Once there was a world where American families lived and worked closely together, the stagecoach was the major form of transportation, and log cabins were as popular as condominiums today. Modern society has scattered families from coast to coast and across distant oceans. Advancements in commerce, technology, and transportation have hastened the dissolution of what matters most: our roots. Traditional American ideals–such as rugged individualism, good citizenship, and the old-fashioned gathering of family and friends–have been forgotten in the midst of reality television, hip-hop music, and text messaging.
Today, Jacob Bromwell, Inc.–which was established in 1819 and is North America’s oldest housewares company–is helping reverse the trend of nearly two centuries of weakening of the family unit. This specialty housewares manufacturer promises to help Americans find joy in the simpler moments by offering a select group of timeless products that modernization has yet to improve upon. Jacob Bromwell products were used by the first settlers who pioneered the Great Plains, and the rugged explorers who charted new territories off the well-beaten Oregon Trail. Still today, every Jacob Bromwell product is a handcrafted, historically-correct American masterpiece. Favorites include the Original Popcorn Popper, Frontier Frying Pan, and Classic Tin Cup.
This one-of-a-kind company appreciates preserving a heritage that initially helped shape our great county and encourages others to own a piece of history and bring honor to our past. The company’s President, Sean Bandawat, believes that Jacob Bromwell has always sold a feeling first and a product second. “Strictly speaking, we’re not in the product business,” he said. “What we’re really selling is an emotional journey: away from the madness of modern life and into nostalgia, tradition, and the longing for a simpler era.”
Jacob Bromwell still handcrafts products the same exact way, with the same authentic materials, and in the same original tradition, as it was done nearly 200 years ago. Embracing the authentic American past, despite its technical shortcomings, is what the Jacob Bromwell brand is all about. “Everything is authentic about this company. Our products are still made with American hands. Even our logo represents the man’s own mark, made with his own hand,” stated Bandawat. Eric Stanton, Vice President of Sales, agrees. “We’re all about letting our customers reexperience the simple and genuine American past as an antidote to our over-perfected modern lifestyle. We hope to evoke within our customers a sense of family, pride, and connection to our past. That’s why we do what we do.”
Jacob Bromwell manufactures all its products in the USA using American workers who take pride in their craftsmanship. Management will not outsource production to low-wage labor countries to reduce costs because it has faith in the creativity and productivity of American workers. The company is managed by a team of USC graduates with offices in Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA.