Delightful reminder of the "Days Gone By" is what truly describes this 1-inch block of ice being held by lucite tongs. This 1920's -1930's pin measures 2.5" by 1.75" and the pinback is screwed into the lucite. It is very well made and in good condition.
The Ice Delivery man drove a flat-bed truck to the homes on his route and used this type of tongs to carry the Ice Block in to the Wooden Ice Box that kept the perishables cool. The children of the neighborhood would sip on the ice chips that remained on the truck bed on hot sultry days. What a treat!
I have a charm bracelet in my store that has a single lucite block of ice (Item B130) if you like to create ensembles. This would make a fine addition to any lucite collection!