Back in the 1800's and early 1900's, if you wanted ice, it came to you in a big block. If you wanted ice for your nice sweet iced tea at your favorite restaurant, they would definitely need one of these fancy ice shredders!
Made of cast iron, this ice shredder could easily shred the ice using the affixed shaving blade. Then the shredded ice stays nicely in the cupped part until the lid is flipped with the thumb to dispense it into a glass.
Patent 595,855 Issued December 21, 1897 to John H. Logan of Allegheny, Pennsylvania
L = 7-1/8”, Bowl Dia. = 3-1/2”
On the lid it has:
LOGAN & STROBRIDGE
NEW BRIGHTON, PA. U.S.A.
It has some scratches and a little rust, but it is in very good shape considering it is over 100 years old and functions properly with all parts in place.
What a GREAT piece of history to display with your other collectables!