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Wear from age/use as expected. Not plugged in. Sold as is.

04 Dec, 2013 17:46:16 GMT
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US $510.00
Approximately £335.32(including postage)
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Seller notes: Wear from age/use as expected. Not plugged in. Sold as is.
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US Slicing Machine LaPorte Indiana USA

Van Berkel with patent plate/serial number plate/includes tray/needs a good cleaning/sold as is

Serial #130205

This is the perfect item for restoration. It definitely shows wear, but it would have to be completely stripped down and restored anyway. Either way, if you choose to purchase this machine & restore you will be among the select few in the world with a detailed restoration of a historical rarity.

HISTORY: This is the name of the inventor of the best slicers in the world (in the foreground in the picture below) born on 02.05.1869 in Enschot (Netherlands) and died on 12.11.1952 in Montreux (Switzerland). W.A. van Berkel was a butcher who for years sought to combine his job as a butcher and his passion for mechanics. One day Berkel had the idea to build a machine that would facilitate the task of cutting the cured meat into thin slices. He experimented for months and often the attempt was about to fail, but in the end his patience was rewarded. Finally, after painstaking efforts, he put together two ideas, simple but ingenious: a concave blade, which precisely reproduces the hand / knife movement and a moving plate that slides towards the blade. The first slicer was born, called Berkel Model A. I have done my best to describe this unit to the best of my ability. View all photos carefully and ask questions prior to bidding. Thank you & Good Luck!!

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: UPS Freight shipping to a business or your local UPS freight terminal for pick up. U.S. Estimate: $225+ depending on distance, plus $50 packing fee. International bidders please supply city & postal code for free quote.


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PAYMENT: You may pay cash on pick up or delivery, which is preferred. You may also make payment using Paypal. Payment of items must be received within 7 days of close of auction unless arrangements were made prior to bidding. Please give ample time for clearing of funds for local pickups. PA residents are subject to state tax of 6% If you are tax exempt, please provide your number or the state tax will be charged to PA residents. SHIPPING INFORMATION: We welcome you to pick up your items from our new gallery which is open by appointment only. Please call or email to schedule an appointment. Winning bidder to pay shipping to your home. We will handle all of the shipping details for you and keep you updated throughout the shipping process. The estimated delivery time is typically 3 to 6 weeks and many times sooner. Shipping is for the lower 48 states only. You are also welcome to handle your own shipping or use your own shipping company. Payment must be made within 7 days. *International bidders to pay shipping/handling with UPS.

STORAGE: We will store your merchandise free of charge for up to 30 days of the close of the auction. After 30 days, there will be a $25.00 per week storage fee, unless arrangements have been made by the buyer PRIOR to bidding. Merchandise not picked up after 60 days from the auction's close will be considered "abandoned goods".
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