How About Ice Picks?

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rarefish383
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How About Ice Picks?

Post by rarefish383 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:20 am

I did a search and didn't find anything? I've got a couple advertising ones that are pretty cool. One is from a funeral home. I always wondered if it was old enough to be from the days before refrigeration? What would a funeral home need an ice pick for. I'll try and dig them up (pun intended) today, and post pics tonight, Joe.

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Re: How About Ice Picks?

Post by knife7knut » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:16 pm

rarefish383 wrote:I did a search and didn't find anything? I've got a couple advertising ones that are pretty cool. One is from a funeral home. I always wondered if it was old enough to be from the days before refrigeration? What would a funeral home need an ice pick for. I'll try and dig them up (pun intended) today, and post pics tonight, Joe.
If it was old enough there actually IS a connection between the two. I picked up one time(in a box of stuff) a Rubbermaid spatula with advertising on it for a Taylor & Son in Grantsburg Wisconsin that said(under the name)"Morticians & Furniture " with phone numbers 202 R or 193. If you think about it for a minute it makes perfect sense.

Back in the old West the people who made wooden caskets were also dry goods dealers as well and it isn't too far a stretch from making furniture to making caskets. What better way to cover all the bases?
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Re: How About Ice Picks?

Post by deltaboy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:32 pm

I get them when I find them but I use them .
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