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Object ID 000021

Object Name Ice cream scoop

Object Desc Metal ice cream scoop with wooden handle. Manufactured by Arnold Electric Company of Racine, Wisconsin.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000001

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Ice Cream/Soda Fountain


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Wonderland Park Exhibit

Object Date 1927

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Arnold Electric Company,soda fountains,ice cream parlors,ice cream scoops,scoops,dippers,

Title Ice cream scoop

Description Metal ice cream disher (scoop) with wooden handle. Handle is 4" long and is engraved with "No. 50A" Brass nickle plated metal scoop is 5" long. Thumb piece engraved with "ARNOLD Racine, Wis. Pat. Feb., 1, 1927" Metal scraper inside scoop bowl is engraved with "16" This refers to the size of the scoop bowl itself and that you can get 16 sccops per quart using this disher. Scoop bowl width is 2 1/4" Scoop was invented by Harrison D. Flegel. Patent #1615939. Patent was filed June 17, 1925 and issued February 1, 1927. Produced by the Arnold Electric Company in Racine, Wisconsin. Patent information found at


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Height 0

Length 9

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Total length of scoop = 9" wooden handle = 4" metal portion = 5" width of scoop bowl = 2.25" width of handle = 1" diameter of wooden handle = 3.5"

Quantity 1



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Place of Origin

Maker Arnold Electric Company

Maker Details Manufactured by Arnold Electric Company of Racine, Wisconsin

Maker Mark ARNOLD Racine, Wis., Pat. Feb.1, 1927


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Image Caption CMY000001

Description Ice cream scoop


Date JAN 11,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Wooden handle is smooth and has lost some of its finish. Metal portion of scoop is in fair shape. Some loss of nickle plating and green corrosion. Dirt or other debris present in some areas. Mechanism works well.


Date JAN 11,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 11,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Wonderland Park Exhibit from Wonderland Park Exhibit - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 11,2013

Notes Patent information found at