Your household broom might not look like much, but it has a rich history going back thousands of years. While today's brooms are largely mass-produced by machines, they were once constructed by hand, each one unique.

A small number of craftsmen keep the historic art of broom making alive and vibrant. Brian Newton, owner of Broomcorn Johnny's in Harrison County, Indiana, is one of them. Using tools from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Brian, a national prize winning artist and member of the prestigious Early American Life Magazine's 2017 Directory of Traditional American Crafts, is dedicated to creating high-quality, long-lasting, beautiful brooms for his customers.

Broomcorn Johnny's is a fully functional broom maker's shop; if you drop by, you will likely find Brian, who is trained as a mechanical designer, busy at work. Brian enjoys researching and reviving obscure historical broom designs.

At his shop, Brian produces a wide range of brooms, including the standard kind used for cleaning floors, smaller ones for more specialized purposes, and artistic creations meant for display. Art brooms, specialty brooms and other one of a kind offerings may be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/bcjohnnys

If you are interested in taking home a piece of American history yourself, stop by the shop or peruse the website to see what is available. If you would like to offer these products in your store, wholesale accounts are available. Please provide your store name, location, web site if applicable and a copy of your Retail Merchants Certificate when enquiring about wholesale opportunities.

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