It started with an ingenious contraption dubbed “the Gooseberry Snipper,” built and patented in 1908 by inventor William Urschel. Following the mantra “Necessity is the mother to invention,” he dreamed up the machine to sell to Michigan canners as an easy and efficient device to remove stems and blossom ends from harvested tart and thorny gooseberries. Today, it’s french fries, potato chips and anything associated with the slicing, dicing, shredding and milling of nearly any food product imaginable that defines the Urschel family name as the international multimillion-dollar industry leader in food processing.
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