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Jacob Bromwell, Inc. Bromwell Postcard Advertisement

Greensburg, Indiana, 1898. One of the many original Bromwell factories that was operated in Indiana.

If you're looking for the unique, nostalgic, and hard to find, you've come to the right place. Jacob Bromwell® designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes the highest quality cooking, baking, and food preparation products as well as related accessory items. Established in Cincinnati, Ohio by frontier entrepreneur Jacob Bromwell in 1819, our company proudly holds the distinction of being the oldest housewares and kitchenwares manufacturer in North America. We are a company rooted in American tradition, history, and authenticity, and even our logo is our founder's actual signature, made with his own hand. Our company is entirely U.S. based and continues to manufacture all of its products right here in America. It's the way we've done it for nearly 200 years.



As one of America's early manufacturing pioneers, our company holds many distinctions as unique as our name:


Jacob Bromwell® is the oldest housewares and kitchenwares manufacturer in North America (founded in 1819 and incorporated in 1883 as The Bromwell Brush and Wire Goods Company).


Our company is the oldest known manufacturer of tin and stainless steel products in the United States, and the 34th oldest continuously owned and operated company in the United States.  In fact, we have been family owned and operated for over 19 decades.


We work with a variety of authentic materials, including steel, stainless steel, tin, aluminum, copper, wood, iron, and leather - all sourced domestically.

In keeping with the authenticity of the brand, our logo is our founder's actual signature, made with his own hand.

With millions of units sold, the All-American Flour Sifter is our most famous and instantly recognizable product, and vintage Bromwell sifters are coveted by kitchen enthusiasts and collectors.

The Original Popcorn Popper, one of the oldest products in our line, was originally sold at a wholesale price of $3.50 for a gross.

Our company patented, manufactured, and marketed some of America's most popular and iconic housewares products, including the All-American Flour Sifter, Wonder Shredders, and Original Popcorn Popper - to name a few.  Still today, the designs, manufacturing processes, and materials of these products remain virtually unchanged.

The company's original location was a six-story building in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio located at 181 Walnut Street.  At the time, the company occupied all six floors and boasted over 1,000 products in its catalog, many of which won awards.

By the late 1800s, Bromwell operated 7 factories throughout Ohio, Indiana, and New Jersey, and had upwards of 1,000 employees.  As the largest business of its kind in the United States, it billed itself as having "the largest capacity in the country".

The Bromwell Brush and Wire Goods Company was split in 1923. The fireplace division of the company was purchased by the Gerwe family, who opened a fireplace store in Cincinnati that is still open today called Bromwell's.  It is now owned by the McClorey family and has been since 2005.  The housewares and manufacturing portion of the company (this company!) was then based out of Michigan City, Indiana and renamed "Bromwell Housewares".

In 2010, our brand was completely renovated, which included changing our name from "Bromwell Housewares" to "Jacob Bromwell®".  Inspired by our founder's personal story, we developed a rich and authentic brand experience based around the man himself, whose hard-working, inventive, and cheerful character shines through even nearly two centuries later.

Several original pieces of our machinery and equipment are part of a permanent exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Industry.

All of our products are non-electric and continue to be manufactured in the USA.  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.

Today, Jacob Bromwell® operates manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Vermont and our products are sold at select specialty retailers throughout North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Our diverse customer base includes homesteaders and environmentalists, hunters, fishers, cabin dwellers, the "chronically nostalgic", and even Hollywood celebrities and set designers looking for period-correct pieces.


All Jacob Bromwell® products are made with authentic materials, such as tin, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, with the help of elbow grease and some pretty darned old machinery (which works just as well as the day it was built)! By using these materials, Jacob Bromwell® products remain 100% authentic from the day they were created. Sure, there are updated materials that could be used, but America's frontiersmen wouldn't have it any other way, and neither should you!