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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Small ice pick. "Klinke Ice and Fuel Co." on 2 sides of handle. "Phone 3-8841 Alton Ill." on 1 side, "Save with a Frozen Food Locker" on the other. I'm believe this was a business in Alton, Illinois as I have found a newspaper ad from 1936. I have no experience with internet research, and keep reaching dead ends trying to find out more about this business. Does anyone have any advice/suggestions? Thank you!

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    1. theoldcollector, 11 years ago
      Ref Klinke Ice pick. This was my grandfathers company (John Klinke) My father , Harold P. Klinke was the bookkeeper for the company. He was also Poastmaster for Alton,Ill for 32 years. I would very muck like to contact you about purchasing this ice pick----
    2. SalvagedMemories SalvagedMemories, 11 years ago
      Hello! Awesome to have connected with a family member! Would love to know your name, and do you live in the Alton area?
    3. SalvagedMemories SalvagedMemories, 11 years ago
      Also, just curioius how you found this?
    4. theoldcollector, 11 years ago
      This is the Old Collector--Ref theKlinke Ice pick. I no longer li ve in the Alton area. Havc been in Ohio for the past 40+ years. Insert your e-mail so I can contact you ref the ice pice. I was doing research on my grandfather Klinke when the ice pick surfaced----
    5. SalvagedMemories SalvagedMemories, 11 years ago
      Really amazing! My email is I look forward to hearing from you.
    6. familyhistorian, 9 years ago
      Ref Klinke Ice Pick. Found this site while doing family research. John Klinke was my grandfather's brother making Harold Klinke my mother's cousin. I remember going to the ice house as a kid. Would appreciate learning if you have collected additional information and/or connected with other family members.
    7. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      I love reading stories like this. Glad you found each other. Very nice looking ice pick. I really like the wood handle.
    8. familyhistorian, 9 years ago
      Thanks Aimathena, unfortunately we haven't connected yet but I am hoping we do. I have a lot of family ancestry information already and will share it with other family members but naturally I am looking for more.
    9. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      That's very thoughtful and generous of you. I hope you connect soon.

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