Egg Beater

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"Taplin's Dover Pattern Improved" handheld, manual rotary egg beater. Features a central handle with horizontal oval grip above an offset shank or stem, to which are fixed two small rotary pinions or cogwheels, each housing one end of a bulb-shaped wire frame and one bulb-shaped beater or blade, for a total of six wings; larger vertical drive-wheel mounted to handle front has a small turned wooden grip and gear-teeth on its inner face that engage with the front pinion. Drive wheel marked on outer face "PAT. APRIL 14, 1903" (rest illegible), and on inner face "MADE IN U.S.A.".
Patent Number US 725507 A, by Clarence A. Taplin, Forestville, Connecticut, assignor Taplin Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Connecticut, for "EGG-BEATER".
Maker is Taplin Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Connecticut.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1903
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bristol
United States: Connecticut, Bristol
place owned
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
wood (drive wheel grip material)
iron, cast (handle; gears material)
metal, tinned sheet (beaters material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 22.5425 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
Food Processing
Kitchen utensils
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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