Fascist-era Berkel slicer with Fascist faggot

Evidently, Mussolini didn’t care for the fact that Dutch-made Berkel slicers were painted red. And so he had them painted black and added the Fascist victory emblem with the Fascist faggot (the fascio, above).

When he’s not busy growing native grape varieties and making wine, Friulian winemaker Michele Moschioni reconditions vintage Berkel slicers.

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