Plunger Style Mixer

Description
Food or drink mixer, similar in form to "Roberts Lightning Mixer" (DL*322793.25). Thick, cylindrical glass container, sticker on bottom, with "426" handwritten on it. Mixing apparatus is comprised of flat metal circle, punctured with circular openings, with four curved metal protrusions, attached to a twisted metal shaft, which passes through flat hole in top of domed metal lid. White plastic knob for handle at top of twisted metal shaft. Pulling handle creates mixing action. Metal cap sits over top lip of glass container. No mark.
"Roberts Lightning Mixer" was patented July 29, 1913, to Henry P. Roberts, Boston, Massachusetts, Patent number US 1068450 A, assignor to Dorsey Manufacturing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, for "Beater and mixer".
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1913-1920
place made
United States
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
aluminum (cover material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 4 in; 25.4 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
DL.322793.26
accession number
322793
catalog number
76-FT-01.1059
collector/donor number
426
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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