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Ice Shaver/Tongs

Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Before the advent of ice machines, ice was available in blocks. In order for blocks of ice to be used in glasses it had to be shaved down into smaller pieces. An employee at Kenly Drug Store, where this shaver was used, would place a block of ice on the shaver using the large tongs. This machine was cranked by hand and was mounted on a base for easy use. After shaving, the ice would be placed in glasses used for fountain drinks. more...
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