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The First Automatic Bread Slicer was Invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder

The world’s first automatic bread slicer was invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder in Davenport, Iowa.  He first built a prototype of his bread slicer in 1912.  Unfortunately, his blueprints and machine were destroyed in a fire in 1917.   From there, he struggled to obtain funding to begin again on his machine as the idea of pre-sliced bread was not at […]

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