Combination Tools

This section includes tools that have multi-functions, of which at least one function is an ice tool. The different functions include cap lifters, can openers, meat tenderers, etc. The first group are ice tools and all the features are for different ice related functions.

Ice Tools

Bar Tools

Meat Tenderers

Can Openers

Misc. Tools

 

Ice Tools

Patent 162,864 Issued May 4, 1875

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L 10-3/4" The blade is 2-1/4" wide. The head has four functions. The pick is on one end and a blade to cut ice on the other, while one side has protrusions the crack the ice and the other side has a concave surface to pulverize the crushed ice.

Patent 205,169 Issued May 22, 1878 (Pre-patent example)

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L - 12-1/2", Spread - 17-1/2",

PAT APLD FOR cast in the center of the handle. The handle includes an ice pick on one end and a small hatchet on the other. The two tong legs swing free from bottom side of handle shank.

Patent 277,334 Issued May 8, 1883

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L - 12-7/8" Spread - 11-1/4"

The handle separates and functions as ice tongs. The other end has an ice pick on one side and a hatchet on the other. The tool is all metal. PAT APP'D FOR in raised letter along the top edge of the hatchet/ice pick.

Patent 466,549 Issued Jan. 5, 1892

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L - 10",

Combination Ice Tool with a hatchet, five pointed shave/chisel and hammer on the top, an ice pick between the legs which is a handle/ice tongs.

Patent 1,678,666 Issued Aug. 7, 1928

 

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L - 11-3/4"overall, Pick - 1-1/8",

This appears to be a patented ice pick that is supposed to have a coiled spring protective cover over the pick. It appears the protective cover could have been attached to the small raised area at the base of the pick. The pick is shaped, not like the typical ice pick but, an end like a screw driver The other end of the head is an ice crusher. Was the tool designed for some other use?

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L - 11" end of handle to top, L - 9-1/4" tip of blade to tip of pick. Combination ice pick and axe. All metal, Made of 0.375" iron plate with tapering at the blade and pick ends. Heavy rust pitting all over.

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L - 15-1/4", Useful Spread - 16"

When closed the tool is an ice pick and hatchet and when opened it can be used as ice tongs. When being used as a pick or hatchet the but end of the hatchet has a lip to keep the two end together. The marking appears to be "CAST STEEL" as you can see some of the letters are missing or very difficult to make out.

 

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L - 7-1/2", C& B ICE PICK CLEVELAND, O. is on the chipper blade and PAT D APL'D FOR along the handle. The head of the tool has a round smooth hammer face to crush ice and the other end a chisel to break/chip ice. The end of the handle has a wider ice chipper. It appears some previous owner drilled holes in the handle and blade.

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L - 14",

"GEORGE WASHINGTON'S", WARRANTED CAST STEEL, EMPIRE PORT FORGE CO. stamped in the hatchet blade. Opposite end of hatchet head is a 4 pointed bladed ice chipper and the blades are beveled on both sides from the valley to the tip.

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L - 11",

An ice house axe. Probably used in a personal ice house. No markings.

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L - 12-3/4", W - 6-3/4",

Built by Burgess-Norton Co. Head is 6.75" with single point on one end and 5 chisel points on the other end. Five chisel points on the end of the handle. Combination ice tool. All metal the head and the bottom end of the handle are solid steel. The handle is a tubular structure with a seam along the bottom edge. The handle is attached to the head and bottom cutting blade with two rivets each.

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A page from the 1910 Burgess-Norton catalog showing a similar combination ice tool.

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Bar Tools

Patent D78,554 Issued May 21, 1929

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L - 5-1/4",

Chrome plated cap lifter, corkscrew and ice Cracker. NEGBAUR is on the left side of the parrot's feet and U.S.A. PAT'D on the right.

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Corkscrew stowed

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Corkscrew exposed

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H - Both are 5-1/2", Both are the same except for some markings. The corkscrew is stowed in the cavity between the wings and is hinged out for use. The left item has NEGBAUR on the left side of the claws/feet and PAT'D with a "C" around an A over an T in the bottom of the cavity where the corkscrew is stowed, whereas the right item has only PAT'D NE in the bottom of the cavity.

