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Physical Description:
thermoplastic (case; handle material)
chrome plate (base; grinder cover material)
rubber (base cushion; cord cover material)
steel, stainless (beaters material)
brass (plug prongs material)
overall: 2 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in; 6.985 cm x 20.955 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
mixer, food
sharpener, knife
Place made:
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Date made:
1956 - 1957
Model 431, 80W, 110-120V (AC only), 3-speed hand mixer and cutlery sharpener. Streamlined, bright yellow plastic motor body with matching bracket handle and horizontal, rocket-like, rear wings atop a polished chrome base with light brown, welded rubber cushion housing two, detachable, 4-blade, open rectangular beaters; smooth chrome cover conceals a small grinding wheel mounted in top front, and a yellow rubber power cord with 2-prong plug is attached at right back. Speed selector inside handle front has a yellow plastic knob above brushed metal plate printed "HIGH", "MED", "LOW / SHARPEN" and "OFF" in black. Product name debossed in metallic gold across right side of case; model specifications, manufacturer's name and UL safety mark stamped on base underside. Beaters unmarked.
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Credit Line:
Jane Griffin Yeingst and William H. Yeingst
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art in Industry
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History