No. 4 Universal Bread Maker

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Manually-operated dough mixer, kneader and raiser; makes up to 4 loaves. Consists of a tapered circular container, made in three pieces with two folded, vertical seams and bottom folded up at edge, that has two side handles curved inward above its heavy, rolled rim and a shallow slot attached on bottom underside for a separate clamp that secures device to table or horizontal support; a stamped, Y-shaped crosspiece that snaps over the rim and has a central circular bearing to hold the dough hook and curved crank with black-painted wooden knob; and a cover placed on top of the crosspiece, stamped with instructions in raised sans serif letters. Assembly held together by turn latches. Crosspiece bears product name above two columns of patent dates from 1900 to 1906 and maker information, all in incuse letters; product information with "AWARDED GOLD MEDAL / ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION" are embossed inside a large circle on container side. No additional dough fingers or hooks.
Currently not on view
date made
1906 or later
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
iron (bucket; cover material)
tin (bucket; cover material)
iron wire (bucket rim; bucket handles material)
wood (crank grip material)
paint (crank grip material)
steel (crosspiece; crank; dough hook; clamp material)
overall: 13 7/8 in x 16 in x 12 3/8 in; 35.2425 cm x 40.64 cm x 31.4325 cm
crank (laying on side): 11 3/4 in x 16 in x 5 3/4 in; 29.845 cm x 40.64 cm x 14.605 cm
lid: 9/16 in x 12 in; 1.42875 cm x 30.48 cm
clamp: 4 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.89 cm
bucket: 11 5/16 in x 13 11/16 in x 12 in; 28.73375 cm x 34.76625 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
Food Processing
Household Tools and Equipment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History