"Cheese Slicer" Oslo Local Custom Tip by suvanki

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  Cheese Slicer, One of Norways best inventions!
by suvanki

Before my trip, I'd been informed that the cheese slicer was a Norwegian invention, I love cheese, so this was on my shopping list!

Apparently Thor Bjorklund, (1899 -1975), a carpenter from Lillehammer, was having problems with his packed lunch of cheese, which had melted! A knife was unsuitable for slicing this, but he eventually succeeded, by using a nearby plane.
Later, after experimenting with small sheets of metal, he designed the Cheese slicer. Friends and family pursuaded him to manufacture this.

On February 27th 1925, a patent was taken out . (Feb. 2005, being the 80th anniversary)

To be continued..........

othercontact: post@tbjorklund.no
Phone: +47 61 24 79 00
Website: http://www.tbjorklund.no

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 9, 2008
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