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Vintage Long Handle Ice Cream Scoop

Vintage Long Handle Ice Cream Scoop

$ 26.00

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The modern ice cream scoop was invented in 1897 by African-American Inventor Alfred Cralle. He was born in Virginia in 1866 just after the end of the Civil War and attended local schools working as a carpenter alongside his father.

He became interested in mechanics and went to Washington DC where he attended Wayland Seminary. After his education he settled in Pittsburgh where he worked in a drug store. During his time in the drug store he noticed that ice cream was a difficult confection to dispense because it tended to stick to spoons and typically took two hands to serve. To overcome this, he invented a mechanical device that only required one hand to operate. He applied for a patent and on February 2, 1897 he was granted U.S. Patent #576395 for the mechanical ice cream scooper.

This vintage long-handle ice cream scooper features a reclaimed wood handle, antique brass and copper mechanical operator. It is coated food safe.

  • Dimensions: 10” x 2” x 2”
  • Materials: Wood, Antique Brass, Antique Copper