Vintage Silverice Glass Ice Balls with Original Box
These green glass balls were to be used as ice cubes and must have been a lot of fun but apparently not very popular. There are six of the balls in the old box. Each blown ball has a metal cap that reads; Silverice - Made in U.S.A. and patent information. According to the piece of paper in the box these were to be placed in the tray of your refrigerators freezing chamber. When the liquid inside the balls did not splash around the balls were ready to be used to chill- highballs, wine, cocktails, beer and all beverages and food. After use they were dried off and returned to the freezer. The lid on the box has a deco design and reads; Silverice - Chills without Diluting. The paper has the instructions and a copyright date of 1937.
The balls vary slightly in size but measure about 1 ½" in diameter. None of them are cracked or broken but the liquid has evaporated out of two. The other four are about ¼ full but I don't know how full they would have originally been needing to leave room for expansion. Some of them have cloudiness and others have stuff floating in the water but there is no way to clean them out. The box measures about 3 7/8" by 5 5/8" by 2" and is in fairly good condition with some scuff and edge wear. The instructions may be partial....although complete in use the left edge is torn as though there was a second half of the page.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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