This vintage ice cream sandwich dipper was manufactured by the Mayer Manufacturing company of Chicago and according to an original ad in Wayne Smith's book; Ice Cream Dippers, it was called the Handy Ice Cream Disher. The shank has an adjusting ring so you could get 16, 18 or 20 servings to the quart. It is apparently made of nickel silver and has a wood handle. These scoops were advertised for ice cream sandwiches and pie a la mode. On the face of one side it reads; Mayer Mfg. Corp. - Patent Pending - 1606 S. Wabash - Chicago.
It measures about 1 1/8" in length and the scoop portion measures about 2 15/16" by 3 1/4". It is in very nice original condition with minor use wear and the spring mechanism works well. There is some ghosting and minimal discoloration but it has not been polished or lacquered. The solder on the shaft of the handle is crude but appears to be original. The handle doesn't have much in the way of finish left on it and there is a metal pin in it with a little discoloration around it and there is also a small dark stain.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 18095
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