This is an ice saw. It was used to saw length if ice from a pond, lake, or river and then stored for future use.
Back in the 70's several of us took various ice saws & tools, cut length of ice from a pond pulled length to shore and cut into easier to handle sizes, and then stored into an old root cellar. We put straw down first, then layer of ice, then straw, ice straw,etc. We did this just to see how well it worked. We cut about a 1000 lbs of ice and it lasted into July. The more we open the door and the more ice we removed, the faster the ice melted. I also have an ice tong but will need to find which box it's in. :roll: