The item available for your review today is a veritable antique cast ice iron that was handmade and used in New England during the 19th century. Total dimensions: 30 / 31 tweezer gap. The choice available is an important part of American agricultural history. It is a wonderful collection tool that can still be used to its end. It can also serve as a unique piece of rustic home décor.
I've seen this type of tool used in an intelligent way so that an image frame is held/suspended between the sharp spikes ice clamps. Ice was a very important part of the history of agricultural exports from the United States and New England. Once accessible to the rich (18th century), ice cream became a product of demand and necessity in the 19th century. The ice industry eventually became one of the largest agricultural export companies in New England.The demand for ice was high, the work was laborious and, more often than not, quite dangerous. The tools were handcrafted and made of cast iron. This cast iron ice peak was created and used during the 19th century, as described above. State: cast iron metal in good condition. Signs of wear are consistent with the age and purpose of the items. Thanks for reviewing this great piece of American/new-england ice trading history. Please feel free to ask questions before buying.