Patent. D160,082 Issued Sept. 12, 1950

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Height of Bar Bum - 6-3/4", Box - 7-1/2", & Ice pick - 4",

The Lovable BAR BUM by DELSAM COMPANY VINELAND, N. J.

BAR BUM is cast in the back of the character.

The bow top is shown to the left while the bottom is on the right. The bottom of the box displays the different functions of the Bar Bum.

The multi-function tool splits at the waist. It contains an ice pick, muddler, and corkscrew inside. The Bum's cap is a cap lifter, his ears are ice crackers and the bottom portion of the body is a jigger. Made of aluminum.

 

Patent. D160,082 Issued Sept. 12, 1950

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Height of Bar Bum - 6-3/4", Ice pick - 4",

Same as the Bar Bum described above except this one is painted. Made of Aluminum

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L - 6-3/4",

This is a wine pouring spout with an on/off value. The tine of the pick is 0.09" diameter and is inserted into the pouring spout. The pouring spout assembly is secured to the pick by screwing into the lower portion of the ferrule. The pick acts as the point for screwing the spout into and through the cork stopper of the wine bottle. Then the pick is withdrawn and the spout is used to pour the wine and the value can be turned 90 degrees to block air from reaching the wine, keeping the wine fresh.

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L - 7",

RELIANCE ICE CUTTING TONGS, MADE IN ENGLAND PATT. PEND. stamped around the pivot. Aluminum body with steel cutting teeth. Ends of the handles used as ice picks.

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L = 8"

A utility bar tool. The cup used as a jigger and the bottom of the cup an ice cracker.

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Two items in the collection. Both are marked with "PAT PEND" in the inside bottom of the cup. The center cup has one and two oz. marks on the inside of the cup where the one to the left has no marks. Both cups have the cross marks on the bottom. No other marking.

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L = 6-7/8", the measurement marks on the jigger are 1/2, 3/4 & 1-1/2. On the side of the handle near the end is "bar boy". PAT APPL'D FOR is in the cavity where the corkscrew is stowed. This is a multi -function bar tool, including a jigger, the bottom of the jigger as an ice cracker, a cap lifter under the handle at the jigger, and a corkscrew that is stowed under the handle.

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6-7/8",

"1/2, 3/4, 1 1/2" on side of the jigger, barboy on handle, bottle cap lifter on under side of handle near jigger, and corkscrew stows in underside of handle, PAT APPL'D FOR and a 4 in the cavity where the corkscrew stows. The bottom of the jigger is used as an ice crusher.

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L - 7", The bar tool cup is a 1 & 2 ounce jigger and the handle contains a corkscrew, cap lifter and ice pick in two compartments. The handle screws together near the jigger and has a slip fit near the end of the handle. The end of the handle has a knob that is used as an ice crusher and muddle. The sales box has the following markings: Mr. Bar Laddie - ANOTHER PRODUCT OF MODERN SALES COMPANY - LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA and a description of the tool functions - "ICE PICK - BOTTLE OPENER - SEAL BREAKER - ICE CRUSHER - 1 & 2 OUNCE JIGGER - CORK SCREW - MUDDLER"

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L - 7-1/8", The bar tool cup is a 1 & 2 ounce jigger and the handle contains a corkscrew, cap lifter and ice pick in two compartments. The handle screws together at both joints. The end of the handle has a knob that is used as an ice crusher and muddle.

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L - 7",

MR. BARTENDER PRODUCTS on the bottom center of the jigger. A pick, corkscrew and cap lifter in handle. The jigger bottom is used as an ice crusher and the handle end is used as a muddle. Handle screws apart at jigger for the corkscrew and pulls off near the end of the handle for the cap lifter and pick. Jigger is barrel shaped.

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L - 6-3/4",

MR. BARTENDER PRODUCTS on the bottom center of the jigger. Jigger is barrel shaped and the bottom is used as an ice crusher. A corkscrew is stowed in the handle and a cap lifter and muddle is on the end of the handle. A sleeve on the center section of the handle can be rotated to expose recipes for mixing alcohol drinks.

