CAPPED HANDLES

The ice picks shown in this section have wooden handles with metal caps or metal bands around the handle. The metal caps and bands were placed on the handle to minimize damage to the handle when using them to crack the larger broken chunks into small pieces. Some of the caps are form fitted or crimped on the handle while others were attached by screws or nails.

Six Sided

Eight Sided

Crimped on

Round Cap - Flat Top

Round Cap - Domed Top

Metal Band Around Handle

 

Six Sided Caps

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L - 8-1/4", A new ice Pick with a six sided metal cap on the handle in the original sales package. Wording on the packaging:

 

ICE CRUSHER AND PICK 1001 USES IN THE HOME AND INDUSTRY. 49(CENTS)

USE TO -

CRACK ICE

PUNCH HOLES IN

CANS AND BOTTLE COVERS

LEATHER

PLASTIC

STOVE PIPE FOR BOLT ASSEMBLY

START HOLES IN WOOD, METAL ETC.

REMOVW NAILS - GLASS FROM TIRES

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GOODELL CO. ANTRIM, N. H.

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

 

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L = 10-1/8", Spring in handle. BRIDGEPORT NO.2 CHIPLESS MADE IN U.S.A. on metal tube

Note: The metal portion of handle housing the spring is 1/4" longer on the ice picks with the BRIDGEPORT NO.2 CHIPLESS MADE IN U.S.A. marking, than those with no markings. Also have this ice pick with red and green handles.

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

Cap Spring 003a Cap Spring 002a

L = 10-1/4", Spring in handle. No special markings.

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

Cap Spring 004a Cap Spring 005a

L = 10-1/2", Spring in handle. No special markings.

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

Spring 32b 003a Spring 32a copy

L = 10-1/8", Spring in handle. BRIDGEPORT NO.2 CHIPLESS MADE IN U.S.A. on metal tube

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

 

Cap Spring 007a copy

L = 10-3/8", Spring in handle. BRIDGEPORT NO.2 CHIPLESS MADE IN U.S.A. on metal tube

Patent No. 1,781,475 Issued Nov. 11, 1930

 

 

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L - 10-1/5",

Spring in handle allows a 1-1/2" stroke. Handle cap has six sides and attached with a nail. No markings.

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Different original paint colors collected.

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L - 11", Stroke - 1-1/4", No markings, three green stripes near the top of the handle, handle crackling from age.

 

 

 

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L = 8", No ferrule. No special markings

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L = 9", No ferrule. No special markings

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L - 9", Width of cap flats - 1-5/16",

Cap has six sides, cylinder handle diameter - 1-3/16", no ferrule, no markings.

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L - 8-1/2",

It appears the cap on this ice pick was added using a cap from another ice pick. The cap does not fit snug and it"s slightly tilted. Also, the screw is new. The box to the right shows another pick in my collection without a cap with a handle shape very similar to this capped pick.

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L = 8-1/4", No special markings

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L = 8-1/4", No special markings.

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L = 9", No special markings

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L = 7-3/4", No special markings

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L = 8", No special markings

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L = 8-3/4", No special markings

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L = 8-3/8", No ferrule, TAIWAN no top of cap.

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L = 8-3/8", No Ferrule, USA on top of cap.

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L = 8-1/4", GOODELL USA on top of cap.

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L = 8-3/4", No special markings

Patent No. 2,215,492 Issued Sept. 24, 1940

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L = 7-3/4", No markings. The raised edge around the cap is designed to prevent damage to the wooden handle when using the cap to crack ice. The cap is held on with a screw.

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Other handle colors.

 

 

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L = 8-1/8", ECKO and TAIWAN on the cap. The raised edge around the cap is designed to prevent damage to the wooden handle when using the cap to crack ice. The cap is held on with a screw.

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L - 7-1/2" including the protective cover.

This ice pick is new and still in the sales wrapping. It has a metal cap with six sides and the edge is flared and scalloped. A wood sheath to protect the tine. No markings.

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L - 8",

The Metal cap is six sided with 3/16th flared edge. Handle has six flats at the top and rounded near the waist and to the bottom. No markings.

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Eight Sided Caps

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L - 8-1/2",

WINCHESTER TRADE MARK, MADE IN USA, 9501 marked on the 0.9" long ferrule. Capped installed with a screw and there are 8 flats around the dome type cap.

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L = 8-3/8", No special markings

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L = 8-1/8", No special markings

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L = 8", No special markings

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L = 6-3/4", No special markings

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L = 7", No special markings

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L = 8-3/4, Brass ferrule, 0.32 pick. No special markings

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L = 7-7/8, L does on include the tine protector, HOUSEHOLD UNION, NJ on top of cap.

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Crimped Caps

Patent 1,693,269 Issued Nov. 27, 1928

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L = 8-1/2", PAT. NOV 27"28 & WB/W on one of the tangs of the cap.

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L - 8-1/8", APLD FOR PAT in raised letters in the center of the cap. Some of the lettering is hard to read because of use. I have seen other ice picks of this same handle configuration with the patent date stamped on one of the tangs of the cap.

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L - 7-7/8",

WB/B, stamped on one tab on the cap and PAT NOV 27, 28 stamped on another tab.

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L - 8",

The cap is crimped on and two of the cap tangs are marked. One with Pat. Nov. 27, 28 and the other with WB over W. Just another color scheme.

