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Ice Box

This is a Cold Storage Ice Box

As you can see, it was made in Eau Claire Wisconsin.

It’s basically a two chambered wooden box.
You’d put a big block of ice in the upper chamber and that would cool the food below.

They don’t use as big a block of ice as they did in the 19th Century

You can store food using this system though.
Those aren’t prop foods, like many exhibits this is a working house and they cook and eat this stuff.

Now the reason Holly wants you to see this is because it’s around 120 years old and it still works

While THIS is about 5 years old and it doesn’t!
She’s asked me to go to the trouble of pointing this out because she’s feeling a little peeved about the whole thing.

Oh, please let today and tomorrow pass quickly!

August 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment