Meat slicer

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Antique meat slicer.

A meat slicer, also called a slicing machine, deli slicer or simply a slicer, is a tool used in butcher shops and delicatessens to slice parma ham, salami, meats, and cheeses. The first slicer was invented by Paolo Giusti in Bologna, Italy in may 1873,[1] only after that Wilhelm van Berkel in Rotterdam in 1892 build the first slicer factory.[2][3][4] Older models of meat slicer may be operated by crank, while newer ones generally use an electric motor.[5]

More recently, meat slicers have become available in the home market for people wanting to slice their own meats and cheeses.[6]

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  1. ^ Salaborsa, Biblioteca. "Biblioteca Salaborsa | Cronologia di Bologna - 1873 - La prima affettatrice di salumi". (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  2. ^ Feith, Jan (1922). Modern Holland. Nijgh & van Ditmar's Publishing Co.,ltd. p. 245. 
  3. ^ "Berkel". Avery Berkel. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Company history". Berkel. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Vintage Hand-cranked Meat Slicers Popular Among ‘Green’ Chefs and Restaurants". Emiliomiti LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  6. ^ Chu, Louisa. "Ultimate Boy Toy Meat slicers come out from behind the butcher counter". Chow. Retrieved 2008-10-05.