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Ice Chest - Tyanko, circa 1939 Object Reg. No: SH 921101

Ice chest, made by Tyanko, circa 1939. Used at the Old Lolly Shop, Calrton North, from 1939.

The Old Lolly Shop was a milk bar opened and run by Elizabeth and Henry Cohen at 314 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, from 1939 to 1975.
An upright rectangular shaped ice chest on 4 wheels, made of wood and metal, painted sky blue.

FRONT: upper section, 2 indented horizontal panels of decoration, located middle centre a moulded product logo. A hinged wooden flap attached at the bottom of the chest. DOOR: 1/2 height. 3 indented, vertical panels of decoration. 2 ornate hinges on right. HANDLE - pull up lever handle/ latch, middle left.

BACK: single panel of wood, unpainted.

SIDES: 2 vertical rectangular panels.

TOP: lid, 2 hinges at back. Central indented panel. HANDLE - D-shaped, centre of lid.

INTERIOR: top compartment, reached via lid, unpainted tin. Small hole in rear for drainage and large hole centre bottom for cold air circulation. Ice tray 2 pieces of corrugated metal, overlapping, nailed to 2 parallel pieces of wood sits in centre. Metal pipe with hilt and traces of yellow paint. LID - metal lined, painted cream/ yellow. Bottom compartment painted cream/ yellow. 4 horizontal metal rods applied to sides, support 2 removable wire shelves.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Alan Cohen, 1992
Donated in memory of Elizabeth and Henry Cohen.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 104 cm (Height), 60.5 cm (Width), 42 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: food storage preservation, jewish communities, religions judaism, retailing, shops, working life, refrigeration
Themes this item is part of: Old Lolly Shop Collection, Domestic Refrigeration & Refrigerators, Food Storage, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: appliances
Inscriptions: FRONT: logo "TYANKO".
Manufacturer: Tyanko, circa 1939
User: The Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia, post 1939

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