William H. Sliver established Silver & Co. in Manhattan, NY in 1883 and began the manufacture and sales of three new and ingenious household products. In 1886 he moved the company to another part of Manhattan where he dedicated the company to the "manufactory of household inventions”. Increased sales and pioneering product innovations allowed Silver to build a new factory and headquarters across the river in Brooklyn in 1892. Their product offerings continued to expand and they began producing products for the kitchen and bath. In 1900 they produced a 42 page catalog featuring their Brooklyn “bathroom specialties”. They continued to grow and expand until suddenly the kitchenware giant disappeared from all Brooklyn directories in 1929. It appears the depression claimed another victim.
The Yellow Garage dealer Super A Farms presents a beautiful antique Silvers Brooklyn cast iron and glass egg beater \ mixer. Dating from the late 1800’s this hand cranked beater was a state of the art kitchen utensil of the period. In the 1918 Sears Catalog it was described as "Square jar wire whip style. Combination egg beater and measuring glass receptacle. Equally good for beating eggs, whipping cream or making any kind of cakes, custards, etc.” sold for $1.45. Silver’s No. 3 egg beater tapered glass receptacle with chamfered corners and a flared base measures about 7 3\8” tall and 4 1\4” diameter at the top with a bottom diameter of 3”. The overall height is 13” including the mixing mechanism. The glass container is embossed with different calibrated measurements on each of the four sides. The bottom of the glass is embossed with the iconic Silvers logo: "SILVERS/TRADE/MARK/BROOKLYN" inside of a circular banner with an image of the Brooklyn Bridge superimposed over top.. The pictures provide the most accurate description of this classic egg beater. We took special care to accurately show two areas of the glass container and a further explanation would be helpful. What appears to be a chip on the top lip is actually a bubble in the glass and is likely a manufacturing defect. The logo on the bottom has a crack below the bridge which can be felt from the inside of the container but it cannot be detected on the outside glass. It obviously does not go all the way through the glass and the receptacle is watertight. For collectors interested in antique kitchenware you won’t find a better example of a late 19th Century designed and manufactured labor-saving kitchen device.
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Antique Silvers Brooklyn Cast Iron and Glass Egg Beater \ Mixer
$124 SALE PENDING
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