Ice Cream Cone Inventors

The waffle ice-cream cone is approaching its 100th birthday. (Chicago Tribune). Popular legend is that the first waffle cone was developed at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. A New York vendor, however, obtained a patent in 1903 on an apparatus for making waffle ice-cream cups. (U.S. Patent 746,971). More Recently, Heinrich Herting patented an ice-cream cone with an edible logo (U.S. Patent 4,859,476). Because of a spike in the prices of butter, chocolate, and vanilla, ice-cream is expected to be expensive this summer. (The Slate)