Berkel Slicers - Europe

Berkel Slicer – Model NL


Berkel NL is a small-sized European production slicer, created in Berlin in 1932. This model is produced in few examples and is today considered a rarity by critics.

Black, red or cream coloured, this unique piece is among the best slicers of the Dutch brand.

The carriage slides on rollers guided on the side by a track, the same concept used on the model 20, patented in 1928; the feed mechanism with an endless screw (trapezoidal) is visible, with the comb for the carriage feed also visible. A lever is mounted on the comb to release the plate for fast return feeds.

Slice adjustment is made by means of an adjustment rod resting on a structure at the side, where 14 settings can be selected. The machine is driven by the classic solid flywheel (over the years three types have been produced, a small smooth one, a large one with a small thickness, and a medium concave one similar to that of model 9). On it there is the decal “V. Berkel patend”.

La Bottega del Restauro intervenes in a meticulous and certified way on rare pieces such as the NL model, restored according to the manufacturer’s standards.


Detailed technical specifications

The blade, 300 mm in diameter (over the years, we found some examples with a 319 blade, the same as the 9), is mounted on the arch-shaped shoulder with the white opaline glass top.

The sharpener of the Berkel NL model is fixed on the metal bow that carries both the front and the rear blade guard, and it has a different shape from the classic sharpeners; in fact, everything is mounted on the cap that acts both as a supporting structure and as a protection.

The NL model is earlier than the NS, although it has the same base; the carriage slide is 40mm longer and has a useful capacity of 240mm instead of the 200mm of the NS.

To find out about the availability of restored and refurbished models, please contact us.

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