The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Cutting ice by electricity

A handful of men stand by and watch an ice-cutter in Boston as it cuts 60,000 tons of ice for homes in Wellsley, Massachusetts, into regulation size blocks. The ice is cut into 24 foot squares and then cut by circular saws in the machine.


19.8 x 23.6 cm

Tribune Company

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Tribune Pictorial Weekly (February 1, 1920), p. 5

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