The production of the Van Berkel flywheel slicer Model B was carried out in the state of Indiana, in the United States of America, for a limited period of time, 3 years only, from 1919 to 1921. “Indianina” (litle Indiana), is how it is commonly known by in Italy today, a tender name for a unique slicing machine, one of the rarest and most prestigious Berkel models, thanks to its unique features and its historic characteristics.
Model B is considered very highly by both experts and customers, who appreciate its reduced dimensions, that allow an easy use without space constraints. It is indeed the smallest Van Berkel slicing machine ever built, without any limitations for a performance stand point. Regarding its technical features, this manual meat slicer showcases a slender line and balanced proportions. It is provided with a 263mm diameter blade and a slice thickness regulation device of 12 positions.
Model B showcases the marks “U.S. Slicing Machine La Porte Indiana” in relief and its 279 mm diameter flower flywheel is the element that distinguishes it as one of the most prestigious and valuable Van Berkel slicing machines. Model B relevant identification tag plates, together with its extraordinary decorations, make this slicer one of the most prestigious Berkel models in the world. It fully represents the industrial and esthetical evolution that took place in the early 1900’s.
The fully restored original Van Berkel Model B meat slicer is available in classic Berkel red, in black. Upon request it can also be prepared in cream, green or any other requested color, thanks to Original Slicers’ craftsmanship and customization capabilities.