Did you know that there’s still one brand making all-American products for every home in the United States?
Pretty surprising but we’re sure even your grandparents have had at least one “Bromwell Housewares” product and that’s because the brand is at almost 200 years old.
Jacob Bromwell has been around since 1819, which means that the company is older than the incandescent light bulb, patented by Thomas Edison in 1879. It was founded by Mr. Bromwell in Cincinnati, Ohio, “with a handful of wire looms” they say.
Since then, it has thrived as a wire-goods business which has established a name and undeniably, a penchant for excellent quality that has driven it through the Civil War and even the Great Depression.
Just what is the secret to Jacob Bromwell’s home products that are still well-loved by Americans today? We can only speculate but here are three reasons to love Jacob Bromwell.
Made in the U.S.A.
“We have never outsourced our production to low-wage labor countries to reduce costs because we have faith in the creativity and productivity of American workers,” according to the brand. In addition, Jacob Bromwell products are never mass-produced.
Premium “steel, stainless steel, tin, aluminum, copper, wood, iron, and leather – all sourced domestically,” is one huge factor why Jacob Bromwell products are such a big hit. There’s a reason why your grandparents’ “Bromwell Housewares” piece stills exist to this day and we dare say it’s because of top-of-the-line quality.
Buying Jacob Bromwell is like buying a piece of history. The brand’s home products witnessed historical events pleasing and depressing. In fact, the company is already part of American history, with its machinery, equipment and products showcased in museums across the country.
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Great American Flask
True to the 1819 original, Jacob Bromwell’s elegant flask is as old as bourbon itself and is historically-correct right down to the American Birch stopper. Each flask is 100% hand built out of pure, solid copper by American workers at our Vermont workshop, just like the massive copper pots used by distillers for purifying liquids.
Classic Tin Cup
Standard issue during the Civil War, each tin cup is both hand and machine crafted and makes the perfect gift for the history buff, the busy executive, and any guy or gal who appreciates nostalgia. So let your imagination flow as you enjoy this epic relic of Americana. You’ll surprisingly bring history to life with each sip.
All-American Flour Sifter
Jacob Bromwell held the patents to the world’s first flour sifter, and today we’re making that same sifter in the original style. Sift up to 5 cups of flour in a design that remains true to the original.
Original Popcorn Popper
You’ve found it: that old-time popper you love, made right here in the USA. A historical marvel and work of art, this American classic is still 100% built in the USA and is now in its 195th year of production, having maintained its original design since it was given the gift of life in the early 1800s.
These three shredders are strong and long lasting, and promise to make cooking and baking easier, just as they did for millions of American households.
Genuine Pyramid Toaster
Jacob Bromwell’s original and time-tested design disperses heat evenly through the slots on either side, toasting two slices of bread to a golden brown.
Frontier Frying Pan
In 1848, folks flocked to California in search of gold, and this brutally rugged, hand-forged frying pan helped those miners cook meals as they searched for infinite treasure.
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