dcbrown wrote:...Sounds like he was making a deliberate effort to hide the function. The short levers seem more appropriate as valve controls, than to do the actual work of moving water at high pressure. But this is pre-pump era, right? Wonder if someone can find the Italian patents. ...Very cool espresso machine!
You're right! It's a pre-pump tech era machine! That's why those "levers" turn like a valve knob does!
So it was a stunning machine, but it probably was a commercial fiasco: It did not extract the so acclaimed Gaggia's "crema caffé"!
Gaggia invented crema caffe machine in 1947 and in 1948 was produced its second version with two groups. Am I right?
- La Cornutta was designed in 1947, first production started in 1948, I've read that it was commercially available in 1949. A espresso machine with 1930 technology!
Now I wonder how many of those "cornuttas" were made ...and sold!
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