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You Might Have A Peugeot In Your Kitchen

Photo: Logan Carter
Photo: Logan Carter

The iconic French automaker Peugeot actually got its start manufacturing various steel goods in the year 1810 after Jean-Frèdèric and Jean-Pierre II Peugeot turned the family hydraulic mill into a steel mill. In the early days of the Peugeot steel mill, it produced products like tools, umbrella ribs, corset frames, coffee mills, bicycles and more. The first Peugeot automobile, a steam-driventhree-wheeler,came in 1889. Before the first Peugeot automobile, Peugeot made impeccably crafted pepper mills, and the company still makes them today. You might have a Peugeot hiding in plain sight in your kitchen.

The first Peugeot pepper mill was produced in 1874, and the same model is still being manufactured today. If you’ve ever noticed a little lion roaring at you on your salt or pepper grinder, then yes, your kitchenware was produced by the same Peugeot that also makes cars. While Peugeot cars haven’t been sold in the United States since 1991, its pepper mills and other kitchenware are widely available on the American market. According to The Independent,Peugeot even produced the world’s first food processor, the Peugimix in the 1960s.

Photo: Logan Carter
Photo: Logan Carter