In 1900, a tinsmith named S.W. Farber set up a shop in Manhattan, where he started a small business making bowls and vases out of hand-pounded sheets of copper and brass. Since that time, the Farberware company has grown exponentially; in 1930 they introduced their first line of percolators, adding small appliances to the list of items for which they were already known. In today's market Farberware is valued for its product innovation. Over the years, they have been responsible for such designs as the electric fry pan with removable probe for easy cleaning and the "Open Hearth" smokeless broiler. Quality, classic styling, and years of tradition go into each Farberware product. With Farberware, you know you're not just buying a piece of cookware; you're buying a legacy of great value.