Plunger Style Mixer

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".
Currently not on view
Object Name
device, mixing
date made
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
aluminum (cover material)
overall: 10 in x 4 in; 25.4 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor 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 Mary Eloise Green

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