|Object Name||Plow, Ice|
|Maker||Wm. T. Wood & Co.|
|Used||Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake|
8" ice plow (a), made by Wm. T. Wood, with wooden case (b), and whippletree attached to hitch at front. Used to cut ice for ice harvesting: has two wooden handles (see Condition Notes) and a long, narrow, iron body which holds eight narrow (1/2") steel teeth in a line; teeth are 8" high, front teeth are smaller. The last tooth, for clearing the groove, is marked "Wm. T. Wood." The whippletree, attached to a 45" chain, has remnants of orange-red paint in the cracks. The case (b) is painted brown with black trim and stenciling. The plow slips into this wooden case which is fastened around the top of the plow with leather straps that have buckles. There is no swing guide with this plow. (For maker's marks, see Notes.) According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake.
Reference: Wm. T. Wood & Co.'s 1902-1903 Ice Tools catalog, p. 19. This plow is No. 5, and sold for $50.00. They went out of business in the 20's.
Maker's marks: on clearing tooth: "Wm. T. Wood Arlington, Mass." On case: "8 in. Wm. T. Wood & Co. Manuf'rs of Ice Tools, Arlington, Mass." on each side.
|Dimensions||H-42 W-26.5 L-92 inches|
|Collection||CIIH010 Ice Harvesting|
|Other number||AM 0862|