MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, July 17, 1864, p. 1, c. 8
Manufactured Ice.—We are indebted to Mr. North Saturday, for a specimen of the ice manufactured in Augusta. It is produced in the form of a hollow cylinder, probably four inches in diameter, and an inch thick when frozen. The specimen we saw had wasted considerable in transportation.—It is more porous than natural ice, and in substance resembles what is called snow-ice. We found on experiment that it was quite as cold ad any other trophy of the Frost King, and quite as agreeable an addition to a beverage.—[Macon Telegraph.