A history of firsts
The history of Sunbeam is a long and proud one. Your parents no
doubt owned several Sunbeam appliances, as did your Grandparents.
In fact, Sunbeam has been providing innovative electrical
appliances to everyday Australians for over 100 years.
It all started in 1880, when two, enterprising gentlemen formed
the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, and began producing and selling
sheep-shearing equipment. To maintain revenue during the "off
season", the company began producing small, innovative electrical
appliances - which soon gained immense popularity.
In 1946, this company changed its name to Sunbeam Corporation
and developed the slogan "Best Electric Appliances Made". In 1952,
we became a public company.
Throughout our history, we have had a number of exciting
industry and commercial firsts, including: