This vintage ice cream scoop is made of nickel plated brass with a wooden handle and was made by the Dover Mfg. Co., Dover N.H.. The patent for this dipper was filed in Oct. 1927 and issued May 1929. This was a manually operated lever rather than having a spring mechanism. In Wayne Smith's book; Ice Cream Dippers, an original ad states; "All springs, clips and other foolish contraptions that serve no purpose in a non measuring disher, other than to make it weak, have been eliminated from this wonderful new device". Quite a sales pitch! It is a size 24...that's 24 scoops to the quart.
It measures about 10" long and is in nice condition with light wear. The nickel is fairly good showing minimal brass. The handle has its original finish and shows average wear. It is cleaned and hand polished but not buffed to a high polish. It is not re-plated and not lacquered.
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The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 18802