Ice Signs

Ice signs were displayed by the customer so the ice delivery man could see how much ice the customer wanted prior to departing his ice delivery wagon to deliver ice to the house. The sign would be positioned in the widow to indicate how many pounds of ice the customer wanted. Most of the signs display quantities varying from 25 to 100 pounds. These signs were also advertisements for the ice company, presenting their other products or businesses. Most of the companies handled other business besides ice, such as coal, heating oil, wood, cold storage, etc. Most of the signs were square or rectangular, however some were triangular and others multisided. Most are made of cardboard, with some made of metal and wood.

One Sided Signs

Two Sided Signs

 

One Sided Signs

 

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Size - 7" square,

25 lbs,50 lbs,75lbs,100 lbs, LIBERTY ICE & FUEL CO. Peter F. Hogan 1183 Liberty St. TEL. 6-2774 with the symbol of the Statue of Liberty.

A gift from Gail & Thom Lucia of "Ice Box Memories"

Link to their website: Ice Box Memories

 

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Size - 9-1/4" square,

25, 50, 75, 100, N. B. BURCH ICE Phone ______

 

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Size - 9-1/8" Square,

25, 50, 75, 100 HAPPLE'S ICE & COAL CO. The sign appears to be hand painted on tin.

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H X W - 9",

Reedley Ice

Company

15th and G Streets

PHONE 761

 

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Size - 11-1/2"X11-1/2"

THE OLD BARN ICE COMPANY

PHONE 57

Eureka Springs, Ark.

 

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Size - 11"X11"

PHILADELPHIA ICE-COAL CO.

1229 e. Westover Ave.

Philadelphia, Penn.

Tele 279

 

 

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Size - Each side 4-1/2"

No other markings.

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Size - 12" - each side.

CINCINNATI ICE-COAL CO.

1242 McMICKEN ST.

CINCINNATI, OHIO

TELE 442

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Size - 11"X11"

AUGUSTA ICE-COAL CO.

2014 West 7th St.

Augusta, Georgia

Tele 249

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Size - 9"X9"

ICE

Hang with Amount Wanted on Top

just above ICE

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Size - 8-5/8"X8-5/8" with lower left corner cut off to use with the 12-1/2 in the upper right corner.

CITY ICE DELIVERY CO.

501 Austin Avenue

Brownwood, Texas

Phone 5475

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Size - 9"X9"

RUSSELLVILLE

ICE CO.

Phone 141

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Size - 9-1/4"X7-1/4" with the corners cropped

SMITH ICE & FUEL

CRUSHED ICE for Picnics and Parties

Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma COAL

Phone 64

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Size - 9-14"X9-1/4"

MONROE CITY ICE CO.

Phone 156

Monroe City, Mo.

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Size - 9"X9"

DRINK COCA COLA

COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.

JACKSON, MISSOURI

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Size - 8-1/2"X8-1/2"

NORTH FORT WORTH ICE CO.

Phone 6-3114

1025 No. Main St.

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Size - 8-1/2"X8-1/2"

REEDLEY ICE CO.

Phone 76

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Size - 9-1/8"X5-1/2"

EAST SIDE ICE CO.

PASQUALE De PEITRO, Prop.

TELEPHONE, PERRY 4069-R-1

 

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Size - 8-5/8 X 8-5/8",

Conway Ice Co.

Phone 470

This sign appears to be new.

 

 

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Size - 5-1/2" square,

This ice sign is about half the size of a normal sign.

MERTON ROLO Tel. 1387-M, 15c, 25c, 40c, 50c ICE and THERRIAULT PRESS in very small print. Printed by the Therriault Press in Nashua, NH.

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Two Sided Signs

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Size - 8-3/4"X8-3/4"

Two sided card.

THE SMITH COAL & ICE CO.

PHONE 115

Also shown are some 25 and 50 pound tickets for the Smith Co. These were used to pay for delivered ice.

 

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Size - 8-1/4" Square,

Salesman's Sample

25, 50,75, 100 positioned to indicate the amount of ice the customer desires. Marked in the center of the card is - Ice Card No. 142 design 1, Carried in Stock, If different figures or different colors are wanted, se designs No. 3, 4, and 5 and do not use design 1 price.

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Size - 8-3/8" Square,

GREENFIELD ICE & FUEL COMPANY PHONE 280 25, 50, 75, 100 Same marking on back side. Notice the numbers increase clockwise on one side and counter-clockwise on the reverse. At first I thought that was odd, until I realized this arraignment of the numbers one could tell when looking at the back side of the card they knew what number is up and exposed to the Ice Man. One side has some smudge marks.

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Size - 9" X 7",

SPRING WATER

ICE

ERNEST S. PRATT CO.

On the reverse is

Cold alone is not enough---buy a new Air Conditioned Refrigerator and enjoy the proper preservation of your food.

Wood and New England Coke

ERNEST S. PRATT CO. Telephone 322-Y

Sign made of cardboard.

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Size - 7"X7"

Bloomburg Ice and Cold Storage Co.

PLANT EAST SEVENTH STREET

PHONE 605

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Size - 9"X9"

ICE

WATSON LAKE ICE CO.

J. T. DeLISLE

2021 Bay Street Taunton, Mass.

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Size - 5-1/8"X9-1/4"

HOME ICE CO.

Dial 2-7276 Palestine, Texas

Vivian Manufacturing Co, St. Louis, Mo.

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Size - 5-1/8"X9-1/4"

Amarillo Ice Company

612 West Second

Phone 4-5356

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Size - 5-3/8"X11"

CITY ICE SERVICE, Inc.

DIAL 3-9303

 

 

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Size - 5-3/8"X4"

Made of metal

R. A. 0355 COAL-ICE

D.A.OLIVER

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L - 5-1/2 ", W - 4",

Made of Metal

Black on Yellow, two sides

100 GARFIED 40 on one side and 50 GARFIED 40 on the other side. Two

hanging points. The 50 side is stained from exposure.

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Size - 11" square

100,75,50,25, NEW STATE Dial2-5111 plus instructions how to display the sign. The back of the sign is advertisement for the NEW STATE ICE COMPANY - VITALAIRE ICE REFRIGERATIOR

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