Predecessor of the common refrigerator, the Ice Box is as its name specifies. An ice box was a large, usually metal, box used for storing and preserving food. Before the compressor was widely used, ice was the preferred means of cooling. Thus on a regular basis the ice man would come to your house and deliver a large block of ice for use in your ice box.

See Also: Refrigerator, Freezer, Fridge, Ice Man