Plunger Style Mixer


Food or drink mixer, similar in form to "Roberts Lightning Mixer" (DL*322793.25). Thick, cylindrical glass container, sticker on bottom, with "426" handwritten on it. Mixing apparatus is comprised of flat metal circle, punctured with circular openings, with four curved metal protrusions, attached to a twisted metal shaft, which passes through flat hole in top of domed metal lid. White plastic knob for handle at top of twisted metal shaft. Pulling handle creates mixing action. Metal cap sits over top lip of glass container. No mark.

"Roberts Lightning Mixer" was patented July 29, 1913, to Henry P. Roberts, Boston, Massachusetts, Patent number US 1068450 A, assignor to Dorsey Manufacturing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, for "Beater and mixer".

Date Made: 1913-1920

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesPlace Used: United States: Ohio, Columbus

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.322793.26Accession Number: 322793Catalog Number: 76-FT-01.1059Collector/Donor Number: 426

Object Name: device, mixing

Physical Description: glass (container material)metal (overall material)plastic (handle material)aluminum (cover material)Measurements: overall: 10 in x 4 in; 25.4 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_867278

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