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chicagokp
03-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Picked up a Vintage Berkel meat slicer I found on Craigslist yesterday for $60. Needs to be cleaned, but it runs very quietly and everything is there except for the catch tray. I figure I can put something together for that from a quarter sheet pan. It's circa 1950's I think. It probably weights in at 80 pounds, so it's one of those that's built to last and not move once I figure out a spot for it.

Here are some pics!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/bbq/share/9847E13F-7C29-4039-9E66-D4B95FE8A868_zpspjcqymas.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/bbq/share/568C9219-9B90-4BC6-AEFB-0047728CF7C1_zps8ux2wvbo.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/bbq/share/A902EEFC-4B56-4F2A-9BA1-C602C62CC6A0_zpssjc8tyve.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/bbq/share/92ED638D-792A-4ECD-8A88-13CD8FA17CA8_zpssvjonshw.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/bbq/share/199F6EE7-2AAE-44BF-A7EE-CE53CE66D50F_zps6a9j6qai.jpg

Pyrotech
03-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Nice...

I had to sell my berkel a few months back and I miss it.

Ron_L
03-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Nice score!

Shagdog
03-16-2014, 02:53 PM
That's an awesome score! Great find!

Dr. Trout Bum
03-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Cool find!

CharredApron
03-16-2014, 03:00 PM
You're my hero! Awesome.

Trailer Trash
03-16-2014, 03:52 PM
I love "vintage" anything. Great score!

Happy Hapgood
03-16-2014, 03:54 PM
That's the real deal! You got a great price on it.

KpaxFAQ
03-16-2014, 04:11 PM
They don't make em' like that anymore!

sliding_billy
03-16-2014, 04:42 PM
Great find.

SmokinAussie
03-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Oldy But a Goodie!

Nice score!

Cheers﹗

c farmer
03-16-2014, 06:18 PM
You will love havin a slicer.

I have a old Hobart. Heavy as he$$ and a pain to clean. I love it thou.

chicagokp
03-16-2014, 06:30 PM
You will love havin a slicer.

I have a old Hobart. Heavy as he$$ and a pain to clean. I love it thou.

I think this is going to be the same. A labor of love though.

PC
03-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Nice, I've got slicer envy!

cmwr
03-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Nice dude! You all keep finding these treasures on craigslist and I can never find anything. It must be this part of the country. Craiglist sucks around here.

mikemci
03-16-2014, 06:37 PM
Looks like it's built like a tank. Should last forever. :cool:

rudyusmc1980
12-26-2014, 01:31 PM
Chicagokp,

Did you ever make or find a tray for your slicer? I just got a 1947 HC from Craigslist and it is missing the tray too. I was thinking of either a sheet pan like you said or routing a plastic cutting board to fit. Any advice or source for a tray would be welcome! Thanks and happy new year

PatAttack
12-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Awesome find!

They sure don't make 'em like that anymore unless you spend a small fortune!

chicagokp
12-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Chicagokp,

Did you ever make or find a tray for your slicer? I just got a 1947 HC from Craigslist and it is missing the tray too. I was thinking of either a sheet pan like you said or routing a plastic cutting board to fit. Any advice or source for a tray would be welcome! Thanks and happy new year

I haven't found one. I have been using a quarter sheet pan as a catch tray which works ok. I haven't done anything custom yet. That project moved to the bottom of the list.

Have pics of your find?

Randy3269
12-26-2014, 02:01 PM
Nice, I've got slicer envy!

This. Great find! :clap2:

rudyusmc1980
12-27-2014, 11:35 AM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3AIDni4dEsCb2RlMjc0MmdPZE5aclFEYXVUSi02T UoxMEQ0&authuser=0

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3AIDni4dEsCZE82WTNteTBUWUdQT1JIU0tIaUE4eXhGamc0/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3AIDni4dEsCTVN0bEE2Uzlmd0w4dE5GS3N1LUJEVEUwdXF3/view?usp=sharing

rudyusmc1980
12-27-2014, 11:36 AM
I dated it from the last patent, published in Dec 1946, so I figured it was made sometime after that in the late 40's.

rudyusmc1980
12-27-2014, 11:37 AM
pictures coming after mod approval

Ron_L
12-27-2014, 12:12 PM
pictures coming after mod approval

Approved.

tish
12-27-2014, 12:57 PM
That slicer is a thing of beauty! I love vintage. They just aren't making 'em like that anymore. :thumb:

chicagokp
12-27-2014, 05:52 PM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3AIDni4dEsCb2RlMjc0MmdPZE5aclFEYXVUSi02T UoxMEQ0&authuser=0

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3AIDni4dEsCZE82WTNteTBUWUdQT1JIU0tIaUE4eXhGamc0/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3AIDni4dEsCTVN0bEE2Uzlmd0w4dE5GS3N1LUJEVEUwdXF3/view?usp=sharing


Your slicer looks nice. The paint/enamel isn't chipping quite like mine.

cowgirl
12-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Wow, nice score! Congratulations!