Bread-slicing Machine


Bread-slicing Machine


For a short time in 1943, U.S. officials imposed a short-lived ban on commercially sliced bread as a way to conserve food reserves during WWII. Had the kitchen staff personally cut off a slice of bread for every person they prepared a meal for, this would take a great deal of time. This photo shows a bread-slicing machine, used by the staff, to cut a whole loaf of bread at one time.


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