Sunday, September 25, 2011

Castle Ice Cream Factory

We all love Ice Cream. But did you know that 
Perth Amboy at one time had it's own Ice Cream Factory?

(Click on images to enlarge) 

According to American Machinists Magazine of December 1913


It was most likely opened sometime in 1914/15
at 390 Smith Street.

Castle Ice Cream was promoted as "Heathized".
This is an article from the Saturday, December 12, 1921
Edition of the Staten Island Advance.


Another article about the Castle Ice Cream factory 
was found in 
"The Soda Fountain" Magazine 
January 1922

Check out the picture of the Perth Amboy 
Factory


The following ad was found in 
January 1922 edition of 
"Dairy World"

This ad is promoting Castles Ice Cream 
"Artic Sweethearts"
Price 10 cents 
Sort of a Sundae in a Dixie Cup 
Came in 5 flavors 
Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry,
Walnut and Pineapple. 

This is a local advertisement from Woodbridge.

The advertisement was in 
the Official Booklet of the
255th Anniversary and Memorial Celebration 
Woodbridge, NJ 
Flag Day, June 24,1924

Bits and Pieces have been found about the Castle Ice Cream Factory
in the early 30's.  Nothing yet has been found on why or when it 
closed. 

Picture of where it would have been located in Perth Amboy
The factory was located somewhere on Smith Street 
between Gifford and Goodwin Streets.


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