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Berkel slicer model P

Model: Berkel P

Manufacturing time: 1946 – 1960 about

Place of origin: Berkel in Milan – Italy

Colour: Red

Slicing blade diameter: 285 mm

Weight: 48kg

Dimensions: width 56cm – depth 74cm – height 50cm

Note: Both vintage and replica pedestals are available

Historical Notes Berkel P

Berkel slicer Model P was produced only and exclusively in Italy in the factory of Milan. Together with the mod. NS (1932-1936) it is the smallest machine never produced before by Berkel.

That feature has made it appreciated particularly by the itinerant salesmen and little shopkeepers.

During  the first years of its production the blade movement was generated by means of a driving belt (the unique one with that feature). Moreover the vice to fix the product to be sliced consists of two opposite small columns, crossed by clutched handles and are connected by an “L” shaped toothed arm (like for the models 5 – 7). While in the following years, the transmission was a chain like the other Berkel models and the vice to fix the product to be sliced became open, jointed, with clutches guided by two small

columns placed in the back side.

The machine has got a closed flywheel that puts a gearing into action placed under the base. It moves both the blade through a belt or a chain and the shifting cart through two connecting rods.

At first the shifting cart, close to the blade, shifted inside a hub, at sight; then it is covered by a round cap. While, at the opposite side, the cart leans on a rod by means of a running wheel.

The slice adjustment clock – one of a kind – is on the shifting cart. It is in the front side part and is connected with the endless screw by a cog-wheel. Through a bill shaped rod, it produces the movement by means of a mechanism located at the base of the slicer. That movement puts the endless screw into action. It is fitted under the cart in the front side, where the comb vice is inserted producing the movement to slice.

The cog-wheel is connected to a crank that shifts the vice consequently when moved on the right or left, as you like.

The sharpener is small and is covered by a black plastic or metal cap.

The hub supporting the blade is fixed to the shoulder, which is flat outside with a wing shaped arch.

That 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.

For further information please read the page “Art of Restoration”.
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