History of Espresso Machines: Hank Langkemper

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Postby TomC » Aug 24, 2018, 3:03 am

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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Postby bronsht » Aug 24, 2018, 11:30 am

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

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Postby [creative nickname] » Aug 24, 2018, 12:32 pm

A great video tour through a stunning collection! Thanks so much for sharing this.
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Postby jma2 » Aug 25, 2018, 10:55 am

Thanks for sharing. Very interesting and informative.


Postby boost » Aug 25, 2018, 11:15 am

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

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Postby pootoogoo » Sep 05, 2018, 9:06 am

A Lollobrigida with a Victoria Arduino Duplex group ?
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Postby TomC » replying to pootoogoo » Sep 05, 2018, 9:30 am

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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Postby pootoogoo » Sep 05, 2018, 10:11 am

I wonder if this could be original. :|

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Postby TomC » replying to pootoogoo » Sep 05, 2018, 11:14 am

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:


Postby Tonefish » Sep 05, 2018, 9:06 pm

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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