Rotary Food Mixer

Rotary style egg beater (eggbeater) or food mixer, with accompanying jar/container. Mixer comprised of two bulb-shaped, four-winged blades, bent sheet metal, attached at top to two cog wheels and large metal crankwheel. Horizontal handle (robin's egg blue, laquered, wooden) on crankwheel, vertical handle at top, cream-colored, laquered, wooden. Mixer is attached to single piece of sheet metal, lid, which sits on top of earthenware jar, brown exterior, cream interior, glazed, flat sides with rounded lip, flat bottom. Crankwheel is engraved/stamped: "PAT. APL'D FOR/MADE IN U.S.A." with "A&J" trademark in diamond. Jar bottom has white sticker with "407" handwritten on it.
Patent referenced may be: US 1470170 A, October 9, 1923, Charles E. Kail, Binghamton, New York, assignor to the A&J Manufacturing Company, Binghamton, New York, for "Egg beater".
Maker is A&J (A & J) Manufacturing Company, Binghamton, New York.
Note: A&J was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company, Chicago, Illinois, in 1929, all products thereafter had both companies' trademarks.
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Physical Description
metal (overall material)
earthenware (container material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 5 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United States
United States: New York, Binghamton
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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