Northeast Historic Film: "Nice Old Engines" and the Twitchers. Twin flywheel engines hauled the blocks up to the "house." Inside and outside "twitchers", men with hooks, pulled and swung the monster blocks into their space for storage until summer. Philip C. Whitney explains process and tools of ice harvesting in Maine,1943. Buy our "Ice Harvesting Sampler" DVD: oldfilm.org
Everett Johnson Collection, Northeast Historic Film
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