Egg beater

Description
Handheld rotary style egg beater or food mixer, sheet metal and wood. Large crankwheel mounted on upper framework, set vertically between two smaller cog wheels which enable the mixing motion when cranked by the crank grip, an attached coiled wire handle. Two bulb-shaped mixing components, each with two wings of bent sheet metal with one wing of bent wire. Knob-shaped white painted wooden handle at top. Outer side of crank wheel is marked: "MADE IN U.S.A/PAT. OCT. 9, 1923" with the trademark "A&J" within a diamond.
Patent Number US 1470170 A, Charles E. Kail, Binghamton, New York, October 9, 1923, assignor of the A&J Manufacturing Company of Binghamton, New York, for "Egg Beater".
Maker is A&J Manufacturing Company of Binghamton, New York, which was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company of Chicago, Illinois in 1929, at which time products featured both company's trademarks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beater
date made
1923-1929
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 10 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 27.6225 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States
United States: New York, Binghamton
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
DL*322793.34
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
436
catalog number
322793.34
subject
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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