Brief History, continued...)
1934 Ernest Hansen invented and patented the
first motorized ice block shaver to produce
New Orleans style shaved-ice. The high volume
snow production was welcomed by the corner
ice shaver vendors citywide. Numerous other
New Orleans sno-ball machines followed.
Hansen Ice Shaving Machine
Ernest Hansen At The Sno-Bliz Shop (Circa
of the retail shaved ice outlets in New Orleans
spell the name of their product sno-balls
without the w. This spelling identifies the
product to all New Orleanians and indicates
an ethnic heritage to the long standing tradition.
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Snow Ice Shaver
Ice Shaving Machine