Saturday, January 08, 2011

What is it?


What might this be? If you open the door, the purpose is clear.

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:48 pm

    Is it an ice box? Vik.

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  2. Fascinating, Andrew. Looks like an old ice chest or meat locker. Heavily insulated, with maybe a compartment to store the big block of ice delivered daily.

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  3. Anonymous8:02 pm

    Looks like an old coolgardie safe.... aka ice box...


    Michelle

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  4. It's an icebox!! In my home it was called an ice chest. Open the top flap/door, put in a huge block of ice from the weekly delivery cart, and as it melted and dripped, the bottom chamber was cooled enough to keep milk, butter, eggs, cheese. You couldn't keep icecream though.
    We used to love ice delivery day. The ice was picked up off the cart with a giant pair of pincer tongs and chips would break off that we'd grab and suck.
    We had one for years.
    Then we got a fridge, I think when I was six.

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  5. First off the mark Vik.

    Correct Lad. The ice goes in the top.

    It is Michelle, although Coolgardie safe worked by having a breeze blow through wet hessian. Well, that was the really old ones.

    Nice colour River. Did you collect the milk cart horse manure for the garden too?

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  6. Anonymous11:26 pm

    Yay, I got it right!!!! V.

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  7. I came to post on your nuts and kangaroos post but it's gone. Vanished.
    I was going to say, I too am easily amused.

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  8. A bit of an upmarket one V.

    I had the date wrong Fen, and it went out a bit early. Amazing, it is five seconds, but readers pick it up. By the time you read this, it will be published.

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  9. I was going to suggest a commode...but I would have been wrong.

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  10. Has to be an old ice Chest - we had one when I was little before the kerosene fridge arrived

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  11. It would be ok for emergencies I suppose Brian.

    MC, I don't suppose it was timber like this one? I have never seen a timber one before.

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  12. I knew it was an ice-chest. I can recall the ice truck delivering up and down the street and yelling out "Ice-O ! "

    Campers on the Southern Peninsula foreshore used ice-chests till the end of the 60's and he delivered to all of them too.

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  13. Ice-O Em Stacks? Not hear that before. I have a nasty memory of a caravan at Rosebud that had an ice chest. The ice must have come from Ice-O man.

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  14. Yes, we did collect the horse manure, but from the bakers cart. The woman down the road got the milk cart manure and someone around the corner took the ice cart manure. A lot of people kept chooks, so they didn't need the horse manure.

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  15. River, that is interesting that there was division about who collected which crap.

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