Posted 5 years ago
This is an old mayonnaise mixer I found about a year ago. It is about 35cm high, made of cast iron (gears, top handle, crank), tin (cap, funnel) and wood (crank handle).
There are no maker marks on the metal parts, only the words "Modèle Déposé" meaning "registered design".
The little hearts pattern cut on the big gear indicates that it was made by FUPA company. The brand was printed on a label and glued to the glass jar...not a very smart marketing strategy.
The last picture was found on the net and shows the original label. It reads: "Nouvel appareil permettant de réussir infailliblement une sauce mayonnaise en 3 ou 4 minutes."...infallible mayonnaise? Right.
The small funnel has a valve to control the oil dripping, that must be added carefully, drop by drop, for a properly made, delicious (and infallible) mayonnaise.
I like the french name for this curious machine: "baratte à mayonnaise" and wonder why we don't make our own mayo anymore.