ah, my vintage hamilton beach milkshake maker . this thing was plucked straight out of my great-grandfather's ice cream shop, cape's ice cream in michigan, which was around in the 50's & 60's and eventually closed up in the 80's. i don't have any photos of the shop itself, but my aunt jen promised she would scan some and send them my way. word is my great-grandfather had won the ice cream shop in a poker game. this thing weighs a good 15 pounds and still works as if it was brand new!
now only if i could find this: