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Object ID # 1956.006.003
Object Name Server, Ice Cream
Title Glad's Disher (for Serving Ice Cream)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Made Glad's Disher
Place of Origin United States?
Description A "Glad's Disher" for ice cream. The person serving the ice cream would use the conical disher to scoop the ice cream, and then turned it upside down over one's plate and turned the key which moved the blade inside to free the serving of ice-cream from the disher. The scoop area is made of heavy tin. Its tip has a key-like handle to it that is used to twist the revolving blade inside. This revolving knife (as they were called in the day) has "GLAD'S DISHER" impressed on it (the last two letters are obscured now). There is also a "3" or "8" numeral impressed in the handle, where it joins the scoop. The handle has a long-eyed shape.
Circa 1908, they were advertised in Sears, Roebuck catalogue, see page 469: "10 Cents Extra Heavy Tin, Revolving Knife Ice Cream Disher. Has two revolving knives which cut the cream loose...Divides each quart into eight equal portions."
Makers mark Impressed: "GLAD'S DISHER" and a numeral (either 3 or 8?)
Provenance Previously owned by Mrs. Howard Bumstead, who resided at Owen Sound, Ontario in the 1950s. It is likely an early 20th-century item, and likely manufactured in the United States.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Plated metal
Dimensions H-9 W-7.7 L-19.7 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Bumstead, Harold
Subjects Ice cream & ices