Monday, September 23, 2013

Ben & Jerry's

Did you know that MoMA has a Ben & Jerry's waffle cone from 1896? Turns out it is one by Italo Marchioni who patented a mold for edible pastry cups to hold ice cream but in fact did not patent it as a cone shape and therefore was unable to sue anyone for patent infringement.

MoMA thoughtfully (and hilariously!) purchased one of his original cones and has preserved it forever as an homage to the unfortunate New York Italian.


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