Food Mixer

Egg beater or food mixer: "RAPID FIRE SANITARY BEATER". Molded glass container, cylindrical in shape, with indents around exterior, no marks on bottom. Mixing apparatus comprised of two slightly curved circular pieces of sheet metal, punched with circular holes throughout, connected with thin wire spring (now detached). Thin metal shaft attached, which protrudes through top of domed metal lid, with bent handle at top. Lid is stamped around top opening: "PATENTED JAN.6-1920". Originally would have had paper label printed with: "RAPID FIRE/SANITARY BEATER/A marvelously quick producer/of results. Beats an egg to proper/consistency in FIFTEEN SECONDS, meaning/a great saving in TIME and LABOR. Very/effective as a CREAM and MAYONNAISE Whip and for/making Egg Nog, Custards, Floating Island and/Sauces. Mixes refreshing cool drinks in a few/seconds time. Do not operate too fast/and keep inside of jar free from water./A pinch of salt helps."
Patent number US 1327568 A, January 6, 1920, Peter Neukirchen, Chicago, Illinois, assignor to Julius H. Wald, of Chicago, Illinois, for "Egg-beater".
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 9 in x 3 1/4 in; 22.86 cm x 8.255 cm
place made
United States
United States: Illinois, Chicago
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green

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