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What a way to earn a crust

The best thing since.........errrrr........sliced bread

Have you ever wondered when sliced bread was introduced? Well wonder no more. The first bread slicing machine was invented by Otto Rohwedder in 1928. Two years later a number of large UK bakeries employed commercial slicing machines and sliced bread appeared in shops for the first time. By 1933 80% of US bread came sliced and wrapped. That same year the phrase ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ was heard for the first time. Obviously this does not help at all if you were looking to the answer to what was the best thing before sliced bread. If you know the answer to that one then feel free to comment.

About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

2 responses to “What a way to earn a crust

  1. Richard Rohwedder Holm II ⋅

    This was one of my forebears. Thanks for an awesome article!

    Richard Rohwedder Holm II

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