Painting without the use of transparent varnish as originally
Original brands of the period in copal varnish
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Berkel slicer model 5 red 1
Model: Berkel 5
Manufacturing time: 1922 – 1928
Place of origin: Netherlands- Rotterdam
Slicing blade diameter: 370 mm
Dimensions: width 65cm – depth 84cm – height 66cm
Note: Both vintage and replica pedestals are available
In the first two years Berkel Model 5 was built simultaneously with the previous Mod. 3. That is why some features are common with both slicers and in particular:
- the vice that fixesthe product to be sliced is inserted by a slot on the shifting cart, and in the back side there is a small column with a clutched handle. While at the front side it consists of a rack rod;
- the sharpenerconsists of a closed chrome plated tin and has two clicks to sharpen the blade.
Then the fixing vice has been modified with two crossed small columns with clutched handles, connected by an “L” shaped toothed arm.
The sharpener is more simple and modern and is covered by a painted cap.
While compared with the Mod. 3, the following parts have not been changed for the whole production:
- the base;
- the slice adjustment clock;
- the shifting cart.
The closed flywheel, with embossed writings, puts into action a gearing placed under the base and it drives both the blade (by means of a chain) and the shifting cart (by means of two connecting rods).
The machine has a shifting cart that, close to the blade, shifts inside a hub.
While, at the opposite side, the cart leans on a square rod thanks to a shifting felt. The two guides are supported by four small columns fixed on the base, two for each guide.
This system was adopted the first time in 1908 with the very charming Mod. 2.
the endless screw into action where the vice comb is inserted that generates the slicing movement.
The cog-wheel is connected to a crank that, when is moved by hand on the right or left, shifts the vice consequently, as you like.
The hub supporting the blade is fixed to the shoulder, which is flattered outside with a wing shaped arch. This allows to lengthen an opal glass top tray, so you can manage more laying surface.
The manifesto of our Berkel restoration
We do ensure maximum fidelity to the historical period of reference: here’s why we apply the oven painting without the use of transparent paint, as originally done in all Berkel models.We use the original copal paint brands of the time.
In the same philosophy we carry out decorations by hand without the use of an airbrush and issue the “Certificate of Authenticity”, guaranteeing excellent operation for 5 years after delivery.