Rotary Food Mixer
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.
- Currently not on view
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- date made
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- United States
- United States: New York, Binghamton
- United States: West Virginia, Wheeling
- place used
- United States: Ohio, Columbus
- Physical Description
- metal (overall material)
- glass (bowl material)
- wood (handle material)
- steel (overall material)
- overall: 11 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in x 5 in; 29.21 cm x 16.1925 cm x 12.7 cm
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Mary Eloise Green
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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