1900 - 20 Painted ice box

1900 - 20 Painted ice box


Great interesting surface with brass hilites in as found condition.



During the 1920s, the Canadian National Railway harvested over 40,000 tonnes of ice a year. People would generally order between 11 and 22 kilograms for use in the home icebox. The ice was placed in the top of the iceboxes and the cold air would circulate down to the food inside. The boxes were insulated with zinc, since it didn't rust. 

Brothers John and Joseph Ham ran their business from 1892 to 1925, making not only iceboxes, but wire bed springs, kitchen cabinets and bee keeper supplies.

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