Vintage circa 1900 Gem Spoon Co. size 16 ice cream scoop. This particular scoop is marked "Gem Spoon Co. Troy, NY Patent 538693" on the scrapper. Very good vintage condition with smooth function and nicely worn in wood handle. Approximately 11" in length with a 2 1/4" diameter size 16 bowl.
The number "16", found on the scraper inside the bowl, indicate the number of scoops to a quart of ice cream.