metal mixing bowl stand

zerahpushuJuly 30, 2010

During a recent cross country move, we lost the metal mixing bowl stand for my partner's grandmother's mixing bowl. He is quite distraught about this and I would like to try to find another one. The bowl is glass and most likely from the 40s or 50s. The stand was metal and held the bowl in place when doing mixing. I think it was made for two different size bowls even though we only had one bowl. I am uncertain where to look for such a thing or if there is a better terminology that would make the search easier. Can some one help? Thanks

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antiquesilver

Are you referring to the motor/frame part of an electric stand mixer? If so, you'll need to know the brand & then perhaps you can find the model by googling. I'd start the search on ebay & other places that sell antique & kitchen collectibles, looking for 'antique mixer'; I'm not sure if they were always called 'stand' mixers.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2010 at 1:28AM
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dilettante_gw

I'm not sure what you mean by "mixing bowl stand". Were the stand and bowl used with a hand-held mixer or for mixing by hand, or do they belong to a stand mixer? Whatever the case, you'll need to know the name of the manufacturer. Is the bowl clear or milk glass? What size is it? Does it have any markings on the bottom? For example, if it's labelled "Pyrex", it would have been made by Corning. If the bowl is distinctive, maybe someone (not me!) could ID the manufacturer if you post a photo here. It probably isn't as daunting as it sounds -- in the 40's and 50's, most items would have been made in the U.S. There are lots of sites devoted to vintage kitchenware, so chances are good that you'll find some information at least.

I second Antiquesilver's suggestion to search on eBay. Unfortunately, many of the sellers don't identify or describe items accurately, so I recommend setting up a few different searches using different terminology. I would also set up a separate search to find a matching bowl. If you find one, you might be able to determine the manufacturer and get a better idea of its age.

Note that you can set up a search so that eBay notifies you when there's a match, but if you're not careful about it, you'll be flooded with false notifications. Vintage mixing bowls are very common, so you'll need to put some thought into how you search. If you make the searches too generic, you won't have time to wade through all the results. If they're too specific, you may miss out on a match because the seller didn't provide accurate or sufficient information. Also, be aware that a lot of sellers aren't very good at spelling, so include "alternate" spellings in your search.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pyrex Pattern Identification Site

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 11:43AM
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