Rotary Food Mixer


Rotary style egg beater (eggbeater) or food mixer, with accompanying container. Mixer comprised of two bulb-shaped, two-winged blades, bent sheet metal with third bent wire wings, attached at top to two cog wheels and large metal crankwheel. Horizontal handle (coiled metal wire) on crankwheel, vertical handle at top, light green with pale yellow stripe, painted, wooden. Mixer is attached to single piece of sheet metal, lid, which sits on top of glass measuring bowl, handled, transparent bright green glass. Bowl has pint, ounce, quart, and cup measurements embossed on side; "H(over)A" and "A&J" diamond trademarks are embossed on bottom. Crankwheel is engraved/stamped: "MADE IN U.S.A./PAT. OCT. 9 1923" with "A&J" diamond trademark. Tag attached with white cotton string, white paper, "408" handwritten.

Patent referenced is likely: US 1470169 A, October 9, 1923, Charles E. Kail, Binghamton, New York, for "Egg beater".

Maker of mixer is A&J (A & J) Manufacturing Company, Binghamton, New York (which was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company, Chicago, Illinois in 1929, all products thereafter had both companies' trademarks).

Maker of measuring bowl is Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Wheeling, West Virginia, who had manufacturing plants in Wheeling, WV; Washington, PA; Clarksburg, WV; Zanesville, OH; Grafton, WV; Ada, OK; Pomona, CA; Blackwell, OK; Lancaster, NY; Oakland, CA; Montgomery, AL; and Plainfield, IL.

Date Made: 1923-1929

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesUnited States: New York, BinghamtonUnited States: West Virginia, WheelingPlace Used: United States: Ohio, Columbus

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mary Eloise Green

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.322793.08Accession Number: 322793Collector/Donor Number: 408Catalog Number: 322793.08

Object Name: beater

Physical Description: metal (overall material)glass (bowl material)wood (handle material)steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in x 5 in; 29.21 cm x 16.1925 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_867299

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