History

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30 Jun: Scoop it Up for National Ice Cream Month

In 1897, Alfred L. Cralle secured a patent for his lever-action scoop. It allowed a single hand to operate the scoop, freeing the other hand to hold the cone. Dozens of companies began manufacturing the improved scoop, including Peerless, Gilchrist, Dover, New Gem, and others.   Nearly a century later, in July 1984, Congressman Walter Dee Huddleston’s joint resolution 298…