Popular Mechanics (South Africa)

4 JUNE 1957

Push-button Bakery Turns Out 10 000 Loaves Per Hour

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Who doesn’t love a freshly baked loaf of bread? Well, this article in the late ’50s investigat­ed the Langendorf bread plant in Los Angeles, a $2 500 000 facility capable of baking up to 10 000 loaves an hour. An illustrati­on showed the process, including how a ‘120-foot oven bakes the loaves at 400°F for 22 minutes’.

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