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Raadvad slicer model 294 made in Denmark in the 1960s
Raadvad slicer model 294 made in Denmark in the 1960s
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Original Danish bread slicer made by Raadvad in the 1960s. The slicer is made of cast iron and solid wood. The screw in front can be used to regulate the thickness of the slices. It is in very good vintage condition.
Raadvad is a reputable Danish company established in 1759 well known for their high end quality kitchen equipment. They started making bread slicers in 1924. They designed a new model in 1939 (model 294) which almost didn’t change afterwards. The company still exists.
One of the legs was restored/glued (see pictures), but is very strong (the resistance has not been affected).
Lot of 4 vintage table clocks made in Germany (Blessing, Mauthe, & Ruhla) and Czechoslovakia (Prim). All are in full working order. Each of them need to be manually winded once a day to operate.
Blessing: made in Germany in the 1950s, this mechanical alarm clock features Art Deco elements (hour marks, clock hands, clock base) and also the International Style aesthetics. Kept in very good vintage condition.
Mauthe: made in Germany in the 1940s, this is an Art Deco mechanical alarm clock. The case, in beige, is in sharp contrast to the black dial. At the top and in the lower area, the golden accents complete the sober and elegant image of this clock. Although is kept in a good overall condition, there are some very discrete scratches on the glass; also the phosphorus on the hour and minute hands of the clock have some minor defects.
Prim: made in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, this is a metal case mechanical alarm clock. Kept in very good condition, this item is characterized by a minimalist, beautiful, modern look.
Ruhla: made in Germany in the 1970s, this mechanical alarm clock features a bright orange plastic case and a black dial with bold, prominent, hour marks. A beautiful and highly collectible table clock, featuring an Atomic/Space Era aesthetics.
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A meat slicer, also called a slicing machine, deli slicer or simply a slicer, is a tool used in butcher shops and delicatessens to slice meats, sausages, cheeses and other deli products. Older models of meat slicer may be operated by crank, while newer ones generally use an electric motor. While the slicer is traditionally a commercial apparatus, domestic use versions are also marketed.
Is there anyone who doesn’t love great deli sandwiches, stacked high with paper-thin slices of ham, turkey, and other delectable goodies? How about a large Hoagy, or Submarine sandwich on a fresh-baked bun and piled high with almost transparent slices of salami, ham, turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, and onions? On a more mundane note, have you ever wondered how restaurants manage to always have good supplies of thin-sliced tomatoes, onions, pickles, and Cole Slaw, even though they serve hundreds of meals per day?
All of this is made possible by an invention called a meat slicer. Commercial-grade electric meat slicers like the KWS 420w can crank out pounds and pounds of sliced food in a very short time. They can slice foods thinner and more consistent than even a skilled professional chef could with a top-quality knife. They can slice large amounts of meat and veggies in a few minutes, whereas, by hand it would take hours, or maybe even days. It’s hard to imagine a restaurant, deli, or meat dept. being able to operate without a good electric meat slicer. All the slicers mentioned in this article are great for both professional and home use.
An electric meat slicer is not a very complicated machine, but since it does have a very sharp blade, it can be dangerous. You need to understand your machine before using it. Here are some basic parts common to most electric meat slicers.
The blade is the main part, of course. Normally, it would have a blade guard attached, but I removed it so I could show the entire blade. Blades are usually made of high-quality 420J steel, and are self-sharpening, which is a good thing, because trying to hand-sharpen a circular blade can be dangerous. The blade is usually held on by a bolt from the back. The sharpener attaches at the top and the blade continually sharpens itself as it spins. The Baffle Plate gives a smooth surface for the food to slide against, so that the rapidly spinning blade does not sling it into the next room. The electric motor is normally encased in the unit, but there are some models with a removable motor so that they can be run through a commercial dish-washing machine. Most models will have a permanently attached motor. The Power Switch should be in an out of the way place, so as not to be accidentally turned on. The Thickness Adjustment Knob lets you select how thick or thin you want the slices to be. The food rests in the food tray against the ramp, and it is fed to the blade by Manual Guide. Some units are completely automatic, and do not have a Manual Guide.
Beautiful Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow. The piece is made in the 1960s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration.
When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..
One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.
Beautiful geode bowl made in Murano, Italy, in the 1950s. Nicely colored, in shades of brown and green, this is a hand blown piece kept in very good vintage condition.
Murano glass Geode bowls earn the name “geodes” due to their resemblance to geode rocks – rocks or stones that have been sliced neatly in two. The geode bowls therefore have a perfectly flat, wide rim. Murano glass geodes consist of two or more layers of cased glass. They were made my several Italian glass manufacturers from the Venetian island of Murano, and as such it is virtually impossible to identify the maker of an unmarked bowl. Popular geode shapes include circular, square, triangular, figure eight, and kidney shaped among others.
Aqua bowl designed by Per Lütken for Holmegaard. This model is part of the Akva series, which was a huge success and remained in production for more than two decades between 1953 and 1974. Signed and identified on the bottom, “HOLMEGAARD PL”. Also on bottom has the production number, 15737. Has a small chip on the rim and some age-related marks. However, all in all it is in a good vintage condition. A rare piece made from hand-blown crystal (just a small part of this series was made from crystal and not from glass). The Akva series includes items sold under different trade marks and line names: Askebaeger, Dukling, Fiona, Hellas, Lysestage, Menuet, Rondo, Selandia, Thule, Umanak, Surf etc.
Beautiful controlled bubbles (bullicante) Murano ashtray made of glass. Hand blown, this piece displays a nice chromatic effect and goes from dark green (to the rim) to clear white (at the bottom).
The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.
The “bullicante” effect is amongst the most famous glass making techniques and it is seen quite often around the island of Murano. If you’ve had the fortune of strolling along the streets of Venice, you would have noticed beautiful glass pieces with small air bubbles trapped in the inside, possibly stopping to wonder how that seemingly impossible effect is achieved. This peculiar effect is obtained by placing a piece of molten glass inside a metallic mold with spikes, very much resembling a pineapple’s texture. These spikes cause small holes on the surface creating a pattern all around the glass piece. After it’s been left to cool down for a few moments, the whole piece is submerged in molten glass again. This second layer completely covers the first one. However, thanks to the thick consistency of glass, the holes previously impressed on the first layer are not covered, thus causing air to be trapped between both layers of glass. This process can be repeated several times, creating a pattern as complicated as the glass master wishes. This technique gives not only a sense of depth to the whole object, but also an incomparable decorative effect, famous for its originality.