 9-3/8", Hole on center of blade and PAT AP FOR stamped on top of blade near the handle attachment area.

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L = 9-3/8", Hole on center of blade and PAT AP FOR stamped on the under side of blade near the handle attachment area. This chipper has deeper cuts in the blade creating longer points.

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L - 8-5/7",

Replacement handle is all brass. R.D. O'BRIEN stamped around the handle near the blade.

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L - 13-7/8",

All metal chipper 7.25" shaft between handle and blade, blade attached to shaft with two rivets, heavy tool.

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L - 23-3/8", All metal. "STAATSBURG" is stamped along the tooth root.

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L - 35-1/2", "649" on the left edge and "GIFFORD-WOOD CO. HUDSON (unreadable), N.Y. centered on the blade. All metal.

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L - 23-3/4",

All metal chipper with a "T" handle. A.M. Co. stamped in the area between the shaft and the blade. 15-1/2" shaft between handle and the blade. The teeth are beveled on one side of the blade only.

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Five to Eight Points

Five Points

Patent No. 189,196 Issued Apr. 3, 1877

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L = 11", Five points plus one point plus a shave blade. A scoop behind the five points. PAT'D APR 3, 1877 on the metal area between the scoop and the ferrule. Some of the lettering is very difficult to read.

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L = 8-1/8", Five points. BRIDDLE OF CRISFIELF MADE IN U.S.A. in the center of the blade

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L - 6-1/2",

Teeth beveled on both sides. Ferrule badly rusted and broken. No markings.

 

Six Points

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L = 7", Six points. CHIPZICE PAT APPL'D on the handle. All metal. Stamped and formed from sheet stock.

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L - 9", Brass handle, six points. No markings. Bought this as an ice chipper but it may be a leather working tool.

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L = 10-1/4", Six points. No special markings

 

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Length - Left = 11-5/8", Right = 11-1/4"

Six Points. The chipper on the left has deeper cuts between the points than the other chipper. Neither chipper has any special markings.

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L - 11-1/2",

All teeth beveled. More like the chipper to the upper left. No markings

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L = 15-1/2", Six points. No special markings.

Seven Points

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L - 22-3/4',

Home made ice chipper. Blade reconfigured from an existing 7 point blade. Obviously reshaped as can be seen in the cut marks. Handle is a solid steel part from an unknown source. Handle is attached to the blade with two rivets.

 

Information regarding the bladed chipper provided by

Linda Smith grand daughter of Gus Minor

(November 2011)

 

Grandfather, Gus Minor, homesteaded near Cap Rock, Montana (near Miles City) around 1915-1920.   Grandmother was a one room school teacher when they met and also homesteaded.  When they got married they somehow pulled her house with a team of horses and logs to where Grandpa's house was located and attached them together. They lived on their farm from the early 1920's until 1938 when Grandpa sold the farm and the family moved to Miles City.  Then Grandpa worked for the Milwaukee railroad for several years but passed away suddenly in his 40's of heart disease.

 

My mother was a collector of memories and when she passed in 2008 it was my job to go through several boxes and trunks of things.  The ice chipper was in an old tool box of Grandpa's things.  The chipper may have been made by grandpa but not sure. He probably used the chipper harvesting ice while living on the farm and maybe used it while working with the railroad, particularly, if the railroad transported naturally harvested ice.

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L = 12-7/8", Seven points. No special markings.

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L - 25-3/4", Seven points on blade and two holes on the blade. No markings on the blade.

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L - 28-1/8", Seven points on the blade. No markings on the blade.

Eight Points

Patent No. 766,558 Issued Aug. 2, 1904

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L = 9-1/2", Eight points Four points on each axis of an "X". Four of the points can be easily removed leaving a single row of four points. WAGNER MFG CO. CEDAR FALLS, IOWA PATENTED AUG 4, 1904 on the fixed blade.

 

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