Plunger Style Mixer

Plunger Style Mixer

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Plunger style mayonnaise mixer/maker. Cylindrical glass jar, embossed on front: "WESSON OIL/MAYONNAISE MAKER/MAYONNAISE:/AN EGG, 2 TABLESPOONS/LEMON JUICE OR VINEGAR:/TEASPOON EACH MUSTARD, SALT,/SUGAR; DASH OF PEPPER./BEAT IN THOROUGHLY, AS POURED/FROM CAN, 1 PINT WESSON OIL"; bottom of jar is embossed: "6/L 44" and has white sticker attached with "427" handwritten on it. Mixer is comprised of metal domed piece of circular metal, with diamond pattern cut throughout, attached to thin metal shaft, which protrudes through silver metal cap, convex center, embossed with line design around opening. Shaft is bent into handle at top.
This mixer was introduced to the marked around 1933 and was sold directly from the Wesson Oil Company via mail. It was sold for 65 cents (including 16 cents for packing and shipping) and came with a recipe folder and a can of Wesson oil.
Maker is Wesson Oil Company.
Currently not on view
Object Name
maker, mayonnaise
date made
place made
United States
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
aluminum (cover material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 33.655 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I just found one of these in my deceased mothers attic. It’s in great condition and I set it on top of an old pie safe I also got from her house. I’ve never seen one of these but sure liked it the minute I spotted it. What year were they made/sold?

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