In the 1930’s Maurice H. Graham's innovations and aspirations allowed him to start his own business bearing his name: The M. H. Graham Company. The inventions of M. H. Graham revolutionized the very essence of the kitchen equipment industry, and with it he was able to make a lasting impact in the kitchens and lives of families all across North America. Many of his inventions also had a profound effect on direct cookware sales, while also helping to shape the future of the industry. For his contributions, M. H. Graham is considered one of the most influential inventors of kitchen equipment of all time. Some of his most notable inventions and patents are listed below:
M. H. Graham’s greatest invention and contribution is considered to be the Rotary Food Cutter, due to the effects it would have on the cookware industry. In 1949 a company based in Dallas, Texas would take the rotary food cutter, re-branded as Saladmaster, and use it to help build a worldwide sales organization.
From 1930 to 1988, the M. H. Graham Company supplied direct sales cookware companies and restaurant suppliers throughout the world with their house-ware products. The remaining assets and tooling of the M.H. Graham Co. was acquired by Chef Charles Knight of Tampa, Florida in 1992. Knight continues to manufacture the original Three Legged Rotary Food Cutter, made famous through M. H. Graham, and a newer single body square-base unit.