Wenham Lake Ice Company
The Wenham Lake Ice Company, operating out of Wenham Lake in Wenham, Massachusetts, USA, harvested ice and exported it all around the world before the advent of factory-made ice. Wenham-lake ice was awarded a royal warrant from Queen Victoria.
The company was founded by Frederic Tudor.
The company opened a storefront in the Strand, London in the summer 1844. Every day, workers would put a large block of ice in the window, and none of the typical neighborhood residents had ever seen a block of ice anywhere before. As a gimmick, the workers would put a newspaper on the other side of the block of ice so that passers-by could read the print through the ice, from outside the store looking into the window.
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