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L - 8", Extended - 11-1/4",

EJECTRA CORK AND ICE CRUSHER on the literature. This is a small hand pump used to remove the cork from wine bottles and the ball on the end of the pump handle used to crush ice. The needle can be removed and the parts stowed in the small carrying case.

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L - 7-1/4" assembled. The ice pick and handle is 4" long. The other end has a bottle/can opener. LYMAN MEDAL PRODUCT NORWALK, CONN is on the back of the opener and STAINLESS PAT. PEND is on the underside of the opener.

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L - 6",

A small combination bar tool. The hammer head is used as an ice crusher and chipper. The head unscrews and holds a corkscrew and the end of handle unscrews and contains a cap lifter.

Patent D160,605 Issued October 24, 1950

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L = 7-1/4"

A utility bar tool. The hammer head is used to crack ice and opposite end as an ice pick. The ice pick end also has lip and the handle a tab which can be used as a cap lifter. Also, there is a corkscrew available in the handle. Markings - "BAR-GIZMO G.M.C . L.I.C. N.Y.", "TRADE MARK, DESIGN PAT. PEND." on the handle.

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L - 8-3/4",

Bar tool containing an ice pick and ice blade on the ends of the hammer head. A corkscrew stows in the side of the handle and a cap lifter on the end of the handle. JAPAN with a logo of a wood pecker on a log between the cap lifter and the handle.

 

Patent D 147,732 Issued Oct. 21, 1947

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L - 6-3/4",

PAT PEND on the edge of the cap lifter, woodpecker neck and head shaped hammer with an ice pick, crusher on the head and a cap lifter at the end of the handle.

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L - Both are 5-1/2", Brass. INDIA stamped on the top center of the head of both tools. Top one is slightly thicker than the other.

 

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Ice Pick - Length - 4-7/8"

Ice Tongs - Length - 4-1/2", Spread - 4-1/4"

"JAPAN" is stamped on the end of the ice pick handle and on one leg of the ice tongs near the pivot.

On the box top is:

THE ICE MAN COMETH

BAR SET

ICE TONGS

ICE PICK

AND

CRUSHER

and in the lower right corner

FINE QUALITY

Lego

JAPAN

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Ice Pick L - 7", Ice Cube Tongs L - 7-1/8",

 

Ice Pick markings - THE NATIONAL ICE CO., REFRIGERATOR CANAN 2463, ICE 1358 CANAL 2423, COAL - COKE CANAL 2371.

Ice Cube Tong Markings - "THE NATIONAL ICE CO." on one leg and "SERV - ALL TONG" on the other leg.

A set of an ice pick and ice cube tongs with the sales/storage box.

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L - 7",

Nude woman shape along handle of hammer with an ice pick, crusher on the head and a cap lifter at the end of the handle. Tool made of pewter. No markings.

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Bar Set

Hammer Size: L - 7-3/4", Head L - 3-1/8",

Bar set including Ice hammer, ice axe, cork screw, cap lifter, orange peeler, olive fork, mixing spoon and description sheet.

 

 

Pat -117,754

US Patent 117,754 Drawing

Titled - Ice Pick

This patent is for an instrument to be used on the table for picking and breaking ice. It has a longer pick in the handle to be used to break ice where the smaller pick will not reach.

 

Some of the tools similar to the ones shown below have been referred to as a Barrister Hammer. A tool used to mark and later open wax seals placed on confidential legal documents. In light of the US Patent shown above it's evident it would be difficult to determine whether the tool is an ice tool or a barrister hammer. So, I will refer to them as ice tool unless specific markings indicate otherwise.

Patent 117,754 Issued August 8, 1871 Variant

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L - 6-3/4",

Silver plated. Eight flats around the head where it attaches to the handle, flat round hammer head and a pick on the other end. No markings.

Patent 117,754 Issued August 8, 1871 Variant

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L = 7-1/2"

Very ornate handle with a hammer head to crack ice on one end and an ice pick on the other end. No markings.

Patent 117,754 Issued August 8, 1871 Variant

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L - 7",

Silver plated square hammer head with sixteen points, small four sided pick is 2-1/4" long. The entire head has a square cross section. Handle is smooth shaft pointed at the tip.

