Turbine Style Egg Beater

Turbine style egg beater or whip made of sheet metal. Large metal crankwheel mounted on upper framework, set vertically above one smaller cog wheel and shaft which enable the mixing motion when cranked by the unpainted wooden crank grip. Circle pattern cut into crankwheel. Single mixing component, vertical steel rod for central component, with circular notched attachment that spins when cranked. Bent sheet metal handle at top. Crank wheel is marked: "TURBINE EGG BEATER/PAT. AUG. 20, 1912/MFGD BY/ THE CASSADY FAIRBANK MFG. CO./CHICAGO, U.S.A."
Maker is the Cassady-Fairbank Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois, which was consolidated with the Wire Goods Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Andrews Wire Company and Iron Works of Rockford under one name, the Washburn Company, in 1922.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 10 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.0325 cm x 27.305 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
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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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