Hand fired ice stove?

Hand fired ice stove?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:50 am

He didn't just invent the telephone ;)

http://www.sundaymagazine.org/wp-conten ... 30-2-a.pdf

Fun read
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Re: Hand fired ice stove?

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:14 pm

thought i'd bring this up with the heat were having
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Re: Hand fired ice stove?

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Now instead of sawing wood you can saw ice from a pond in winter and save for summer. I can remember ice houses and the ice man with a piece of burlap over his shoulder carrying ice with his ice tongs. Kids would run to the back of the Model A Ford truck to get a piece of ice to suck on. There were always a lot of small pieces because large cakes were cut into smaller pieces to fit ice boxes. Can you picture carrying 50 or100 pounds of ice up 5 floors which they did in NYC?
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Re: Hand fired ice stove?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:04 pm

franco b wrote: Can you picture carrying 50 or100 pounds of ice up 5 floors which they did in NYC?


Its like what grandpa says about the outhouse, it was how life was back then. Didn't know any different. Life was a little more simple then. Musta been nice in a sense.
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Re: Hand fired ice stove?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:29 am

The Curran Homestead is coming by to pick up some manure for their gardens. I'll ask them if they still have ice from this winters harvest. I think they planned on having enough to run the ice box for the whole year.
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