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By Thomas H. Smith |

On August 10, 1951, Samuel “Sammie” Bert sold one of his Sno-Kone machines to an Alaskan merchant who planned to sell ice to Eskimos. After receiving a patent in 1929 on the machine, Bert became known as “King Sammie” at the State Fair of Texas. At the 1950 fair he claimed to have sold 1, 000, 000 Sno-Kone