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Universal Mayonnaise Mixer and Cream Whipper

Display: Bakers' Secrets
Culinary Technique: mixing

Manufacturer: Landers, Frary and Clark Company

Location: New Britain, Connecticut

Dimensions: 13" h x 7.5" w x 5" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

This mixer was a technical wonder when it was first sold in 1914. The dual-beater action of the cake mixer displayed beside it led to the engineering innovation of this "planetary" action mayonnaise mixer, which became the company's most famous and profitable product. The dasher turned in an opposite direction to the beating apparatus, producing a reverse action along the inner wall of the glass jar. The user poured oil through a funnel placed in an opening in the lid, whose sliding door closure controlled the stream and air intake.