The Van Berkel flywheel slicer Model 7, also known as Model 7 U.S., was manufactured between 1922 and 1928, in North America: in the state of Indiana, USA, in the La Porte Van Berkel establishment, and in that of Toronto, Canada. With relatively small dimensions, it is the second smallest Van Berkel slicing machine ever produced in the USA, and it gathers some features that originally belonged to the first USA made Van Berkel slicing machine Model B, such as the fact that it has an integrated sharpener.
Some aspects are instead different, its dimensions were increased in height and the fixing clamp, for slicing, has an interlocking fixing inside the scroll carriage.
The machine also presents a particular system which was first adopted in 1908 with the professional Berkel slicer Model 2. The solid flywheel with relief inscriptions operates the gears system situated at the base which generate the blade movement.
Van Berkel model 7 has a graduated knob for the regulating slicing thickness, at the machine base. The machine’s toothed wheel is connected to the lever, which moves the clamp right or left depending on the need.
At the machine shoulder, the hub supporting the blade can be found. It has flattened external aspect and it makes a winged-shape bow, therefore making the extension of the machine tray possible, and creating a wider surface space to be used during operations with this flywheel slicer.