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
flagItaly
86%
0%
0%
13%
22
flagUkraine
81%
9%
0%
9%
11
flagthe Netherlands
80%
12%
0%
8%
25
flagGermany
76%
7%
8%
6%
114
flagFrance
74%
11%
3%
11%
27
flagPoland
72%
12%
5%
8%
7254
flagBelgium
72%
9%
0%
18%
11
flagRussia
71%
21%
0%
7%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
70%
13%
2%
11%
235
flagCanada
68%
15%
10%
5%
19
flagNorway
66%
16%
0%
16%
18
flagthe United States
60%
13%
9%
14%
222
flagUnknown
60%
23%
13%
3%
30
flagRepublic of Ireland
55%
18%
7%
18%
27
flagIndia
38%
36%
11%
8%
72

Gender

men73%
women68%
Ice harvesting
73%
68%
Snow cleaning
13%
17%
Smoke production
5%
3%
Soil magnetization
8%
9%

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