Mix-O-Matic® Hand Mixer-Sharpener

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Description
Model 431,110-120V (AC only), 80W, 3-speed hand mixer and cutlery sharpener. Features a streamlined body with top bracket handle and two, horizontal rocket-like wings at back, all in bright yellow plastic, on a polished chrome base with light brown, welded rubber cushion on bottom; smooth chrome cover with lift arrow conceals small grinding wheel mounted in top front of case; matching yellow rubber power cord with 2-prong plug at back right. Speed selector under handle front has a yellow plastic knob above brushed metal plate printed "HIGH", "MED", "LOW / SHARPEN" and "OFF" in black. Product name debossed in metallic gold across right side of case; model specifications, manufacturer's name and UL safety mark stamped on base underside. Two, detachable, open rectangular beaters are unmarked.
date made
1930s
1956 - 1957
maker
Rival Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Physical Description
thermoplastic (case; handle material)
chrome plate (base; grinder cover material)
rubber (base cushion; cord cover material)
steel, stainless (beaters material)
brass (plug prongs material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in; 6.985 cm x 20.955 cm x 26.3525 cm
ID Number
1987.0675.3
accession number
1987.0675
catalog number
1987.675.03
Credit Line
Gift of Jane Griffin Yeingst and William H. Yeingst
subject
appliances
Food Processing
kitchen
Plastics
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Exhibition
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History