Industrial Revolution, Inc. was founded in 1971 as UCO Corporation. Located in Redmond, Washington, the company has been a supplier of high quality equipment to the outdoor industry. The company is known in particular for its outstanding line of beautiful and functional candle lanterns. In 2004 the company began selling its Play and Freeze™ Ice Cream Maker, a ball which allows users to participate in the ice-cream-making process by shaking and rolling the ball itself. In 2008, Industrial Revolution merged with longtime partner Pedco, manufacturer of small, lightweight camera tripods.