Hamilton Beach Stand-mixer

Description (Brief):

One of the New Deal’s most successful programs involved bringing electric power to rural America. The Rural Electrification Administration helped educate people about the uses of electricity by sponsoring so-called road shows that traveled around the country. One early REA staff member, Louisan Mamer, demonstrated electrical kitchen appliances like this stand mixer to farm women used to cooking with wood or coal. An affiliated agency, the Electric Home and Farm Authority, helped to finance the purchase of appliances and other electrical tools once rural cooperatives had been established.

User: Mamer, LouisanMaker: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view (large bowl)

General Subject Association: Kitchen utensilsappliances


See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, American Enterprise, Domestic Furnishings

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: From Stuart M. Mamer in memory of Louisan E. Mamer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.3068.01Catalog Number: 2006.3068.01Nonaccession Number: 2006.3068

Object Name: applianceelectric kitchen appliancemixer, electric kitchen appliance

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paint (overall material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 in x 8 in x 13 in; 33.02 cm x 20.32 cm x 33.02 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ef16-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1303615

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