Iceman (occupation)

Eismann denotes a now-defunct professional; The Iceman was a shipper of natural ice and factory- produced Blockice.

Before the arrival of the electric refrigerator there was electroless refrigerators and cooling boxes that needed to be filled weekly with Blockice of natural ice or artificially produced in ice factories Blockice at least once. It was also used in the catering industry until the late 1960s Blockice for cooling drinks in the beer cellar. Transfer from the ice house or ice cream factory to the customer completed the Iceman by horse and cart, and later often with an electric car. The Iceman used a leather shoulder pad and a hand hook for carrying the ice blocks. With an ax the 1m long poles were halved or quartered for small customers.

The term Eismann is still used today for the traveling salesman of ice cream.