Berkel England Model K
The flywheel slicer model K was built in the period between 1906 and 1914 in the British plants of Berkel’s & Parnall’s in London. The movement is driven by the flywheel that has concentric circles that intersect forming a floral design.
Berkel England Model K
The flywheel slicer model K was built in the period between 1906 and 1914 in the British plants of Berkel's & Parnall's in London. The movement is driven by the flywheel that has concentric circles that intersect forming a floral design. The professional model K slicer has always been an example of design coveted by many collectors from all over the world for its beauty and for its remarkable valuable cutting characteristics, which despite the abundant century of age, after a meticulous and accurate restoration professional is able to obtain a cutting fineness of 0.5 mm. The flywheel activates the gear system that moves the blade and two connecting rods hidden under the body of the slicer that normally rests on its original period pedestal. The trolley rests on four metal wheels that slide on guides on the body of the slicer made of black bakelite. The arm, or press used for fixing the product to be cut has its movement between two opposite racks. The slice thickness adjustment is carried out by a graduated numbered rod with 14 positions that slides through a slot on the right side of the trolley, connected by a small lever to the gear that creates the displacement of the plate where the product to be cut is fixed .On the plate where the product intended for cutting is fixed, the comb is fixed directly to view, which serves for the regular movement of the product towards the blade through the movement of the worm screw, provided unlike the L model the quick release through a system that runs on two small columns. Characteristic is also the sheet metal in the upper part of the slicer block, which is present only in some of the first models produced by Berkel in black, indistinctly from the color of the rest of the machine, where a gold-colored fine box is decorated and in the part opposite the abbreviated logo of the VBP manufacturer is flying in a red-green and white decal. The blade, 370 mm. in diameter, it is mounted on a shoulder whose lower part is round and to which the metal glove box is fixed for the support of the cut product and in the lower part with a rounded shape, by means of two screws a plate is placed, with a drawing and VBP description of Van Berkel's Patent. At the top of the shoulder we find the sharpener of the blade, composed of several nickel-plated pieces, all visible and without covers. The Berkel flywheel slicer model K is considered a professional flywheel slicer. It has a total size of 760 mm x 750 mm, is 595 mm high and weighs 123 kg. The slicer needs a support of 490 mm front. X 310 mm.The Berkel slicer model K was produced in red and the metal parts are nickel-plated.