Berkel Slicer – Model 21
The Berkel slicing machine model 21 was built in the period between 1948 and 1956. Commonly known as model 21for the Italian market, in the rest of the world it was called 8. In fact, the model 21 is only an update of the previous model.
Changes applied are negligible, the casting structure is the same: the carriage with the helical threading screw, and the comb system fixed with a load spring.
The slice adjustment clock is a Bakelite knob type and the sliding pin, covered by a casing, is no longer round but oval.
The machine is driven by the classic solid flywheel where there is the “Berkel” decal.
The blade, 370 mm in diameter, is mounted on the arch-shaped shoulder with a thick white opaline glass top.
Though the sharpener of the 50’s model Berkel 21 has changed, the mechanism is the classic Berkel one, with painted cap and front mask, firstly used on model 9 and now reduced in size.
We address to collectors who want to buy a unique piece, restored following the indications of the parent company; it is a historical slicer, restored with respect to the originals of the time, with hand-painted inscriptions: view the online catalogue and contact us to discover the availability of the single models.
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Our work on Berkel slicers of the 1950s is carried out with respect for the functionality and aesthetic characteristics they once had. With hand-painted inscriptions and spare parts with original pieces of the time, we give new life to slicers, such as the model 21 of the famous Dutch company.
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