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Offline TobyTetzy

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Ice Cream Machine
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:54:39 AM »
Hello,

I have seen these old ice cream machines.
They are powered by a hand crank or a hit and miss engine.

Has anyone ever built such an ice maker itself?

I would be interested in such a model.
Unfortunately, the commercially available models are all too expensive, too big or not available anymore.

http://www.countryfreezerstore.com/Country_Freezer_Ice_Cream_Makers_s/1823.htm

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGVhZtJ0Qo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUGVhZtJ0Qo</a>

Greeting Toby

Offline crueby

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:19:13 PM »
I saw them making ice cream for the stand at the Coolspring show with a few of those, made a great exhibit and tasty ice cream.

Offline RonGinger

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 01:25:55 PM »
I made a set of rubber molds from a small ice cream freezer and had 6 set of castings made. I sold 5 of them at shows, then sold the molds to a fellow that I think follows this list. I will not identify him, since I dont know what he plans to do with the molds.

The plan was to hook it up to a model hit and miss engine, but my friend that had the engine died and I lost interest in the project.

Offline TobyTetzy

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 04:45:46 PM »
Hello,

very interesting.
Are there pictures of the models?
What size did the models have?
I would be very interested.

I found a 1 qt ice cream maker. It was the last one that was still available. Let's see what can be made of it.

I wanted to take the pulleys in 7 "or 8" from Dial.
http://www.powercoolpumps.com/8-x-5-8-Zinc-Blower-Pulley-Dial-P-N-6311-6311.htm
They look like the Contry Freezer model.
Unfortunately, shipping to Germany costs  220$  :o. I can not understand.

I would also be interested in a 4 QT White Mountain Freezer.
Unfortunately shipping from the US is too expensive, but it would be something for my wife.

Greeting Toby

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 04:53:19 PM »
Toby, it would be worth contacting the supplier of that pully to get another shipping price from them. I have found on a couple of occasions that US websites automatically work out a very expensive shipping cost but have managed to get the parts at 1/10th the cost and they come within a week.

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 05:17:52 PM »
Jason,
thanks for the hint. I'll try it.

Greeting Toby

Offline TobyTetzy

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 04:59:48 PM »
Hello,

here are the beginnings of my drawings.

I took a 25QT White Mountain "Samson" Freezer and scaled it 1/3.

The tub has a height of ~200mm, diameter down ~170mm, top ~180mm.
The pulleys are ~200mm x 35mm.

Regards Toby

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 12:40:41 PM »
Hello,

yesterday I got my 1 quart Ice Cream Freezer.
I had to pick up the parcel at customs.
The size is as expected, and corresponds to a 20 quart freezer in 1/3 scale.
Of course we had to test the device yesterday - delicious!

Next, I will order the pulleys and build the chassis.

Later, I will also rebuild the freezer.
I just want to use the gears, dasher and can with pivot pin.

Toby


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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 08:25:34 PM »
Are those wooden dasher blades?  Hmmm.  Be thorough in cleaning between batches.

Offline tinkerer

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Re: Ice Cream Machine
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 02:35:05 AM »
I've cranked quite a few batches of ice cream in one of those when I was a kid. LOL
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