Ice Tongs

Ice Tongs. Silver Plate? A little rusty on the inside.

Missing the matching bucket, which I’m certain they were once married to.

Lloyd Groff Copeman, a very busy man, with almost 700 patents in his lifetime invented the ice cube tray in 1928. The idea came to him while getting some maple syrup.  He seems to be somewhat of a forgotten inventor, and has a bigger claim to fame as Linda Ronstadt’s grandfather. Those patent royalties might have come in handy. [Sales from this invention earned Copeman approximately $500,000, equivalent to $10 million today.- Wikipedia]

Ice Tongs

Tongs

Status: These were neglected in the drawer until I started shuffling stuff around, seeking out the next Obso gem. Day 112 here folks, the supply is thinning out! Another item for use in Mad Men party. Find matching bucket first – probably on Etsy.

Kill-ratio: 3 takes on 3 different days. Not so lazy.

~ 68:3 or 22:1

Thinking of ice, a shout-out to Mr. F cannot go by, published in December of 1920 only 8 years before Mr. C invented his tray.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.