W. a. Brower, of Stoutsburgh, N. Y., has invented, and patented last week, a new machine f or this purpose. The invention consists in the employment of a vertically sliding receptacle or box, provided with a door or flap, and connected with a windlnss, which is arranged with a clutch and spring catch. These several parts are socombinedthatby the rotation of the driving shaft, the receptacle or box : will be elevated, the ice discharged therefrom, the box allowed to descend and again elevated and so on, the several parts working automatically by a continuous application of the driving power.