Vintage Wilson's cooked meats hygienic slicer

Vintage Wilson's cooked meats hygienic slicer

A mid 20thC enamel meat slicer, used by the vintage grocer or butcher on their counter top to dispense and slice pressed meat. Slices of cooked meat and tongue would often be put into a tongue press, a cylindrical device with a plate that screws down to press the meat into a circular pat. This would then be placed into the hygienic slicer in the wound down position, then elevated by the rotating ratchet knob on the outside to be sliced across the top to order.


The heavy cast iron body is covered in thick white enamel, which is decorated with a black advertising banner for the company much like enamel signage. The inner plate is also enamelled and attached to a ratcheted steel slide with a thick plastic/bakelite winding knob. The underside of the inner plate also features the company patent info in moulded lettering - "Hygienic slicers, West Bromwich, Pat No 358702, Rd Dn 759430".


23cm Tall (9")

18.5cm Top diameter (7-1/4")

23cm Foot diameter (9")


In good original condition with some wear and usage marks commensurate with age. The back edge of the rim has worn through the enamel to the iron, likely caused by it being used against a wall for the duration of its working life and rubbing in the same place for years.

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