Archimedes Style Whip

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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.
Currently not on view
date made
Jeannette Glass Company
place made
United States
United States: Pennsylvania, Jeannette
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
wood (handle material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 3 in; 30.48 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
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


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