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*On this date in 1897, the Ice Cream Scoop was patented. Alfred L. Cralle, an African American inventor, was its creator.
The ice cream scoop’s patent number is #576,395.
Created Equal The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York