The Berkel manual slicers
The Jewel Flywheel
The flywheel is the unmistakable tool of every Berkel slicer. It is a mechanical device having the shape of a disk, which serves to stabilize the rotation, in this specific case, of the blade. The first Berkel slicers, produced between 1898 and 1922, are those with a perforated flywheel with a floral shape, a functional element and a unique design that makes the slicer recognizable and with a harmonious and elegant appearance.
The restoration process requires various stages, which must be carried out respecting the techniques of the time of creation, to keep the value of each individual model intact. Initially we apply the oven painting, to the detriment of the transparent paints, which we have never used in the restoration of a Berkel slicer, as they did not exist at the time and we can proudly say that we are among the few restorers in Europe to have this foresight. We carry out the decorations by hand without the use of the airbrush, which at the time had not yet been invented and we use original copal varnish brands of the time; we issue the “Certificate of Authenticity” and the list of replaced parts. Finally, we guarantee the excellent functioning of the object for five years! Find out more on the Art of Restoration page.