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Hendler's Ice Cream--Baltimore

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Cassie Nov 12, 2005 09:15 AM

Does anyone on the board remember Hendler's Ice Cream in Baltimore, aka "The velvet kind"?
I'm too young to have ever come across Hendler's, but as part of an internship I am working with a collection of Hendler's ice cream molds. This has gotten me interested in the history of the company & any memories anyone might have...

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    Phu Bai RE: Cassie Nov 12, 2005 12:41 PM

    I do remember the Hendler"s Ice Cream Brand in Baltimore in the late 50's, early 60's. Don't remember much....I was a mere child!!!!
    One thing I do remember is that they made a wonderful Peach Ice Cream that I always enjoyed...

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      ko RE: Cassie Nov 13, 2005 10:23 AM

      Nelson "Nels" Hendler was a friend of my mother's and I remember his talk of the ice cream and soda fountain in his living room growing up. You may want to try and locate him.

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        DocNelse RE: ko Dec 14, 2011 05:50 PM

        Hi..this is Nels Hendler. Who was your mother? We did indeed have an ice cream soda fountain in the rec room, (not living room) in our house on Anton Farms Rd. Please write at DocNelse@aol.com

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        claudia RE: Cassie Nov 16, 2005 10:30 AM

        try contacting chowdc.org, the culinary historians of washington. Their members might have memories or sources

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          oldone RE: Cassie Nov 17, 2005 11:09 AM

          Remember it well. They made the ice cream sandwiches that we had at school. I went to school with a granddaughter.

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            DocNelse RE: oldone Dec 14, 2011 05:48 PM

            Who are you? Roz Hendler is my sister. Was it at Friends School, Park School or Lankinau where you went to school with her? Nelson Hendler, MD, MS (DocNelse@aol.com)

          2. DocNelse RE: Cassie Dec 14, 2011 05:46 PM

            Hi..I just found this board.. My grandfather Lionel Manual Hendler, started Hendler's Creamery in 1905. My father worked there, as did I, for one summer, but then I went to medical school. Why don't you email me at DocNelse@aol.com and I'll send you what i have.

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              chowsearch RE: DocNelse Dec 16, 2011 08:12 AM

              Thank you for writing in Dr. H. I think there's a market for good local ice cream if you wanted to re-start the ice cream biz, probably more fun than medicine seems these days. Long lines at Broom's Bloom Dairy near Aberdeen, and they don't even have cool logos or neon signs like Hendler's did.

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              treetop tom RE: Cassie Dec 15, 2011 12:47 PM

              The old Hendler's Creamery still stands (or did last time I drove by) at 1100 E. Baltimore Street. It's a very cool piece of old architecture.

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