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Otto Frederick Rohwedder

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Otto Frederick Rohwedder (July 28, 1880 – November 8, 1960) was an American inventor and engineer who created the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. It was first used by the Chillicothe Missouri Baking Company. Early life and education Rohwedder was born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1880, the son of Claus and Margaret Rohwedder, of ethnic German descent. He was the second youngest of four brothers and a sister. Rohwedder and his family lived in Davenport, where he attended Davenport public schools. He then became an apprentice to a jeweler to learn a trade. Rohwedder also studied optometry, graduating in 1900 with a degree in optics from what is now the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He became a jeweler. Marriage and family Rohwedder married Carrie Johnson in 1905. They settled in St. Francisville, Louisiana, and had two children, Margaret and Richard. Career Rohwedder first had a brief career as a jeweler, and became the own
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