Has anyone seen a mixer like this ?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by antiquity, May 16, 2019 at 7:23 PM.

  1. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    I found this in a local Value Village. Of course I bought it because I had never seen a mixer like this. Can anyone tell me the approx. age, and more importantly the maker of this device. It is very heavy duty, and looks like an mix master of old, but there is no manufacturer name on it or any identification, that I can see.
    It appears that there likely was a cap of some sort on the top, that is gone, maybe at some time there was identification on that.
    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bill
     

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  2. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    I just remembered how to enlarge it.
     

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  3. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Looks like a commercial grade machine. Can we see the electronics, controls and plug? (Assuming it still has same attached.)
     
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  5. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    I thought so also, but it has no electronics, or controls of any kind, and is powered by that hand crank you see.
    While I say it looks commercial, it is only 11 inches high and the beaters themselves do not look any larger than a household mix master. That it what struck me as an early type of mix master.
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Does the bowl stay in one place as the mixers churn or does it revolve? How do you get the bowl out to empty and clean?
     
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Is the round part you say might have had a cap open into the bowl?
     
  8. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    The bowl sits on a base that likely had turn table on it, the head of the piece lifts, and tilts back, with the beaters, to clear the bowl, and where the top of the head has the round part, that I think is missing, there is a hole on the base where I guess something could be placed to fall into the bowl as it mixes ???
     
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  9. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    hand crank dough maker/mixer
     
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    :facepalm: That makes so much sense!! My great aunt had a dough mixer, although this one wasn't ringing any bells.
     
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  11. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    Thanks for the input folks. I was not really thinking of a dough maker as much as a beater, as the piece does not have a dough blade, but rather a pair of beater type blades. But really this is another area of which I have little to no knowledge about.
    Thanks again,
    Bill
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's the original Mixmaster..:hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  13. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I would not have thought for bread, but even though I have seen the bucket shaped hand cranked mixers, I have never seen anything like this... So anything I have to say is spectator rambling. :)
     
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  14. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    mixer2 002.jpg mixer2 003.jpg mixer2 001.jpg mixer2 001.jpg any idea of what era this would have been ?

    Here are a couple of more pictures, just for clarity.
     

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  15. Mixdenny

    Mixdenny Member

    I am a kitchen mixer collector and have an extensive collection although mine are all electric. I have over 125 different ones, mostly pre WWII. I do pay attention to the hand mixers and have a few. I have not seen this design before. Does it have a patent number? All of the patents for kitchen mixers and eggbeaters have been catalogued.The hey day for mixer companies was the 1930s.

    This was not a dough mixer. All the small electric whippers and hand powered mixers were for gravy and mayonnaise. This one seems very well made and would probably handle cake batter.

    The mixers intended for making mayonnaise all had some method of adding the oil to the eggs a drop at a time. I suspect you are missing the oil cup and the adjustable dropper. These are often missing and very hard to find.

    Nice piece, I would probably have bought it also!

    Dennis (notice my login name is Mixdenny).
     
  16. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    Thanks Mixdenny,
    and all others that offered an opinion as to what it is. This has given me the stronger urge to try and identify the time and maker of this piece. It is made of cast, and I do know I am at least missing the top lid/plate, whatever. There are absolutely no markings, patents. or casting numbers anywhere on the pieces I have. I think back in the day these companies often used decals for identification, and if so it was likely on the lid, or back base, and has been worn off over the years. The other thing that I thought was strange, was that the beaters themselves are not removable for cleaning, at least not easily. When I got it, it was very tough to turn the handle, so I did disassemble that part and to take off the beaters, I had to knock the small cast gears off of them, of course worrying that they would break, but they did not, so as I said the beaters themselves were not made to remove.
    To this point, I have looked at length, on the internet to even find a close appearing mixer like this to no avail, but I shall not stop.
    Thanks again for all the comments, and assistance.
    Bill
     
  17. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Can you give a photo of the underneath, please?
     
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  18. antiquity

    antiquity Member

    Sure Can.
    1st is bottom base
    2nd is the bottom of the top part the beaters fit into.
    3rd is the top of the machine, where we know the lid is missing.
    4th is the top side of the bottom base
    Bill
     

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  19. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Maybe not even American????
     
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