The Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848. We provide unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and back our products by a rather famous Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Our innovative offerings are available by catalog, online is the US at Hammacher.com, from our UK Edition website at Hammacher.co.uk, via the telephone at our 24/7 call center at 0871 226 3332, and at our landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.
Products as Unique as Our Name
During the 1930s and 40s, the name Hammacher Schlemmer would become synonymous with innovation. It was here that the world first encountered the pop-up toaster (1930), the electric razor (1934) and the steam iron (1948). Later, Hammacher Schlemmer would offer the first electric pencil sharpener, food processor, electric can opener and automatic coffee maker. Other notable introductions include the first microwave oven (1968), telephone answering machine (1968) and cordless telephone (1975). At their introduction, these products were viewed by many as intriguing gadgets, but the company saw them as functional problem solvers.
Hammacher Schlemmer continues to serve customers' needs in ways that no one else does or can. While some of the products may appear unusual, they all share the common goal of meeting the special needs of our many customers, just as a one-of-a-kind plumb bob did over a hundred years ago. From the beginning, our standards demanded quality, functionality and exemplary service. Some things should never change.