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Restored Berkel slicers

Our unique Berkel slicing machines, beautiful yet useful, are the result of a great passion for restoration and details. 

Our website features one of the most complete catalogs and probably the best historical archive of Berkel slicers on the web. Browse the catalogue of slicers on sale and check out our advanced restoration techniques videos.

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From an article of that time:

“In 1898, when William Van Berkel manufactured the first slicing machine to make the slicing of cold meats less tiring and more satisfying, he certainly did not think that, in a few years, he would be an international household name. However, his invention met a genuine need and brought real benefit to butchers. It wasn’t long before it became a valued item and soon his slicing machines could be found across five continents. In fact, after only one year, the first factory was already up and running and more than one hundred machines were launched on the Dutch market, with six hundred the following year. (...) It was still, however, within the borders of only one country: the Netherlands. But Van Berkel’s idea, a really brilliant and revolutionary one, deserved much more. 

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Very soon, demand for the "Berkel" in foreign markets grew (...). The "Berkel" obtained its first official recognition, being presented at major international fairs. Over the years, Berkel was awarded coveted gold medals at the North-Hansen Fairs (1904), Hamburg (1907), Dusseldorf (1908), Lyon (1913), San Francisco (1916), and Paris (1937). During the First World War the Van Berkel factory also built combustion engines, lathes and planes for the Dutch army, but soon resumed the manufacture of slicing machines and scales. Their first scale was built in 1929. "

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The craftsmanship on the restoration of a Berkel slicer can differ significantly based on who worked on it. At Bottega del Restauro our team of four experienced craftsmen deliver work with their own equipment to achieve higher-level objectives to what the market offers.

For these reasons we can place a 10 year guarantee on our restoration work.

  • Our workshop is solely dedicated to the restoration of Berkel slicers and scales only (see link to workshop)
  • We provide you with an official Berkel certificate of authenticity
  • Branding applied to our Berkel restorations are licensed reproductions
  • We provide the white opal Berkel machine plaques
  • All design work is faithful to the original
  • The branding and design work is protected by a transparent varnish, which we apply
  • We create an exact copy of the original pedestal with four feet (Berkel does not have those with three feet), on which a specific support base is mounted for each model.

Watch our restoration videos here:


Be careful of...

...People under the name of "hobbyist" or "collector" wanting to sell slicers. Make sure that they have a VAT number and can provide a certificate of authenticity.

...General merchants displaying a thousand different products in their store. A Berkel is a jewel that has been restored by specialized professionals, of which the restoration can only be guaranteed by the one who did it.

 

model3NUOVA GARANZIA 10 ANNIEvery vintage Berkel is a jewel of technology and style that does not fade with the years. It adorns the home, lends character, and its efficient working brings together form and function - to say nothing of its value, which can only grow over time. With a 10 year guarantee all our slicer ensure a safe and rewarding investment.

 

Those investments are at the same time beautiful, useful and convenient.

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since 1995
TWENTY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE
My father, Icilio, who has always loved old mechanical things, was given an entirely restored Berkel slicer when he retired. As it so often happens, passions are carried over from father to son. So, after having admired my father for years in his ongoing research and dedication to his work, I found my own love for restoring Berkel slicers. On 14 February 2000 "La Bottega del Restauro", a small family run company, was established.
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We offer our customers a truly awe-inspiring object, both useful and beautiful at the same time, a high quality product that has lost none of its original professional performance thanks to our twenty years of experience. Our almost unique document collection and restoration procedures ensure the 10-year warranty that goes with our restorations.
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OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION
Since 2002 we are also working directly with Berkel, allowing us to provide an official certificate of authenticity and provide a 10 year guarantee. We offer you certified Berkel slicers and scales.
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Berkel Europe slicers

Berkel slicers were produced in Europe in different factories across the continent, included those in Rotterdam and Milan.

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Berkel UK slicers

In the UK Berkel produced its machines under the "Berkel & Parnall's" brand.

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Berkel USA slicers

Berkel produced slicers in the US for over 70 years, first in Chicago (1904), then in La Porte.