A legend associates the creation of potato chips with Saratoga Springs, New York. By the late nineteenth century, a popular version of the story attributed the dish to George Crum, a half-black, half-Native American cook at Moon’s Lake House, who was trying to appease an unhappy customer on 24 August 1853. The customer kept sending his French-fried potatoes back, complaining that they were too thick, too “soggy” and not salted well enough. Frustrated, Crum personally sliced several potatoes extremely thin, fried the potato slices to a crisp, and seasoned them with extra salt. To Crum’s surprise, the customer loved them. They soon came to be called “Saratoga Chips”, a name that persisted into at least the mid-twentieth century.
A version of this story popularized in a 1973 national advertising campaign by St. Regis Paper Company, which manufactured packaging for chips, said that Crum’s customer was Cornelius Vanderbilt. Crum was already renowned as a chef at the time, and by 1860, he owned his own lakeside restaurant, which he called Crum’s House.
In the 20th century, potato chips spread beyond chef-cooked restaurant fare and began to be mass-produced for home consumption. The Dayton, Ohio-based Mike-sell’s Potato Chip Company, founded in 1910, identifies as the “oldest potato chip company in the United States”. New England-based Tri-Sum Potato Chips, founded in 1908 as the Leominster Potato Chip Company, in Leominster, Massachusetts claim to be America’s first potato chip manufacturer.
Multihead weighers AMATA can quickly and accurately pack both chips and other types of snacks. For such a fragile product as chips, we recommend the following AMATA weighers:
Multihead Weigher KATE-214-R: It is designed to work with a wide range of loose and small-piece products. Contains 14 weight pockets. In complete with options for gentle packaging, the weigher can provide a capacity of up to 110 packs per minute.
Multihead Weigher KATE-214-R30: Designed to work with a wide range of fragile loose and small-piece products. Contains 14 weight pockets. Due to the gentle slopes, the transfer of the product to the packaging machine is more smooth. At the same time, the capacity of the weigher remains quite high – up to 110 packs per minute.
AMATA SCALE weighers mean reliability, convenience and ease of operation at a reasonable price. Contact our managers and find out more about the possibility of dosing and packaging of your product:
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