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Object Name Hook, Ice
Date 1890-1930
Maker Gifford-Wood Co.
Material Wood/Steel
Used Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake
Description Ice hook, 4 1/2 foot, made by Gifford-Wood Co. Used to push or pull blocks of ice during ice cutting operations. Has a wooden handle with a pusher (or point) and a puller on one end. They are held in place by two screws through the wood and a steel collar. Between the two screws on the puller is stamped "Gifford-Wood Co.". The puller is a "Boston Pattern" (wide point) and is angled downward. The pusher extends outward and slightly up. The handle has a knob end. According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake.
Notes Reference: 1925 Gifford-Wood Co. catalog No. 1026N, p. 41. Probably No. 520, 4 1/2 foot Boston Pattern. "Boston Pattern has wide points-3/4-inch face-and is most generally used. 4 1/2-foot Hooks are most commonly employed for use on the runs, in the houses, or in loading wagons, although in some localities 5-foot Hooks are preferred."
Dimensions W-8 L-56 D-2 inches
Collection CIIH020 Ice Handling
Catalog Number 1957.128.0028
Other number AM 0857
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0028.JPG
Species Hook, Ice
Owned by Whitney Industries