Established as a family business in the City of London by Julian Cowan, Cole & Mason was initially founded as a giftware company and quickly and successfully expanded into general hardware and housewares.
THE CAPSTAN MILL
A wooden mill artfully turned by hand, the Capstan mill was an instant hit and is still in production today, having had only a few small modifications made to the original design.
We launched the worlds first acrylic mill, the "505" in 1975. Julian Cowan, son of founder David Cowan, was inspired by a friend's dining room's acrylic doorknobs; and so an icon was born - and is still available to buy today.
Our premium range of grind select mills give the cook complete control with 6 pre-set grind levels for pepper and 3 pre-set grind levels for salt, to provide precise adjustment of the grind from fine to coarse. Our Derwent Mill was introduced to much fanfare as it teams both internal innovation with contemporary styling, available in five metallic shades.
We celebrated a century making award winning mills and kitchen accessories by creating a limited edition mill, named the Knightsbridge, after one of our original ‘Peter Piper’ mills, which was manufactured by Park Green & Co in Knightsbridge, London.