Archimedes Style Whip


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. Bent sheet metal wraps around twisted wire shaft, 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. Front is embossed: "Borden's", back is embossed with measurements in ounces and pints. Bottom is embossed: "2001-6/PAT. MAR. 30TH 1915./U.S.A." with mark: backwards "C" overlapping upside down "V". One other mark on bottom, embossed, but illegible (probably "1133413", patent number).

This beater was a promotional product manufactured by Borden, Inc., a manufacturer of milk, pasta, and snack foods founded in 1857 and based out of Columbus, Ohio. The company was active until the 1990s.

Related Patent: US 1133413 A, March 30, 1915, Turnet (or Turney) H. Stough, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, for "Kitchen utensil".

Maker is Borden, Inc.

Date Made: 1915-1925

Maker: Borden Company

Location: Currently not on view

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

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Credit Line: Gift of Mary Eloise Green

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.322793.15Catalog Number: 76-FT-01.1048Accession Number: 322793Collector/Donor Number: 415

Object Name: beater

Physical Description: metal (overall material)glass (container material)steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 3 in; 31.75 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_867303

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