In May 1963 William Bounds filed for a U.S patent on his innovative ‘Shake N Twist’ pepper mill. The three step adjusting ring which made selecting a milling setting more precise had never been seen before, and featured a mechanism which crushed rather than ground the peppercorns. This creation resulted in a device that consistently milled pepper and promised to not jam or wear out.
The ‘Shake N Twist’ remains the brand’s bestselling mill and they now have over 300 different styles of gourmet pepper, salt & spice mills which all come with a lifetime warranty. Not stopping at just one technological innovation, William Bound LTD also created the first combination salt shaker/pepper mill, acrylic mill, sea salt mill & nutmeg mill. They were also the inventors of the first ceramic milling mechanism which delivers more pepper per turn.
Still a family run business, all William Bounds products effortlessly blend functionality and reliability with style and design, bringing these items into a class of their own.