The pepper mill was invented in France in 1842; in 1919 Cole & Mason was founded and the company produced its first wooden mill in 1946 - the rest is history. By 1991 the company became the number one global brand for salt and pepper mills in the United Kingdom; today it is known as a market leader in salt and pepper mills and an expert in seasonings. The range of products includes manual and electric salt mills, pepper mills, mixed material mills, spices, spice mills and spice racks. Each pepper mill features Cole & Mason's award-winning precision mechanism which distinguishes itself from typical pepper mills by stripping the peppercorns as it grinds instead of simply crushing them. The specialty electronic mills are easy to grip and offer an effortless one-touch grinding experience. When you seek the perfect mill in wood, acrylic or metal, Cole & Mason has an aesthetically pleasing grinder designed to meet your needs.