Posted 4 years ago
This is an icebox that belonged to my grandmother. I have been looking for some information as to maker so that I can replace two latch/catches on it. I cannot find any that latch like this and don't want to replace all 3 latches. I'd prefer to keep it original. Anybody out there ever seen a latch like this or know the maker of the icebox just from the latch picture? It doesn't pull out, but pushes down to allow the door to open. If you do, I'd certainly appreciate it if you would let me know! And yes, it's really my linen closet. Our house is an old farmhouse that was built without closets, a woman's nightmare!
As for the picture of the top, there are some interesting items that probably should be listed on their own sometime. To keep you from straining your eyes like I do when I see pictures like this I thought I'd tell you what's on it. The camera on the left belonged to my grandfather. It's a Conley, probably a Senior Folding Camera, from around the turn of the century. In front of it are a mini cream and sugar from Pisgah Forest Pottery. The cans are an old Baking Powder can, Rawleigh's poultry medication and Robinson's barley patent infant milk replacement powder. The crockery jug was used soley for buttermilk and was kept in the old springhouse at my great-grandparents. The bowl and scoop also came from their home. The crock was my grandmothers. There are no markings of any kind on any of the 3 crockery items and all of them are in great shape. The gold filled glasses in the cases belonged to my grandmother as well as the eye cup. The sun glasses and oil lamp are finds we've made just poking around when we go out junk hunting.