Rotary Food Mixer

Bowl beater/mixer or churn. Mixing apparatus is comprised of two four-winged, bulb-shaped mixing components, bent sheet metal, connected with bent metal wire, attached at top to two small cog wheels. Large crankwheel sits between cog wheels, and when turned with coiled metal handle creates mixing action. Mixing apparatus is attached to lid, which comes apart into two pieces. Bent metal handle at top. Accompanying mixing bowl is clear glass, fluted sides, pedestal bottom. Based on contemporary advertisements, this may be missing a pouring spout attachment.
Crankwheel is marked: "LADD BEATER/OCT. 18, 1921/OTHER PAT'S PEND./NO.1/NEW YORK, U.S.A./UNITED ROYALTIES CORP." Bottom of bowl has white sticker with "406" handwritten on it. Bowl pedestal is embossed: "'LADD MIXER CHURN'/NO.1"
Maker is Ladd/United Royalties Corporation.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (bowl material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 5 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United States
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
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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