The 1920's saw the birth of the ice cream novelty industry, propelled, in great part, by the early commercial availability of dry ice. Before the advent of freezers, cabinets like this one were loaded up with dry ice and newly created treats like Eskimo Pies, Dixie Cups and Popsicles and carried off to picnics, ball games and other venues. In fact, the Eskimo Pie Corporation company history cites this kind of distribution as the critical spark that put them at the front of the industry.
This ice cream cabinet sports hand lettered advertising for Dixie Cups (1919), Eskimo Pies (1921) and Popsicles (1923) over the stained cabinet. There are 4 drop-down faux painted doors that provide access to the two shelves. The cove molding under the top has the same faux paint.
This case is wonderfully in its original surface with no repairs and no touch-ups. The original removable shelves are gone but have been replaced with hand fitted galvanized tin shelves for those that may want to use the piece.
The case measures 24 3/4" tall, 39 1/2" wide and 9 1/4" deep. This is just a great piece of early 20th century history.
The piece will require ground shipping by truck which we will quote at the time of purchase. We can offer personal delivery within 100 miles of Philadelphia.
Item ID: FR0205
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