Rare 19th/20th century French salami slicer
It is a true pleasure to bring this early salami slicer by the renowned French firm of Paul Hug & Cie before you today. Paul Hug & Cie operated from toward the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century and were highly regarded for the quality of their cutting blades and saws. The blade has the ‘Paul Hug’ name and ‘Paris’ in clear text and the early symbol used for the business – a flexed, raised arm holding a flaming torch. All of this is on the blade surface protected by the wooden guard and is only seen when the unit is dismantled. While there are many items that we don’t clean (knowing that some clients prefer not to interfere with the patina of age, this slicer is still potentially useable. Therefore the unit was stripped down and all surfaces scrubbed and given a good soaking with spirits to ensure cleanliness, before the application of a food safe, vegetable based oil. Parts of the slicer that wouldn’t have direct contact with food have also had a coating of natural wax applied.
While designed for slicing salami this unit could equally slice vegetables such as cucumber and even onions or tomatoes, but I our opinion could just as easily would make a great decorative statement piece. Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We do this to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair. Therefore we respectfully ask that you contact us prior to purchase, so an accurate postage cost can be agreed.
If for any reason you find an item does not match the description (written or photographic) please contact Auld Curiosities by email within 7 days of the item arriving, to arrange return and refund.
Packaging and postage.
With every item we sell, it is our intention to take every possible care to have it delivered to you in the same condition as when it left our premises. For this reason, packaging is tailored to each item and provides the maximum protection that we consider the item requires. Any item that arrives in a damaged condition should be referred to your postal service in the first instance for assessment of their handling of the package. If satisfaction is still lacking then we will look to see whether our efforts have been inadequate for fair handling of an item and if it is found to be so we will refund the cost of the item. Postage has now become a major cost in ecommerce so we try to strike a balance that will not unduly add excessive cost to your purchase.