About Olde Thompson: Olde Thompson was founded in 1944 to introduce pepper mills to the American market. We are the largest manufacturer of salt and pepper mills in the world! We manufacture hundreds of styles of pepper mills using our exclusive grinding mechanism, all backed with our lifetime guarantee. We also offer a complete range of premium quality spice related products, including: pepper and salt shakers, spice racks, gourmet peppers and salts, seasonings and rubs. Damage caused by accident or improper use is not covered.