"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Old School Metal Ice Cube Tray

Do you remember metal ice cube trays? There was a certain sound of the metal and the hinge. The ice clinking out into a tall glass. You could pinch your skin real easily. That’s what I remember.

This one’s on display at COSI(Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus OH where there is a  whole section called PROGRESS. You walk through the different decades of technological and electrical and societal developments.

The kids love to crank the old fashioned telephone and there is a juke box and pinball machine. They are housed in a soda fountain.  There’s a horse drawn buggy next to a VW bug.  You can look through an antique camera and use a switchboard to connect phone calls. There is a television studio and items from the Space Age.

It is hot and humid here in Pittsburgh.

I was looking for a photo that looked cool.   It looks like someone left the freezer open and everything melted.

8 responses

  1. Cj Coleman

    Well you have to say that this icecube tray nad freezer were made for one another : ) I feel cooler already

    July 30, 2011 at 12:14 am

  2. Kristin

    Well this photo is a stroll down memory lane. OK, I feel cooler but older too!

    July 30, 2011 at 6:25 am

  3. erica

    Memory lane and today. I have a metal ice cube tray in my 35-40 year old fridge right now!!! freezer section is about this large and it is a project to defrost!

    July 30, 2011 at 8:37 am

  4. laura

    I didn’t know they made metal ice cube trays

    July 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

  5. I don’t remember them, but I now have the urge to scour flea markets for some!

    July 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

  6. Sally

    I remember those metal trays and our small freezer. My dad would put 2 ice cubes in my glass, my two brothers’ glasses and my mmom’s glass – then he would add about 10 cubes to his glass!! I always wondered why he got more than we did but I never questioned it! Just part of being 7 in 1956!

    July 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

  7. The exhibit sounds very cool! (Pun intended.) ;) I had no idea metal ice trays were ever used – seems like a not-great idea (as the metal can stick to the skin), but I suppose plastic hasn’t always been around…

    July 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  8. manty

    You can get stainless steel ice cube trays from onyxcontainers.com – they are fantastic!

    September 2, 2011 at 2:49 am

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