 

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Comparison of four picks

 

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Patent drawing

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L - 9-3/8",

INDEPENCE ICE & CREAMERY CO. PHONE 447 on the cap. The patent marking are NOT on the cap. I assume this ice pick was made after the patent expired.

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L - 8-1/8"

WB/B, PAT NOV 27, 28, CARTER ICE & FUEL CO. marked on cap. This configuration has markings on the top of the metal cap as well as the patent marking on two tangs of the metal cap. No indication the handle was ever painted.

 

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L = 8-3/4", AKIN on top of cap.

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L = 9", PILOT on top of cap, MADE IN JAPAN sticker on handle

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L - 7-1/2",

Cap is round with one flat. Top of the cap is basically flat with seven three sided points. New tool.

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L = 7-1/2", No special markings.

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L = 8-3/4", No special markings.

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L = 7-1/2", Cap lifter cut out of top of cap. No special markings.

 

 

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L = 9-3/4", WEST TEXAS UTILITIES CO. on handle

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L = 8-1/8", No special markings.

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L = 8-1/8", No special markings.

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L = 8-1/2", No special markings.

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L = 8-3/8", ICE PICK & CRACKER and VAUGHAN CHICAGO MADE IN USA on top of cap

Capped Crimp copy

L = 8", Appears to be original black paint on the handle. No special markings.

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L - 9-1/2",

Home made, brass cap crimped on handle. Handle made with brass and copper rings between sections of phenolic resin, steel ferrule.

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Comparison of above and below ice picks.

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L - 9",

1927 & JP stamped 180 degrees apart on the sides of the cap. Brass top and ferrule. The handle is made of alternating rings of phenolic resin and metal.

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L - 8-1/2",

Cap crimped on the handle, Flat top. No markings.

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Round with Flat Top Cap

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Comparison of three WHITE CITY capped ice picks. Details provided separately below.

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L - 9-7/8",

Round flat top attached with a screw and the marking of - WHITE CITY N & CO. Diameter of the pick is 0.38". The cap was nickel coated but most has been warn off. The ferrule is missing.

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L = 9-1/2", WHITE CITY N & Co. on top of cap. The cap is nickel coated. , Ferrule is missing

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L - 8-1/4", Diameter of cap - 1-11/16",

Round flat top, attached with a screw and the marking of - WHITE CITY N& CO NO 91.

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L = 8-5/8", THE KERBER LAKE ICE CO, SANDOSKY, O, on top of cap, thinning of pick near the tip

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L - 9-1/8", Marking on the top of the cap - "S" with STOVER in smaller letters across the center of the large S.

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L = 9", DIAMOND CLEAR PURE ICE on the top of the cap, Brass ferrule.

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L - 6-7/8",

DEUSE cast on the metal cap. Cap attached with a single screw

 

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L = 8-1/4", YANKEE and a "star" on top of cap,

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L = 8-1/8", YANKEE and a "star" on top of cap, GILCHRIST in rectangular outline on ferrule

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L = 9-3/8" L = 8-3/8" L = 8-7/8", 0.32" pick dia.

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L =8-1/8", No special markings. Flat on side of cap to prevent tool from rolling off work surface.

 

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L = 8-1/8", No special markings.

 

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L = 8-1/2", 0.32" pick, Brass ferrule. No special markings.

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L = 6-18", No special markings. It appears the screw in the cap has been replaced with several small nails.

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L - 8-3/8", Round cap with flat top and held in place with a singe screw. This cap is different from the other capped picks in the group in that the side is flat in stead of the slight bulge as see in side portion of the other caps. No markings.

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L - 8-1/8",

Cap has a small protrusion in one area along the outer edge as shown in the picture to the right. Cap held in place with a screw. Tine a little thicker than normal - 0.19" diameter. No markings.

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Round Cap with Domed Top

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L = 8", No special markings.

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L = 8-3/8", No special markings.

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L = 9", MADE IN USA stamped on end of the ferrule.

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L - 8-3/4", Dome shaped cap held on with a screw. There are six 5/8" long dimples around the side of the cap to keep it from rotating.

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L - 10-1/4",

Brass cap attached with a rivet or it may be the end of the pick stem thru the handle.

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Metal Band Around The Handle

Pat. No. 58,078 Issued Sept. 18, 1866

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L - 9-5/8", Pick diameter - 0.27". Smooth ring around the handle with serration on the top edge. Brass ferrule. No special markings.

 

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L - 10-1/4", Pick diameter - 0.31". Smooth ring around the handle. Notice the flared arrowhead type point on the pick. Brass ferrule. No special markings.

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L - 9", Six sided ring around the handle. No special markings.

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L - 8-1/8", smooth ring with eight bumps in the center of the ring and four tabs protruding toward the top of the handle. No special markings.

Pat. No. D38,900 Issued Nov. 26, 1907

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L - 8-1/2", Six sided ring around the handle. Long ferrule - 1.27", STANLEY HURWOOD MADE IN USA stamped on the ferrule. Noticeable reduction in diameter of the pick at approximately middle of the pick.

Pat. No. D38,900 Issued Nov. 26, 1907

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L - 8", Six sided ring around the handle. Long ferrule - 1.24", Noticeable reduction in diameter of the pick at approximately 2" from the tip.

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L - 9",

Metal ring was crimped on, ferrule length - 1.2" long, pick thins 2.4" from the tip, RESCENT stamped on the pick near the ferrule.

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