The Ice Wagon, recalling the lost art of cutting and delivering refrigeration from door to door, is a wonderful symbol of a bygone era. From the late 19th century to mid-20th century, in cities and towns icemen would commonly make daily rounds delivering ice for iceboxes before the electric domestic refrigerator became commonplace. Ice was harvested from ponds and lakes, stored in ice houses and transported to cities.
This Ice Wagon is believed to hail from the 1800s. Approximately a decade ago, the wooden bodywork was refinished in its present eye-catching livery and features correct striping, lettering, and detailing throughout, as well as a proper hanging basket at the rear.