Archimedes Style Whip

Archimedes style beater or whip. Fan-style mixing end, three blades, bent metal wire, which twists at top for shaft and forms loop at top for hanging. Bent sheet metal wraps around twisted wire shaft, when moved up or down, creates mixing action by spinning whip. Metal cap with screw threads to attach at top to accompanying glass jar, clear glass. Jar is cylindrical, straight sides, with molded screw threads at top. Front is embossed: "Borden's", back is embossed with measurements in ounces and pints. Bottom is embossed: "2001-6/PAT. MAR. 30TH 1915./U.S.A." with mark: backwards "C" overlapping upside down "V". One other mark on bottom, embossed, but illegible (probably "1133413", patent number).
This beater was a promotional product manufactured by Borden, Inc., a manufacturer of milk, pasta, and snack foods founded in 1857 and based out of Columbus, Ohio. The company was active until the 1990s.
Related Patent: US 1133413 A, March 30, 1915, Turnet (or Turney) H. Stough, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, for "Kitchen utensil".
Maker is Borden, Inc.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Borden Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 3 in; 31.75 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Columbus
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor 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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