- Two-Speed electric blender made of 3 disjoint parts (A, B, C), and ice crusher (D, E). (A) is heavy, reflective, chrome-plated circular base, flared and graduated in size, with four plastic curved cone-shaped pieces of plastic mounted on top to hold blending pitcher (B) in place. Metal connection on top. Black rubber chord and two-pronged plug. Three circular rubber feet on bottom. Cord has paper tag attached, green, printed: “GE” logo, “Made in U.S.A./N.P. 133461-B/B” and “UNDERWRITER’S/LABORATORIES/INC./INSPECTED/POWER/SUPPLY CORD/No. K-790”; top of base is embossed: “WARING BLENDOR NEW YORK CITY”; front of base has metal label riveted in place under black plastic “H/ILO” switch, is printed/painted: “Waring Blendor”; bottom of base is marked: “CAT. NO. 702/WARING BLENDOR/116 VOLTS 3 AMPS./25 TO 60 CYCLE A.C.-D.C./MFD. FOR/ WARING PRODUCTS CORP./NEW YORK CITY/BY/WINSTED HDW. MFG. CO./WINSTED, CONN. U.S.A./U.S. PAT. 2109501/OTHER PATS. PEND.” and with “UL” within circle, and “SA” within circle, “510” on edge.
- Patent: US 2109501 A, March 1, 1938, Frederick J. Osius, for “Disintegrating mixer for producing fluent substances”, Serial No. 130,777
- B. Footed, quatrefoil-shaped cylinder, colorless molded glass, translucent, with finely fluted exterior walls; 4-blade metal chopper mounted on inside bottom. Recessed bottom and attachment connection in bottom center for mounting on base (A). Lip at top of container. Metal washer under interior blades is marked: “U.S. PAT. 2109501/OTHER PATS. PEND.”; underside of container is also marked, metal washer is stamped: “U.S. PAT. 2109501/OTHER PATS. PEND.”; glass is embossed: “PYREX” in all four corners, “N.Y.C. MADE IN U.S.A. FOR WARING PRODUCTS CORP.”
- C. Black molded lid, bakelite, quatrefoil shape, with concave circle indented on top and rounded square-shaped finial that has a debossed “W” on top. Inner edge has small flange for insertion into top of accompanying pitcher (B).
- D, E. Molded metal ice crusher attachment for (A). Rocket-shaped cone with enameled white exterior and brown rubber/plastic spout at base. Red plastic cap with long off white (now yellowed) plunger to push ice. Molded and recessed base to set on top of blender base (A). Flat, molded metal handles on either side, printed with “Ice Jet” and streamlines. Cap at top is molded, with debossed outline of quatrefoil in center, “WARING” debossed on either side.
- Patent: US 2905398 A, Sep 22, 1959, Angelo C. De Angelis, Jr and Harry E. Butterfield, assignors to Dynamics Corporation of America, for “Ice cracking apparatus”
- Maker is Waring Products Corp. Manufactured by Winsted HDW. Mfg. Co.; Winsted, Connecticut.
- This blender was introduced in 1937, as a bartender's aid. The design, in particular the silhouette of the base, shows the influence of the 1930s Art Deco or "set-back" style of skyscrapers.
- Glass is “Pyrex” by Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York. for Waring Products Corp.
- B. manufactured in N.Y.C., U.S.A.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- blender, electric
- date made
- ca 1959
- Waring Products Corp.
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, Winsted
- United States: New York, New York
- United States: New York, Corning
- Physical Description
- steel, chrome-plated (base material)
- rubber (power cord material)
- glass (container material)
- plastic (Bakelite) (cover material)
- plastic (ice crusher spout material)
- overall-with glass jar: 14 1/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 35.8775 cm x 18.0975 cm
- overall-with ice breaker: 15 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in; 38.735 cm x 18.0975 cm
- base: 7 in x 6 7/8 in; 17.78 cm x 17.4498 cm
- jar: 8 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 20.6502 cm x 10.795 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Jane Griffin Yeingst and William H. Yeingst
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- Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
- Domestic Furnishings
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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