Otto Frederick Rohwedder

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Birthday
7, 1880
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Nov 8, 1960 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1880
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Nov 8, 1960 (80)

About

Inventor who created the world's first bread slicer.

Before Fame

He was educated in optometry and began his career as a jeweler, dabbling in designing a bread slicer all the while.

Trivia

His prototype and plans were destroyed by a fire. He came out with Kleen Maid Sliced Bread, which was produced by his slicing machine.

Family Life

His family was residing in Des Moines, Iowa, when he was born.

Associated With

His invention grew in popularity despite Franklin D. Roosevelt's short-lived 1943 ban on sliced bread, enacted because sliced bread required more valuable material for packaging.