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Artificial Ice Manufacture - from sketches by Horace Bradley

Date: 1890
Overall: 411 x 276 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00000803
Place Manufactured:New York

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    This page taken from Harper's Weekley features four engravings which illustrate the steps of artificial ice manufacture. Firstly, a slab of ice in the process of freezing is examined, next is the ice completely frozen at a weight of four and a half tons. Below that is the ice ready for the circular saws, and lastly, the ice is being sawed into small pieces.
    SignificanceThe invention of artificial ice making equipment changed the use of refrigeration in households around the world which had previously relied on natural ice harvested in winter and stored for distribution throughout the year.
    HistoryIllustrated weekly magazines became increasingly popular in Europe and America during the mid 19th century. They used large eye catching illustrations to accompany articles on politics, war, travel, exploration, fine arts, science and literature.

    Harper's Weekly- A Journal of Civilization, was a New York magazine published from 1857 to 1916. It was based on the successful Illustrated London News, and originally began as a monthly issue until 1857 when it was published weekly. By 1860 Harper's Weekly's circulation had reached 200,000. In 1916, Harper's Weekly was absorbed by New York's The Independent.
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    Primary title: Artificial Ice Manufacture - from sketches by Horace Bradley

    Web title: Artificial ice manufacture

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