Which of the following was a large scale industry in the 19th century?

Ice harvesting
Snow cleaning
Smoke production
Soil magnetization
In the United States, the first cargo of ice was sent from New York City to Charles­ton in 1799, and by the first half of the 19th century, ice har­vest­ing had become big busi­ness. Ice was imported into England from Norway, Trieste sent it to Egypt, and Switzer­land to France. Ice pro­duc­tion is still a large business though it is no more har­vest­ed from lakes. In 2002, there were 426 com­mer­cial ice-­mak­ing com­pa­nies in the United States.

Answers distribution

Ice harvesting
Snow cleaning
Smoke production
Soil magnetization
answers
flagSpain
87%
0%
0%
12%
16
flagthe Netherlands
85%
4%
0%
9%
21
flagUkraine
81%
9%
0%
9%
11
flagItaly
85%
0%
0%
15%
20
flagGermany
76%
7%
8%
6%
113
flagRussia
76%
15%
0%
7%
13
flagFrance
74%
11%
3%
11%
27
flagBelgium
72%
9%
0%
18%
11
flagPoland
71%
13%
5%
8%
6937
flagthe United Kingdom
69%
13%
2%
11%
222
flagNorway
66%
16%
0%
16%
18
flagCanada
62%
18%
12%
6%
16
flagthe United States
60%
13%
9%
14%
215
flagUnknown
57%
28%
9%
4%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
54%
20%
8%
16%
24
flagIndia
40%
35%
11%
8%
70

Gender

men73%
women68%
Ice harvesting
73%
68%
Snow cleaning
12%
17%
Smoke production
5%
3%
Soil magnetization
8%
10%

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