Rotary Egg beater

Contributed by Krijstelle

Invented by Willis JOhnson, the egg beater was patented in 1884. Originally he inented the device as a mixing machine not intended to whisk the eggs only. The rotary beater transfers the action of whisking into gears, which saves a lot of effort. It converts slow rotation into a much faster rotation that works through two bevels in opposite directions. It works by hand cranking the large double-sided drive wheel which transmits the motion of the handle to the two bevel pinions that spin the beaters. The rotary egg whisk comes in handy to save a lot of effort and time. It's been manufactured in a variety of styles by a large number of manufacturers and was designed into many different forms. It also brought out the later electric mixer invention.

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  • 1. At 11:38 on 15 June 2010, Sylvia Hargreaves Vollans wrote:

    My Prestige egg beater was a wedding present 45 years ago, it still works as good as new.

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