Hand Mixer

Description
Hand mixer for food. Molded plastic handle, formed for easy grip, dark brown with lines of red "faux" wood grain. Long mixing end, thick bent wire, with single length of coil in a fan shape.
Handle is marked: "PAT. NO. 2,390,544". Patented to Thomas Lamb, New York, New York, December 11, 1945, for "Handle", "...handles or hand grips adapted for use in connection with many articles which are lifted, pulled, pushed or otherwise manipulated by hand, as for example, luggage, hand tools, flat irons..."
Mixing end is marked: "#1060 U.S. PAT. 2906510". Patented to Victoria P. Harris, New York, New York, September 29, 1959, for "Hand Mixer for Food". "This invention relates to manually-operated mixing devices, and more particularly to devices for blending gravy, sauce, and the like, folding flour into beaten egg whites, aerating fruit juices, and performing similar operations."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beater
date made
1959-1970
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 12 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 3.175 cm x 31.4325 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States
United Kingdom: Great Britain
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
DL*322793.40
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
442
catalog number
322793.40
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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