This is a large vintage ice cream scoop, marked Gilchrist 30 Size 12 on the handle. It is 10 1/2" long and the scoop ball is 2 1/2" wide. The metal is worn with some patina and rust, it looks like a chrome or nickel plating has worn away in some areas. Underneath, the metal is brass. The scoop is in good, functional condition. It dates to the 1930s-40s. MBR.