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January 13, 2011

Loafer.

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1294963197 ) Play

(Very borderline geeky) What phrase has its origins in this seemingly trivial device?

Cracked by: Rogi , xeqtor , dineshk , vinayaknp , Dibyo , puneet_k , Whattra , cnik , Manish Achuth , Rahul Rajeev , udupendra , Siddarth Pai , Sumanth Patlolla , v.chandrashekar , shrik , Moju21 , lotuseater , Ananth , Bharath , duriel , Sanador , Kaustubh , jowens , Atul Mathew and Thejas V R

Answer:
Otto Rohwedder’s bread slicer patent. The phrase, of course, is “The greatest thing since sliced bread”


29 Responses to “Loafer.”

  1. Rogi
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    “Best thing since sliced bread.”
    The ban on pre-sliced bread in the U.S. during WWII is an interesting bit of random history.


  2. xeqtor

    Bread Slicer – The greatest thing since sliced bread


  3. dineshk
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    This is a bread slicer and hence the term would be “greatest thing since sliced bread”. Nice Question.


  4. vinayaknp

    The greatest thing since sliced bread. This is the first automatic bread slicing machine by Otto Frederick Rohwedder


  5. Dibyo
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    awesome question! “…since sliced bread” is the answer!


  6. puneet_k

    Patent of the bread slicer.
    Phrase: “The greatest thing since sliced bread”


  7. Whattra

    The greatest thing since sliced bread


  8. Bread Slicer design by Otto Rohwedder. Phrase is:
    ‘the greatest thing since sliced bread’.


  9. Manish Achuth
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    Sliced Bread


  10. Rahul Rajeev

    “greatest thing since sliced bread”


  11. udupendra
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    Greatest invention since sliced bread


  12. The multiple cutting bands in Rohwedder’s 1928 slicer are shown in this diagram from his patent.


  13. bread cutting machine

    “greatest thing since sliced bread”


  14. Sumanth Patlolla
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    “The greatest thing since sliced bread”


  15. the greatest thing since sliced bread


  16. shrik
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    “Greatest thing since sliced bread” after Otto Rohwedder’s bread slicer.


  17. syed muneer ali

    patent for bread slicer by rohwedder.


  18. Moju21

    the greatest thing since sliced bread


  19. lotuseater

    “The best thing since sliced bread”


  20. Ananth
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    It is the greatest thing snce sliced bread.

    Rohwedder’s patent diagram for bread slicer


  21. Bharath
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    the greatest thing since sliced bread


  22. duriel
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    “the greatest thing since sliced bread”

    Bread slicer


  23. Sanador

    The phrase “Its the gratest thing since sliced bread”. Pic shows the patent for a bread slicer invented by Otto Rohwedder


  24. Sanador

    The phrase “Its the greatest thing since sliced bread”. Pic shows the patent for a bread slicer invented by Otto Rohwedder


  25. Kaustubh

    The greatest thing since sliced bread…


  26. jowens
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    Sliced bread.


  27. jowens
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    (or, rather, the best thing since sliced bread!)


  28. Atul Mathew
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    Bread Slicer. “The best thing since sliced bread”


  29. The greatest thing since sliced bread


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