Patent 117,754 Issued August 8, 1871 Variant

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L - 8",

PHV &Co. MADE IN ENGLAND, SILVER PLATED on the handle near the end of the handle. One end of head used to crush ice and the other end has a pick.

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L - 8-1/2",

Ice cube tongs on one end and hammer type on the other end. The hammer end has an ice pick and ice crusher on opposite ends. Probably plated silver.

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L - 7-3/8",

Ice cube tongs on one end and hammer type on the other end. The hammer end has an ice pick and ice crusher on opposite ends. MADE IN ENGLAND PHV?? on the inside of one tong leg near the claws. Probably silver plated.

This bar tool with the long tine is probably a condiment pick rather than an ice pick.

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L - 9-7/8",

The jigger has two faces on opposite sides of the jigger. Happy Face with PM on one side and Sad Face with AM on other side. Dangling bell shaped ear rings. The pick is0.08" diameter.

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Meat Tenderers

Patent 77,752 Issued May 12, 1868 (Variant)

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L - 9-3/8",

Multi function kitchen tool. Forty five points on the meat tenderer surface. An area on one edge to chop meat or break ice and the opposite edge used to scale fish plus other tasks. This item is similar to the patent configuration. No markings.

Patent 1,485,535 Issued March 4, 1924

 

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L - 10-1/2"

The combination kitchen tool has a rotary type head holding an ice shave or chopper to the left, a potato masher on the top, a cleaver to the right and a meat tenderer on the bottom. The head is easily rotated and locked in the different positions.

Patent 128,020 Issued June 18, 1872

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L = 11", All metal with the exception of wooden inserts in the handle. The tenderer end of the head is six sided and has 19 blunt points. The other end of the head is a very strong ice pick. There is an eyelet on the end of the handle for hanging. On the side and at the center of the head is a flat area with the marking - PATENT DEC. 10, 1???, FE??? This difference in patent date is explained the reference book identified on the Home page..

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L - 10-1/8",

Pre- Patent 128,020 issued June 18, 1872. The metal structure forward of the handle is more robust and faceted unlike the patented configuration which is rounded. The pounding points are conical, not truncated as in the patent. No markings.

Patent. 484,518 Issued Oct. 18, 1892

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L - 10",

PAT OCT 18, 92 on the top of the meat tenderer head. The tenderer surface has 36 points and is 1-3/4" square. The opposite end of the head is used as an ice chipper.

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L = 11-3/4" (left), & 11-5/8" (right), Both have square tenderer heads with nine points. The one on the left is 1-3/8" sq. and the one on the right is 1-1/2" sq. The bladed ice chipper heads are slightly different also. The one on the left has more pointed and longer ends than the other one. No special markings on either tool.

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L = 10-1/8", The tenderer head is 1-1/2" square and has nine points. The bladed ice chipper end of the head is parallel to the handle. 3095 is marked on the side of the head.

 

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L - 11-3/8", Round head on the tenderer side

1-3/4" diameter with 20 points, Single smooth ice chipper blade 1-5/8" long. No markings.

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L - 12-3/4", Handle - 11-5/8",

Oval shaped (cross section) handle. Tenderer head 1.63"X1.63", 12 points, Ice chipper blade 1.62" long

 

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L - 8-7/8",

The head is 1-1/8 by 1-3/4" and has 9 points. The opposite end of the head used as an ice chipper has four chipping blades.

To date I have No's. 3, 4, 5, 7, & 8 in my collection and have seen or know of numbers 1, 2 and another with either a 6 or 9. All are the same size and shape. I don't understand the reasoning for the different number unless it might be identification of a production run. Also don't know why some are marked with "MADE IN USA" and others aren't marked. Now I'm curious how many more there are.

No. 3

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The "3" stamped between the tenderer points and MADE IN USA is stamped on the top side of the tenderer head.

No. 5

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L - 7-7/8",

MADE IN USA is stamped on the top side of the tenderer head and a "5" stamped on the underside of the tenderer between the points.

No. 8

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The "8" stamped between the tenderer points and MADE IN USA is stamped on the top side of the tenderer head.

No. 4

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L - 8-7/8",

The "4" stamped between the tenderer points No other markings

No. 7

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L - 8-7/8",

The "7" stamped between the tenderer points. No other markings.

