Bowl Food Mixer

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Bowl beater or food mixer. Half-spherical shaped mixing end, metal mesh with diamond-shaped openings throughout, with two bulb-shaped bent metal wings, and metal shaft, which attaches to single cog wheel that connects to top crankwheel with red painted and turned wooden handle, above lid. Arched bent metal handle attached to metal lid, which sits inside inner lip at top of white milk glass bowl, ribbing molded on outside. Bottom of bowl is embossed: "ANDROCK/MADE IN U.S.A." and has white sticker with "410" handwritten on it. Crankwheel is stamped: "ANOTHER ANDROCK PRODUCT/MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/PATENT NO 2210810".
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
date made
Washburn Company
place made
United States
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 7 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 13.335 cm
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catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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Data Source
National Museum of American History