Hamilton Beach Stand-mixer

Description (Brief)
One of the New Deal’s most successful programs involved bringing electric power to rural America. The Rural Electrification Administration helped educate people about the uses of electricity by sponsoring so-called road shows that traveled around the country. One early REA staff member, Louisan Mamer, demonstrated electrical kitchen appliances like this stand mixer to farm women used to cooking with wood or coal. An affiliated agency, the Electric Home and Farm Authority, helped to finance the purchase of appliances and other electrical tools once rural cooperatives had been established.
Object Name
electric kitchen appliance
Mamer, Louisan
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 13 in x 8 in x 13 in; 33.02 cm x 20.32 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
American Enterprise
Domestic Furnishings
Kitchen utensils
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
From Stuart M. Mamer in memory of Louisan E. Mamer

Visitor Comments

4/2/2016 10:58:51 AM
I have one of those HB mixers which is about 60 yrs old. I still use it. The small bowl broke. We had to replace the wire and blade in the 70s. I even have all the connections. The instruction book cover reveals how old it is. The woman is all dressed up while she is baking.
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