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Object Name Tongs, Block Ice
Date 1900-1930
Maker Unknown. Manufactured
Material Steel/Iron
Used Bonnie Belle Farm
Description Small, light-weight ice tongs of the type generally used on delivery trucks. Oval handles at the top curve out slightly, bows rivited together below handles. The points at the bottom turn inward and up. Similar to Gifford-Wood Co.'s "Manhattan Tong" (see Notes); but no Gifford-Wood Co. stamp or markings. "WL" and a number "4" stamped into bow. Brass braised repair on handle. Probably used at Bonnie Belle Farm for home delivery of ice from town icehouse or from delivery wagon.

Notes Reference: 1925 Gifford-Wood Co. Catalog No. 1026N, pg. 46, "Manhattan Tong".
Dimensions W-13.5 L-22 D-5 inches
Collection CIIH020 Ice Handling
Catalog Number 1957.159.0004
Other number AM 932
Imagefile 051\1957.159.0004.JPG
Species Tongs, Ice
Owned by Jacob, Jr., C.A.