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Jacob Bromwell - Journal

  • Live in a Historic Bromwell Building

    Posted on April 13, 2015


    How would you like to live in a building that once made my tin cups, flour sifters, popcorn poppers in addition to wire-based household items?


    Well, if you live near Greensburg, Indiana or are willing to move there, here's your chance. The building that was the former site of one of my largest factories at the corner of First and Ireland streets is being renovated and converted into an apartment building. My factory opened there is 1903 (ah, so many moons ago!) and it was the city's largest employer until we had to close its doors in 1923.


    The building was then owned by Cyclone Fence, a division of US Steel, and later, the Carol Cook Dress Factory. At one point it was also on the national register of historic buildings because of its significance in American manufacturing history (and rightly so!)


    Now its next incarnation will be Tree City Village, an apartment community aimed at seniors, individuals, couples, and young families, and rent will be restricted to ensure the units are affordable.


    We wish the Tree City Village and its new inhabitants all the best. You can read more about the backstory of the building and its renovation plans here. And in the meantime, just peruse the American made products on my site if you want to own a smaller piece of Bromwell history for yourself!


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  • Introducing the Liberty Flask: Are You Green With Envy?

    Posted on March 25, 2015


    A startling discovery was made the other day during the annual spring cleaning at the Bromwell homestead...


    An old box tucked away in a storage area...betcha there's nothing in here to save...lo and behold contained several new and unused flasks that had not their usual copper penny shine, but instead were green. They'd been sitting there unused for at least a good thirty years, and had oxidized!


    Ma Bromwell wanted me to toss them, but I had a better idea...make them available to my customers! These flasks are mean, green, and have lost their coppery sheen and I'm calling them the Liberty Flasks in honor of the big, green, oxidized lady with the beacon herself! After all, they're the same shade as the Statue of Liberty and the dollar bill and every bit as American.


    This ruggedly beautiful flask features an off-set spout and our signature green patina finish, painstakingly achieved through a natural process of 30 years of aging and oxidization at my Vermont workshop. We then apply our proprietary clear coat to seal the patina from changing and locking in the finish for life. Each flask is completely unique, and features parts of raw copper occasionally showing through. Like all of my products, they're made in the USA...and made to last.


    These flasks are only around while supplies last, so you may want to get your hands on one before one of your pals do. You don't want to be left empty-handed and green with envy!


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  • Happy St. Patty's Day!

    Posted on March 17, 2015



    Because even American-made products are Irish on this day! On behalf of everyone at Jacob Bromwell, we wish you a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!


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