Unusual and Different Moka Pots

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IamOiman

#1: Post by IamOiman »

Hi HB,

Over my time in Italy I have had the opportunity to purchase many moka pots for cheap, and am always looking out for more! Assembled here is the majority of my finds. My best find was the silver clad neapolitan pot I purchased for 20 euro but later found out it was a Sabattini Alison. The assembled moka pots are the following (from right to left and top to bottom):

Vintage 6 cup moka pot*
Kimbo 6 cup Neapolitan Pot
Modern 6 cup Bialetti Moka Espress
Sabattini 6 cup Alison
Inoxpran "Bellavista" 4 cup Moka Pot*
Kimbo 3 cup Neapolitan Pot
Miss Lavazza 2 cup Pot
Bialetti 3 cup Alpini Moka Pot (I like to call it the Robin Hood pot)
Vintage 3 cup Neapolitan Pot*
Bialetti Venus 2 cup Moka Pot
Kimbo Copper 1 cup Pot
Bialetti la Mokina 1/2 cup Pot

*I originally did not know what these were but were kindly identified out by user Lvx. Thanks for the info!



Comparison of la Mokina and a 6 cup Moka Express


What other moka pots have you found over the years besides the traditional octagonal bialetti pots?
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#2: Post by yakster »

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guijan12

#3: Post by guijan12 »

Ha, ha, nice! :D
My collection is still small than.... :P

Not the best pictures, though....



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Guido

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IamOiman

#4: Post by IamOiman »

guijan12 wrote:Ha, ha, nice! :D
My collection is still small than.... :P

Not the best pictures, though....

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Very nice! I try to buy my pots used so I pay less, so I have been adding to my collection over a period of 5 years by this point!
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drgary
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#5: Post by drgary »

One of our members, Lucio Del Piccolo, aka LVX, is a top collector of moka pots. I'll alert him to look at this thread. On the weekend I'll show a photo of my small collection that has a couple of rarities.
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Lvx

#6: Post by Lvx » replying to drgary »

Thank you. I love all those tiny moka pots.
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#7: Post by Lvx »

Actually the "Bialetti 3 cup Robin Hood Moka Pot" is something else :D
Its name is "Bialetti Moka Alpina" which refer to the Italian mountain infantry called Alpini - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini
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#8: Post by drgary »

Lucio, what do you know about the moka pots labeled as follows in the opening post?

Antique 6 cup moka pot
Unknown 4 cup Moka Pot with Glass top
Antique 3 cup Neapolitan Pot
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Lvx

#9: Post by Lvx »

drgary wrote:Lucio, what do you know about the moka pots labeled as follows in the opening post?
Antique 6 cup moka pot This is one of the thousand clone made to sell something similar to the Moka Express Bialetti. Antique is too much, Vintage would be better, maybe it's from '80.
Unknown 4 cup Moka Pot with Glass top - Inoxpran "Bellavista", maybe it's 15 years old.
Antique 3 cup Neapolitan Pot Same as above : Vintage not Antique. No brand I guess, maybe manufactured in Torino in the '70.
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IamOiman

#10: Post by IamOiman » replying to Lvx »

Thank you for the info! I appreciate you identifying them as the mercatino shops just labelled them as a caffeteria. I made edits to the original post reflecting this.
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