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
88%
0%
0%
11%
17
flagItaly
85%
3%
0%
10%
28
flagthe Netherlands
81%
11%
0%
7%
27
flagGermany
77%
7%
8%
5%
119
flagFrance
76%
10%
3%
10%
30
flagBelgium
75%
8%
0%
16%
12
flagUkraine
75%
8%
0%
8%
12
flagRussia
73%
15%
0%
10%
19
flagPoland
72%
12%
5%
8%
7582
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
11%
3%
10%
260
flagCanada
72%
13%
9%
4%
22
flagAustria
72%
18%
0%
9%
11
flagUnknown
71%
16%
8%
4%
49
flagNorway
66%
16%
0%
16%
18
flagthe United States
60%
13%
9%
13%
229
flagRepublic of Ireland
57%
17%
7%
17%
28
flagIndia
38%
36%
11%
8%
72
flagLithuania
30%
20%
30%
20%
10

Gender

men73%
women68%
Ice harvesting
73%
68%
Snow cleaning
12%
17%
Smoke production
5%
4%
Soil magnetization
8%
9%

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Author: Riho Ishii
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