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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Black History Month

Today, in 1884, Willis Johnson patented the rotary egg-beater.
Johnson, an African American from Cincinnati, invented the above machine.  It was a complex machine designed to help scramble eggs, mix batter, and blend other foods.  The two-chambered device actually allowed for eggs to be beaten in one area, while batter could be mixed in another.  This invention revolutionized the baking industry.  Prior to this, device made up of a handle attached to a series of spring-like whisk wires used to help mix ingredients. Prior to his eggbeater, all mixing of ingredients was done by hand.and was quite labor-intensive and time-consuming.

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