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Hard to tell the bed angle from these pictures. Perhaps this is more of a scraper than a plane.

How is the blade held in place? Is the blade sharpened top and bottom? If so, this would infer a scraper blade.
 

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Thanks for the input. The blade is two sided. Held in place by one screw. Never thought of a scraper for ice. Any idea on what it might be worth? Would it have been used by a business or is it more for personal use?
 

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Before the advent of the modern electric refrigerator (and the ready convenience of a tray of ice cubes) people bought ice by the block. The iceman would deliver to your door and put it into an icebox -- literally, just an insulated box which slowed down the melt rate.
You had to conserve it, and needed some way to take small amounts from the block -- that's where these tools came in.

Most are acquainted with the North Bros as makers of those eggbeaters with multiple settings, or perhaps the yankee screwdriver, or my favorite -- the vaunted Yankee bit brace.

That is how I first came to know these devices -- one was marked with the North Bros name and I did a little research.

google "antique ice shaver" and you can see dozens of examples.
 
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