Gene Green <lgreen@...>
--- In STMFC@..., "Bill Lane" <billlane@c...> wrote:
Hi Guysof an
average wood reefer. I am wondering why the large ice blocks don'tcrash
straight through the floor when dropped from icing platform tocharging the
You are correct, of course. 300 lbs. falling 7 or 8 feet could do
This matter is one of the things I covered in my Ice-bunker, Private-
owner Reefer book for Morning Sun (excuse the shameless plug,
please). The cakes, usually about 300 lbs., were broken into smaller
pieces by skillfull workmen who could break up a block as it was
sliding towards and into the hatch.
Lots of ice that went into ice bunkers was crushed or broken
mechanically in later years.