Rotary Food Mixer

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beater
date made
1921-1929
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (bowl material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements
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
DL*322793.06
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
406
catalog number
322793.06
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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