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L - 8", No markings. The tenderer head is 1-2/3" long and has six ridges. The chipper head is a blade with three points.

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L - 7-3/4',

Meat tenderer with a blade to chip ice. Head is 1-3/4" X 1-3/4" with 36 points, single blade opposite the tenderer face was use chip ice as well as break bones. All metal. No markings.

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L = 6-7/8",

All metal tool. The tenderer end of the head is 1-5/8 by 1-1/2" and has 30 points. The other end of the blade has a blunt blade. The bladed ice chipper is on the end of the handle. This tool has a solid handle and a hole in the center of the ice chipper blade for hanging.

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L = 6-7/8",

All metal tool. The tenderer end of the head is 1-3/4 by 1-1/2" and has 30 points. The other end of the blade has a tapered and sharpened blade. The bladed ice chipper is on the end of the handle. This tool has an opening in the handle.

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L - 7-3/4",

STAR and N & CO cast in the upper surface of the tenderer head, Tenderer head is 2" square and has 36 points.

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L - 7-7/8", All metal tool. The tenderer end of the head is 1-7/8" by 1-7/8" and has 36 points. The other end of the blade has a tapered and sharpened blade and used as an ice chipper.

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L - 7-3/4", All metal tool. The tenderer end of the head is 2" by 1-1/2" and has 30 points. The other end of the blade has a tapered and sharpened blade and used as an ice chipper.

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L - 7-3/4", All metal tool. The tenderer end of the head is 2" by 2" and has 36 points. The other end of the blade has a tapered and sharpened blade and used as an ice chipper. Egg shaped holes in the handle are perpendicular to the long axis of the handle.

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L - 7-1/4", An all metal tool. The tenderer end of the head is 2" by 2" and has 36 points. The other end of the blade has a tapered and sharpened blade which was used as an ice chipper. Rectangular holes in the handle are parallel to the long axis of the handle.

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L - 8-1/4", The tenderer end of the head is 1-3/4" by 1-3/16" and has 30 points. The other end of the blade has a tapered and sharpened blade and used as an ice chipper. Wood handle and a brass ferrule. N-III is stamped on the underside of the handle extension between the ferrule and the tenderer head.

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L - 8",

Wood handle with four large groves and two small groves, black paint with red and green paint in the groves. Tender surface has 12 points and there is a single blade on the opposite end for ice chipping. No markings.

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L - 10",

The tenderer head has a 2.4" diameter round face. The other end of the head has a blade 2.88" wide use for cutting the meat and also used to shave ice. The blade is retailed with two rivets. The wood handle has an eye hook for hanging the tool.

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L - 9-7/8"

The tenderer head has a 2-5/8" diameter round face with 52 pounding points. The other end of the head has a blade 2-3/4" wide used for cutting the meat and to shave ice. The blade is retained with one rivet. No markings.

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L - 9-3/4",

Tenderer head is 2" square and has 36 four sided pyramid points. Opposite end of the head has a single 2" blade, beveled on both sides, used for chopping meat and breaking and shaving ice. No special markings.

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L - 12"

Tenderer head is 2" square and has 36 four sided pyramid points. Opposite end of the head has a single 2" blade, beveled on both sides, used for chopping meat and breaking and shaving ice. No special markings.

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L - 11-5/8",

Tenderer head is 1-1/2" square with 36 points. The straight blade on opposite end is 1-1/2" long. No markings.

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L - 12-1/2",

Tenderer head is round with eight points. Opposite end of head has large blade with a curved edge 3.25" long. No markings.

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L - 9-3/4",

All metal, Tenderer head has - 1.75" diameter with 41 square & other shaped pounding surfaces. The other end of tenderer head is wedge shaped with a 1.25" long edge. Tapered handle 0.50" dia at the head and 0.88' at the end.

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L = 9-1/2", A wooden handle with a heavy, strong metal tenderer circular end 2-7/8" diameter. The pick is also very strong with 0.31" diameter and flared at the end. No markings.

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L = 10-1/2", The tenderer head is circular with a diameter of 1-3/4" and numerous points. The opposite end of the head is an ice pick.

