Bowl Style Food Mixer

Bowl beater or food mixer. Curved, cone shaped mixing end, metal mesh with diamond-shaped openings throughout, with metal shaft which attaches to single cog wheel that connects to top crankwheel with unpainted wooden handle above lid. Arched bent metal handle attached to metal lid, which sits inside inner lip at top of clear glass bowl, with molded pattern around bottom outside. Bottom of bowl is embossed: "ANDROCK/PAT/PENDING/CAPY/5102/MADE IN USA" and has white sticker with "411" handwritten on it. Crankwheel is stamped: "ANDROCK PATENT PENDING/MADE IN/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".
Related patents:
Patent number US 2210810 A, August 6, 1940, Howard W. Hindes, Worcester, Massachusetts, assignor to The Washburn Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, for "Bearing and frame construction for hand-operated beaters".
One year later Patent number US 2265533 A, December 9, 1941, John R. Lawrence, assignor to The Washburn Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, for "Beater", which matches this bowl beater.
Maker is The Washburn Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, which produced this product under the ANDROCK line.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Washburn Company
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
steel (cover material)
overall: 7 in x 4 3/8 in; 17.78 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
United States
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
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catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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