150 Years Ago
Keeping Ice - A very simple way to keep small quantities of ice is to put it into a deep dish, cover it with a plate, and place the dish on a pillow stuffed with feathers (hen feathers will answer), and carefully cover the top with another pillow, thus excluding external air. Feathers are well-known non-conductors of heat, and thus ice is preserved from melting. This simple plan is within reach of every household.
125 Years Ago