I really like the look of a full hopper...especially on an old vintage model with glass hopper. I use my 1983 Quickmill Omre together with my 1956 Faema Faemina, but I always had to take off the hopper, or empty it, when using the Faemina.
With this little simple mod it always looks full with old decoration beans, and it does not matter if I accidentally touch the release lever...yes, it happens more often than you think.
Also the chances of me breaking it, gets smaller...after all, a replacement cost 400 Euro.
Really happy how this turned out.
The doser plastic had seen better days, so a heat gun and a piece of plexi glass, took care of that.