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Object Name Tongs, Block Ice
Date 1900-1930
Maker Gifford-Wood Co.
Material Steel/Iron
Used Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake
Description "Drag Tongs" made by Gifford-Wood Co. (see Notes), used for moving ice. Originglly painted red, some paint left. Hollow oval handles on very long arms; bows riveted together with one bolt. Points angle inward and up. "Gifford-Wood Co." stamped on bow, no numbers. According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake. Also called Stowing Tongs.
Notes Reference: 1925 Gifford-Wood Co. Catalog No. 1026N, pg. 48, "Drag Tong, No. 565." "Drag or Stowing Tongs are much used for moving ice in the houses in the summer."
Dimensions W-17.5 L-35 D-5 inches
Collection CIIH020 Ice Handling
Catalog Number 1957.128.0032
Other number AM 0861
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0032.JPG
Species Tongs, Ice
Owned by Whitney Industries