Sliced bread is our daily more common baking food, it can be said that every cake shop can buy. However, have you ever thought that a slice of bread such a simple idea and action, but also can achieve a great career, to the community has a huge and long-term impact, and the first bread slicer invention is now more than more than 80 years of history.
88 years ago July 7, the world's most convenient invention-sliced bread debut. This day is also the birthday of Ottorohwedder, the inventor of sliced bread. Rohwedder was born on July 7, 1880 and the first sliced bread was born on July 7, 1928.
Now every invention that makes life more convenient is called "excellent stuff", and slicing bread takes some time from conception to realization. Rohwedder spent more than 10 years experimenting with his machine at his bakery. Bakers don't think customers are impressed at all, and they don't care if the bread is sliced. Sceptics also worry that sliced bread will go bad faster, even if the whole piece of bread turns directly into bread crumbs.
Finally rohwedder for slicing bread career took the first step, after not how long the product appeared. Missouri State, a small town in northwestern Chillicothe, became the first place to sell sliced bread to customers. The news was even on the front page of the local newspaper. While there is no evidence that phrases like "thegreatestthingsinceslicedbread" come from advertisements on the back of the leaflet, sliced bread is still called "the greatest advance in baking since the bread was put on the pack." ”
The product came out only two years, bread slicer will be all over the country and companies. Wonderbread Company began making its own bread slicer, and began mass production of sliced bread.
Throughout World War II, the government ordered a ban on sliced bread in order to put more resources into weapons production rather than bread slicing machines. But the ban has only been maintained for two months, because the response has been enormous. Feedback comes not only from the bakery companies, but also from consumers who are accustomed to slicing bread, and they are angry at the thought of having to slice the bread themselves.
Rohwedder's prototype includes a plurality of steel knives for slicing, each blade less than 1 inches (2.5 centimeters) wide and wrapped in heavy wax paper after use. One of these machines is an existing Smithsonian Institution in Washington.