Sunbeam Mixmaster

Handheld electric food mixer. Motor in molded rectangular plastic casing, cream-colored top, pale blue bottom, with chrome-plated metal panel at front, molded diamond pattern, and embossed "Sunbeam" logo. "Sunbeam MIXMASTER" printed on left side of body in black. Underside of casing is debossed: "UL" within circle, "MODEL X 110-120V AC-DC 100W/U.S. PAT. 2,987,636 CANADA RD.1960/OTHER PAT. PEND." Horizontal bar handle at top with beater ejector button to left of handle ("BEATER/EJECTOR" debossed on top of button) and a red speed-control knob, six settings: "BEAT WHIP/STIR MIX/FOLD BLEND/OFF" printed in black on top of handle. "Sunbeam" logo and model: "MIXMASTER" debossed into top of handle. Two four-winged chrome-plated beaters, red plastic tips. Removable plastic power chord, pale gray.
Patent US 2987636 A, June 6, 1961, Ivar Epson, Oak Park, Illinois, assignor to Sunbeam Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, for "Electric mixer".
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Object Name
mixer, electric hand
date made
ca 1961
Sunbeam Corp.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (casing for motor material)
metal (beaters material)
chrome-plated (beaters material)
overall: 3 in x 9 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 24.4475 cm x 19.05 cm
motor in casing: 7 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 10.4775 cm
beaters: 5 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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 Edgar Wolf, Jr.
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