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 Berkel Slicing Machine Model L

Berkel Slicing Machine Model L


Berkel L

Manufacturing time:

1907 - 1916

Place of origin:

Head office



Slicing blade diameter: 370 mm


Note: Old style and modern pedestals are available


Historical notes:


Berkel mod. L, built in the same period of models R – 1 2, is the best sold of the range. That obviously thanks to its more reasonable cost than the other models that have a more sophisticated and expensive mechanisms. In fact the model L mechanics is equal to its previous models C – D.

The flower patterned flywheel  puts a gearing into action moving as the blade and two connecting rods hidden under the slicer bottom, producing the movement of the shifting cart.

The shifting cart is driven by an adjustable slit located in the upper side of the base and runs on two bakelite-covered tracks thanks to the help of four wheels.

On the shifting cart, a graduated rod, connected with a lever to the cog-wheel, states the slice thickness. During the cart shifting, a slide shaped stirrup, fixed on the base of the machine, puts that lever provided with a small wheel into action. This generates the rotation  of the cog wheel connected to the endless screw, where the vice comb is inserted, establishing the product cutting.

Another feature that must be emphasized is the mode to adjust the vice towards the blade at the wishing position; that’s to say:

• to move the vice closer to the blade, a lever connected with the cog-wheel is moved many times;

• to move the vice away from the blade, the comb of the endless screw is removed by means a handle and is slid in the whishing position.

Moreover it is important to mention that the vice consists of two opposed rack rods, connected by a toothed arm, inserted with a slot on the shifting cart, and acts on the product to be sliced.  

The shoulder has the classic round and closed shape. There are fixed on it: the hub

supporting the blade, the plated tray where the slices fall, the front and the back blade protectors, the label of the Berkel brand located on the plate bottom.

The sharpener is nickeled and consists of more parts on view without any fairings.


The Principles of Our Restoration

To give the utmost fidelity in considering of the historical period of the machines without injuring their full efficiency; consequently:

• we use spare parts and brand labels varnished with original paints as the result of our constant, meticulous and laborious research in every part of the world;

• when it is necessary, we manufacture the parts worn out by the times, using our best artisan knowledge and love;

• we do kiln varnishing, rejecting any transparent varnishes peremptorily, considering they did not exist in the time the machines we are look forward are referred;

• we make every decoration by hand, rejecting peremptorily the use of adhesives or the use of any airbrush;

• we issue the authenticity certification proven by copies of original drawings;

• we warrant their perfect working for a five year period.

  • To have complete information about our slicing machines we sell, please call 0039 338 2060215.