Rotary Style Food Mixer

Rotary style egg beater or food mixer made of sheet metal. Large steel crankwheel mounted on upper framework, set vertically between two smaller cog wheels which enable the mixing motion when cranked by the knob-shaped red painted wooden crank grip. Two bulb-shaped mixing components, each with four wings (bent sheet metal). Bent sheet metal top with cream colored handle, thick red band. Crank wheel is marked: "HI-SPEED BEATER", with diamond A&J trademark and, "MADE IN U.S.A. BY EKCO PRODUCTS C." A&J trademark used is the 1947 version.
Maker is EKCO Housewares Company, Chicago, Illinois, who purchased A&J Manufacturing Company of Birmingham, New York in 1929.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
after 1947
Ekco Housewares Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 2 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 31.75 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor 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 Mary Eloise Green
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