Friday, December 10, 2010

VINTAGE HAMILTON BEACH NO. 18 MILKSHAKE MIXER

Today it's a new toy I just picked up!
A vintage Hamilton Beach Model #18 Milk Shake Mixer!
Jade Green enamel.  Chrome.  All original... just needs restored.
This thing is heavy.. It's about 18" tall too.  
Truly a thing of beauty.  Graceful lines... Simple design...  It's great.
I'm going to totally tear it down and rebuilt it.. so watch in the future for the "After" shots.
Original cord and plug... a little scary huh...?
Picking up a few vintage items for the kitchen is a nice addition to you collection.  Having a shake made on a vintage machine just tastes better to me... 

9 comments:

  1. how much would one of these go for?

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  2. Were you able to figure out how to diassemble the motor for this? I have one of these, but have not found anyone who has taken one apart.

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  3. to get to the motor, take off the bolts holding it to the base, and the top chrome piece comes off for access and the two black cups on the side hold the metal pieces for the motor. and i think it just twist off once you got that far...

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  4. Thanks for the Reply Pooh Bang,
    Your's must be different from mine. The very top chrome piece appears to be held on with screws that are only accessible from inside the motor assembly. The black brush caps are molded into the motor housing. I already removed the brushes. The bottom of the motor housing which contains the lower bearing has two screws and removing these frees the lower housing so it can rotate around the motor shaft. However this only seem to loosen the commutator and it is still held in by the top bearing. The motor is still firmly attached to the housing ... somewhere. Does any of this seem familiar? Any ideas how to either free the top bearing or remove the motor from the housing?

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  5. I have a model 18 identical in color and looks to this one but it does not have the two speed toggle switch on top. (NOR IS IT MISSING) ANy feedback from anyone?

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  6. I have a model 18 identical in color and looks to this one but it does not have the two speed toggle switch on top. (NOR IS IT MISSING) ANy feedback from anyone?

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  7. I also have an similar one. Doesn't work, cord was bad, brushes are good. Do you know of the 3 contacts from the motor, which one should be hot and what exactly the 3 are?

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  8. I have one and it works great!

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  9. As far as the 3 contacts for the motor in the No. 18, the hot wires go to the outside two contacts and the ground wire goes to the middle. I don't know anymore than that but try www.maltmixerman.com, he has some good information about old mixers. I just got mine working again and made some milkshakes! Get that thing running. Good luck.

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