Patent 988,605 Issued Apr. 4, 1911

 

 

 

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L - 10-3/4, PAT APR 4, 1911, H. TYLER MFG CO., MUNCIE, INDIANA on the handle. Plate metal head, 3 meat tender blades and two curved shaving blades, two outside blades movable and center blade is stationary. There is an eyelet at the handle for hanging.

 

Patent 988,605 Issued Apr. 4, 1911

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L - 12",

PAT. APR 4, 1911, H. TYLER MFG CO., MUNCIE, INDIANA is stamped on the handle. The tenderer head is metal and the handle is wood. The tenderer head is 7/8" by 2-1/2". One blade is fixed and the other three are movable to alternate positions. The curved blade can be used as an ice shave in the position shown or rotated to the end of the head. The pointed blade is an ice pick and can be used as shown or rotated to the 90 degree position opposite the fixed tenderer head. There is an eyelet at the handle for hanging.

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L - 10-7/8", The tenderer head is metal and the handle is wood. The tenderer head is 1" by 2-1/2" and has 15 points. The center blade is fixed and the other two are movable to alternate positions. The curved blade can be used as an ice shave in the position shown or rotated to the end of the head. There is an eyelet at the handle for hanging.

Patent 988,605 Issued Apr. 4, 1911

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L - 8-1/2", The tenderer head is metal and the handle is wood. The tenderer head is 1-1/4" by 2-1/4" and has 18 points. The blades position is fixed The opposite end of the head is the ice chipping or shaving blade. PAT. PENDING & MADE IN USA are stamped in two circles on the metal shaft near the head.

Patent 1,437,624 Issued Dec. 5, 1922

 

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L - 11", The tenderer head is metal and the handle is wood. The tenderer head is 7/8" by 2-1/2". One blade is fixed and the other two are movable to alternate positions. The curved blade can be used as an ice shave in the position shown or rotated to the end of the head. PATENTED DEC 5, 1922 on the metal support near the handle. There is an eyelet at the handle for hanging.

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L - 10-3/4",

The working head is made of a single piece of steel sheet stock. The Cutting/shaving blade is 3" wide and the tenderer head is 3" long and 0.65" wide formed with six 0.4" small blades bent to alternating sides. No markings.

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L - 10.3/4',

The working head is made of two pieces of steel sheet stock. The Cutting/shaving blades are 3" wide and the tenderer heads are 3" long and 1.38" wide, formed with nine 0.4'' blades on each side. No markings.

Patent 1,194,838 Issued Aug. 15, 1916

 

 

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L - 12",

Large flat metal plate with working tools on each edge, Moveable blade for ICE SHAVER, MEAT TENDERER on one edge, PAT AUG 15, 1916, BRIDGE CUTLERY CO, ST LOUIS USA on the blade just above the handle. CLEAVER along the slightly curved edge of the blade. MINCING EDGE on the blade along the curved edge furthest from the handle. Each of the markings is shown to the right.

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CAP LIFTER

Lower left corner.

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MEAT TENDERER

Left side

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MINCING EDGE

Top edge of main blade, under ICE SHAVER attachment.

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ICE SHAVER

Attached blade extending to the top.

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CLEAVER

Right side.

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BRIDGE CUTLERY CO

ST. LOUIS U.S.A.

PAT. AUG. 15, 1916

Lower right corner.

Patent 1,194,838 Issued August 15, 1916

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L - 12",

Large flat metal plate with working tools on each edge, ICE SHAVER on the moveable blade. MEAT TENDERER on one edge, PAT AUG 15, 1916, BRIDGE CUTLERY CO, ST LOUIS USA on the blade just above the handle. CLEAVER along the slightly curved edge of the blade. MINCING EDGE on the blade along the curved edge furthest from the handle. CAP LIFTER over the curved area between to handle and tenderer edge. All metal surfaces are chromed.

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L = 9-5/8"

L = 10-3/8', E A FISHER COAL & WOOD on the movable portion of the blade. Multi-function tool - meat tenderer, chopper, cap lifter and ice chipper. The top two views are the two sides of the tool and the bottom view shows the alternate position of the blade. The metal parts of the tool are heavily pitted from rust.

