Antique "Clad's Disher" Ice Cream Scoops Dippers, 1st Mechanical Ice Cream Dishers c. Late 1800's
Product Description: The first ice cream scoop was patented in 1878, by George William Clewell of Reading, PA. This pair of early conical ice cream scoops were the first design to dispense ice cream from one single utensil using two hands. Measuring 7 3/8” long, they feature a cone shape scoop with an open-heart turn-key at the top which turns the two scrapers on the inside to dislodge the ice cream. “Clad’s Disher” is incised on one scraper. A wonderful, early ice cream parlor collectibles!
Patent Date: 1878
Overall Length: 7 3/8"
Handle Length: 4 5/8"
Overall Height: 3 3/8" (to top of heart)
Diameter Scoop Opening: 2 5/8"
Product Weight: 4.0 ounces
Maker: Valentine Clad, tinsmith, Philadelphia, PA
Patented by: G. Wlliam Clewell
Markings/Signatures: “Clad’s Disher” incised inside one inside scraper.
Condition: Previously owned used. Condition is consistent with age and use. No dents or breaks. Aged patina on surface of both. Heart key-turn works well, although somewhat tight due to surface patina. The scoop with the "Clad's Disher" incision does not sit flush on service and has a small break on the lip (as shown). Other scoop, with no visible signatures or markings sits perfectly on flat surface.
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