Berkel Slicer – Model 31-32-33
Built in the period between 1953 and 1980, in the English factories of “Berkel’s & Parnals”, it was, together with the very similar 115 one, the last of flywheel slicer model built by Berkel. This model is also dedicated to bacon.
At first sight, the historical model 31-32-33 has nothing to do with its ancestors: the machine’s casing has a rounded shape, in step with the fashions of the times, all the mechanical movements are covered by casings, as the connecting rods inside the casing itself.
For the parts in contact with the product to be cut, the upper carriage is almost completely in stainless steel; it slides through a large pin; the feed screw underneath the carriage is driven by a slice adjuster on the left side: that’a real novelty in white plastic material. Here 14 different adjustment thickness can be installed.
The upper clamp is “closed arm” type, with the two columns located on the blade side, one opposite the other. A solid flywheel drive the complete structure
Its rounded and resize shoulder accomodates the sharpener, which for the first time is not visible during the functionning.
The blade has a diameter of 370 mm. For its mechanical qualities it is certainly one of the most precise and functional slicers made by Berkel.
By contacting La Bottega del Restauro, you can get additional information about the availability of English-made models in our catalogue. Our craftsmen take care of restoring these flywheel machines, giving back the ancient splendour to the Berkel slicers of the past: they are real gems for collectors all over Italy and the rest of the world.