28 Days of Black History Month – Day 2

With the events taking place against African Americans, it may seem the dream of those before us is fading. The work that was put in by our ancestors not publicly acknowledged. It is important that we take, not only this month, but every month to remember the sacrifices made so that we have the rights we do today.

Today in Black History :February 2nd, 1987


While working in Pittsburgh as a porter Alfred L. Cralle noticed that the popular treat ice cream, was difficult to dispense. It stuck to spoons and ladles and usually required two hands and at least two implements to serve.

Cralle invented a mechanical device now known as the ice cream scoop and applied for a patent. On February 2, 1897, the 30-year old was granted U.S. Patent #576395.

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