Did you know?
Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa invented the first loaf-at-a-time bread slicing machine. A prototype that he built in 1912 was destroyed by fire and it was not until 1928 that Rohwedder had a fully-functioning machine ready. The first commercial use of the machine was by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, which produced its first slices on July 6, 1928. Their product Kleen Maid Sliced Bread was a success. It was such a revolutionary idea that it later influenced the saying that something (insert item) "is the best thing since sliced bread!"