Great find on eBay: vintage art deco Hobart meat slicer

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My friend Robert pointed out this amazing find on eBay this morning, and I just had to share it with you. There’s a vintage Hobart meat slicer on the auction block. It’s vintage Art Deco design is that rare combination of form and function. Like the Richard Sapper cafétière I wrote about last week, this Art Deco gem proudly belongs to a number of museum design collections.

Charcuterie
Since I’ve been on a Gift Guide kick for the holiday season, this slicer would make a great gift for a discerning art collector/foodie in your life. And, just to make it a truly perfect and complete package, tuck in a copy of Michael Ruhlman’s Charcuterie. They can try their hands at making their own sausages and cured meats and use this beautiful machine to slice and serve.

Bidding stands at only $152 right now, a great deal if I’ve ever seen one. The auction will end December 11 on this page on eBay. Good luck!

P.S. Just in case someone wonders, I have nothing to do with this item or this auctioneer on eBay whatsoever. I just saw a good deal and wanted to point it out to you people! I don’t have room for it in my overflowing kitchen, but one of my readers might in theirs.

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8 Responses to “Great find on eBay: vintage art deco Hobart meat slicer

  • Scott Solomon said:
    December 3rd, 2007 at 9:24pm

    Also, the slicer comes with a taped episode of the Seinfeld episode in which Kramer buys a meat slicer.

  • Jim in SF said:
    December 4th, 2007 at 10:56am

    There was an antique Berkel slicer on EBay last week. I don’t know if it’s still there, but one of those is on my list for the next time I find a spare ten grand. A classic Berkel is truly a work of art
    http://www.berkelbiz.com/restaurant-equipment/berkel/H8-meat-slicer.htm

  • Kevin said:
    December 4th, 2007 at 6:16pm

    Nice piece!
    And one can never go wrong with ‘Charcuterie’. Such a wonderful book. A classic.

  • Barbara said:
    December 5th, 2007 at 2:36pm

    Oh, now that is prettiful! I have to say, having used many a meat-slicer, that not only would using this one be fun, just because it looks good–but it looks much easier to clean than the more angular ones on the market today.

  • Barbara said:
    December 5th, 2007 at 2:36pm

    Oh, now that is prettiful! I have to say, having used many a meat-slicer, that not only would using this one be fun, just because it looks good–but it looks much easier to clean than the more angular ones on the market today.

  • Barbara said:
    December 5th, 2007 at 2:36pm

    Oh, now that is prettiful! I have to say, having used many a meat-slicer, that not only would using this one be fun, just because it looks good–but it looks much easier to clean than the more angular ones on the market today.

  • Barbara said:
    December 5th, 2007 at 2:37pm

    Oh, now that is prettiful! I have to say, having used many a meat-slicer, that not only would using this one be fun, just because it looks good–but it looks much easier to clean than the more angular ones on the market today.

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