Antique Ice Block Tongs

$45.00
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Edenwood Dr, Mississauga, ON L5N 2Y6, Canada(View Map)
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    Vintage, Antiques

Description

"Well into the 1930s, households used large blocks of ice to keep food cold in “ice boxes.” Some households chilled food only seasonally, taking advantage of cold temperatures by keeping perishables in the cellar, on the porch, or in window box refrigerators".

The tongs have a wooden handle

The tongs are15 inches long from handle to tip It opens 18 inches from tip to tip From tips to where it hinges is 11 inches

May also have been used to pick up hay bales

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