Mixmaster® Mixer

Sunbeam first started selling the Mixmaster Stand Mixer in 1930, though this model dates to approximately 1955. Sunbeam was established in 1897 as the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company. In the 1910s, the company began making small electrical appliances for use in the home. The Mixmaster Stand Mixer, released in 1930, was the first mixer with two interlocking, detachable beaters. Chicago Flexible Shaft Company changed its name in 1946 to the Sunbeam Corporation. In 1981, Sunbeam was purchased by Allegheny International, thought when it filed for bankruptcy in 1989, the Sunbeam-Oster Company emerged. In 2004, Jarden Consumer Solutions purchased Sunbeam-Oster but the company still sells products under the Sunbeam brand today (2015).
date made
ca 1955
Sunbeam Corp.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (power cord material)
plastic (handle material)
stainless steel (bowls material)
overall, large bowl: 4 5/8 in x 9 in; 11.7475 cm x 22.86 cm
overall, small bowl: 4 5/8 in x 6 3/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 16.1925 cm
overall, stand: 12 5/8 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in; 32.0675 cm x 29.21 cm x 18.7325 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


I have a sunbeam mixmaster that belonged to my mother in law. It has a fraying electrical cord that needs to be replaced. It has 3 mixing bowls. One with a hole. I might have thrown away the directions when I was cleaning their apartment. The bowls are all marked Glassbake sunbeam on the bottom. Any idea of the circa? She kept it covered. I think it was more likely her mother's who did a lot more cooking and baking.

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