Rotary Food Mixer

Description
Egg beater or food mixer, housed in mason jar. Mixing component comprised of two bulb-shaped two-winged bent metal blades, attached at top to two cog wheels which connect to crank wheel at top. Crank wheel is molded iron or steel, simple flower design in wheel, and molded metal handle at top. Apparatus is attached to thin metal lid, with screw threads to attach to jar. Green glass jar. Crankwheel is debossed: "HOLT'S EGG BEATER/PAT. AUG. 22, 1899/APR. 3, 1900"
Jar is embossed: "SAFETY/-WIDE MOUTH-/MASON/SALEM GLASS WORKS/SALEM, N.J."
Patent number US 631715 A, August 22, 1899, Thomas Holt, Tarrytown, New York, for "Egg-beater"
Patent number US 646736 A, April 3, 1900, Thomas Holt, Tarrytown, New York, for "Egg-beater"
Maker of mixer is Holt-Lyon Company, Tarrytown, New York. Maker of jar is Salem Glass Works, Salem, New Jersey.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1900-1913
place made
United States
United States: New York, Tarrytown
United States: New Jersey, Pole Tavern
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
wood (handle material)
iron or steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 41.91 cm x 13.0175 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
DL.322793.02
accession number
322793
collector/donor number
402
catalog number
322793.02
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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