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Srinivas on History of Ice: The Conversation

Marlboro Institute professor Tulasi Srinivas writes a piece for The Conversation about the origins of ice and how it developed popularity, as people around the world are ready to clink glasses and cheer to a better 2021.

While utilizing ice was a tradition for hundreds of years, dating back to first-century Rome, it was for the elite only. It became popular when Bostonian Frederic Tudor created Tudor Ice Co. and initiated trade with India in 1833.

By [the time Tudor died in 1864], he had created what the ice industry now defines as “the clink effect” – the ability of ice cubes to recall a host of positive associations – around the world.

Read The Conversation piece.

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