Rotary Food Mixer

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Rotary style food mixer, whip, or egg beater (eggbeater). Thin bent wire blades, oval in shape. Heavy cast iron cog and crankwheel at top, molded, with metal arm and wooden handle, laquered black. Heavy cast iron lid/base (black enamel) fits over top of accompanying container, thick (flint) clear transparent glass, molded, square, with flared base and chamfered corners. Lid is embossed: "SILVER NO 3/MEASURING/GLASS EGG/BEATER". Bottom of glass is embossed: "SILVERS/TRADE/MARK/BROOKLYN" inside of circle image, banner on top and bottom of line image of Brooklyn bridge. Body of glass container is embossed across bottom of all four sides: "THE SILVER/NEW/EGG/BEATER"; and embossed down each side with a different measurement: "POUND/FLOUR/SIFTED/EVEN FULL", "1 QUART/EVEN FULL", "LIQUID WEIGHTS", "EVEN FULL/8' 'T' 'CUPS OR/4 COFFEE CUPS", along with measurements in cups, pounds, pint, gills, and ounces.
This mixer was described in a 1910 Silver (& Co.) Catalog: "Square jar wire whip style. Combination egg beater and measuring glass receptacle. Equally good for beating eggs, whipping cream or making any kind of cakes, custards, etc." It was listed in the 1918 Sears Catalog for a price of $1.45.
Related patents: US 332375 A; December 15, 1885, Edwin Baltzley, Washington, District of Columbia, for "Culinary Beater"; US 1220928 A, March 27, 1917, Edwin Baltzley and Louis E. Baltzley, Weehawken, New Jersey, for "Culinary beater".
Maker is The Silver and Company.
Currently not on view
date made
place made
United States
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
wood (handle material)
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 12 3/8 in x 4 in x 4 in; 31.4325 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
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catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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