Brooklyn Copper Cookware got its start using the tooling from the storied Waldow line of copper cookware. Until the late 1970s, Bruno Waldo made and sold high-quality copper cookware right here in Brooklyn, NY. Tableware was fabricated of 17 gauge copper, or 1.4mm thickness. Waldow’s heavy weight was 14 gauge, or about 2mm thickness. Note that at the time, in addition to tin and silver, Waldow was experimenting with Teflon® linings. The company abandoned Teflon® owing to its evolving association with inexpensive, entry-level cookware, which itself may have done damage to Waldow’s standing as a premium brand.
For a short time, Waldow kept a showroom in Red Hook on Van Dyke Street, which in 1970s Brooklyn was no one’s idea of a shopping destination (still isn’t, really). Even so, visitors were apparently numerous enough to justify a takeaway color catalog. History buffs, copper collectors and chefs who admire classic copper cookware will enjoy these pages from a genuine 70’s era (we believe 1973 – 74) Waldow wholesale product catalog. Continue reading