Vintage Cast Aluminum 16-In BLOCK ICE TONGS for Icebox! - eBay (item 310056022405 end time Jun-07-08 18:27:23 PDT)
These vintage cast aluminum block ice tongs are marked on two legs, "542--16 1/2 IN". Another leg is marked, "Gifford Wood Co., Hudson, N.Y." They were used back in the days when the iceman brought you ice for your icebox.
Opened to the max, the gripper fingers are 17" apart. I can't imagine how heavy a block of ice that size might weigh. Oof.
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