Egg Beater


"Taplin's Dover Pattern Improved" handheld, manual rotary egg beater. Features a central handle with horizontal oval grip above an offset shank or stem, to which are fixed two small rotary pinions or cogwheels, each housing one end of a bulb-shaped wire frame and one bulb-shaped beater or blade, for a total of six wings; larger vertical drive-wheel mounted to handle front has a small turned wooden grip and gear-teeth on its inner face that engage with the front pinion. Drive wheel marked on outer face "PAT. APRIL 14, 1903" (rest illegible), and on inner face "MADE IN U.S.A.".

Patent Number US 725507 A, by Clarence A. Taplin, Forestville, Connecticut, assignor Taplin Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Connecticut, for "EGG-BEATER".

Maker is Taplin Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Connecticut.

Date Made: ca 1903

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, BristolDelete: United States: Connecticut, BristolPlace Owned: United States: Ohio, Columbus

Subject: CookingFood ProcessingKitchen utensils


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of Mary Eloise Green

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.322793.58Catalog Number: 322793.58Accession Number: 322793

Object Name: beater

Physical Description: wood (drive wheel grip material)iron, cast (handle; gears material)metal, tinned sheet (beaters material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 22.5425 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_1459667

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