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Hobart Kitchenaid K45 with fruit designs on metal band. Need help identifying age!

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walkingbyfaith

Hobart Kitchenaid K45 with fruit designs on metal band. Need help identifying age!

My grandmother gave me an old pedestal style Kitchenaid that is K45, says Hobart Co., Troy, Ohio. I can't find a serial number. It has fruit designs on the metal band behind the speed control. I have never seen this before, so I was hoping it might help to narrow down the year. The whisk is metal and the paddle and dough hook are white. the bowl has no lip. White 2 pronged cord. Anyone know approximately what year this was from? I need to replace the broken whisk.

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deblacksmith

When I helped my father wire (he was an electrical engineer and electrical contractor) in 1963 we still installed two wire outlets.  By the late 60's a ground was required.  Our first house - 1969 - I had to replace wiring to go with a ground for the kitchen and some other areas. (between 63 and 68 I was in engineering school and and no longer working with Dad - working with Dad were very good years.)

Hope this helps a little with your time frame - likely a very good mixer.

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walkingbyfaith

Thank you, that does help me narrow it down! I appreciate your help!

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clazar123

I have a K5 from 1977 and the serial number is o the side opposite the picture you have shown. Mine is almost worn off completely. You may have to open the top and see if it is inside. Lots of youtubes on repairing these machines.