Handheld Rotary Mixer

Description
Handheld rotary style squeeze beater or food mixer, sheet metal. Movable arm with coiled spring set vertically above two smaller cog wheels which, when squeezed, enables the mixing motion. Two bulb-shaped mixing components, each with four wings of bent sheet metal. Bent metal loop at top for hanging, circular red plastic at joint. Outer side of movable arm is marked: "ONE-HAND WIP"; "PAT. PEND./EAGLE PRECISION MFG. CORP.-N.Y." The Eagle corporation trademark is marked to the left. Patent under this name could not be located. In Beat This: The Egg Beater Chronicles, Don Thornton notes that of the three one-hand squeeze beater patents on file, the best match is that of William W. Crocker, Salina, Kansas, December 18, 1923, #1,477,923.
Maker is Eagle Precision Manufacturing Corporation, Long Island City, New York.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beater
date made
1923-1935
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 12 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 31.75 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States
United States: New York, Queens, Long Island City
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
DL*322793.35
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
437
catalog number
322793.35
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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