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Image of "Stevens" Electric Blender - Stainless steel, electric blender; ca 1946, American. The stainless steel holder is missing its lid; it sits on a green enameled metal base on which the following is printed within a red logo: "MODEL 100, STEVENS, PAT. NO. 1,997_ _ 3, MADE IN U.S.A. _ _, JOHN OSTER MFG. Co. RACINE, WIS." 

Two Racine, Wisconsin engineers, Chester Beach and Frederick Osius, and a marketer, Louis Hamilton, invented a small motor that ran on either AC or DC electrical power. The first Hamilton Beach product, an electric hand-held massager, was produced in 1910. That same year, Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co. was founded for the purpose of developing more motor-driven appliances. In 1922, Stevens Electric Co. owner, Stephen Poplawski (born in Poland in 1885 and died in Racine, Wisconsin in 1956) invented the blender. He was the first person to put spinning blades at the bottom of a container. The blenders were sold to drug store soda fountains to make Horlick's malted milk shakes. In 1923, The Stevens Electric Co. introduced the first liquefier blender. In 1932, Poplawski received a patent for a machine that would reduce fruits and vegetables to a liquid. In 1937, Frederick Osius improved Poplawski's blender and named it the Miracle Mixer. In 1938, Osius renamed the product the Waring Blender after his financial backer, Fred Waring. In 1946, John Oster purchased Stevens Electric Company and the first Osterizer blender was introduced. In 1960, Oster became a subsidiary of Sunbeam Corp. of Chicago, Illinois.

"Stevens" Electric Blender - Stainless steel, electric blender; ca 1946, American. The stainless steel holder is missing its lid; it sits on a green enameled metal base on which the following is printed within a red logo: "MODEL 100, STEVENS, PAT. NO. 1,997_ _ 3, MADE IN U.S.A. _ _, JOHN OSTER MFG. Co. RACINE, WIS." Two Racine, Wisconsin engineers, Chester Beach and Frederick Osius, and a marketer, Louis Hamilton, invented a small motor that ran on either AC or DC electrical power. The first Hamilton Beach product, an electric hand-held massager, was produced in 1910. That same year, Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co. was founded for the purpose of developing more motor-driven appliances. In 1922, Stevens Electric Co. owner, Stephen Poplawski (born in Poland in 1885 and died in Racine, Wisconsin in 1956) invented the blender. He was the first person to put spinning blades at the bottom of a container. The blenders were sold to drug store soda fountains to make Horlick's malted milk shakes. In 1923, The Stevens Electric Co. introduced the first liquefier blender. In 1932, Poplawski received a patent for a machine that would reduce fruits and vegetables to a liquid. In 1937, Frederick Osius improved Poplawski's blender and named it the Miracle Mixer. In 1938, Osius renamed the product the Waring Blender after his financial backer, Fred Waring. In 1946, John Oster purchased Stevens Electric Company and the first Osterizer blender was introduced. In 1960, Oster became a subsidiary of Sunbeam Corp. of Chicago, Illinois.

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