1800's ANTIQUE MEAT BREAD SLICER "RAADVAD" DENMARK***

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 12, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

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"RAADVAD" SLICER or CUTTER

from DENMARK

I believe this beautiful antique was made in the 1800's. I have done some research and have seen it described as a BREAD SLICER , a TOBACCO PLUG CUTTER , or a MEAT SLICER .

Whatever it's intended use, it is a beautiful piece of history that has been kept in excellent condition. Why, it could even be used as a BOOK SHELF in your Kitchen or Den!

Slicer measures 12" wide, 9.5" high and 13.5" depth with handle. The wooden tray measures 5.5" by 4", by 11 1/4" long.

I have discovered a similar antique cutter in Raadvak's current catalog showing it as a bread slicer. I always thought it was a meat slicer and it has been in my family for many years. Tobacco cutters were used in General Stores in the early 1900's to cut plugs off the tobacco plant for chewing or the making of cigars and cigarettes.

The overall condition is excellent. The cast iron has no rust and the wood has been wonderfully preserved. The blade is a little pitted, but it is still sharp. E mbossed on the top front of the cutter is "RAADVAD" in red lettering with a crown and "R" underneath. T is a # "294" with a "2" under it stamped in the cast iron on the inside of one of the legs.

A little about the RAADVAK company: Useful implements
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