Rotary Style Food Mixer

Handheld rotary style egg beater or food mixer, molded iron/steel and sheet metal. Large crankwheel mounted on upper framework, set vertically between two smaller cog wheels which enable the mixing motion when cranked by the crank grip, shaped unpainted wooden handle. Two bulb-shaped mixing components, each with two wings of bent sheet metal with one wing of bent wire. Molded metal handle at top. Outer side of crank wheel is marked: "PAT. APRIL 14, 1903, almost illegible. Opposite side is marked: "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
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle 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
place made
United States
United States: Connecticut, Bristol
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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