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Object Name Shaver, Ice
Date 1880-1920
Maker Staasburg Ice Tool Works
Material Iron/Steel
Used Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake
Description 5-Point Ice Shaver on pipe handle with knob end. Painted red overall. 6" inch wide flat shaver is beveled on one side only, middle tooth (point) is broken. Shaver is stamped "4 Staatsburg." (See Notes.) Black tape is wrapped around handle near knob. For shaving ice into fine pieces for restaurant use, etc. According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake.
Notes From Staatsburg Ice Tool Works catalog, 1910-1915 (no catalog no.), page 9:
"No. 209 5-Point Shavers, 48 in., beveled one side $3.75 each." "Our improved steel pipe handle ice shavers are the most practical ice shavers made. They are forged in one piece, having no joints to dry out and get loose or no slivers to injure the hands and they are not as easily broken as the wood handle shavers...The teeth are extremely long and are highly polished and handle nicely enameled.
The handles on the 5-tooth shavers are made of steel pipe, 1 1/8 in. dia. with a hollow handle, same as on the 4-tooth shavers."
Dimensions W-6 L-49 D-2 inches
Collection CIIH020 Ice Handling
Catalog Number 1957.128.0029
Other number AM 0858
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0029.JPG
Species Shaver, Ice