Hotel Cracked Ice ~ Hotel Ice Tub

Item Number:  UR-03
Approximate Size:  10″ D – 7″ H
Production Dates:  1917 to mid-1920s

This item was only produced for a few years and is considered to be a rare item.  It was also known as the “Hotel Ice Tub”.  Of all the ice-holding vessels in the American pattern, the Hotel Cracked Ice is the largest.  It has a holding capacity of approximately 10½ pints.  This item was not inexpensive when it debuted, costing almost three times as much as the Large Ice Tub.  I would imagine that the hotel trade, the fortunate … or the wealthy, were among the initial owners of such a grand piece.

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Large Ice Tub

Item Number:  433
Approximate Size:  6½” D – 4½” H
Production Dates:  1916-1958

This is the second Ice Tub produced in the American 2056 line.  A separate Ice Tub Plate was also available for purchase, often paired with the Ice Tub.  They were not sold as a set, even though they were often used and shown together.  Each piece was sold separately.

Fostoria American Ice TubsYou will often see the Ice Tubs sold without the Plates, and this could be for a variety of reasons. Over the years, people might have thought the Ice Tub Plate was just another ordinary plate and separated it from the Ice Tub – or the Ice Tub was originally bought separately (without the Plate).

The American pattern produced two Ice Tubs of different sizes.  The larger one is featured on the right, and the smaller Ice Tub (with a 5⅝” diameter) is featured on the left.

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Small Ice Tub ~ Crushed Ice Tub

Item Number:  434
Approximate Size:  5⅝” D – 3¾” H
Production Dates:  1915-1958

The Small Ice Tub debuted in 1915 as the “Crushed Ice Tub”.  A few years later it was simply called an Ice Tub.

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Crab Meat Liner

Item Number:  430
Height:  2¾”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

Fostoria | American | LinersThe Fostoria Glass Company produced three different types of Liners that could be used with the 2056 Ice Dish – the Fruit Cocktail Liner, the Crab Meat Liner, and the Tomato Juice Liner.  These inserts (unlike the actual Ice Dish) are “blown” glassware; therefore, they are lighter, thinner, and more fragile than the pressed American pieces.

The Crab Meat Liner (pictured in the center) has a holding capacity of approximately 4 ounces.  It is about 2¾” in height and has the smallest holding capacity of all three liners.  The Tomato Juice Liner is the tallest and the Fruit Cocktail Liner is the shortest – each with a 5 oz. holding capacity.

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Tomato Juice Liner

Item Number:  429
Height:  3⅝”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

Fostoria American | Tomato Juice LinerThe Fostoria Glass Company produced three different types of Liners that could be used with the 2056 Ice Dish – the Fruit Cocktail Liner, the Crab Meat Liner, and the Tomato Juice Liner.  These inserts (unlike the actual Ice Dish) are “blown” glassware; therefore, they are lighter, thinner, and more fragile than the pressed American pieces.

The Tomato Juice Liner has a holding capacity of approximately 5 ounces.  It is about 3⅝” in height and fits perfectly inside the chamber of the American Ice Dish.  Ice is then placed between the Liner and the Ice Dish, keeping the tomato juice chilled throughout your meal.

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Fruit Cocktail Liner

Item Number:  431
Height:  1⅞”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

The Fostoria Glass Company produced three different types of Liners that could be used with the 2056 Ice Dish – the Fruit Cocktail Liner, the Crab Meat Liner, and the Tomato Juice Liner.  These inserts (unlike the actual Ice Dish) are “blown” glassware; therefore, they are lighter, thinner, and more fragile than the pressed American pieces.

The Fruit Cocktail Liner has a holding capacity of approximately 5 ounces.  With a height of 1⅞” and an opening of approximately 3¾”, it fits perfectly inside the chamber of the American Ice Dish.  Ice is then placed between the Liner and the Ice Dish, keeping your food chilled throughout dinner.

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