Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 39 of 365 Days of Boulderado Photos ~ Antique Ice Box

In the early 1900s, an ice box, like the one you see above, was used to keep food cool. These were traditionally made from oak or mahogany, designed to look like a piece of furniture, and lined with tin or zinc. A block of ice was delivered by the "ice man" about twice a week. There was a drip pan under the ice to collect the water as the ice melted. Unfortunately, this overflowed quite frequently so there was usually a puddle on the floor!