Peter Farran

Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop

In Classics on December 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop

Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop

Creator: Sherman Kelly
Origin: Toledo Ohio

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The Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop is a cast aluminium Ice Cream scoop with the Zeroll logo moulded into the side of the handle and a color coded button at the end to indicate the size of the scoops produced. The 3 ounce model is the definitive size perfect for serving ice cream at home to be served in a bowl.

The quest to create the perfect ice cream scoop started when the inventor Sherman Kelly spotted someone with blisters on their hands from scooping ice cream all day in a store. He created several prototypes before hitting on a design with a hollow core which he filled with a heat conducting liquid warming the scooping surface from heat transferred from the users hand. The first Zeroll ice cream scoops were sold in 1935 to owners of ice cream stores.

The original Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop factory was set up in  Toledo Ohio close to the inventor Shane Kelly’s home. Shane continued perfecting the production of the ice cream scoop  until he passed away in 1950 handing the business over to his son Ralph Kelly who moved the business and changed the name. In 1981 Entrepreneurs Tom and Art Funka brought back the Zeroll name and brought production back to Toledo, Ohio.


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