Olde Thompson has been one of the leading manufacturers of the salt & pepper blending products in the market since its inception in 1944. The Olde Thompson company was at first called The George S. Thompson Company. The founder, a military man called Mr. Thompson, had started his company upon observing that though salt & pepper mills were found on most of the tables in Europe, they had zero presence in the United States, and decided to tap into the market there. The company began producing the best quality salt & pepper related products, which not only gave freshly ground spices of fine to coarse textures, but also added to the fine dining atmosphere of any table.
The Olde Thompson company was taken over by Douglas Shumway in the ‘60s. However, Olde Thompson’s ascent to the top of the world markets wasn't until the ‘80s, when it decided to concentrate on exporting its products internationally. Currently, their products are exported to more than 30 countries in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Coming in 150 different designs, their products are made from different materials such as wood, metal, plastic. The products include salt and pepper mills, grinders, shakers, racks, seasoning and rub mills, etc.
Each of the products produced by them are welded for smoother function, and have a grinding system has been developed in-house. Though their products are functional, their aesthetic values are not compromised on. An amusing fact is that once every 18 seconds, an Olde Thompson's mill is sold somewhere in the world, 24/7, all round the year.