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Advertising Stoneware Hygeia Ice Co. Jug - Utah Early 1900s

Advertising Stoneware Hygeia Ice Co. Jug - Utah Early 1900s

The Hygeia Ice Company produced manufactured ice, also called plant ice, freezing water with mechanical equipment, rather than harvesting natural ice. It was the nation's largest cold storage locker and the first artificial ice plant in the area. 

Antique Pacific Stoneware Co. Spongeware Foot Warmer/Bed Warmer

Antique Pacific Stoneware Co. Spongeware Foot Warmer/Bed Warmer

This stoneware piece is decorated with blue sponging, made by applying cobalt oxide with a sponge or rag. It was produced by the Pacific Stoneware Company, which originated in 1873 as Pacific Pottery Company in Portland, Oregon.