Item: Ice Milling Machine Norfolk VA Harmon Flake Mak'r
Rare to the point of almost being unique this electric ice milling machine was manufactured by Harmon Specialties Co. in Norfolk, VA. during the mid 1930's. It was used for making shaved ice for Snow Balls and soft drinks and is powered by a 110 volt, 1/4 horse power General Electric motor that turns it via a belt. The machine is made of aluminum with a brass wheel that has three steel blades and is mounted on a shaft. Blocks of ice are dropped into a chute and gravity fed through the grinder. They would have dropped into some type of container under the machine, which is bolted onto an angle iron frame that appears to be original. There is a brass tag on the back of the machine with the manufacturer's info, the model number JE, and the serial number 9572. The machine is in working condition. We have cleaned and rewired the motor, scrubbed and primered the frame, then reassembled it. The castings are undamaged. There are three wrung off screws between the chute and the main housing and two stripped out screw holes in the main housing. The shaft needs to be lubricated and the brass wheel needs to be torqued down before it could be used seriously for shaving ice. I have not been able to find another example of this machine or any info about the manufacturer. It would make a great addition to a large soda fountain collection. Due to weight and size you would need to pick up at our antique shop in Tasley, VA or we can contact U-Ship for to be delivered to your door. 12948-21WTP
Item Condition: good
DIMENSIONS: 41" tall by 18" wide
Stock #: 12948d
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