Rotary Food Mixer

Description
Rotary style egg beater or food mixer, molded metal (cast iron or steel) housed in a glass mason jar. Mixing apparatus comprised of two two-winged bulb-shaped blades, bent sheet metal, connected with bent metal wire, attached at top to two cog wheels which enable the mixing action with the connected crankwheel when turned with attached unpainted wooden handle. Molded metal handle at top. Apparatus is attached to silver metal cap with screw threads to attach to top of mason jar.
Mason jar is clear glass, embossed on front: "Kerr/"SELF SEALING"/TRADEMARK REG/WIDE MOUTH/MASON"; bottom of jar is embossed: "KERR GLASS MFG CO/8/PAT/AUG 31/1915/SAND SPRINGS OKLA".
Crankwheel is debossed: "HOLT'S IMPROVED DOVER PATENTED/MADE BY/HOLT-LYON CO TARRYTOWN, N.Y. U.S.A."
Related patent: US 646736 A, April 3, 1900, Thomas Holt, Tarrytown, New York, for "Egg beater".
Maker is Holt-Lyon Company, Tarrytown, New York; Kerr Glass Company, Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beater
date made
1909-1915
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
wood (handle material)
cast iron or steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 3/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 37.465 cm x 11.7475 cm x 9.8425 cm
place made
United States: New York, Tarrytown
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
DL*322793.04
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
404
catalog number
322793.04
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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