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Popsicle, anyone?

Mr. Ding-a-Ling owner Brian Collis shows a chocolate eclair bar and strawberry shortcake bar — two of many frozen novelty items he sells.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Mr. Ding-a-Ling owner Brian Collis shows a chocolate eclair bar and strawberry shortcake bar — two of many frozen novelty items he sells.
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Italo Marchiony was tired of washing dishes. He sold lemon ice from a push cart in New York City during the late 1800s. Time in soap and water took Marchiony away from serving his sweets. Broken dishes cut into his profits. Paper cones eliminated sink and sweep time, but Italo found he was always picking up discarded paper from the pavement. The final solution was edible cones — a novel way to serve lemon ice ...

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