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On February 2nd, 1897 Alfred L. Cralle patented the Ice Cream Scoop. Before this, ice cream would stick unbearably to spoons and  ladles and required two hands and at least two instruments to serve the ice cream. His ice cream mold or disher, could be used with one hand. It was strong, inexpensive, and it could be shaped like a cone or a mound.

Who is Alfred Cralle?

Born  September 4, 1866 in Lunenberg County, Virginia. He attended the local school and worked with his father in the carpentry business as a young man.Alfred moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where he worked as a porter in Markell Brothers’ drug store and the St. Charles Hotel.

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