Metal churn. Mixing element comprised of one piece of heavy steel, perforated with large circular holes throughout, attached sideways on thick metal shaft. Shaft attaches to iron cogwheel and crankwheel at top, which turn to create mixing action, metal arm with unpainted wooden handle attached. Molded handle on side, all upper components are molded iron or steel. Mixing apparatus is attached to thin metal lid, flat with upper lip which fits into top of accompanying container, metal cylinder. Cylinder has white sticker on bottom with "428" handwritten on it. Only mark on mixing apparatus is the number "83" stamped on top.
Unmarked, but may be a product of the maker Bernhardt Novelty Company, Spokane, Washington.
Related patent: US 1215214 A, February 6, 1917, Charles A. Stewart, Worcester, Massachusetts, for "Dasher".
Currently not on view
Object Name
churn, metal
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
iron (overall material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 13 in x 9 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 33.02 cm x 23.495 cm x 16.8275 cm
place made
United States
United States: Washington, Spokane
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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