Fotch, Klaus

ice tongs

Ice Tongs

Ice Tongs


These ice tongs are shaped like pincers, having two arms which when brought together cause the closing of the two fingers. This item was used to fetch blocks of ice from lakes near the area and placed in coolers for preserving foods, especially cream since trains ran only twice a week. No markings appear on the arms of it. The item is moveable but rusted and is 32 inches in length.


tongs, farm equipment


Fotsch, Klaus

Date of Object:

c.a. 1930

Accession #:



115 cm L x 40 cm W x 31 cm H

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