History of Espresso Machines: Hank Langkemper

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#1: Post by TomC »

European Coffee Trip shared a wonderful video capturing Henk Langkemper's beautiful, rare espresso machine collection. The video is a must see for any fan of these gorgeous rarities.

Honestly, I'm surprised that I hadn't seen it till tonight, it's been available for almost a month :D
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#2: Post by bronsht »

Oh, Tom! Thank you so much for that. Just amazing.

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A great video tour through a stunning collection! Thanks so much for sharing this.
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#4: Post by jma2 »

Thanks for sharing. Very interesting and informative.


#5: Post by boost »

Interesting information, I didn't know there are so few Lollobrigidas made. How lucky are you Tom.

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#6: Post by pootoogoo »

A Lollobrigida with a Victoria Arduino Duplex group ?
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#7: Post by TomC (original poster) » replying to pootoogoo »

Yes! And compare the valves on his to mine and others. I notice that his valves are exposed whereas mine are behind a curved front trim panel.

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#8: Post by pootoogoo »

I wonder if this could be original. :|

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#9: Post by TomC (original poster) » replying to pootoogoo »

He seems to be sure that it is. I would defer to others who know more. It dates to earlier than mine I believe. Although I don't dislike it, I do think it looks not as elegant. Especially the exposed valves.

Unfortunately, I didn't get much info at all from LSM back when I inquired. I think the language barrier made it difficult too. I still can't even figure out what all the different valves on mine does. :oops:

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#10: Post by Tonefish »

Wow, that was sooo cool! Thanks Tom!!

One thing that struck me was hearing so many people today mentioning the looks of the Decent machines, yet look at those LMs. So dull compared to all of the other bellisimos. And today they haven't strayed far from those in appearance. Wonderful tour ... thank you again!
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