Rotary Food Mixer

Rotary Food Mixer

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Rotary style beater encased in large glass jar. Mixing component is wooden, comprised of two flat-sided pieces of wood attached at angles to a single metal shaft, connected at top to a small cog wheel which creates the mixing action when turned by the crank gear, metal and wooden shaped handle attached. Top mechanism is molded iron or steel, with "DAZEY" embossed at top, with a daisy flower embossed on front by crank gear. Sieve-like opening at top for pouring liquids while churning. Mixing apparatus is mounted on a metal cap with screw threads for attaching to accompanying clear glass four-sided jar. Jar is embossed on front: "DAZEY CHURN/NO. 40/PATENTED FEB. 14 22./ DAZEY CHURN & MFG. CO./ST. LOUIS, MO./MADE IN U.S.A."
Patent number 1,406,619, Feburary 14, 1922, Nathan P. Dazey, assignor to Dazey Churn & Manufacturing Company, for "Churn".
Maker is Dazey Churn & Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, Missouri.
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Object Name
churn, rotary
date made
Dazey Churn and Manufacturing Company
place made
United States
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (container material)
wood (handle material)
tin-coated steel (overall material)
overall: 13 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in; 34.925 cm x 21.59 cm x 15.5575 cm
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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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Just a note: This is a butter churn. My grandmother had an identical unit that was used to produce a week's worth of butter for the family. She used it through World War II because of rationing of butter but retired it soon after as inexpensive butter started showing up at the local grocery store. " Sieve-like opening at top for pouring liquids while churning"... The opening at the top was used to pour off the buttermilk after churning and the sieve held back the hardened butter. best, Doug

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