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L - 15-1/4",

Combination tool. Butchers cleaver, hand axe, tenderer and the point is an ice pick.

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Can Openers

Patent. 724,096, Issued Mar. 31, 1903

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L = 6-5/8", All metal can opener. PEERLESS on the back of the cutting blade. The point could be used as an ice pick.

Patent 434,818, Issued Aug. 19, 1890 Variant.

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L - 7-1/2", All metal can opener. The point could be used as an ice pick. The flatten knob on the end of the handle could be used as an ice cracker.

Patent. 2,000,962 Issued May 14, 1935

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L = 7-7/8", MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 2000962, PATS. PEND. on the side of the slider portion of the all metal can opener. The point could be used as an ice pick.

 

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L = 9", Wooden handle can opener. The point could be used as an ice pick.

 

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Misc Items

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L - 9-5/8",

SQUEEZER, REAMER, ICE CUBE CRUSHER around the top of the tool. Kitchen combination tool to squeeze or ream the juice from fruits and to break/crush ice cubes. Small lip on the upper edge of the reamer rim to pour off the squeezed juice. The tool weighs slightly over two pounds.

Patent D173,600 issued Dec. 7, 1954

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L = 8", a multi-function including an ice cracker. Other functions include jar and bottle openers, nut cracker, lemon/lime squeezed, ice tongs, hammer, wrench, screw driver, etc. AMI-OPEN-ALL, PAT. 163,785 BUFFALO 14, N.Y. is stamped on the end of one handle.

 

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L - 7-3/8",

CRACKERJACK MADE IN ENGLAND just below the ratcheting crushing mechanism and 1987 on the side of the crushing mechanism. Build to patent # 2,526,273 issued October 17, 1950. The patent does not mention the tool being used as an ice crusher; however, the sales literature describes the combination tool to be used to crush ice cubes, a nutcracker, and open crab and lobster claws.

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L - 8-7/8",

AUSSIE NUT CRACKER ICE CRUSHER PAT PEN DESIGN APP with an outline of the continent of Australia on the side of the crushing tool between the opening where the plunger moves and the squeeze handle. Squeeze the handle to drive the piston to crush the ice cube. Push the handle out to release the piston. Made of a plastic type material.

 

 

This is NOT an ice tool. It is a marking knife or striking knife. The tool is used by woodworkers to layout marks for precise cuts. The bladed end is better used for cross grain marks where as the awl end is better for scribe marks along the grain. See the below sketch from the internet. Special thanks to Bob Burgess (UK) for alerting me of the proper identification of this tool.

 

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L - 8",

Combination tool. There is a pick on one end and chisel/scrape on the other. The handle is riveted on the metal plate. No markings.

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L = 7-1/8', All metal. Souvenir commemorating the GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FORT WORTH NATIONAL BANK 1971. The label on the gift box indicates the souvenir is a BOTTLE OPENER ICE CRUSHER & SCOOP. JAPAN is stamped on the back of the box.

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L = 5", A multi function tool. DROP FORGED, GERMANY is marked on the side of the head. The hammer type head was use to crack ice and the opposite end of the head is a hatchet type blade used the shave ice. The area between the two heads, function as pliers. The ends of the handles have a bladed screw driver and a tack lifter.

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L = 6-5/8", Multi function tool with sales tag. Some of the functions identified on the sale tag are; Ice Tray Releaser, Ice shave, Ice Chipper Can opener, Bottle Cap Remover, plus several others. PAT PEND MADE IN USA and H & L MGG CO. are on the bottom of the sales tag.

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L - 12",

ELKHART BRASS MFG. CO. INC on one side of the wench and ELKHART SPANNER TOOL on the other side. Ice pick on opposite end of the hammer type head. All metal. Tool used by firemen among other uses, to open/close fire hydrants and the pick was used to chip off the ice as needed

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L - 3-5/8", W - 2-1/8",

MADE IN GERMANY stamped on the top cross section of the wire handle.

Multi-function tool with following points starting at the left: 1) Pick, Awl, Scribe; 2) Flat File; 3) Corkscrew; 4) Knife Blade; 5) Hammer; 6) Saw Blade; 7) Gimlet; 8) Flat Screw Driver. Leather case shown to the left.

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