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Ice crusher

2006.44.1536AB (RS98159)

Description

Round glass ice crusher with domed metal lid featuring a handle attached to a rod with four toothed blades attached at the end.

Details

Maker
North Bro's Mfg. Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1935
Inscriptions
" "Lightning" / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / ICE / BREAKER" (stamped)
"BANDS / INDICATE / 4-8-12 OZ. / CAPACITY / 20 OZ." (impressed)
" "LIGHTNING' ICE BREAKER NO. 102 MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PAT. NO. 2.056.097 NORTH BROS. MFG. CO. PHILA PA" (stamped)
"FOR BEST RESULTS / USE AS FOLLOWS / Place No. 102 "Lightning" Breaker / on table or other solid surface, be / ing sure that cover or lid is pro- / perly seated on tumbler (glass will / not break if used in this manner). / Hold lid firmly in place with one / hand and work plunger up and / down with other hand." (printed)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
metal
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania)
Descriptive terms
cookware
Crusher, Ice
glass (material)
ice crushers
metal
Dimensions
9 1/4 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1536AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
181360

Comments

Lightning Ice Breaker #

AvatarPosted by Gaylene Erickson on September 9, 2015
How much would one cost to buy today?

Lightening Ice Crusher #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on September 10, 2015
Thank you for your comment, Ms. Erickson.

The value of this object for Historic New England is in its historical association with the Phillips family of Salem, Massachusetts. We do not place a monetary value on such objects.

I would suggest that you do a search on ebay.com for a similar object, or contact a local antiques dealer as they would have the best idea of current market values.

Again, thank you for visiting Historic New England's website.

Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager