Archimedes Style Mixer

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. Turned knob, wooden, unpainted with metal cap at bottom, 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, molded band of embossed diamonds at top and bottom. Side of jar is embossed with measurements in ounces and pints. Bottom of jar is embossed: "#1133413/2108-3/PAT. MAR. 30TH 1915. U.S.A.", and with other mark: backwards "C" overlapping upside down "V".
Related Patent: US 1133413 A, March 30, 1915, Turnet (or Turney) H. Stough, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, for "Kitchen utensil".
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Object Name
beater, fan shape
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (jar material)
wood (handle material)
nickel (overall material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 16 7/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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