Intertitle: “HARVESTING ICE by the Spring Brook Ice Service. New Britain, Conn. HERMAN DOERR. Prop. Photography by H.M. Berndt.” Intertitle: “HOME OFFICE of the Spring Brook Ice Service. 17 Spring St. New Britain.” Intertitle: “Trucks and there [sic] drivers ready for courteous service.” Followed by shot of men standing in front of their delivery trucks. Trucks pull out for delivery one by one. Intertitle: “A modern way of saving the ice. This gives you clean cut ice for your summer drinks.” Followed by shot of large saw on ice. Wide shot of harvesting conveyor belt. Men pull the large saw across the ice. Intertitle: “After the ice has been sawed to the proper size by machine it is sawed by hand in large blocks and floated to the conveyor.” Followed by shot of men using handsaws on ice. Shot of large mechanical saw. Man guides floating ice pieces with a pole. Intertitle: “The blocks are packed away for the summer.” Followed by shot of men guiding ice blocks onto conveyor. View of conveyor belts and engines. Shot of ice being pulled in to be packed away. Man in motorboat with ice floating. Shot of men on ice. Men with poles in boat. Ice moving up the conveyor. Ice being packed away guided through areas at top of conveyor and put into ice house.
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16mm film; [200 ft.]; Silent; b&w
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