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Ice truck

Ice truck
Title
Ice truck
Date 
1931
Medium 
Iron, nickel, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 4 in. ( 9.5 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Cast iron ice truck, painted blue; high hood and running boards at sides facing truck bed; step up to truck bed, with railing all along sides; cab with 2 side windows, narrow front window, and back window; details such as grilles, trademark, etc. cast on body, painted gold; nickel-plated wheels.
Credit Line 
Gift of Wilmer R. Leech
Object Number 
1968.46d
Marks 
cast: on each door of cab: "Mack" painted: below cast inscription on right side door of cab: "AN/ARCADE/TOY" stencilled: on each side of truck bed: "I C E" printed: on scrap of paper affixed to front bumper: "[illeg.] 171" stamped: on underside of truck, above front right wheel: "1M/227L"; on underside of truck, above front left wheel: "227R/ARCADE/MADE IN/U.S.A." stamped: on rear left wheel: "S"
Gallery Label 
Arcade manufactured a line of Mack series trucks during the 1920s and 1930s. This ice truck would have originally been sold with ice tongs and glass "ice" (See Publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group