Archimedes Style Whip

Description
Archimedes style beater or whip. Fan-style mixing end, three blades, bent metal wire, which twists to form shaft and forms loop at top for hanging. Turned knob, wooden, unpainted with metal cap at bottom, 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 faceted, with narrow, flat sides, and molded screw threads at top. Side of jar is embossed with cup and ounce measurements. Bottom of jar is embossed: "PAT. MAR. 30TH 1915/1133413.1" with other mark: backwards "C" overlapping upside down "V".
This mixer is likely the "SIMPLEX" mixer (missing paper label to confirm), the accompanying label would have read: "Apparatus especially adapted for whipped cream for coffee, egg-nog, Floating Island, Mayonnaise, Salad Charlotte-Russe, custards, puddings, sauces, fruit, cream, etc." It warns: "Do not operate too fast."
Related Patent: US 1133413 A, March 30, 1915, Turnet (or Turney) H. Stough, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, for "Kitchen utensil".
Maker is the Jeannette Glass Company, Jeannette, Pennsylvania.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beater
date made
1915-1925
maker
Jeannette Glass Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
wood (handle material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 3 in; 30.48 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States
United States: Pennsylvania, Jeannette
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
DL*322793.16
catalog number
76-FT-01.1049
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
416
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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